I have been wanting to go to the Inca Trail for a while now, and with them moving to Bethany it made it a bit easier for me to get to. At first I thought that they were closed down because people on Facebook have been saying that they have been there and called and no one has been there. Then a week later the owner announced their new location.
Tammy and I were hungry but not sure where to eat, I suggested to try Inca Trail, and she decided to go ahead and try it even though she was not sure. We headed over there and it took a minute to find it, it was tucked away and not right off the main street. We found some parking behind the restaurant and headed towards the door. When we walked in we were immediately greeted by who I assume is the owner of the place. We sat in the booth and started looking at the menus.
For drinks Tammy decided on the Maracuya which is a drink made out of passion fruit, and I wanted to try the Inca Kola which is a popular yellow soda made from lemongrass. Both of these were really good. I liked the Inca Kola, it was light and refreshing. When I come in next I want to try their Chicha Morada.
The owner brought out a couple of soups along with our entrees. The soup of the day today was a chicken broth based soup with egg mixed in. It looks like there was also hominy, pieces of chicken, and possibly barley mixed in as well. The soups included three sauces to mix in as well, one was a mustard based sauce, the other one was a cilantro based, and the last one was a tomato and jalapeno pepper based that was pretty warm. Tammy thought the soup was pretty good and ate both bowls that were brought out along with some of the sauces, she thought that the hot sauce was a bit too hot for her but I ate it with some crackers that came with the soup.
For dinner Tammy decided to try their Churrasco Encebollado, but wasn’t sure about the green rice and asked the waiter / owner what was in it, the green part was cilantro, and she doesn’t like too much cilantro because it tastes soapy. The owner was kind enough to bring out a sample of the rice for us to try and the cilantro is cooked in the rice instead of being added in the end, so the soapiness was cooked out, and it tasted pretty good. The meal is grilled steak with sauteed onions, red bell peppers, and tomatoes. It is also served with beans along with the rice. Tammy thought it was pretty good, the meat was a bit tough but it was edible. She ate the entire plate of food, which is pretty rare for her.
I decided on the Arroz Chaufa which is a Chinese-Peruvian dish that resembles fried rice. I got mine vegetarian. It came out with eggs in it, which I didn’t know, and we decided to take that one home so we didn’t waste it and another was quickly made for me without the eggs. The vegetables that came with mine was snow peas, red peppers, hominy, green and red onions, and bean sprouts. The rice was very good, it was cooked perfectly. It had a nice chew to it without it being crunchy. Although I like red onions, I don’t like a lot of them, they had the red onions cut up in a fine dice, so it added flavor to the dish without overpowering it. All of the vegetables were cooked perfectly. I really enjoyed the fried rice. I ended up eating all of it myself as well.
We both remarked how the owner has a good cook working for him, we thought everything tasted really good and everything was cooked just about perfectly. I just hope that with him not right on the main road and tucked away he stays in business for a while. The owner asked if we had been in the other location and I told him it was our first time here and I found out about it through Facebook. He said we were the fifth people here that came from Facebook. When he brought out our tab, he only charged us $4 for the food we were taking home, which he didn’t have to do since it was my fault for not asking questions, and I appreciated the gesture. As we were leaving a couple walked in and we told them that the food was really good and they won’t be disappointed. I noticed that they walked out a minute or so later, they don’t know what they are missing. This is a really good place, and I recommend it to anyone who wants to try latin but are sick of the typical Mexican and Tex-Mex fare. Be sure to get an Inca Kola while you are here.
Inca Trail’s new location is at:
3929 N College (Just South of 39th on the West side where Boom-A-Rang used to be)
Bethany, OK 73008