With influences from the Argentinian wine country to the seafood-abundant waters of Peru; the Amazonian jungles of Brazil to the verdant mountains of Colombia; with the diversity of Mexico and the spirit of the Caribbean, at Amaru. We share with you our culture, history, and passion for Latin American food and warm hospitality.
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Service is amazing! Our waitress was superhuman!
Food was just ok. Octopus wasn’t seared well and was bordering overcooked. Beat salad and chicken carbon were good but nothing mind blowing. The place is super loud, it’s small so everything is close together. I almost lost my voice talking to a friend sitting across from me. Not much they can do about this but just saying, not a great place to have a conversation
Went there for Sunday Brunch (1:30ish). Reservations needed, because the space is small, but a fun vibe. Everything our group ordered , especially the frita cubana burger, the oxtail eggs benedict, the chicken & waffles, was all great! Our server Josh (I think, it was noisy there) was attewntive and helpful. Defina8ly will go back.
Service was fantastic, food was delicious! Would definitely recommend Amaru.
Great food and excellent service. Plus there's good music :)
Food and service was amazing!!!
Fantastic food and great service!
Overall disappointing. Chicken was delicious but everything else was mediocre.
This restaurant has been consistently outstanding. Highly recommend.
NEw Year’s Eve celebration
Amazing experience - from the food to the incredibly personable table staff, this place rules! Highly recommend.
The Food was excellent and the drinks were unique and well balanced. In addition our server explained everything perfectly and made some great recommendations.
It is clear that the restaurant takes their food and service seriously. Everything was delicious and well prepared with an interesting combination of flavors. The servers were well informed and helpful without being overbearing. The entire staff was genuinely enthusiastic and rightly so as the cuisine was excellent.
Amazing flavors that all come together so perfect!!! I enjoyed Yuka Frita with mojo verde perfect combination, Piononos were the bomb perfect flavors and the ceviche was so light and just right!! For dinner I had the Pollo al carbón wow talk about the Spicy flavors that just burst in your mouth not to hot just right!! My husband had the Frita cubana it was so good it was an amazing hamburger!! Desert was awesome Floridita key-lime pie and Pastel de Elote omg never had anything like that the flavors blended in so perfect Everything is fresh! We went during happy hour had some mojitos and margaritas refreshing and so good!! Beautiful atmosphere, great music not loud just right you can have a conversation with out talking loud!! I Highly recommended this place!!
We came in for Christmas Eve and had a fabulous time. From the moment we walked in to the moment we laughed
Loved it! Food, service and music were outstanding.
Awesome food. Great ambiance and music. Excellent service from our waiter.
The food was good, but not extremely spectacular or amazing. The dates dish had an odd combination of flavors with the sweet, and savory, but also a tomato sauce as a bottom base. We also got the skirt steak and it was tough to eat, didn't melt in the mouth or have good tenderness. Yucca Frites had a really good sauce, I would consider going back for that green sauce. Pulpo was better than average and cooked well. For drinks, I got the Paloma cocktail which tasted like watered down alcohol with a la croix grapefruit aftertaste, not what I expected.
We have been here a number of times for dinner and brunch. You won’t have a bad dish here. Everything from the ceviche to the chicken al carbon to the pulpo is delicious and offers a fresh spin.
Fabulous service! Excellent food & drinks! Great neighborhood spot.
Cute little spot tucked inside the 6 corners in wicker park. The menu was intimidating at first but the sweet waitress went through everything with us, the pork shoulder was a display and a treat, hands down amazing, cant wait to come back and a great value.
Most possibly the most annoying server I’ve experienced in dining. And the 3 main dishes we had were lack luster/blah.
The service here is always fantastic! The food got us to drive 40 miles for my birthday dinner, but the service is really just fantastic. When the owner serves your table and tells you how it all comes together, you know this is not just ‘dinner’. I’m also a GF vegetarian, and always find something to knock my socks off. The plantains and their mole are good enough for dinner AND dessert, but that key lime presentation gets me every time for a nightcap. Just GO.
This restaurant is right off the blue line Damen stop. We got to sit at the Chef's table, which was amazing and see how everything was made/prepared. The special ceviche was the best thing we can, but everything was amazing. 10/10 would recommend and would absolutely go back.
Amaru is terrific in every way. Sweet, artsy, urban atmosphere and delicious, inventive food with friendly, enthusiastic service. Nice, inventive drink menu, too.
Great new brunch spot! The Old Cuban was delicious -- looking forward to trying their dinner menu.
Great tasting oxtail entree. Yummy skirt steak. nice appetizers. delicious key lime dessert. very noisy. ambiance/decor good. no valet. great service.
Wonderful dinner experience; food was amazing from start to finish (ceviche, pulpo, piononos, entrana, pastel de elote); we would order the exact same thing again - it was that good; cocktails were good and wine selection is decent; service was fantastic - super helpful and incredibly friendly/professional
Food was good and came out fast. Service was definitely more hands off, with them almost forgetting one of our dishes. But all in all an enjoyable experience.
If you are from South America and want to feel at home, I suggest the entrance with Plantains and the Gallo pinto. You will really feel at home, on the other hand, the octopus leaves a good taste in the mouth with a slight itching, the ceviche with a creamy and crunchy texture for sesame seeds you will not regret trying them.
Loved this place. Wonderful atmosphere with terrific, attentive service. Good cocktails, delicious food. I am still dreaming about the Yucca Gnocci. Would recommend and return.
WOW. Beautiful restaurant, amazing food and very, very friendly, good service. Perfect cooked octopus, excellent fried whole fish. I recommend the tres leches.
Our first time at Amaru. My son and daughter in law found this place and my son says it's his new favorite restaurant so we went back for his birthday. The cocktails were wonderful and reasonable. The food was outstanding and so very different from what we usually eat. The service was fantastic and very friendly. Our waiter explained all the dishes and how they are served. It was a lovely dining experience. We shall return!
Tasty food, delicious drinks and fantastic service. Loved it.
Loved it! The staff was so incredibly friendly and the food was unique and divine! We will be back :)
I was so excited to try Amaru! I made a reservation over a month ago for my birthday dinner and could not be any happier with my choice. I dined with some girlfriends and we ordered several things to share. Each dish was so unique and perfectly flavored. My favorites were the ceviche, beet salad (omg those little queso fresco balls!) And Yucca gnocchi. You know it's good when your friends are nodding after every bite saying "mmm hmm". Let's not forget about the cocktails, we all enjoyed ours! Definitely plan to come back in a couple months as the waitress said they change some menu items for each season. Highly recommend!!
Creative cuisine with excellent food quality and friendly, competent and attentive service. Ceviche was among the best I have ever had, the charred octopus was outstanding. Moderate prices for the quality of the food
Awesome food , outstanding service (Jasher is a great waiter), friendly and once the word gets out on this place you might never get in !
Loved my Amaru experience! My friend raved about the restaurant & I understand why! Our server was so charming & sweet. Everything we ordered was delicious, love how the space is decorated & the music was on point. Thank you Amaru, we will be back!