For dessert, why not a dish of coral-colored ice cream made from the Peruvian tropical fruit lucuma that tastes like a marriage of pumpkin and caramel, or four of the deep-fried and delicately crisp Peruvian doughnuts called picarones drizzled in a sweet and fruity syrup. Perhaps, if you're with guests, a serving of each.

Tumi is probably more casual than what you might expect from a restaurant where some of the entrées reach the $18 mark. The small, fluorescent-lit room holds a handful of neatly assembled buffet-style tables and chairs atop a tiled floor with a few accents of Peruvian artwork and photographs on its basic white walls. A television in the corner is usually tuned to a soccer match, and just behind it is a window to the kitchen, where Graham can be seen bustling about or handing plates to friendly, but sometimes English-language-challenged servers. A fact that Foronda says, because the majority of Tumi's customers are American, can be a challenge.

The Arroz con Mariscos is a Peruvian version of Paella.
Evie Carpenter
The Arroz con Mariscos is a Peruvian version of Paella.
The Pollo a la Brasa is marianted with 12 Peruvian spices and then roasted. It can be served with rice, french
fries, beans or a salad.
Evie Carpenter
The Pollo a la Brasa is marianted with 12 Peruvian spices and then roasted. It can be served with rice, french fries, beans or a salad.
Chef Oscar Graham carefully watches whole chickens ride the rotisserie for the Pollo a la Brasa meals.
Evie Carpenter
Chef Oscar Graham carefully watches whole chickens ride the rotisserie for the Pollo a la Brasa meals.
This small Chandler eatery dishes up big Peruvian flavors.
Evie Carpenter
This small Chandler eatery dishes up big Peruvian flavors.

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Tumi Fine Peruvian Cuisine

2160 N. Alma School Road, 116
Chandler, AZ 85224

Category: Restaurant > Peruvian

Region: Chandler

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Tumi Fine Peruvian Cuisine
2160 North Alma School Road, Chandler
480-821-1717
www.tumi-restaurant.com
Hours: 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday; 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday
Anticuchos: $7.50
Ceviche de pescado: $11.95
Arroz con mariscos: $17.95
Pollo a la brasa (whole): $16.95

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"There are many people from Mexico who visit the restaurant and think our ceviche will be like theirs," he says. "But I tell them Peruvian ceviche is different, better, and that they will love it. They always do."

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gargield12
gargield12

My family and I felt in love with this restaurant since the first time we went. The owner and the staff are very friendly. Their food is the best peruvian food ever and the prices are very reasonable. When I go on the weekends I always order the breakfast (peruvian tamale, pork sandwich, and a delicious peruvian salsa made with tomates, onions and lime juice). Every single dish that my family and I have ordered have been delicious such as Jaela, Aji de pollo, sea food fried rice, and the rostisserie chicken. I cant wait to go this weekend !!!

aneg12
aneg12 like.author.displayName 1 Like

I love this place!! The food is great. I have never tasted anything like their Lomo saltado or Arroz con Mariscos. My daughter loves the Alfajores, the anticuchos and the arroz chaufa. I strongly recommend it .

Pavlisimo
Pavlisimo like.author.displayName like.author.displayName 2 Like

Whoa! Just read this for the first time and I'm stoked to hear its good. Also, I live nearby!

WOOT!

 
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