The Best Peruvian Food in Chicago
For the best Peruvian food in Chicago or anywhere else north of Lima, come and enjoy the flavors of Rio’s D’ Sudamerica!
Everything we prepare begins with imported Peruvian ingredients and a love for cooking and serving our friends in Chicagoland the best in fine dining!
Our chefs have decades of experience in bringing the rich flavors of Peruvian food flavors to their bold and rich reputation; and then go a step beyond!
From decadent appetizers like our signature Camaron Enrollado en Cangrejo Apanado, to entrees such as our succulent Pollo a La Brasa; Rio’s D’ Sudamerica is passionate about making fine dining in Chicago a temporary visit to Peruvian flavor!
Each appetizer and entrée is made from scratch and to order from the finest ingredients by our master chefs who are out to turn you into a lifelong customer!
Tamal Peruano 4
Smooth chili seasoned tamale, stuffed with a small pork loin, hard-boiled egg, black botija olive, and topped with marinated onions.
Tamal Verde 4
Smooth Andean tamale, scented with fresh coriander (cilantro). Stuffed with small chicken breast pieces, boiled egg and medium chili pepper topped with marinated onions.
Papa Rellena 8
2 bounteous white potatoes hand mashed, stuffed with sirloin meat, hard-boiled egg, black olive, onions and raisin filling; golden pan-fried topped with marinated onions.
Camaron Enrollado en Cangrejo Apanado 11
3 large shrimp rolled in crab and scallions, parsley, and spices. Breaded and lightly pan fried. Served with golden yucca and a rocoto cream sauce.
Camaron en Costra de Quinua con Pure de yuca-rocoto y Salsa de Maracuya 11
4 shrimp encrusted in quinoa over whipped yucca seasoned with rocoto, olive oil and lemon juice glazed with a passion fruit sauce. .
Empanada al Horno y Chimichurri 7
2 fried homemade mini pies! A fresh, light pastry filled with a mixture of beef, raisins, olives, and onions served with chimichurri sauce.
Anticuchos o Anticuchos de Pollo 10
3 skewer of beef heart or chicken marinated in Andean dry peppers, char-grilled and served with marinated potato.
Palta Rellena 8 *
Half avocado filled with a chicken mayonnaise and vegetable salad.
Papa a la Huancaina 8.5 *
A sophisticated blend of cheese, Peruvian yellow peppers, and spices mixed to a creamy texture over boiled potatoes. Served at room temp.
Choros a la Chalaca 10
Onions, tomatoes, corn, lime juice, marinated and served over ½ shelled mussels. (1/2 dz.)
Ensalada Mariscos 15
Mixed greens tossed with shrimp, octopus, calamari, tomatoes, onions, black olives, and fresh cheese topped with our house dressing.
Ensalada Exótica en Vinagreta de Mango 8 ( SEASONAL Available april – sept. )
Mixed greens tossed with oranges, mango, avocado,grapes, tossed in our strawberry vinagrette.
Ensalada de Casa 7
Our house salad. Mixed lettuce, tomatoes, heart of palm, avocado, onions and cucumber tossed in our house dressing.
Ensalada de Quinua 8
Tomatoes, Quinua (grain of the Incas) mixed with fresh white cheese, basil, cilantro, roasted green & red peppers, topped with a dash of olive oil and lime juice served on a bed of lettuce.
CEVICHE BAR 16
(First choose your seafood then preparation style.)
PESCADO / fillet of Sole
CAMARONES / Shrimp
MIXTO / Fish, Squid, Octopus, Shrimp
Con Crema de Ajies- Specialty from Lima. A blend of Peruvian Rocoto Pepper, Aji amarillo Pepper (Peruvian yellow pepper.) marinated in lime, cilantro, and onions served with Peruvian corn and sweet potatoes.
Clasico- Your choice of seafood marinated in lime, lemon juice, cilantro, Aji limo (habanero Peruvian Pepper) and onions served with sweet potato and Peruvian corn.
Estilo Rio’s, Especialidad de la Casa- Our house specialty, your choice of seafood marinated in lime juice, coconut milk, cilantro, Aji limo (Peruvian habanero) mango, ginger, onions served with sweet potato and plantain chips.
Nikkei- Japanese/Peruvian fusion style ceviche your choice of seafood, marinated in lime juice, soy sauce, ginger and pinch of sesame seeds.
Shrimp and fish thick broth soup loaded with Shrimp, octopus, squid, mussels, crab, clam and scallops. Served with fresh chopped green onions.
Chupe de Camarones 15
Our signature soup, shrimp chowder, diced potatoes, Peruvian corn, light cream and a sprinkle of fresh cheese.
Sopa de Mariscos 18
Shrimp and fish light broth soup loaded with Shrimp, octopus, squid, mussels, crab, clam and scallops. Served with noodles.
Sopa de Pollo 8
Homemade traditional chicken soup cooked with celery, carrots, potatoes, noodles, and chunks of chicken.
