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El Chullo Peruvian Restaurant & Bar Top 100

On the hunt for top-tier Peruvian food? Head for the Coronado district, where the family-owned El Chullo Peruvian Restaurant & Bar has been a go-to spot for arroz con mariscos since opening in 2015. Menu items include a crispy chicharron, the tacu tacu de mariscos, ceviche mixto, and the arroz chaufa — a Peruvian-meets-Chinese fusion-style dish with chicken-fried rice. Another highly recommended dish, actually an appetizer, is the anticuchos — 10 hot, dense, chewy cutlets of marinated grilled beef heart kebabs. Eating beef heart is making use of an organ that would otherwise be discarded, so you can feel fulfillment in your psyche as well as your stomach. (The menu also offers vegetarian dishes like arroz chaufa veggie and the tacu tacu veggie.) The bar program includes cocktails like the Piscorita and Maracuya Sour, or imported Peruvian beers like Cerveza Cusqueña and Cerveza Cristal, all of which taste better in El Chullo's cozy, colorful dining room. New Normal: Call for reservations and for delivery.
Charles Barth
Details
  • Price: $$
  • Hours: Monday-Saturday 11 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sunday 11 a.m.-8 p.m.
  • Alcohol: Full bar
  • Parking: Lot available
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