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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   4.5

Smooth chili seasoned tamale, stuffed with a small pork loin, hard-boiled egg, black botija olive, and topped with marinated onions.

Tamal Verde   4.5

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   9

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   8

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   11

3 skewer of beef heart or chicken marinated in Andean dry peppers, char-grilled and served with marinated potato.

Palta Rellena   9 *

Half avocado filled with a chicken mayonnaise and vegetable salad.

Papa a la Huancaina   9 *

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   17

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   9 ( SEASONAL Available april – sept. )

Mixed greens tossed with oranges, mango, avocado,grapes, tossed in our strawberry vinagrette.

Ensalada de Casa   8

Our house salad. Mixed lettuce, tomatoes, heart of palm, avocado, onions and cucumber tossed in our house dressing.

Ensalada de Quinua   10

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.



(First choose your seafood then preparation style.)


PESCADO / fillet of Sole


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.


Parihuela   22

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   16

Our signature soup, shrimp chowder, diced potatoes, Peruvian corn, light cream and a sprinkle of fresh cheese.

Sopa de Mariscos   19

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)

 Rio’s Brasa is prepared from our secret recipe resulting of 20 ingredients, spices, and the appropriate balance of sauces.
chicken is served with salad and 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 16 

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   17

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   17*

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   22

Juicy skirt steak topped with grilled onions served with white rice, black beans, fried plantains and a small salad.

Parrillada   36

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   21

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  21

Lightly battered and seasoned fresh fish and seafood topped with marinated onions.

Filete de Pescado en Crema de Ajo   19

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  Mariscos   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   18 *

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    18 *

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   17 *

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)    40

3 Appetizers

Anticucho de pollo, ceviche clasico de pescado, Peruvian Tamale

2 Entrees

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.



Chocolate Fudge Cake  6

Delicious overload of chocolate served with a scoop of vanilla ice cream

Passion Fruit Cheesecake  6

Cheesecake topped with mango passion fruit sauce and whip cream

Arroz con Leche  5

Creamy Peruvian rice pudding mixed in with raisins and fresh cinnamon topped with shredded coconut

Peruvian Flan  5

Traditional Peruvian Flan

Alfajor  3

Two round butter cookies sandwiched together with dulce de leche

Mazamorra Morada  4

Purple corn pudding with fruit

Black and White 6

Combination of Mazamorra Morada and Arroz con Leche

Lucuma Ice Cream  6

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