Subway: Brown to Irving Park(773) 472-0471 machupicchuchicago.com41.952191 -87.669066 3856 N Ashland Ave (at Byron St) Lakeview, Chicago
Lunch, dinnerAverage main course: $17
This Peruvian spot is trying to make a good impression: Sunlight fills the clean dining room, and (plastic) flowers greet you at every table. But even if the room weren’t pleasant, chances are the food would still win you over. Ceviche mixto, full of toothsome shrimp, squid and octopus, sports a bright, tangy flavor; shredded chicken is flavored with a delicious mix of lime juice and cilantro; and pescado a lo macho smothers crispy fried fish in a delectable tomato sauce.