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Llama Inn

South American Restaurant

Llama Inn24.5
brunch • quinoa • ceviche • beef tenderloin

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  • Photo of Madeleine Lacehsnez
    Tiradito, Ceviche, Beef Tenderloin Stir Fry, Roast Chicken, ll anticuchos; beets, muña and goat cheese; quinoa, banana and avocado; tiradito; ceviche; goat neck; roasted chicken; beef tenderloin stir-fry; picarones. Skewers
  • Photo of Alix B
    2 years ago
    Peruvian-American chef Erik Ramirez is sufficiently versed in the technique and lore of the ancient preparation to take certain liberties — namely, replacing the traditional fish stock with dashi, which adds a smokiness that he feels pairs well with bananas, especially plantains: While classic kitchens garnish their bowls with roasted corn and sweet potato, Ramirez adds plantain chips for crunch and fried ripe plantains for sweetness, a quirky complement to the dish-defining acidity.
  • Photo of skgreiner
    5 months ago
    The atmosphere is very fun, great vibe and excellent food. Cocktails are creative and it is fun to sit at the bar.
  • Photo of plamichigan
    6 months ago
    I'd like to say more about the food, but we were kicked out by a ...well, that's another story. In any case, before we, uh, left, we had two nice beers and a good appetizer. The couple next to us really liked their food, and everything looked very nice. I'd come back and hope the little interruption that occurred forcing our departure doesn't happen again.
  • Photo of letsgovamos
    6 months ago
    It's not strictly peruvian food, but it's amazing. The ceviche and tiradito were amazing. All the vegetables were so delicious and the service was great. What's not to like? The only problem... with so many good reviews it's gonna be impossible to get in.
  • Photo of Sheryl G
    7 months ago
    I have never eaten this kind of food but after sampling a few dishes, I'm sold! Ordered a mojito and it was great. Tasted my niece's order of sevice: excellent! Menu has a nice variety of food but not huge. I had a delicious duck sausage dinner and my sister ordered a shrimp and rice entree. We shared both. There are apps and small plates available and the great server staff explains and suggests what you might want. Decor is very different and colorful. The bar takes center stage. Restroom said "men, women, whatever". Got a chuckle out of that!!! Another note: food plates appeared to be real pottery.
  • Photo of troelsarvin
    7 months ago
    Attentive service at a nice restaurant. The food was exciting, and we did not wait long. The menu's choices were limited, and to me, that is a sign of quality. We agreed that it called for a revisit.
  • Photo of 40goldmarie
    8 months ago
    We live here and it is one of our favorite restaurants. Service is friendly, drinks are great (Pisco!) and the food is unique, creative and delicious. We went there for date nights, but also with friends who are Vegetarian. We recommend it to visitors and nobody was ever disappointed. Try to get a table at the kitchen counter and feel the vibe. The guys in the kitchen love their job and you can see and taste it. Sometimes difficult to get a reservation, so book in advance.
  • Photo of Lynne A
    9 months ago
    A delicious meal. Fabulous Peruvian food. Very nice cocktails to start most a play on traditional ones and plenty with tequila, lime and cinnamon. We had a number of the starters, pork belly, chicken, shrimp and beef heart. All absolutely fabulous. We then had a whole chicken black crispy skin and potato wedges, with a medium and hot sauce. Definitely one to return to again and again.
  • Photo of Irene C
    9 months ago
    The food was amazing and very unusual. The service was great and the ambience of the place was very hip.
  • Photo of Antonio F
    9 months ago
    I was recommended not to leave NYC without going here. So I looked up the address and left on a uber to eat peruvian food. When I got here the place was full but I had made reservation so I sat down in a few minutes. The decor is nice with a touch of many plants which I imagine is trying to take the city foodies to the country side of Peru. What was strange was that on the menu Peru was missing, don't get me wrong there some plates with ingredients probably from the country but the ceviches, el crudo, the ocean was missing ! The food was good but just not what I have been used to when going to a Peruvian restaurant ! I will say that the staff is great !
  • Photo of Bob M
    9 months ago
    Feeling nostalgic for our recent Peruvian adventure, we went down last Sat eve for a meal with another couple. We were there a bit early so got to explore the cool (if a bit out of the way) location. Someone put a lot of thought into the decor -- great use of plants and alpaca wool. Open and airy, nice central bar, great rooftop. Service was great, though I'm sure they get rushed as dinner approaches. I asked for a Chicha Sour -- all the rage in Cusco right now. The bartender didn't know it, but did have the Chicha syrup, so he made one for me, and it was delicious. We had a selection of entrees and appetizers, and all were excellent. The octapus cervice and short ribs really stood out. Chef has a nice take on traditional indgredients, and it works. Will definitely try again.
