March 15, 2011
603 Main Avenue
Passaic, NJ 07055
  • Credit Cards: All Major
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Take Out: Yes

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March 15, 2011


If you like rotisserie chicken, you’ll love the Peruvian version. Peruvian cooks marinate the chicken in vinegar and spices, often overnight, before roasting. Pollo a la brasa, done right, has a crisp skin, with juicy flavorful meat throughout. El Chevere is the place to order a whole or half chicken a la brasa, the house specialty. The restaurant offers a comfortable, family-friendly dining room in downtown Passaic. Spanish is helpful here, but not necessary. There is a full menu of Peruvian standards, including anticuchos, the popular Peruvian street food. Adventurous eaters can try grilled skewers of marinated organ meats like beef hearts, chicken livers gizzards (mollejitas), chicken hearts, pork stomach (pancita) or tripe (rachi).

There is another El Chevere location on Monroe Street.