Change of Ownership @ Inkas?
I drove by Inkas back in September and they had a sign in the window that they were closed for remodeling, and I had heard on this board that the owner was thinking of retiring. Recent reports on Yelp seem to confirm the restaurant was sold.
The reports since the change are mixed, but I don't trust Yelp. Has anyone been lately?
We had only been to Inkas once before, and we never got the chicken. So, we were never terribly familiar with the restaurant to begin with; that said, when we returned over the weekend, it looked like a new set of people running the place. Previously, there was a middle aged Chinese Peruvian taking orders, with an older Chinese Peruvian couple in the kitchen with other cooks. We saw none of them this time. The space itself looks a bit brighter and more pleasant.
We requested the aji amarillo sauce that we loved last time, and the server immediately noted that it has changed. The new sauce has a stronger kick at the end. Still pretty good, but we both liked the older one more. We had the ceviche mixto and a mixed grilled item. The ceviche had good pieces of seafood, with the octopus being especially good, but I felt it was a bit too heavy handed with the salt and lime juice.
The mixed grill platter for 2 was a huge portion of meat for $28. The best item was the beef hearts, tender and full of beefy flavor; lamb was the runner up. The pork chops and grilled beef were kind of tough. It also came with a full chicken breast with the wing attached. Since we've never tried the chicken under the old ownership, I cannot say whether this is the same recipe, but this chicken was decent; it did not strike me as particular noteworthy. I'd probably go across the street to GFC if I was in the mood for chicken next time.
I haven't been since the ownership change, but I did take a look at the menu when I was passing it the other day. It doesn't look very different from the old menu, so I'm curious how much the food has changed.
I did eat there a few months ago as part of my La Lengua Chronicles: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/861015 but that was the old owners I guess.