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Ay Ay Picante Peruvian Seafood & Steak

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  • Peruvian, South American, Vegetarian-Friendly
  • 4569 N Elston Ave, Chicago IL60630 41.964229 -87.734349
  • (At N Kennicott Ave)
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  • (773) 427-4239
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User Ratings (Based on 13 reviews)

4.185
Food 4.2 Value 4.2
Service 4.0 Atmosphere 4.2

Other Restaurant Info

Phone:
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(773) 427-4239
Website:
www.ayaypicante.com
Notes:
Visa, MC, AmEx
Hours:
Daily: 11am-10:30pm
Serves:
Lunch, Dinner
Features:
Outdoor Dining, BYOB, Delivery, Wheelchair Friendly, Accepts Credit Cards, Take Out, Catering, Private Parties

User Reviews

  • Ay Ay Picante Peruvian Seafood & Steak

    Posted by Luigi The walleyekiller on 08/02/2010

    Good taste and flavor

    Food is very good tamales are excellent,papa rellena like my mom used to make,pescado a la basca very well seasoned,pollo a la parrilla my wifw said was delicious,my daughter order arroz con pollo was out of this world and my son in law Ceviche mixto he said one of the best so far,overall food was excellent we had a very good time is little bit in the dark side,outstanding.

  • Ay Ay Picante Peruvian Seafood & Steak

    Posted by Maria on 07/05/2010

    Only good anticuchos

    I didn't really like the chicharron de pescado, it was like eating from a frozen bag at home with mayo since it comes with a tartar sauce and my daugther order a bistec a la diabla and the seasoning on the meat wasn't good at all. the only good part was the Anticucho that was good.By the way I'm Peruvian and I how how Peruvian food tastes. Please look for some to cook very good

  • Ay Ay Picante Peruvian Seafood & Steak

    Posted by naturegirl on 04/27/2010

    Great BYOB date place

    Authentic and delicious food. A little loud inside but in the summer you have the option of a darling patio.

  • Ay Ay Picante Peruvian Seafood & Steak

    Posted by B.P. on 07/15/2009

    Ceviche is a MUST

    Look past the exterior as the dining room and patio are a nice surprise. Just an FYI - it’s a small place and you will smell like fried food when you leave. Hands down - the BEST Ceviche in Chicago. Biggest serving for the price (you could order it as an entree) and it is very fresh. All other dishes kind of taste the same but over all are good. I would recommend reservations as it is small and very crowded. Even with a reservation - you will wait 10-20 min. Nice option - you will be surprised - worth a try!

  • Ay Ay Picante Peruvian Seafood & Steak

    Posted by Tanja on 05/17/2009

    amazing hidden gem!

    I went to Ay Ay Picante for my birthday last night and we had an amazing dining experience. Free BYOB is awesome, service was PHENOMENAL, the server made excellent authentic Peruvian recommendations. The atmosphere was cozy and intimate, dimly lit w/ acoustic Peruvian music playing. Really, just an overall wonderful package - we could have sat there for hours drinking our wine. You wouldn't think from the outside, but inside is BEAUTIFUL. Thank You!

  • Ay Ay Picante Peruvian Seafood & Steak

    Posted by tina on 01/18/2009

    Tamales?Humitas

    have you ever had tamales and coffee??? well, this iis what i got the other day when i stop by this place during the cold weather..... i highly recomend it the tamales!! they were cheap and comes with onion salad. Yucca frita a la huancaina is a nother appetizer you should try too. great service!!!

  • Ay Ay Picante Peruvian Seafood & Steak

    Posted by patrick lx on 12/30/2008

    Best Peruvian Dishes

    Ok, my husband and i have passed this place many times, so we decided to give it a try (base on so many wonderful reviews). Calamaris ... yes they are good crispy and tender Parihuela ..... soup, fantastic flavor, it comes with seafood Avocado stuffed with shrimp .... love the presentation, great idea, avocado stuffed with vegetables, shrimp, on a bed of lettuce. This dish was d base on a clients request. :) Ceviche .... i had the ceviche mixto, a combo of seafood salad marinated in lime juices, it was a bit spicy.... simply the best flavor!!! i didnt share it. Service is fantastic, very quick and organized, Place it self is very romantic, good choice of candle lights on the tables, as you get seated you get warm bread with a green sauce (spicy) that goes weel with every meal.

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