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debvil Mar 2, 2009 12:40 PM

Just drove by on Naugatuck Avenue in Milford and noticed this place. It was closed or I would have gone in. Any word on it - is it good? Is it as authentic as Fiesta in Stamford/Norwalk?

Thanks.

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    lsnhc Mar 2, 2009 12:49 PM

    Inca's is just a bit more than a mile from our summer home, so we stopped by a couple of times in August. The food is very tasty, very inexpensive, and the place is a real family affair. It's one of those places that evokes "I hope they make it in this location but can't imagine how they will!" Most of the entrees are in the $10 - $15 range and while I can't tell you that the experience is memorable, it was a nice change of pace for an inexpensive dinner. Additionally, it is BYOB, so a family of 4 can easily dine for $50 - $60.
    It's definitely worth a visit!

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      debvil Mar 2, 2009 02:29 PM

      Lsnhc - great to hear - I will give them a whirl. I wish they had a menu online but I can't find much on them on the web.

      Thanks for the response

      debvil

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        polarbearmom Jun 18, 2009 08:20 AM

        We live right near there, and love the place. Great food!

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        emainiero Mar 15, 2009 06:00 AM

        Yes. it is hidden and I hope it will last. The food as fine. We had been to Peru and wanted to be reminded of our experience and it did that.

        Milford has become the restaurant capital of this part of Ct with many restaurants and almost all are good. A good town to stop in. For the record, to get to this Peruvian restaurant, one comes from Route 1 towards the Long Island Sound on Naugatuck until one reaches Milford Point Road. The restaurant is on that corner. We hope to find it open next weekend.

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          RatherBeFishing May 30, 2009 07:40 PM

          I had a meal at Incas a few weeks ago. The atmosphere is great. The people working in the restaurant are very nice. Food was pretty good - the soups with seafood were excellent. The prices are very moderate. Overall I would recommend Incas and I will be going back again.

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            rayan83 Jun 5, 2009 11:46 AM

            Great tasting food, HUGE portions, excellent prices, outstanding service. Overall, great place to dine in. Also the the lomo and pollo saltado is excellent. Not too expensive and good service. if you come from 95 take exit 34 and make a right, at the 3rd light make a left and you will see the restaurant at you left hand side in a corner. the best thing its that is BYOB ...!!! Bring Your Own Bottle : - )

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            johnpops1 Jun 11, 2009 05:46 PM

            Just went tonight. Very nice inside. All the chicken and beef dishes are $10. Most of the seafood dishes are $13.

            They start with hot rolls (homemade)?. Wife and son #1 got the Lomo. The beef, peppers and onions was served over fries and had a side of rice. I had the Beef Lomein Peruvian style. Son #2 had Chicken Milanesa which was simply a lightly breaded and fried chicken breast served with fries and rice. All of it tasted like home cooking. Nothing fancy but good home cooking. And for $10, it is a bargain.

            I would say that the portions were not huge since we all finished every morsel and was looking for more. This is a great mid week $10 joint.

            I would definitely go back.

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              Passadumkeg Jun 11, 2009 06:32 PM

              I used to live in Bolivia and travel Peru. It sounds very "authentic".

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                Scargod Jun 11, 2009 07:34 PM

                "served over fries/fried chicken breast served with fries and rice. " Fried/fries? Is this all the home cooking Bolivia offers?

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                  Passadumkeg Jun 12, 2009 02:32 AM

                  Hey man just like Texas home cooking; instead of beans and rice, fries a nd rice, ubiquitious. Lotsa beef. Now a saltena beats any taco al to hell. Your just jealous that I've eaten BBQ'd cow's udder, guinea pig, monkey and iguana; now that's "authentic".
                  Seriously, lots of carbs are the sign of a 3rd world nation. Did Inca have yucca and planteno too? Were the French fries of unusually caliber? Did they have chicharone?
                  Tex, we just gotta do Two Hounds do the Number 7 Line (And youcan lead when 2 Hounds do Dallas). I'll take you to a place on Roosevelt Ave for cui (Guinea pig) and another in Sunnyside for saltenas and chicharon.

