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Ay Ay Picante

4569 N Elston Ave, Chicago

$25 for $40 Worth of Peruvian Fare and More at Ay Ay Picante

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Highlights

Peruvian cuisine such as fried and spiced calamari, steamed shrimp in white wine, and Lima-style steak with homemade fries

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DorieHELPFUL REVIEWER
8 ratings4 reviews
December 31, 2020
Food was excellent, It was from Ceviiche because Ay Ay Picante closed and same owner. Will go again.
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CeciliaTOP REVIEWER
11 ratings5 reviews
December 30, 2020
Food and portions was great. Would definitely recommend.
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AnnTOP REVIEWER
17 ratings13 reviews
December 17, 2020
Sadly Ay Ay Picante is closed permanently. Grateful to Ceviche for accepting this Groupon and for excellent food! I’ll be back! Thank you!
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AracelyTOP REVIEWER
88 ratings40 reviews
September 30, 2020
Todo bien , pero se me hace muy caro .
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chely
12 ratings1 reviews
September 14, 2020
Love it as always !!!
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AnthonyTOP REVIEWER
26 ratings21 reviews
July 29, 2020
Closed right now. Used my Groupon at Ceviche! The food is great, although a bit overpriced. The restaurant was pretty busy. Will go back, definitely.
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Jared
19 ratings3 reviews
March 22, 2020
It was good but I think maybe a little on the pricey side, even with a Groupon. I got two meals out of my plate though.
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Maria
7 ratings3 reviews1 photos
March 21, 2020
Muy Rico Lomo saltado
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Promotional value expires 120 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Valid for dine-in and carryout. Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 additional as gift(s). May be repurchased every 90 days. Limit 1 per visit. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

About Ay Ay Picante

Peru is the cradle of modern cuisine—a fact that Ay Ay Picante's owners, Don Jaime Bardales and Doña Chamuca Bardales, haven't forgotten. Native to the nation are now-common staples such as potatoes, corn, tomatoes, avocados, and chilies—all of which blend with traditional spices throughout the Peruvian chefs' extensive board of fare. The signature ceviche, for instance, marinates tilapia in lime juice and rocoto chilies. A marinade of fish sauce similarly enlivens the grilled shrimp and salmon kebabs. But the global influence of Andean cooking makes itself known in the fried-rice dishes, which bring out the flavors of Peruvian peppers and mushrooms with a dollop of soy sauce and garlic. This blend of customary and contemporary has garnered respectful nods from both WTTW's Check, Please! and ABC7's Hungry Hound.

History doesn't just influence the menu at Ay Ay Picante. It also influences the very walls of the dining room. As diners sip BYOB beverages, they can examine pre-Columbian murals from the Peruvian Nazca culture. These hark back to the giant images the Nazca created in the desert sand, which can only be seen when flying in an airplane or soaring between a human cannon and a landing pad.