Winter Restaurant Week

Winter Restaurant Week is back Monday for two weeks! Starting January 14, enjoy specially-priced menus featuring your favorite delicious dishes from China Chilcano.

Lunch Menu
Dinner Menu

Plus, we’re introducing our new Restaurant Week Passport! Pick up a card and collect a stamp for each José Andrés Restaurant you dine at during Restaurant Week and be entered to win one of three great prizes when you submit your completed card:

• 2-3 Stamps: Signed José Andrés Book
• 4-5 Stamps: Tour de José Experience for Two
• 6 Stamps: Four Tickets to the Fish Patio Party this Spring with José Andrés


Chilcano Festival

To celebrate Peru’s Chilcano Festival, our bar team is introducing six new flavors to enhance your chilcano cocktail. These bright, beautiful beverages will transport you to a sunny beach, making January your new favorite month.



New Year’s Celebration

The new year is fast approaching, and we are celebrating the only way we know how, with delicious food and a great party. China Chilcano is throwing the New Year’s Eve event that you will not want to miss. Guests will be able to enjoy a prix fixe menu, drink specials, music and a midnight cava toast to welcome the new year.


Sparkling Festival

November 26-December 9

A two-week celebration of bubbles to kick off the holiday season. Enjoy a Sparkling Wine Flights for $20 (includes complimentary paired bite from the chef), 20% off sparkling wines by the bottle during Pisco Hour, and specialty sparkling cocktails.

Specialty Cocktails:
Alpaca Punch – $13
La Caravedo pisco, watermelon, rosemary, cava

Wine Flight Features:
• Cuvée Jose, Raventós i Blanc, Xarel·lo, Macabeo, Parellada 2015
• Sidra Espumante Quebrada del Chucao, 2016 Brut Nature, Chile
• Rosé, Santa Julia, Brut Rosé, Mendoza, Argentina NV

Specialty Bite Paired With Flight:
Ceviche Clásico
Fish of the day, leche de tigre, sweet potato, red onion, cancha, cilantro

DC Cocktail Week

DC Cocktail Week is back November 12th!

To celebrate the week, we have paired our Maracuyá Chilcano with our Kam Lu Wantáns! Check out our menus below and make a reservation today.

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Passport to Peru

Four weeks celebrating the unique regions of Peru
October 1-7: Pacific Coast
October 8-14: Sierra
October 15-21: The Amazon
October 22-28: Lima
Come each week to try a variety of special dishes and drinks from the highlighted regions. Plus, you’ll earn a stamp on your “passport” for each week’s visit –

1 stamp = One Chilcano Cocktail
2 stamps = Chilcano Cocktail for you + friend
3 stamps = Chilcano Cocktail for you + 2 friends
4 stamps = Chilcano Cocktail Carafe for your group

T&Cs: This offer is good for one (1) free Chilcano Cocktail with one stamp, two (2) free Chilcano Cocktails for two people with two unique stamps (one cocktail per person), three (3) free Chilcano Cocktails for three people with three unique stamps (one cocktail per person), one (1) free Chilcano Carafe with four unique stamps. Limit one per guest per visit. Not valid with any other discounts or offers. Please present this card to your server. Must be 21 with valid identification. Offer valid October 29, 2018 – November 11, 2018.

Pisco Festival

All Pisco All Month! For the month of September, China Chilcano is highlighting Pisco, a grape-based brandy spirit produced in Peru. Enjoy twists on classic cocktails featuring pisco in addition to Peruvian-inspired libations. Reserve now to become a Piscoterian in no time!

Summer Restaurant Week


August 13-August 26

Lunch $22
Dinner $35

Restaurant Week is back August 13th! But why limit these delicious menus to just one week, right? We’ll be extending our special menu offerings through Sunday, August 26th! Check out our menus below and make a reservation today.

Lunch Menu

Dinner Menu

Drink Menu

Ceviche Festival

July 9 – August 5

Experience Peru through our expansive menu of specialty ceviches. For four weeks, we’ll be featuring an exclusive assortment of rotating ceviches in addition to our daily offerings.

Make Your Reservation Today!

2018 FIFA World Cup

Come cheer on Peru in the 2018 FIFA World Cup! Check out the schedule below for game info and specials. Plus, we’ll have all the games on in our bar area, so you can cheer on any team with pisco!