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                    johnpops1 Jun 12, 2009 09:09 AM

                    Lomo Saltado is a pretty common Peruvian Dish, admittedly, simple and tasty but not gourmet.

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                      Passadumkeg Jun 12, 2009 09:53 AM

                      Scargod is just tryin' to yank my chain. As a Texan, he'd be in hog heaven in Peru, Bolivia & Argentina, w/ lots to "beef" about.

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                  johnpops1 Aug 22, 2009 06:51 PM

                  Wife and me had a second visit tonight. 8pm on a saturday, we were the only ones there. No one else in the restaurant. Bad omen? Later, two more tables were seated. First thing we noticed was the new menu with higher prices. Entrees went up about $3. Now most things are $13-$14.

                  My wife ordered the Parihuela- "Peruvian's best seafood soup". I had the Sopa de Pescado which was a "Homemade fish soup". Both soups had the same broth. A watery tomato flavorless broth. The seafood in the Parihuela had no taste or seasoning. The quality looked like the cheap frozen seafood you would see in a Chinese buffet. We were both disappointed with soups.
                  For Entree's, my wife (like the first trip) got the Lomo Saltado which was just ok. I ordered the Picante de Mariscos - Mixed seafood "in a creamy homemade sauce flavored with a slightly spicy Peruvian Pepper" . After tasting the seafood in the soups, I was regretting ordering seafood for the entree. And it turns out, for good reason. When the dish came out, I thought it was the same soup my wife had ordered! Same color broth, same seafood. The only difference was they added a touch of cream to the soup. Otherwise it was the same flavorless seafood, complete with minuscule shrimp that you would get in the 50/60 count bag at stop and shop. Really, really bad.The place looks like they are cutting corners with the food.

                  Like I mentioned before, for $10, it was good. Now, bad quality with higher prices, sorry to say we will never go there again. By the emptiness of the place, I am not the only one.

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                  rayan83 Jun 14, 2009 11:09 PM

                  I GOT THE MENU!!
                  INCAS
                  Restaurant
                  Authentic Peruvian Cuisine

                  333 Naugatuck Ave
                  Milford Ct, 06460
                  Phone: (203) 874-0505

                  APPETIZERS - ENTRADAS

                  Papa a la Huancaina
                  Sliced boiled potatoes topped with a slightly spicy cheese sauce. Garnished with lettuce, black olives, and a slice of hard boiled egg.

                  Yuca a la Huancaina
                  Sliced fried cassava with a slightly spicy cheese sauce. Garnished with lettuce, black
                  olives, and a slice of hard boiled egg.

                  Ocopa Arequipeña
                  Sliced boiled potatoes topped with a slightly spicy cheese Huacatay cream. Garnished with lettuce, black olives, a slice of hard boiled egg, and a boiled shrimp.

                  Causa Rellena de Pollo o Camaron
                  Specially prepared mashed potatoes filled with marinated chicken or shrimp.

                  Choros a la Chalaca
                  Fresh steamed mussels served open face on the half shell and topped with a special marinated onion and tomato.

                  Almejas a la Chalaca
                  Fresh steamed clams served open face on the half shell and topped with a special marinated onion and tomato.

                  Ceviche de Pescado
                  Fresh fish marinated and cooked in lime juice. Served with lettuce, yams, corn, and cancha.

                  Ceviche de Camaron
                  Fresh shrimp marinated in lime juice. Served with lettuce, yams, corn, and cancha.

                  Ceviche Mixto
                  Fresh fish with a variety of seafood (shrimp, squid, octopus, and mussels) marinated in lime juice. Served with lettuce, yams, sweet potato, and cancha.

                  Tiradito de Pescado
                  Fresh fish marinated and cooked in lime juice and special Peruvian yellow pepper. Served with lettuce, yams, sweet potato and cancha.

                  Calamares fritos
                  Fried Calamari served with fried yucca.

                  Chicharron de Pescado
                  Light breaded and crispy fish served with fried yuca.

