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Rotisseria - Crazy good chicken


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Rotisseria - Crazy good chicken

AnneInMpls | | Jun 23, 2008 02:23 PM

Rotisseria has been mentioned several times before, but I thought it deserved its own thread.

It's a small hole-in-the-wall (a nice one, though) with Peruvian charcoal-roasted chicken. (Dara M describes it well on her MN Monthly blog - ).

I finally got to Rotisseria for a take-out chicken dinner on Saturday night. Wow! I can't believe how good the chicken is. And with that spicy green sauce - I'm in heaven! (I read somewhere that classic Peruvian rotisserie chicken is supposed to have three sauces, but as I've never had it before, I didn't miss the other sauces.)

We also had rice and beans and plantains - all good. The rice was plain but especially good, and the beans were rich and tasty. The plantains were greasy and limp-ish, but not necessarily in a bad way, though I prefer my plantains crispy. Next time, I'll try the yucca.

Those of you who have been disappointed in the "unathentic" rotisserie-ness of Brasa's chicken: get yourselves down to Rotisseria! I think you'll love it. Me, I like Brasa's chicken, but now I understand what people are talking about. The smokiness, the crispy skin, the spicy sauce - oh, what bliss!

And it's quite inexpensive - a whole chicken dinner comes with two sides (enough food for 3-4 people) for $14.

Given how great the food is, I couldn't believe that it was empty at 8:30 on Saturday night. (The weather was threatening, with a black and stormy sky, but even so... ) I hope they can do OK in their new location - East Lake Street at Bloomington - it has a semi-bad rep, but it's really quite safe, with lots of people and businesses open late. There's easy access to parking (meters are free after 6pm). Best yet, there's a Mexican bakery next door! (We tried several things, all very tasty. Best were a little beige tartlet and a big slice of vanilla pound/chiffon cake with a hint of pineapple filling.)

Those in S. Mpls, take note - I think they deliver in the area, if they aren't too busy. And they certainly weren't last Saturday night...

Rotisseria has immediately gone to the top of my favorite restaurants list. Please help me keep this wonderful place open!


P.S. Has anyone tried the grilled fish or any of their other non-chicken main dishes?

1532 E Lake St, Minneapolis, MN