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CUISINES
Peruvian, South American
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
FEATURES
Drive Thru
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Reviewed March 17, 2019 via mobile

Just went through drive-thru and ordered 1/4 chicken dinner. Was getting charged extra $2 for cilantro rice. Attendant taking orders outside said it was $7.71 but, when I got to window to pay and employee said it was 9.91. She said the extra $2 charge...was for the cilantro rice. Ended up getting the dinner with white rice instead. I don't remember it being extra for cilantro rice.More

Date of visit: March 2019
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Reviewed February 17, 2018

Great Peruvian drive thru. Must have patience, as the drive thru is slower than fast food places...but the wait is worth it. Favorites are the Lomo Saltado (steak with onions, french fries, tomatoes and rice) and the Salchipapas, which is a simple yet delicious dish...of cut up fried hot dogs and french fries. With the salchipapas, order the sauces on the side. Otherwise, it's covered with tartar sauce, aji (green hot sauce,) mayo and ketchup.More

Date of visit: February 2018
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Reviewed June 2, 2016

We really like the food it is sooo good ...the beans and the yucca is just mouth-watering taste...you just have to try them...as well as the vegan platter with beef or chicken...

Date of visit: September 2015
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Reviewed December 27, 2015 via mobile

The tallarin and lomo saltado are excellent..piping hot when you get them..kids love the chicken and fries..and each meal gets a soup..only down fall is that they don't give bread rolls at the express location so couldn't give them five stars..and the drive thru line...gets pretty busy so call in your order to avoid the wait..More

Date of visit: December 2015
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Reviewed July 3, 2015 via mobile

Great price, good portions, flavourful taste. I want to go back and get the Yucca. It has been too long.

Date of visit: July 2015
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Reviewed May 6, 2015 via mobile

This place looks like a dump from the outside and you get hit by a smoke smell from the front door. If you can look past that you are in for a good taste treat. The food is plentiful and tastes great. This is not...diet food but you have to try the Loma Saltido which is vegetables and meat or chicken.More

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Reviewed April 2, 2012

This restaurant is a fast-food relative of LA’s El Pollo Inka restaurants, which feature authentic Peruvian foods. And what delightful fast food it is. If you’re willing to sacrifice some ambiance, or take the food back to your hotel, you’ll enjoy generous portions of made-to-order,...delicious, and unusual offerings, for $6 – 8 per person. No surprise that this place is popular with locals. The core of the menu is open-fire roasted chicken, subtly and deliciously spiced. ¼ chicken will cost you $4.99, but that includes a cup of cilantro-chicken-rice soup and 2 side dishes. Or order chicken a la carte for $2.50 - $3. Most locals get a salad, simple but pleasing with a light Italian-style dressing. We added plantains, which I recommend, though a whole order is a lot for one person. Unlike other plantains I’ve had, they’re soft and sweet rather than hard and starchy. They’re fried up till partially caramelized, and great for a side or “dessert.” We also tried the yucca, more like a starchy fried potato, and the sweet potato fries, which were lighter but less sweet than the plantains. You’ll get a huge amount of fries, so plan accordingly. Steamed veggies are previously frozen, but we ordered them anyway to increase our intake of produce. You can order extra sides, such as rice, beans, French fries, corn, or extra soup. If you’re feeding 4 or more, there’s a whole roasted chicken for $13.85, which includes rolls and soup for 4, and other large-scale meals. My husband ordered Lomo Saltado ($6.75, served with rice and French fries), a pan-fried mixture of steak strips, onions, and tomatoes, deliciously spiced. They make this with chicken as an alternative. Also on the menu are chicken salad, chicken rice, sandwiches, and salchipapa (sausage and potatoes). Only a few dessert offerings, but you probably won’t need them, especially if you get the plantains. We tried the alfajores anyway, mini-shortbread sandwich cookies with chocolate pudding filling. Excellent. In addition to the usual fountain drinks, they serve Inka Kola, which apparently packs a large caffeine dose, and other South American sodas. We went here twice recently and found the service very friendly and accommodating, even on a rainy LA Saturday night when people were lined up at both the drive-up window and the counter. Speaking of the drive-up, if you like good food and bargain prices, but can’t stand fast food ambiance, you can pick up your food to-go without even entering the restaurant. Personally I like to hang out and rub elbows with the locals. It’s very clean, on both visits we saw workers sweeping the floors inobtrusively between customers. The only way you can go wrong here is by ordering more food than you can eat. We did that.More

Date of visit: March 2012
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