Peruvian & Columbian Food.
I had a great visit to El Inka Latin Deli and will be going back. The food was very good and I more than happy with the service that we received there. It's the type of place you go to get as close to authentic Colombian/Peruvian in the area (without the nit-picking of some other reviews of course).
as a mom looking for good food and not to expensive ,this is the place to go the place has nor areally nice looking but is clean, and has amaizing food every time i go i ordered seco which is rice beans, and meat in a peruvian stle , my daughter order arroz con pollo not to spice and lots of cilantro and to drink chicha morada i came to this place because one of my friends from the latinamerican group is peruvian and is a super option to try sometime different and delicious (near burnaby hospital)............recomended
The lady that works there was very helpful and good at describing the different types of columbian/peruvian dishes. The food was delicious, and the salsa/sauces were amazing. We shared two appies and one dish, and this was more than enough. The columbian empanadas were amazing at a dollar each. I highly recommend it and will surely go again.
Our friend brought us to El Inka Latin Deli after going on a short missions trip to Peru. She wanted to share with us some of her experience. We had no idea what we were getting into. We had no idea the food and the experience would be so amazing! The flavours were so fresh and satisfying. The people were friendly and caring, both about their food and their guests. We had a wonderful time, and I really look forward to visiting El Inka Latin Deli again.
Thanks for a great experience!
Me and my wife (she being from Lima) Have been here a few times, frst we went we were excited to find a peruvian restaurant in Vancouver (burnaby) I will say the food is pretty good, the ceviche is very close to what yo would get in Lima, the papa al la huancaina is way off, to salty, I can taste the Salteen crackers they use to make it, and they don't have real aji ammarillo (special yellow pepper from peru) The carna de seco is decent but they don't use wine like they are supposed to make it, they use vinegar. And they charge 14+ dollars for it... this is food you can get for 3 dollars in Peru. All theprices are at least 3 dollars to expensive unless they bring in the actual ingredients from Peru it's not a good value. The Lomo saltado was good the first time we tried it but they change the recipe and now it appears they only through in cayenne pepper for the spices? Then Anticuchos are good (bbq beef hearts). We used to like coming here, but we recently found that El Pulgarcito (listed on this website) has peruvian food on sundays, and they had a REAL peruvian chef . there food was more authentic and way tastier, the pap's a la huncaina had real aji amarillo, and it tasted so good, and you dont get 3 potatoes you get like 6 and tonnes of delicious sauce. and had the real ingredients form Peru, and was cheaper too. i will put a review up for them. They also had Pollo ala brassa. The sadest thing is though last time we went the chef did not show up =( don't know if he will show up again or not.
Me and my girlfriend decided to try out this place after reading all the positive reviews it had gotten. The place is a little out of the way and there is metered parking which sucks. We went there on a late Saturday afternoon around 4pm and it seemed to be almost full, with what looked like mostly Latin American clientele which was a first sign that it might be good.
We were not sure what to order so we decided to order a bunch of cheaper items instead of buying main entrees. The food came a lot quicker than I expected as coming slowly is the case in most of these mom n pop restaurants.
The food was really good and even though we order the cheaper smaller items our stomachs were full. Everything seemed to have a home made type of flavor.
We will be going back again this time with a larger wallet to order some of the more extravagant dishes.
We told the server that we came hear after reading the positive reviews and he told us that many people come there via this sort of word of mouth advertisement.
I have been to El Inka Deli several times now.. The first time i went with my mom. I was so happy!!!!!!!!!!!!! there was a peruvian restaurant...I had like 3 appetizers and dessert.. DELICIOUS!!
I have brought friends to try peruvian food.. None of them had heard of peruvian food. We all went 10 of us and they loved it!!!
They all loved what they had ordered... the service was great...
The owner was kind and humble. It is a family owned restaurant.
I have brought different friends everytime and they all love it!!
I have had the following:
Cau cau - Delicious
Lomo Saltado - Delicious
Ceviche - Delicious
Tamal (with a sauce they make- delish!)
Papa a la huancaina - Delicious
Papa Rellena Delicious
tambien la chicha morada, inca kola, alfajor, picarones..
ALL I HAVE TO SAY IS ALL GOOD AND GOODNESS..
I highly recomend this humble place.. It brougth be back when i lived in Peru when i was a child..
I was shocked to find authentic Peruvian food. I have been craving anticucho since I first tried it in Peru and could not duplicate the green sauce (Huacatay as I recently learned).
I've tried the fried cassava, lomo saltado, steak and fries, and a creamy soup with cassava, corn and pork? The food is uniquely delicious, makes me feel good and the portions are generous! The ambiance and food makes me feel like I'm in eating a home cooked meal prepared by my aunt and uncle!
Peruvian TV playing in the background, Peruvian soft drinks in the fridge, fresh home made Peruvian pastries in the glass display case... I don't even feel like I'm in the lower mainland. It's a refreshing short escape.