NYC Restaurants

Chimu
482 Union Ave (Conselyea St)
Brooklyn, NY, 11211
(718) 349-1208 Map

Cuisine: Peruvian , Rotisserie Chicken , Steakhouses

Menu:   View the Menu

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Chimu is dark and daring.  A fine spot for Peruvian cuisine in the heart of Williamsburg.  Black walls and lights that look like they came out of a high school science project add to the quirkiness of the place.  Outside, strings of lights and a fountain add some festiveness to dining al fresco.

Start with some sangria with just a hint of cinnamon and cancha, Peruvian corn that is toasted and lightly salted.  It's addictive.  Traditional appetizers include Papa Rellena ($5.95), mashed potatoes stuffed with beef and olives, and Papa a la Huancaina ($5.95), boiled potatoes smothered in a cheese sauce that gets a bit of zip from chili peppers.

The anticuchos ($7.95), marinated beef heart grilled like shish kebab, is very close to what you'll find in Lima, while the jalea ($14.95) arrived piled high with fried fish, shrimp and camarones with salsa criolla made with crispy red onions. They also make a juicy Peruvian-style rotisserie chicken ($8.95) with an authentic hot sauce.  Not quite as good as Pio Pio, but good enough.

Chimu is also serving up a grilled skirt steak, a mixed grill with shell steak, short ribs and blood sausage, and Lomo Saltado; a beef stir-fry made with french fries.

For dessert, don't pass up on the Picarones.  They're sort of like the Peruvian version of a zeppole made with smashed pumpkin and drizzled with a syrup made from fig leaves.  It will leave you wanting more!

 

Review By: Thomas Rafael

Neighborhood: Williamsburg

Hours: Mon-Sun: 10am-11pm

Entree Price: $10-15

Takeout:Yes

Delivery: Yes


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