Restaurants, Peruvian Williamsburg
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Chimu showcases the diverse flavors from the Andean coast and countryside. Pride of place belongs to the splendidly marinated ceviche mixto, a platter of shrimp, crab, mussels and white fish, seasoned with lime and cilantro and served with the requisite sweet potato and corn. Nicely turned-out appetizers include the papa rellena (mashed potato pie filled with meat or shrimp) and the tamal criollo (chicken-stuffed corn pie). Entrées sometimes stumble over unusual combinations like Peruvian-style spaghetti with chicken and soy sauce. Straightforward dishes, like the entraña (grilled skirt steak) brushed with olive oil and garlic, are less likely to disappoint. In warm weather, the backyard makes a pleasant retreat from the rather dark dining room, with fountains drowning out the traffic along the nearby BQE.


Venue name: Chimu
Address: 482 Union Ave
Cross street: between Conselyea St and Meeker Ave
Opening hours: Mon–Thu 3–11pm; Fri,Sat noon–midnight; Sun noon–11pm
Transport: Subway: L to Lorimer St; G to Metropolitan Ave
Price: Average main course: $14. MC, V
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This place is one of Brooklyn's best kept secrets. The food is both delicious and super cheap plus all the dishes involve a meat and multiple carbs so you can really never go wrong no matter what you choose. This used to be my go to date spot to impress dates with my knowledge of underrated spots - I'd take dudes to the Richardson around the corner (less underrated but still great) for a classy drink and then here for a cozy meal. Plus the staff here treats you like family even from the very first time! Make sure to sit in their backyard!

I've only ever ordered takeout from here, but I went through a period where I ordered A LOT of takeout from here. The steak empanadas make a delicious snack or meal, if you order enough, and they come with a really tasty green sauce. I think I also once ordered the steak over noodles with the green you see a pattern?