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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.
Posted by dbfresh on 08/25/2009
I just got back from Peru a few weeks ago and I've been jonesing for some decent ceviche. The Ceviche Mixto was delicious and authentic, with fish, shrimp, squid and crab with lime and thin-sliced red onion. The Peruvian corn and potatoes that it came with were just like I'd been served in Lima and Cusco... I wish I knew how they had the Peruvian corn brought in, if you've never had it it's not at all like the sweet corn we have around here. I also ordered the Anticuchos special appetizer which was declicious as well. My friend and I split the Lobster Paella as an appetizer - not exactly authentic Peruvian but it was good. It was a big pot of rice with chicken and smoky sausage, clams, mussels and a whole small lobster. It was quite good, and at $49.95, not outrageous. Props for the Cusqueña beer as well! Its the Peruvian Miller Lite... I'll defintely be back to Chimu
Posted by A. B. M. on 08/24/2009
I had high expectations and unfortunately they were not met. The Pisco Sour was really good though. The waiter was very nice and helpful, he even gave us free shot of PISCO, and 20% coupon for our next visit. My bf ordered 1/2 chicken and fries, and he said it was "ehhhh, okay", tasted like a normal rostiserrie chicken. The fries were steak fries and soggy. No other sides. I ordered "Pescado a la Chorilla". Now this was my first time trying this dish out, and based on the description, it said it was fried fish suateed in onions, to my surprise it was fried fish in a tomato sauce. Very wet and soggy, not crispy as I imagined. But it was okay. And I guess it was my fault for not asking the waiter to explain further, but maybe they should better describe their menu like other peruvian restaurants do. The fish came with a very bland side of white rice. No beans, nothing. They do no have a big tasty variety of desserts. But the ice cream of Chirimoya is always a good choice. In the end, I would want to give it a try once more, because they gave us the 20% discount and try a different dish, other than that, I would not plan on returning again. Ther service was great. location is convenient, atmosphere is nice, but flavor of food is bland.
Posted by Frank on 05/29/2009
I have been araound looking for a great peruvian restaurant and finally I got it.Try the ceviche is so fresh and simply delicious...I highly recommend.
Posted by Disappointed on 04/18/2009
I tried Chimu a few times and as a Peruvian I can only recommend the Lomo saltado there. Don't order the "pollo a la brasa" at opening time because they will give a leftover piece from the day before. The cooks, servers and waiters are not Peruvian and not knowledgeable at all about Peruvian cuisine. I was there last Thursday and I ordered pollo a la brasa con papas fritas, tamal, papa rellena y chupe de camarones. The chicken was obviously a leftover piece from the day before, it didn't have any flavor, I couldn't eat the fries, they serve the chicken and fries in different plates (with the only purpose to charge you separately for it) This was the worst "pollo a la brasa" I have ever tried I could only take a bite. The tamal was a quarter of a regular size tamal and it had a very small piece of chicken instead of a decent piece of pork as it should be. The "chupe de camarones" had tasteless shrimp and the papa rellena was too oily. I mention to the waiter they shouldn't serve chicken that was not roasted the same day and he didn't say anything, didn't apologize or offer any explanation and charge me for it anyway even after the plate was sent back after only tasting it. I left this restaurant feeling disappointed and upset. I'm not spending my money there again.
Posted by Doris Armijo Ore on 04/16/2009
I was born and raised in Lima, Peru. The food at this restaurant is somewhat like Peruvian food but not good enough to be called Peruvian. This restaurant survives because its clientele don't really know too much about real Peruvian food. The atmosphere is gloomy, dark and unwelcoming, the waiters have a lot to learn about providing a good service, being helpful and knowledgeable about the food they serve. Today I asked for "pollo a la brasa con papas fritas" and I was served a microwaved rotisserie piece of chicken (most likely a leftover) I mentioned this to the waiter and he didn't even apologize and had the nerve to charge me for it when they could clearly see that I just taken a bite. The tamal was a quarter of a average size tamal and it had a very small piece of chicken instead of pork. I was very disappointed with their food and service today.
Posted by anonymous on 04/08/2009
I lived in Peru / Bolivia for two years, and these guys have nailed Peruvian cuisine, bar none. The lomo saltado is perfection - just like a corner restauran in Lima. I'm salivating just thinking about it. As a matter of fact, it's settled - I'm going back tonight.