When hype meets reality (which rarely if ever happens, hello government, looking at you) great eating is in the offing. And at Chimu Peruvian the hype only tells half the tale. While everyone in LA (besides The Monster) may be clamoring over Picca Peru, it is this unassuming order at the counter and eat at picnic table restaurant that should be garnering the kudos.
Situated besides the Grand Central Market on Hill Street downtown, this is an area of LA long bereft of a destination restaurant. And that the restaurant that should make one travel here doesn’t even have a roof and shares its pavilion with a confluence of startlingly aggressive pigeons, the homeless and food connoisseurs and cognoscenti is all the more remarkable.