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In his cooking, chef/owner Celfio Goni blends the ancient recipes of the Incas with the foods and techniques of the Conquistadores and later Italian, Japanese and Chinese immigrants to Peru. The result is a cuisine that is tasty, exotic, and good for you, too! We hope you'll explore this website and learn more about the flavorful South American food we are proud to offer you.


Come for the buffet, or for the Peruvian dishes on our extensive menu.


Our daily buffet features more than thirty-five selections, all freshly-made and frequently replenished. Served all day weekdays for just $9.99, $12.99 on weekends. The weekday selections always include an assortment of salads, pasta, chicken, lamb, seafood, and several desserts.


The weekend and holiday buffets have even more choices, featuring hard-to-find items. There are daily selections of Chifa, the Peruvian-style Chinese food popular in Lima.


Inca Gourmet Restaurant is in the South Bay, near the intersection of Hawthorne Blvd and Manhattan Beach Blvd. We're just a few blocks from the San Diego freeway (405), with a large parking lot so you will never be far from our door. 



Hours of Operation


Monday - Thurday
10:00 am - 8:00 pm


Weekends* & Holidays
10:30 am - 9:00 pm


*On Saturdays we sometimes close at 6 pm for private parties - please call first


We can close our Lawndale location for your exclusive use to host your weddings, birthdays, quinceñearas, business events, whatever you are celebrating. Whether you prefer a modest event or a joyous celebration with music and dancing, we are happy to help you create the event of your dreams.


Please call and ask for Celfio, or send an email to


We look forward to welcoming you to Inca Gourmet! While you are here, shop at the area's best source for South American and Asian Groceries, Saigon Market! They have the only fresh fish counter in town.

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