Erik Ramirez (previously of Eleven Madison Park) is bringing Peruvian food to Williamsburg via this brightly lit, triangular restaurant right by the BQE. The Peru-meets-New York menu focuses on small plates, and everything from the ceviche to the roasted meats is conducive to sharing. Pisco and small-batch wines, sourced mostly from Spain and South America, round out the drink menu.
This highly-acclaimed restaurant has been a top destination for Peruvian cuisine in NYC since opening in 2015. At Llama Inn, Peruvian-American chef Erik Ramirez (Eleven Madison Park, Nuela) offers a menu known for its creativity and impressive presentations with items like the Fluke Tiradito, a ceviche with chirimoya, tapioca, winter citrus, huacatay; Quinoa with bacon, cashew, avocado, and banana; Meat Skewers; larger shareable dishes like Whole Bronzino Patarashca and Beef Tenderloin Stir Fry; and more. If you find yourself borough hopping and in Greenwich Village, be sure to check out their sister spot, Llama San.
50 Withers Street
Llama Inn––the hip, nearly six-year-old project from chef Erik Ramírez and partner Juan Correa––takes a modern approach to Peruvian cuisine, folding in locally sourced, seasonal ingredients, and paying tribute to the country’s cultural diversity (Peruvian, Spanish, African, Chinese, Japanese). Expect plates like crispy pigs tail with soy sauce and coriander, scallop tiradito with tapioca, and the singular dish Ramírez can’t take off the menu: the lomo saltado beef tenderloin stir-fry, which comes with a scallion pancake and pickled chilis.