Highly recommend it! The lomo saltado was superb!!
Absolutely delicious and authentic! I've been to Peru a couple times and Inca's brings Peru to Tucson. Tried the ceviche mixto, anticuchos, conchitos a la chalaca and papa rellena. All very good (ceviche was a little spicy for my liking, but still good!) and where else are you gonna find pisco sours? I was completely transported back to Peru, and will be going back to Inca's again and again!
Incas is one of the best kept secrets in town. The dining experience is unusual thanks to several special touches. First, the food itself is delicious and I have learned from my Peruvian friends, very authentic. The menu is varied -- from chicken to fish to seafood to a variety of high quality, certified meats. The rice is made with a secret ingredient that could be sold for millions. The salads and side dishes (and fries!) are superb. And the deserts are to die for. The proprietors, Fatima and Luis Campos, are the key to making Incas more than just a restaurant. They are kind, and quite simply, they care about your dining experience. For me, the sign of a quality restaurant is that the owners develop a relationship with the customers. It makes the food taste even better! Finally, the service is competent, but not rushed. If you want to sit and talk over a fine Peruvian wine, you are welcome to do so. Incas is a must if you care about fine dining in Tucson. Frankly, we are lucky to have Incas as part of our local culture! There are alternatives, of course. You could simply fly to Lima!
The food here is spectacular! Rio incorporates Latin flavors with your favorites and introduces amazing dishes you may not have had before. (If you enjoy meat - start with the bacon wrapped dates and follow with the short ribs and it will be the best dinner you've had! )The food was enough to make me a fan, but the service made me a regular. This has become my favorite place to dine in Tucson.
What is extra-special about Rio is how comfortable it is to be there. They remember you after one visit. The owner checks in to see how much you are enjoying your meal. Eating at the bar is like hanging out with good friends and family.
They have happy hour from 4-6 with half price apps - which means 2 people can fill up on three appetizers for less than $15. If you are dining alone - sit at the bar! The staff will introduce you to the others at the bar and soon you will be laughing and enjoying your food and wine with new friends!
I recommend Rio as a happy hour destination, for a group dinner, for a solo night out, or for a date. I recently had a visitor from out of town, and we ended up wanting to go to Rio over and over again. You can have an amazing night on any budget. It's foodie heaven!
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