Chimu - CLOSED
Los Angeles, CA 90013
- Daily 11am-6pm
LA Weekly's Description
A Peruvian restaurant is almost obligated to serve a version of pollo a la brasa, the garlicky, well-herbed grilled chicken that may be the most famous dish of the cuisine, but Mario Alberto Orellana's version is unusually crisp, served with a sauce of pureed black mint instead of the customarily fiery aji, and served with french fries and a little cup of the spiced cheese sauce usually reserved for papas a la huancaina. The aji de gallina, an ordinarily gloppy chicken stew, is a different creature here: bright yellow, shredded flesh cooked to a kind of chewy, highly flavored spiderweb hovering over the sauce. Fascinating.
Tips from foursquare
Get your helping of chanco (crispy pork belly), seco de cordero (beer-braised lamb belly) or aji de gallina (creole curry chicken) or opt for one of their daily specials.
Must haves: Chancho, Seco de Cordero and Veal Breast.
This place was absolutely fantastic. I tried their "Loma Saltado" and the meat was super tender, fries cooked perfectly and their sauce was pretty orgasmic. Love! Love! Chimu.
Estofado de lengua, chancho, lomo saltado are pretty amazing :)
Rolando is the best! Be sure to ask him for help explaining the menu if your Spanish is not so great.
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