HIDDEN GEM: Chimborazo

An Ecuadorian Jewel in NE Minneapolis

Chimborazo is an Ecuadorian restaurant located on the corner of 29th and Central Avenue in NE Minneapolis. It’s a small intimate restaurant that you can bring a lovely date to without busting your wallet.

Every Tuesday nights they half-price bottle of wine that you can share with your date. Or you can drink the bottle all by yourself-- your choice. And every Wednesday is date night-choose two entrees and a bottle of wine for $35. What a good deal! Hurry up and bring a date to this local gem.

For aperitivos we tried out the Llapingachos which are three cheese-filled potato pancakes with a side of eggs and peanut sauce. The dipping sauces at Chimborazo are tasty andyou can’t stop licking your fingers.

Chaulafan was the first entradas of the night. It’s an Ecuadorian fried rice with Shrimp, pork, chicken and eggs.  It was filling and savory. We could’ve shared this plate but we wanted more.

I love fried plantains. The second entradas was the Churrasco with fried plantains, beans, grilled flank steak hidden underneath a pile of fries and a fried egg on top of rice. This was a hearty and satisfying dish. The aji criollo green hot sauce tasted refreshing. I wanted to take a bucket of it home with me that’s how good it was.

Sadly, we had no room for dessert but do try their tres’ leches. It’s made in house.