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1350 Rockville Pike (Templeton Pl.) Send to Phone
Another gastronomic salute to Peruvian cooking in the metro area.

Lunch & Dinner daily

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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED The Inkas' Empire Restaurant Review

: Dressing up the dining experience with its upscale interior boasting artwork and linen tablecloths, The Inkas' Empire offers much the same Peruvian fare you'll find at less upscale eateries, but it's served up here with panache. That means you can still enjoy the full-meal soup, the national obsession called chupe, which is a lavish seafood concoction here with shrimp, veggies and a wedge of corn-on-the-cob, the Peruvian kind with the outsized kernels. We begin with several typical potato dishes: the papas à la huancaina and the papa rellena, and add on the chicharron de pollo, or chunks of boneless chicken that are breaded and deep-fried. The more familiar version calls for using pork and accompanying it with pieces of yuca. The menu encompasses both land and sea fare. We are disappointed in the traditional milhojas dessert, a layering of phyllo spread with dulce de leche (caramel) filling between layers. Here, more dough, not enough caramel. On the other hand, we warm up to the chicha morada drink of boiled kernels of purple corn sweetened with honey: different and refreshing.


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