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Ay Ay Picante

#1,125 of 7,889 Restaurants in Chicago
€€ - €€€Peruvian, Latin, Seafood
4569 N Elston Ave, Chicago, IL 60630-4214
+1 773-427-4239
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good42%
  • Average14%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“ceviche mixto” (7 reviews)
“lamb stew” (3 reviews)
“seafood” (9 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 22:30 Hours
Peruvian, Latin, Seafood, Spanish, South American
€€ - €€€
4569 N Elston Ave, Chicago, IL 60630-4214
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1 - 10 of 67 reviews

Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

Our group of six shared two appetizers and three entrees and had food left over. It was my introduction to Peruvian food and I was pleased, especially with the beef and chicken dishes. The seafood dishes, including the ceviche, were good but not great. Lively...More

Thank Tangobangomango
Reviewed 21 September 2017

The menu looked great and the seafood was OK. Flavor was a bit bland (not sure if Peruvian food is mild) but the quantity was good. It is BYOB so bring your own drinks if you want alcohol. The decor is nice. Service was very...More

Thank monkeypi
Reviewed 22 July 2017 via mobile

Generous plates of straight flavor bombs. The ceviche mixto treated fresh and tangy. The skirt steak was tender. The lamb was melt in your mouth tender. The rice that came with the chicken was addicting. Even the plain rice was just straight up tasty.

Thank paul_p051
Reviewed 26 June 2017

We started with the Papa Rellena, which was good (big enough to share between two people). I didn't see the point of the onion and lettuce that was served with it, but it was tasty. I had the Filete de Pescado Sudado, which was a...More

Thank Karen Z
Reviewed 10 June 2017

This BYOB (an added bonus) Peruvian restaurant is simply delicious! We have been frequenting Ay, Ay Picante for many years and have never had a bad experience. The Lomo Saltado (beef with french fries- I know, it sounds strange) in a special sauce served with...More

Thank Nelly D
Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

My mother Judith Leon Velarde Ruiz Huidobro enjoy food here. She is original from Arequipa,Peru South America

Thank Carlos V
Reviewed 10 May 2017 via mobile

Very good food. Green sauce is excellent, the Peruvian "ketchup" that works well on a lot of dishes besides the bread. Price is the only real complaint.

Thank Glenn G
Reviewed 26 April 2017

The food and ambience is great. Reservations are preferred but not necessary. It is a bit expensive, but the food is great.

Thank Nely E
Reviewed 12 April 2017

We wanted to go to this restaurant for Peruvian food, we order the mix ceviche, it was good not sure about the orange sauce on top, a bit too spice for my taste, for our entrée we order the churrasco , was very good, the...More

Thank carmen95
Reviewed 8 March 2017

Our waiter told us everything served here is different/better in Peru, since the meats are natural. The ceviche mixto was ample and delicious; the arroz con mariscos was very tasty and lots of seafood was mixed in. The churrasco parrilla was pretty rare, and too...More

Thank smdds
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4569 N Elston Ave, Chicago, IL 60630-4214
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Northwest Side
  • Neighbourhood: Northwest Side
  • Phone Number: +1 773-427-4239
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