Saturday, 6/16 12 PM vs. Denmark
Pisco Hour menu available at the bar + marketplace during the game

Thursday, 6/21 11 AM vs. France
Enjoy any of our lunch sandwiches + Cusquena beer for $15

Tuesday, 6/26 10 AM vs. Australia
We’ll open early at 10 AM. Plus, enjoy any of our lunch sandwiches + Cusquena beer for $15

Pisco Sour Day Celebration 

Pisco Sour Day Celebration 
Sunday, February 11
Behold the power of the Pisco Sour! On Sunday, February 11, we’re celebrating the Peruvian holiday with $5 Pisco Sours all day long plus complimentary tastings with Sol de Ica and Pisco Porton from 12-2 PM at the bar. So reserve now to enjoy this light and refreshing pisco cocktail topped with frothy egg white, and you’ll see for yourself why Peru has dedicated an entire day to this delicious libation!

Valentine’s Day

That feeling when Valentine’s Day falls during Truffle Festival…

Don’t wait to set a date for a romantic evening at China Chilcano! This Valentine’s Day, we’ll be offering our Spanish black truffle specials and a Valentine-inspired Chef’s Tasting Experience ($55/person) in addition to our full menu.


XOXO China Chilcano

Chilcano Festival

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Chilcano Festival!

January 15-February 4

To celebrate Peru’s Chilcano Week, our bar team has introduced seven new flavors (guava, raspberry, passionfruit, tamarind, grapefruit, mango, prickly pear) to enhance your chilcano cocktail. These bright, beautiful cocktails will transport you to a sunny beach, making January your new favorite month.

Chilcano Week Chilcanos $10 by the glass / $45 by the carafe 

Truffle Festival

Truffle Festival at China Chilcano serving rate black truffles

Truffle Festival is Back!

February 5-18

Decadently delicious, straight from Spain. For two weeks you can enjoy the fragrant and exquisite black truffle in a variety of dishes and drinks at China Chilcano. Flown straight from Spain the day they’re discovered by truffle-hunting dogs, these black truffles are as fresh as it gets. Don’t miss this exciting event! 




January 22 – February 04, 2018

Restaurant Week is back January 22nd! But why limit these delicious menus to just one week, right? We’ll be extending our special menu offerings through Sunday, February 4th. Check out our menus below and make a reservation today.

Lunch $22 – MENU
Dinner $35 – MENU

happy new year 2018

New Year’s Eve

This New Year’s Eve, travel to Peru! Our two seatings featuring unique tasting menus to ensure a delicious and happy New Year. We’ll also have DJ entertainment from 9 PM – 1 AM.
Two seatings:
  • 5-7 PM, Peruvian Tasting Experience for $65 per person
  • 7 PM – Close, Chef’s Tasting Experience for $85, including midnight cava toast
Plus, option to add $45 all you can drink option (maximum two hours) of cocktails, beer and wine for $45.

Gourmet Gifts José’s Way

Spread holiday cheer with a José Andrés Foods specially-curated gift box. Plus, receive 20% off any order now through the end of the year when you use promo code JAF2017!

Terms & Conditions:
Cannot be combined with any other offers or promotions. Offer not valid for previous purchases, wine purchases, Club Tienda purchases, gift cards or eGift cards, wholesale orders or at retail stores.


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Receive a $25 Bonus Card for every $100 spent on the perfect present: a José Andrés Restaurant Gift Card.

Terms & Conditions: 
Offer valid until December 31, 2017. Bonus cards are valid for use at China Chilcano, Jaleo Bethesda, Jaleo Crystal City, Jaleo DC, Oyamel and Zaytinya from January 1 – March 31, 2017. Cannot be combined with any other offer or discounts. Gift card may not be used upon purchasing to receive
Bonus Card.


China Chilcano Heroes Program

To thank you for your service, all active military, veterans and first responders receive 20% off their check when they dine at José Andrés’ restaurants.

Terms and Conditions: 
20% discount may be applied to food only and for a maximum party of four guests. Recipients must have valid ID or be in uniform.

cusco dinner dc


China Chilcano Head Chef Carlos Delgado is thrilled to welcome his friend and renowned Peruvian chef, Jose Lujan, for an evening featuring cuisine from Cusco, a city in the Peruvian Andes that was the capital of the Inca Empire. Together, they will prepare a six-course dinner highlighting unique ingredients Jose is bringing with him to share at two intimate seatings. Carlos and Jose will share stories of Cusco and transport you to this beautiful historical city.

