Jan 282008
 
The rice pudding looked beautiful and tasted just as good.

The rice pudding looked beautiful and tasted just as good.

I was on a quest to try some more Peruvian cuisine, so I talked Tammy and friends into going to Machu Picchu Restaurant for dinner. How did the food compare to the Taste of Peru, a well-known competitor? Did it meet our expectations? Did the bright, mural-covered walls influence our overall experience? We talk about all of this and more in today’s episode.

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Show Notes:
00:00 – 01:35 Vacation plans, wild life, and the second attempt
01:36 – 02:35 Understanding Peruvian food — a point of comparison
02:36 – 06:31 Egg slides and other starters
06:32 – 07:22 The BYOB and the mystery of the disappearing corkscrew
07:23 – 10:35 Colossal amounts of food
10:36 – 12:50 Dessert? Bring us one of each and another one of those
12:51 – 13:36 Atmosphere and a touch of fame
13:37 – 15:35 Ratings and sign-off

Machu Picchu Restaurant
3856 N Ashland Ave.
Chicago, IL

Bridget’s Machu Picchu Restaurant Ratings:
Food Quality: 3/5
Value: 3/5
Service: 2/5
Ambiance: 2/5
Overall: 5/10

Tammy’s Machu Picchu Restaurant Ratings:
Food Quality: 2/5
Value: 3/5
Service: 2/5
Ambiance: 2/5
Overall: 4/10

Average Price per person: $30 will get you more food than you can eat.

Tammy proves that no Peruvian dining experience is complete without an alpaca.

Tammy proves that no Peruvian dining experience is complete without an alpaca.

  One Response to “Machu Picchu Restaurant Chicago Bites Podcast #93”

  1. Did you try this place too? Ay Ay Picante Peruvian Cuisine, located between montrose and elston (i think). I love the food here, i got here because of the reviews and love it! Ceviche is the best i had, lomo saltado is also pretty good, check it out, and let me know if i am wrong.
    Thank you.

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