                  Chicharron de Pollo
                  Breaded pieces of chicken breast served with french-fries

                  Chicharron de Camarones
                  Light breaded and crispy jumbo shrimp served with fried yuca or French fries.

                  SALADS - ENSALADAS

                  Ensalada de casa
                  Lettuce, tomatoes, onions, cucumber, beets and olives in a Italian dressing.

                  Ensalada Criolla
                  Marinated onions and tomatoes

                  Ensalada Jardinera
                  Avocaddo salad served with lettuce, tomatoes, onions, cucumber, beets and olives in a Italian dressing.

                  Ensalada de Camaron
                  Shrimp Salad (Lettuce, tomatoes, onions, cucumber, green peppers, olives, beets, boiled egg and shrimp in a homemade dressing.

                  Ensalada de Pulpo
                  Octopus Salad (Lettuce, tomatoes, onions, cucumber, green peppers, olives, beets, boiled egg and octopus in a homemade dressing.)

                  Ensalada de Pescado
                  Fish Salad (Lettuce, tomatoes, onions, cucumber, green peppers, olives, beets, boiled egg and grill fish filet in homemade dressing.)

                  Ensalada de Mariscos
                  Seafood Salad (Lettuce, tomatoes, onions, cucumber, green peppers, olives, beets, boiled egg , calamari, shrimp, mussels, clams, octopus in homemade dressing.)

                  SOUPS - SOPAS

                  Parihuela
                  Peruvian’s best seafood soup (a mixture of fish, calamari, shrimp, mussel, clams and crab)

                  Chupe de Camarones
                  Peruvian shrimp chowder served with onions, tomatoes and noodles.

                  Sopa de Pescado
                  Homemade fish soup served with onions, tomatoes and noodles.

                  Sopa de Choros
                  Homemade mussel soup served with onions, tomatoes and noodles.

                  Sopa de Almejas
                  Homemade clam soup served with onions, tomatoes and noodles.

                  Chilcano
                  Crab and Fish broth flavored with garlic and garnish with fresh cilantro.

                  Sopa Sustancia de Pollo o Carne
                  Peruvian chicken or beef noodle soup with vegetables and potatoes.

                  CHICKEN AND BEEF

                  Pollo a la Brasa
                  Peruvian style rotisserie chicken served with salad and french-fries

                  Pollo Saltado
                  Strips of Chicken sautéed with onions, tomatoes and french-fries served with white rice.

                  Milanesa de Pollo
                  Breaded chicken cutlets served with salad and white rice
                  .
                  Tallarin Saltado de Pollo
                  Chicken LoMein Peruvian style (spaghetti sautéed with strips of chicken breast, onions, tomatoes and green peppers.)

                  Arroz Chaufa de Pollo
                  Chicken fried rice Peruvian style served with vegetables and scrambled eggs.

                  Pollo en salsa de Champiñones
                  Grilled Chicken breast in a mushroom sauce.

                  Lomo Saltado
                  Traditional beef tenderloin sautéed with onions, tomatoes served with french-fries and white rice

                  Chuleta de Cerdo
                  Grilled pork chops served with salad and white rice.

                  Bisteck a la Milanesa
                  Breaded pepper steak served with salad white rice.

                  Bisteck Encebollado
                  Sautéed pepper steak with onion and tomatoes served with salad and white rice

                  Tallarin Saltado de Carne
                  Beef Lomein Peruvian Style

                  Arroz Chaufa de Carne
                  Beef fried rice Peruvian sytyle

                  Bisteck a lo Pobre
                  Juicy pan fried steak served with french-fries, sweet plantains, rice and fried eggs
                  .
                  Tallarin Verde con Bistec
                  Pan steak with a serving of our four spinach, basil pest spaghetti (also available with chicken).

                  Tallarin a la Huancaina con Bisec
                  Pan steak with spaghetti with a special cheesy Huancaina sauce.

                  Fish and Seafood - Pescado y Mariscos

                  Pescado al Ajo
                  Fried fish filet covered by a creamy garlic sauce served with white rice.