Aguadito de Pollo 9
Hearty cilantro based rice and chicken soup cooked with potatoes, peas, corn, peppers and pieces of chicken. Also available in fish for 10
POLLO A LA BRASA 17 ( ½ Chicken)
The exquisite taste of our Rio’s Brasa is prepared from our secret recipe resulting of 20 ingredients, spices, and the appropriate balance of sauces. CHICKEN IS MARINATED FOR 24 HOURS THEN COOKED IN OUR WOOD BURNING BRICK OVEN FOR ROTISSERIE. 1/2 chicken is served with salad and french fries.
Arroz con Pollo 17
This is a traditional dish from the northern coast of Peru. Aromatic rice with coriander (cilantro), topped with chicken marinated in dark beer and “Chicha de Jora.”
Ají de Gallina 16
Pulled chicken in a creamy Peruvian walnut sauce, mixed with a unique blend of Peruvian yellow peppers. Served with white rice.
Pollo Relleno 17
Pan fried breaded chicken breast stuffed with spinach, bacon, and chihuahua cheese. Finished with a light garlic crèam and served with white rice
Bisteck de NY. Con papas fritas 29
Char-grilled boneless NY steak seasoned with our house rub. Served with fried potatoes and grilled seasonal vegetable.
Seco de Carne 15
Angus Beef simmered in a light cilantro and herbs based stew along with red peppers and peas served with rice and pinto beans.
Bisteck Encebllado con frijoles y arroz 17
Thin pan fried sirloin steak, tomatoes and onion. Served with pinto beans and rice.
Papa a la Diabla con Bisteck 16
Potatoes slices topped in a creamy blend of fresh white cheese and Peruvian yellow pepper, served with rice and pan fried steak.
Tallarines verde con Milanesa 16*
Spaghetti mixed in a Peruvian pesto (spinach, basil, white cheese, walnuts) sauce served with a large breaded seasoned steak.
Corte de “Entrana” estilo Rio’s con arroz y frijol negro 20
Juicy skirt steak topped with grilled onions served with white rice, black beans, fried plantains and a small salad.
Filete de tira, Entrana, Filete de lomo, Pollo asado, Chuleta de cerdo, Morzilla y Salchicha de res. (Grilled New York strip steak, skirt steak, filet mignon, grilled marinated chicken, pork chop, blood sausage, and sausage).
From The Sea
Arroz con Mariscos 20
Rice cooked to perfection in a seafood broth, white wine, Brandy, and a great selection of shrimp, octopus, squid, mussels, and clams (paella style).
Jalea de Pescsdo en Salsa de Cebolla 20
Lightly battered and seasoned fresh fish and seafood topped with marinated onions.
Filete de Pescado en Crema de Ajo 18
Fried filet of sole topped with a garlic and butter cream. Served with white rice and tossed salad.
Paella al estilo Rio’s (market price)
Rio s version of “arroz con mariscos.” A combination of various seafood: medallions of pork, and a lobster tail.
Cau Cau de Conchas, choros y Camarones 20
Tender slow-cooked scallops ,mussels, shrimps and elaborated in a yerbabuena (black mint) and Aji Amarillo, served with Peruvian potatoes, corn and peas served with white rice on the side.
Sudado de Mariscos 20 o de Camarones 20
Steamed seafood combination in a tomatoes and Chablis base simmered with onions and tomatoes. (also available in shrimp / fish only)
Camarones a la Plancha 18
Sautéed shrimp in a red chili sauce topped with garlic and butter cream sauce served with white rice.
Picante de Camarones 18
Shrimp cooked in a creamy Peruvian walnut sauce, mixed with a unique blend of Peruvian yellow peppers. Served with white rice.
Moqueca de Pescado 20
A brazilian delight, Mahi Mahi steamed with coconut milk along with sautéed garlic, onion, tomatoes, green & red peppers, green onions, parsley, and cilantro in palm oil served with yucca and white rice.
Land and Sea
Mar y Tierra 20
Skirt steak topped with sautéed shrimp, octopus, scallops, onions, and peppers served with white rice.
Lomo Saltado al Pisco 17 *
A traditional Peruvian dish, Sautéed tomatoes, onions, and potatoes, Flambéed with Pisco served with white rice. AVAILABLE in Chicken / Angus Steak strips / Shrimp add $3
Tallarine Saltado 17 *
Traditional Peruvian and Chinese fusion, Spaghetti noodles sautéed along with red peppers, onions, ginger, soy and oyster sauce. AVAILABLE in Chicken / Angus Steak strips / Shrimp add $3
Arroz Chaufa 16 *
Peruvian style fried rice sautéed with green onions, egg, ginger and soy sauce. AVAILABLE in Chicken / Angus Steak strips / Shrimp add $3
Cena para dos (Dinner for two) 39
Anticucho de pollo, ceviche clasico de pescado, Peruvian Tamale
Aji de gallina, Arroz con mariscos
Arroz Blanco 3 White rice Platano Frito 4 Sweet fried plantains Yucas fritas 4 Fried yucas .
Papas fritas 3 fried potatoes Frijol negro 4 Black beans Pinto beans 4
Please be patient, our cuisine is made fresh to order. Please notify us of any food allergies.
No substitutions please.
An 18 percent gratuity is added to parties of six or more.
Please limit checks to two per party.
*Vegetarian preparation available; ask your server for details.