First Taste

El Chullo: Peruvian Food (Finally) Comes to Phoenix

When a new spot opens in town, we can't wait to check it out -- and let you know our initial impressions, share a few photos, and dish about some menu items. First Taste, as the name implies, is not a full-blown review, but instead a peek inside restaurants that have just opened, sampling a few items, and satisfying curiosities (yours and ours).

Restaurant: El Chullo Location: 2605 North Seventh Street Open:Over two weeks Eats: Peruvian Price: $11 to $30 per person

For those who live in Phoenix, Peruvian cuisine just got a whole lot closer.

Can I get an amen?

A fusion of the indigenous Inca with influences from its Spanish, Asian, Italian, French, and African immigrants, the food of the South American country has landed in midtown at a new restaurant called El Chullo.

Named after an Andean style of hat, the locally owned spot resides at 2605 North Seventh Street (northeast corner of Seventh Street and Virginia), formerly the home of places like The Phoenix Cheesesteak Co. and Calabria Italian Kitchen.

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Laura Hahnefeld
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