                  Saltado de Pescado
                  sautéed sliced fish filet with onions, tomatoes served with french-fries and white rice

                  Jalea de Pescado
                  Breaded & Crispy sliced fish filet topped with marinated onion salad served with fried yuca
                  .
                  Filete de Pescado Frito
                  Lightly fried fish filet served with salad and white rice.

                  Pescado a la Chorrillana
                  Lightly fried fish filet sautéed with vegetables served with white rice.

                  Arroz Chaufa de Pescado
                  Fish fried rice Peruvian style served with vegetables and scrambled eggs.

                  Picante de Mariscos
                  Shrimp, Calamari, mussels ,clams, crab in a creamy homemade sauce flavored with a slightly spicy Peruvian pepper, served with white rice.

                  Picante de Camarones
                  Jumbo shrimps in a creamy homemade sauce flavored with a slightly spicy Peruvian pepper, served with white rice.

                  Tallarin Saltado de Mariscos
                  Seafood LoMein Peruvian style (spaghetti sautéed with calamari, shrimp, mussels, clams, crap, onions, tomatoes and green peppers.)

                  Tallarin Saltado de Camarones
                  Shrimp LoMein Peruvian style (spaghetti sautéed with jumbo shrimps onions, tomatoes and green peppers.)

                  Arroz con Mariscos
                  Peruvian style seafood paella

                  Arroz con Camarones
                  Peruvian style Shrimp paella

                  Saltado de Mariscos
                  Seafood sautéed with onions, tomatoes and green peppers served with french-fries and white rice.

                  Saltado de Camarones
                  Shrimp sautéed with onions, tomatoes and green peppers served with french-fries and white rice.

                  Arroz Chaufa de Mariscos
                  Seafood fried rice Peruvian style served with vegetables and scrambled eggs.

                  Arroz Chaufa de Camarones
                  Shrimp fried rice Peruvian style served with vegetables and scrambled eggs.

                  HOUSE SPECIALTIES - Especialidad de la Casa

                  Camarones al Ajo
                  Shrimps in a creamy garlic sauce

                  Arroz Chaufa de Langosta
                  Lobster fried rice Peruvian style served with vegetables and scrambled eggs.

                  Paella de Langosta
                  Lobster paella Peruvian style

                  Cola de langosta rellena de Camarones
                  Steam Lobster tail with shrimps in a creamy homemade sauce flavored with a slightly spicy Peruvian pepper, served with white rice.

                  Cola de langosta rellena de Mariscos
                  Steam Lobster tail with shrimp, Calamari, mussels ,clams, crab in a creamy homemade sauce flavored with a slightly spicy Peruvian pepper, served with white rice.

                  Salmon con vegetales
                  Grilled Salmon with steam vegetables served with white rice.

                  Pescado a lo Macho
                  Lightly fried fish filet cover by shrimps, Calamari, mussels ,clams, crab in a creamy homemade sauce flavored with a slightly spicy Peruvian pepper, served with white rice.

                  Pescado en salsa de Camarones
                  Lightly fried fish filet cover by jumbo shrimps in a creamy homemade sauce flavored with a slightly spicy Peruvian pepper served with white rice

                  Red Snapper Frito o Sudado
                  Fried of Steam whole Red Snapper

                  Sudado de mariscos
                  Steamed seafood with vegetables served with white rice

                  Jalea Especial
                  Breaded & Crispy shrimp, calamari, mussels, clams, fish & crab served with fried yuca and marinated onios.

                  Sword fish en salsa de Limon
                  Steamed Sword fish in a lemon sauce with vegetables and white rice.

                  Tacu Tacu con Mariscos
                  Seasoned rice and beans with a special seafood sauce

                  Tacu con Camarones
                  Seasoned rice and beans with a special shrimp sauce.

