Inca Social’s second location (1776 Wilson Boulevard) is bringing an indoor/outdoor pisco bar with swings, along with Peruvian dishes served in a space that oozes chill Miami vibes, to the Rosslyn neighborhood.
Local entrepreneur Fito Garcia, Augusto Campo, and chef Michael Ciuffardi, opened the first Inca Social in Merrifield in 2019, which quickly became “a colorful getaway for Peruvian comfort foods designed to be paired with a long lineup of Virginia craft beers.”
Inca Social Arlington takes cues from the original location with bright decor and a neon logo imprinted in moss on the wall. The space has lots of stone, plus tables that resemble the Amazon River when they are pushed together.
With a yawning 7,600-square feet, the room allows for additions like a sushi/ceviche bar and a marketplace selling local and Peruvian artisan goods and bottles of Inca Social’s Leche de Tigre to take home as part of a make-your-own ceviche kit.
The kitchen dishes empanadas, chicharrón, ceviche, lomo saltado, and aji gallina, with a full menu debuting in mid-January. Pisco varieties range from passion fruit to chicha morada (with a purple corn base), according to Arlington Magazine.
Meanwhile a ghost kitchen with Latin dishes from countries like Argentina, Colombia, Mexico, Peru, and Brazil also joins the mix.
Inca Social Arlington will buzz with live music and bottomless mimosas on the weekends. Thursday happy hours pour $2 margaritas.
Opening hours at Inca Social Arlington are Sunday through Wednesday 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Thursdays 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., and Fridays and Saturdays 11 a.m. to midnight.