Ohio doesn’t much if any have Peruvians. Hence, Ohio growing up Ohio didn’t have Peruvian food. The Monster’s infatuation with it was born of Mario’s Peruvian.
Mario’s came well before any of the new chi-chi Peruvian served at Picca or Osaka or Mo-Chica or Chimu. It’s an ugly, hot place with impossible parking and indifferent service. And it’s invariably packed.