Inca’s Kitchen restaurant is an absolute jewel that you would never find on your own in a million years. Located in a non-descript retail strip on Collier Boulevard (Route 951), it is not for the atmosphere or scenic view that you’re making this trip. It is for the food. Make a reservation, make the drive and take all of the menu advice offered by your server.
The owner, Rafael Rottiers, is the chef and each and every dish is overseen by him personally. I don’t know if you have any preconcieved notions about what to expect with Peruvian cuisine but you’ll be very pleasantly surprised with the variety.
Some of the “must-do” menu items include the Tapas Sampler (make one of your five picks the Mix Ceviche, for sure, and then leave the other four as wildcard picks by your server) and a Peruvian bouillabaisse entree called Parihuela on the menu. Somebody should order one of the rotisserie chicken dinners. Any and all of the fish or seafood dishes are excellent and the menu offers some beef and pork, too.
By the time you get to dessert, you might be willing to share so try the Inca’s Creation with a spoon for everyone. Other desserts we’ve tried are the Picarones and Suspiro a la Limena which are both a great way to top off the evening. Here are some more notes: the wine list is minimal but offers some respectable reds from Chile and there is Sangria; there is a children’s menu; the restaurant is closed on Mondays.
This is a great place to go with another couple or a group of friends. The scenario will probably play out like this: you’ll be very enthusiastic and have good intentions of sharing lots of different dishes with everyone at your table. However, it won’t take long before you are guarding your plate with one arm as you hover over your food to protect against interlopers armed with forks. Don’t say we didn’t warn you. The food is that good.
1198 Collier Blvd.
Naples, Florida 34116