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Posted by Peruvian on 03/26/2011
I'm Peruvian, and the food was unappetizing. I'm not comparing it to the food you get in Peru because it wouldn't be fair (you can't get the same food here), but to other Peruvian Restaurants in NYC. The ceviche was cold, so you can clearly taste that it was not fresh (the potato, and the corn were just out of the fridge). The best ceviche is made at the moment, and in Peru, others just let it rest for 30 minutes, and serve it at room temperature. This ceviche was probably made the day before and stored in the fridge. Same thing with Papa a la Huancaina. The lomo saltado was not good (such a simple dish). For us (Peruvians), if you mess up making Lomo Saltado, it's not worth going to that restaurant ever again. The chicken chaufa was decent. I used a Restaurant.com voucher, so i didn't have to pay full price. A good value for the food??? I don't think so, even with the voucher.. The service was poor. I still have another voucher from Restaurant.com (paid 2 bucks for a 25 bucks voucher), but i will give it away to a friend. I'm a foodie, and i've eaten at good resturants (been to two 3 stars Michelin Restaurants) all the way down to "the one dollar lo mein" at street vendors in Chinatown and Flushing, so i gave Chimu a try. And who knows...you might like it. Me...I didn't.
Posted by Food lover on 02/27/2011
This place was a big disappointment. I had way better ceviche and pisco sour in some other Peruvian restaurant. The sevice was not too good either. The ceviche didn't taste fresh and when I address the situation to the waiter, he tried to avoid the topic. At the end he didn't even ask if we wanted to have dessert.
Posted by rebeca on 10/18/2010
I came here for dinner one lazy sunday with a group of friends and the service was fairly decent.The sangria drinks are really delicious and I recommend the pisco sour.. It is out of this world.The food is incredible and the staff are very friendly.I will definitely come back again!
Posted by rebeca tarantino on 10/16/2010
The best ceviche I ever have.. me and my boyfriend we have such of great time in this place..I love it
Posted by jody on 06/14/2010
Took a friend to chimu for there birthday. Wanted to try the restaurant for a very long time. When you walk through the door the noise level vibrates right through your head. The wait for the food is endless and the my fish order was cold and overcooked to the extent of rubber. I complained and they made me another piece of salmon. This time it came over raw inside. They just don't know how to prepare fish. Our main course came over in dribs and drabs. Very unprofessional. Quality of the food is extremely forgettable. The restaurant looks very low end and makes you feel that it was put together on a 1.95 budget. NEVER AGAIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Posted by tabatha on 02/07/2010
i always get the roast chicken here, usually with rice and beans. their beans are always a little different, sometimes they go a little too hard with one powerful ingredient. definitely get the tostones, the sauce they come with makes it worth it
Posted by SANG on 12/14/2009
Fantastic food at a reasonable price! Recently returned from a trip to Peru and was craving some authentic Peruvian fare. A visit to Chimu on Sunday pretty much exceeded my expectations. Must try their stuffed avocado(palta rellena de camarones ) and potatoes with cheese sauce(papa A la huancaina) for appetizers. They serve great Peruvian drinks although not on their menu. Their Pisco Sour is as good as anything you will get in Peru. Overall good experience with soft lights and friendly service.