Inca’s Peruvian Cuisine — one of the local restaurants that’s been featured on Food Network’s “Diners, Drive-ins & Dives” — is celebrating its 14th anniversary on Saturday, December 2.
From the beginning, Inca’s has aimed to showcase the diverse flavors of Peru, featuring everything from Peruvian corn to lucuma and chicha morada. Whether it involves engaging a chef with world-class training in Peruvian cuisine or importing authentic ingredients from Peru, the restaurant staff is committed to realizing this culinary vision.
On Saturday, December 2, the anniversary party will commence with Peruvian tapas starting at 11:30 a.m., and then live music by Grupo Tradiciones begins at 6 p.m. So, raise a Pisco Sour and congratulate them on years of serving in Tucson.
If you’ve yet to stop by Inca’s, we recommend ordering the Lomo Saltado. It’s Angus beef marinated in Peruvian spices and sautéed – a technique borrowed from Asian cooking – with tomato, onion, and parsley.
Beef slices are heaped atop a layer of steak fries, adjacent to a mound of jasmine rice that eagerly absorbs the flavorful juices. This dish is a savory and comforting experience, reminiscent of a lovingly prepared home-cooked meal.
Earlier this year, the dish was featured at Guy Fieri’s Flavortown Tailgate party before the Super Bowl in Glendale (Guy can’t get enough of their food).
Guests with dietary preferences or restrictions can request substitutions to ensure a welcoming experience. Quinoa, tofu, beans, or steamed vegetables can replace meat. Gluten-free soy sauce can be used in dishes like Pollo a la Brasa — rotisserie roast chicken — to cater to gluten-free or Celiac guests.
Inca’s Peruvian Cuisine is located at 6878 E. Sunrise Dr. For menu, hours, and more, visit incasperuviancuisine.com.
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