Those who travel abroad learn countless secrets, such as the fact that the British call french fries “chips” and call chips “potato nasties.” Taste the fruits of other cultures with this Groupon.
$12 for $25 Worth of Peruvian Food
The menu represents traditional Peruvian cuisine with such dishes as the arroz chaufa de pollo ($10.99), lomito saltado ($11.99), and chupe de camarones ($14.99), a creamy, shrimp-based soup. Cool Peruvian sodas such as Inca Kola ($2–$2.50) and fresh mango, papaya, and guayaba juices ($3.99/glass) wash down main courses.
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 an authentic Peruvian spirit with live dancing lessons. Instructor Luis Delgadillo teaches diners salsa dance steps every Tuesday between 7 p.m. and 8 p.m., encouraging patrons to learn a new skill, meet new people, and practice dancing in locales outside their kids' spelling bees. They also have traditional Peruvian Folk music from the Andes on Fridays during dinner.