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1058 Virginia Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46203-1754
+1 317-423-2421
Tue - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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68 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

First time here. Enjoyed the food and the atmosphere. The waiter was very good. Good variety on the menu. Loved the cerviche mixto. Not very big inside - about 10 tables. Was busy on a Saturday afternoon.

Thank Kenford1
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

No. It's not Mexican food. The food is a great tasting blend of South American Coastal and Andean mountain cuisines. For soup, my favorite is the Parihuela. There are pasta dishes, chicken, beef; all seasoned exceptionally well. Some spicy, most not. The restaurant is family-owned and operated; cozy, clean, and very friendly. It is a favorite.

Thank Kevin K
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20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Mama Irmas food is fantastic. I had a fish stew that was so wonderful I wanted to take a bucket of it home with me. Hilda Cano is the owner and she is a community organizer and philanthropist too. Everything I have tasted that has come from her kitchen is mouth watering and delicious. Devour Downtown begins tomorrow here in... More 

Thank Jeremy N
Indianapolis, Indiana
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016

Visited with with family and felt like family. Mama Irma and her son are charming and just plain terrific. We placed the menu away and were following their guidance. The trip was fantastic. Fried rice, marvelous beef, seafood and stuffed avocado were great! Try the chicha morada drink and pineapple cake.

Thank steelerfan45years
Wabash, Indiana
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54 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016

We wanted our Saturday lunch to be on the 'lighter side' so my first attempt to order a soup was not possible as this item from the menu was not available. I understand a Saturday in mid-July might not find soup to be as popular, but I was looking for lesser expensive and lower calorie. In the end my daughter... More 

Thank Tamara F
Indianapolis, Indiana
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28 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2016 via mobile

Absolutely love this quaint little restaurant. It only seats about 40, but what a gem! Our party of four have never had Peruvian food, so we were out for an adventure. The food was outstanding, we shared two appetizers and four dinners plus butter cookies for dessert, everything was delicious. We shared the stuffed avocados and were sorry we hadn't... More 

Thank Kstone3
Indianapolis, Indiana
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75 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 March 2016

I don't know if this place is a victim of it's own success or they are simply getting complacent, but it is NOT the place it used to be. The owner is now heavily pushing the fixed price menu, which at $50 a person is overpriced compared to a la carte ordering. What used to be personalized attention by the... More 

Thank Carlos S
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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2016 via mobile

Small place with a lot of heart. I love the seafood dishes here; good fresh layered flavors. Haven't tried other options yet. Be sure to have some time to spend dining here as the dishes take time to prepare and the service is slow. Menu is a bit expensive but where else in Indy can you get Peruvian food?

Thank Jen L
central Iowa
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2016

The food was excellent. Limited wine selection but found something nice to go with dinner. We got the last reservation for a Friday night. It was packed. Large group of 12 next to us too. Don't miss the ceviche mixto!! Casual place. Arroz Pollo is awesome!

Thank bredhairedgirl
Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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55 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2016

The food is good, their peruvian juice is supposed to be healthy but it seems to be very sweet. not much to say, but their fried plantains are tasty. overall the food is good. it is a family run place. If if you want to try it out it is ok, I have had much better peruvian food outside Indianapolis.

Thank ajcredit

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Peruvian, Latin, Spanish, South American
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1058 Virginia Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46203-1754
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Indianapolis
  • Phone Number: +1 317-423-2421

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?