Photography by Katharine Shilcutt

Price Scale

True to its name, Peru Café Express specializes in getting your food out fast. Most people call ahead and take their ceviches and jaleas (fried seafood platters filled with shrimp, crawfish, squid, octopus, and more) to go. That’s the best idea, as seating is limited to only a few counter seats near the door. Make sure to order a chicha morada with your meal—it’s the best iteration of the tartly sweet, bright purple Peruvian drink in town.

Meal Times
Dinner, Lunch
Good to Know
Parking, Takeout

Peru Cafe Express

3833 Southwest Fwy., Houston, TX, 77027
West University/Southside Area  •  (713) 622-7012
Mon-Thu 10am-8pm; Fri-Sat 10am-9pm; Sun 11 am-8pm