4 Suyos Menu
4 Suyos bread and secret delicious sauce. No idea what was in there but it was good!
Tamal Peruano: Corn dough filled with pork, egg, olives, and nuts and wrapped in banana leaf.
Ceviche Mixto: A mixture of shrimp, scallops, squid, tilapia, and octopus marinated in lime juice, garlic, and aji rocoto. Served with cancha and sweet potato.
Papa Rellena: Deep fried mashed potato, stuffed with beef or tofu, raisins, olives, and egg. Served with salsa criolla.
Nightly special was grilled chicken with a garlic shrimp sauce with yucca on the side.
Mazamorra Morada: Pudding made with the extract of purple corn, plums, cinnamon, and cloves.
A month or so ago, a bunch of us got together to try out a somewhat new restaurant in Logan Square called 4 Suyos. They serve Peruvian food, a cuisine I’d never had before. 4 Suyos is located right by El Nandu, an Argentinian restaurant that we love, near the corner of Fullerton and California.
We sampled a few appetizers and they were all very tasty. I especially liked the tamal and the potatoes. For an entree I got the chicken and shrimp special. My meal was pretty good, but it’s kind of hard to mess up grilled chicken and shrimp.
For dessert we went out on a limb and ordered one that Alden read was especially unique, the mazamorra morada. I remember liking it, but only a few bites. It was pretty much like being served an entire bowl of jam. We passed it around and each took a few bites and there was just a bunch left over. It would be a good topping, but I would never be able to eat a bowl of this.
The interior of the 4 Suyos space seemed like it was something else and they never redecorated. There were Peruvian photos and pieces of art, but the tile on the walls screamed pizza parlor or fast food restaurant. The waitress, who may have been an owner, was pretty attentive. I do remember a few lulls, but we were all catching up after not having seen each other so I didn’t mind at all. Maybe she was just letting us have our space. The restaurant was not packed at all, though. There was just something about it that felt like it was dying. Like it’s a restaurant that needs to be saved.
Overall, we thought the food was fine, but a bit overpriced. And when we were totally honest with ourselves, we would find it really hard to walk past El Nandu and go to this place a second time.. just because El Nandu is always so great.