Though decidedly its own cuisine, Peruvian food nods to the many conquistadores, Asian immigrants, and native people that influenced it in its formative years. Inca's Cafe’s chef opened the eatery in honor of her mother, and she follows in her footsteps with a menu of classic dishes. She makes chupe de camarones, a creamy shrimp soup, and lomito saltado, beef mixed with sautéed onions, tomatoes, and french fries. The selection also includes Inca Kola directly from Peru, as well as fresh juices and desserts. The traditional mazamorra morada is a pudding made from purple corn, a version of the vegetable whose parent fell in love with an eggplant.
The restaurant also channels authentic spirit with live music. The cheerful sounds of an Andean flute or guitar fill the restaurant every Friday night during dinner, creating a traditional, lively atmosphere and encouraging patrons to show off their best seated dance moves.