  • Photo of A TripAdvisor Member
    We met friends who rave about Llama Inn. Now I know why! The food is delicious. I really liked everything we ordered with one exception: the octopus seviche. It was very runny and didn't taste like octopus. I would not recommend this dish. I would recommend the sweetbreads, squid, pork belly, whole branding, and seafood with rice. We also ordered fries (side dish) which were yummy! The portions are small but ample for four people. We ordered key lime pie and chocolate dessert...order two orders of key lime pie...delicious! Our service was excellent. The restaurant has a buzz...very easy conversation in spite of it! We will definitely return.
  • Photo of Mike P
    9 months ago
    A great twist on Peruvian cuisine. Lot's of very interesting drinks too. The service was excellent. We had brunch and loved it all...Kale salad, ceviche, chicken and donuts, grilled squid sandwich.Will definitely return.
  • Photo of NYCFI
    10 months ago
    If you're looking for a taste thrill a minute, this restaurant is definitely worth the trip from anywhere in the NY metro area! Very interesting and creative combinations. Every dish we had was a carefully designed combination of contrasts of ideas and textures: traditional with new, savory with sweet, soft with crunchy. The fluke gooseberry ceviche is the best ceviche I've ever had -- excellent base, fresh, perfectly done fish, great combination of gooseberries & citrus. I couldn't leave even a drop of sauce behind. The grilled antichuchos are done to perfection with unusual sauces that make each morsel unique (esp good: pork belly, sweetbreads, squid). Highly recommend the quinoa salad with bananas, avocado, bacon, and cashews, as well as the Humita. Also enjoyed the short ribs. We closed our meal w/the sorbets (gooseberry and goji-- very interesting/refreshing) and picarones topped with scented honey.. Many more things on the menu we want to go back & try. The form wouldn't let me select "new Peruvian" as the cuisine-- note this is really traditional Peruvian flavors with a modern & creative twist.
  • Photo of Hedman88
    a year ago
    Great brunch with Peruvian-inspired dishes that are not the same-old thing. Try the house special: the beef tenderloin "stir fry."
  • Photo of chrisK519MO
    a year ago
    We had an unexpected layover in NYC and stayed near Williamsburg as we heard about the growing neighborhood. Happened upon the Llama Inn. It was very good from cocktails to dessert. Menu was a short list of appetizers, vegetable dishes, meat and seafood dishes and large plates to share. We had the whole Branzini fish as a shared plate. Flavors were excellent! Also had an interesting(in a good way) beet salad, and the lime pie. The signature Pisco Sour was great as were the other drinks we tried. Try the tequila "martini". Everything was flavorful! Would definitely go back and recommend.
  • Photo of Ah-nook
    a year ago
    I've been to Peru, both Lima and the south, and of course had plenty of Peruvian food there, and eaten at Peruvian restaurants here in the States. This is not typical at all -- it is high Peruvian cuisine. Absolutely delicious, with imaginative spices and flavors. Our waiter, who was from Lima, should be cloned -- he was the epitome of a friendly, polite and helpful host. Interior of the restaurant is NY-groovy, with a great vibe. I give very few 5 dot ratings -- Llama Inn deserves it.
  • Photo of David W
    a year ago
    Ordered about half the menu here with a few friends and everything was excellent. The interior was beautiful and wait staff was super helpful. Will definitely go back.
  • Photo of OlayBuMudurBudur
    Relatively small selection of dishes but all very tasty. The barmen know what they are doing and very patiently answer your questions about the variety of drinks, cocktails, Peruvian specialties, wine and sherries included...
  • Photo of Riddoch88
    a year ago
    This was one of the dining highlights of our stay. Highly recommended to us by a couple of other restaurant kitchens (Good Fork and nearby Lilia) we had high expectations which were exceeded. You choose a variety of share plates and go from there. They prefer that all dishes are ordered together and then the kitchen arrange the sequencing and timing - perfect. Everything was great - with the corvina ceviche, beets, chicken thigh and squid being our top picks. Server was very helpful with food and wine. We'll be back.
  • Photo of Antionio10
    a year ago
    The food here was quite good. A shout out for the fries. I am not one to eat French fries, but I couldn't put the down. The chicken was extraordinary. Desserts could improve, but they were satisfying. Ate here with a party of five. Everyone had a good experience and found the food tasty. Dishes are meant to share.

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