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Windy | Mar 24, 200612:24 AM     9

Six of us stopped by at Inka's tonight. As previously mentioned, it's a very welcoming place run by a Peruvian family of Chinese descent.

We shared:
rotisserie chicken
ceviche de pescado
antichuchos (beef hearts)
fried yuca
parihuela (a seafood soup)
chaufa de camarones (fried rice)
lomo saltado
combinado de cabrito (lamb in a cilantro sauce, served with beans)

We also got a pitcher of chica morada, a few bottles of Cristal, and two plates of picarones (donuts) and alfajores for dessert.

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My favorites were the chicken, ceviche, and parihuela plus the desserts. Ceviche was spicer than I've had and bigger chunks--less refined than at Limon or Mochica. Fried yuca and French fries were crisp and perfect, and David got them to bring us a bowl of aji, the kitchen's all purpose mildly spicy condiment, which we ate with pretty much everything. More a neighborhood restaurant than high end nuevo Latino, but then it's my neighborhood.

Total came to $150 including tip. Servings are large, and prices are modest, although $18 for a chicken felt a bit high. Great company as always.

Inka's is on Mission at 29th Street.

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