Vienna / Peruvian / $$
Chances are you’ve been annoyed by a friend’s breathless descriptions of their awe at seeing Machu Picchu. But you have every right to use similar tones when discussing your visit to another Peruvian treasure: Inca Social.
The lofty ceilings, the mossy walls, the red-tiled bar area: It’s all worth writing home about. But the food is worthy of even greater notice. Diners won’t go wrong with any ceviche they pick, but the hard-to-find carretillero combines fresh raw fish with fried calamari, both of which benefit from a bath in citrus. Prolific dishes like lomo saltado are some of the best versions around. Your friend won’t miss Machu Picchu so much after a taste of what Inca Social has to offer.
See This: Moss spells out the word “Inca” on one wall and forms a geometric pattern on another. Don’t miss the life-size stuffed alpaca up front.
Eat This: Ceviche carretillero, lomo saltado, pionono
When to Visit: You’re looking for a stylish place to feast on ceviche.