The Freakin Incan is a wonderful addition to Main Street Tucker. Serving some of the best Peruvian Street Food in town, they just opened up their second location in Tucker (the first in Roswell, Georgia). Inside, you’ll find casual dining with a large bar, along with booths and table seating.
Mikiel Arnold, owner and operator of The Freakin Incan, was born in Truijillo, Peru, to a Peruvian mother and American father. After coming to the U.S. and enrolling in culinary school, he worked in externship in Peru and finally found himself in Tucker. He began with the Freakin Incan Food Truck which proved to be very popular.
The untraditional layers of flavors proved to be a popular amongst locals. Dishes like the empanada de lomo saltado as well as the alfajor confections were a huge success. The quick growth and excitement behind The Freakin Incan quickly lead to a brick-and-mortar store.
By 2015 The Freakin Incan brick-and-mortar store was opened in the Alabama Road strip mall in Roswell. And recently, they opened another restaurant in the heart of Main Street Tucker. Off the Eatin’ Path visited the Tucker location to try this exciting new addition to Main Street dining.
Some of the Small Plates include Papa Rellena (deep fried mashed potatoes filled with ground beef, raisins, olives and boiled egg), Causa de Camaron (flavored mashed potatoes, shrimp, avocado, green aji and red peppers) and Choros a la Chalaca (black mussels topped with a spicy pico de gallo).
A few of the entrees include Lomo Saltado (stir fried petite filet steak, red onions, tomatoes, and aji served with rice and fries), Sudado de Pescado (steamed mahi-mahi in an aji infused mussel broth served with rice) and Arroz con Pato (cilantro green rice, duck and salsa criolla).
For lunch, I chose the Ceviche de Camaron (sliced mahi-mahi, shrimp, lime juice, aji limo and red onions). Peru is known for their fresh ceviche, which always seems to be a good choice. Ceviche is typically made from fresh raw fish cured in citrus juices, such as lemon or lime, and spiced with aji or chili peppers. The ceviche was delicious – fresh and well spiced. The dish alone, made for a filling lunch. I can’t wait to come back and try other dishes on the menu.
2316 Main Street, Tucker, Georgia 30084