                  KIDS MENU -NOT DONE YET
                  Salchipapa

                  Pollo a la Braza

                  Salchipollo

                  WEEKEND SPECIALS- Especialides de fin de Semana

                  Anticuchos

                  Mondonquito a la Italiana

                  Papa Rellena

                  Tamales

                  Aji de Gallina

                  Seco de Pollo

                  Cabrito a la Nortena

                  Seco de Cabrito

                  Cau-Cau

                  Arroz con Pollo

                  Arroz con Pato

                  Escabeche de Pescado

                  Desserts - Postres

                  Arroz con Leche

                  Rice pudding

                  Flan

                  Tres Leches

                  Three Milk cake

                  Helado de Lucuma

                  Lucuma Ice cream

                  Pie de limon

                  Lemon pie

                  Mazamorra Morada

                  Peruvian Purple corn dessert

                  HOPE THIS HELPS A LITTLE :)

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                    debvil Jun 15, 2009 03:09 PM

                    oh SNAP

                    anticuchos and Lucuma ice cream?! If they have Picarones I'll just have to lay down & die. Will be sure to check it out this weekend.

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                      Passadumkeg Jun 15, 2009 03:58 PM

                      Looks great! And I'll have to take Scarfink with me!

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                      debvil Jun 19, 2009 11:20 AM

                      I went here for lunch today w/my Peruvian dad.

                      We had Lomo saltado & Jalea especial w/ diet Inka kolas.

                      The lomo was very good - flavor was spot on, portion size a touch smaller than I've seen but for $10.00 no complaints. It did seem a little steamed v. stirfried but it was freshly made and tasted exactly as it should.

                      Jalea especial (a mixed fried seafood platter with pickled onions & fried yucca). Excellent breading light & crisp lots of seafood - perfect!

                      We were too full for dessert but my dad is going back tomorrow for escabeche & papas rellenas.

                      I call it just as good as Fiesta in Norwalk/stamford and the setting is very nice. (my mom wouldn't wrinkle her nose at it for sure)

                      Thanks all for recommending!! We'll be back next week with the inlaws to tackle the ceviches.

                      1. javaandjazz Sep 20, 2009 06:40 AM

                        Has anyone been here lately? Thinking about going soon. Thanks!

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                          johnpops1 Sep 21, 2009 12:09 AM

                          I was there a month ago. Check my post from Aug 22.

                          I didn't like it.

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                            bcohn21 Sep 25, 2009 05:46 PM

                            We find ourselves going there every other week. Decent food, good value. I too wonder how they will make it.

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                          RatherBeFishing Sep 27, 2009 04:01 PM

                          I've eaten here an handful of times now. I consider it to be average to good. It's reasonably priced. The decor is very nice for the price. Sometimes there's a little bit of a language barrier if you only speak English. My dining partner really likes it there. I know it's off topic, but Aldario's, which is about a stone's throw away has amazing Italian food for the price. I was thinking of trying Costa Azzura (spelling?) down on the water near St. Gabrial's Church, but never hear much about it.

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                            javaandjazz Sep 28, 2009 01:13 AM

                            My parents enjoy Aldarios a lot!

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                              RatherBeFishing Oct 4, 2009 07:41 PM

                              Sorry to be so off-topic, but I ate at Costa Azzura tonight and they have a beautiful view of the water. Food was OK - not quite Aldario's but it was a nice evening to be near the shore.

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                                lsnhc Oct 5, 2009 08:37 AM

                                As previously noted, our summer home is near Inca's, Aldario's, and Costa Azzura, and it's been several years since we visited the latter. I guess it's just us, but we find the interior of CA to be very depressing - the "stalagmites and stalagtites" decor is just too old and dated, and it seemed as if every time we ate there, the tablecloth was either torn, stained, or both! For pretty much the same $$, we think that Aldario's is a far superior choice all the way around. For years, many of us who live nearby have commented that it's too bad that with the primo location, the owners of CA (who happen to be the same family - the Faustinis - that own Aldario's) have never done anything to update their facility.

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                                  happyaroma Oct 8, 2009 09:47 AM

                                  It's not you, the interior of CA is dreadful, oh the possibilities with that location, it's sad.

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