Due to the complexity of the menu, we will not be able to accommodate dietary restrictions. 

Wednesday, November 29 
6;00 PM 



Book Your Holiday Event


September 22 – October 16, 2017

If you’re one of those that make your list and check it twice, then it’s time for you to plan your holiday party! For all events* booked at China Chilcano, Oyamel, Zaytinya and any DC-area Jaleo now through October 15, you’ll receive a complimentary sparkling wine toast for your group and a $250 bonus card.  One of our event specialists will help you get a head start on your holiday event today.



Terms & Conditions: Event must be booked through our events department and take place between November 27th, 2017 and January 9th, 2018 with a party size of 25 or more. Offer valid for dinner only. Lunch events and smaller parties will receive promotional sparkling wine only. $250 bonus card will be issued and mailed within the week following your completed event and are valid from date of issue until March 31, 2018. Redeemable Restaurant Locations: Zaytinya, Oyamel, Jaleo DC, Jaleo Crystal City, Jaleo Bethesda, and China Chilcano.

Support Hurricane Harvey

As you know, Hurricane Harvey has caused unfathomable damage to Texas and the Gulf Coast, and there is much to be done. José built our company on the core mission to change the world through the power of food, and is setting up a kitchen in Houston, Texas with World Central Kitchen’s Chef Network to help feed those displaced by Hurricane Harvey, as well as other volunteers on the ground.

You can donate to World Central Kitchen directly here.  All donations taken through World Central Kitchen will be used to provide food, water, serving equipment, ground transportation and chef-prepared meals to the victims of the flood.


EdibleDC Presents Sunday Fun-Day at China Chilcano!


For $45, enjoy an open bar of Pisco Sours + Chilcano cocktails in addition to unique food stations and passed bites as you dance your way around the restaurant to live music.

Just a month before the EdibleDC Magazine Awards we will announce the top five finalists for each category ranging form Best Local Distillery to Best Local Chef x Farmer Collaboration. Better yet, grab the newly released Fall issue of EdibleDC Magazine!


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Restaurant Week

Join us for Restaurant Week! Check out the menus:

Pisco sour cheers

Celebrate Peruvian Independence and National Pisco Day!

What better way to celebrate Peruvian National Day and National Pisco Day than with a party at China Chilcano! Peru commemorates its independence with a celebration that culminates on Sunday, July 30. We’ll celebrate Peruvian independence and National Pisco day with an epic party fueled by Pisco cocktails, passed bites, food stations serving the finest Peruvian cuisine and live entertainment (of course).

The party is from 12:00pm – 4:00pm

Tickets are $35/per person, inclusive of tax and gratuity



Ceviche Festival

Introducing Ceviche Festival, a two-week celebration highlighting one of Peru’s most traditional (and tasty) dishes. Starting today, we will be adding six new ceviches to our dinner menu for this time only, allowing you to expand your repertoire and experience a wide variety of fresh fish, crisp ingredients and most importantly, leche de tigre, a citrus-based marinade that cures the seafood and packs a bright citrus punch.

Make Your Reservation

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China Chilcano Cocktail Dinner

China Chilcano Cocktail Dinner 
Let’s Shake Things Up!
Wednesday, May 24 | 7 PM
Price: $75 per person all-inclusive 
Although we live for the fun and whimsical, there are some things at China Chilcano we take very seriously… our cocktails! To jumpstart those Memorial Day Weekend vibes,  we’re hosting an intimate cocktail dinner featuring five unique courses paired with complementary refreshing cocktails. Our team will guide the experience, sharing interesting tid bits on Peru’s sacred spirit: pisco. You won’t want to miss this night! 
 Please note that due to the nature of this dinner, the menu was prepared specifically to pair with every cocktail, and we will not be able to accommodate any dietary restrictions.  


Chef José Andrés & Friends Present Dine-N-Dash 

30 Restaurants, 1 Night 

June 7 | 6-10 PM 

Dine-N-Dash is back! Join China Chilcano, Jaleo, Oyamel and Zaytinya in addition to other Penn Quarter and 14th Street restaurants for a night filled with food, drinks, music and more. All ticket proceeds benefit José’s non-profit, World Central Kitchen. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit

General admission: $125

VIP Tickets, including exclusive after-party with José, Andrew Zimmerman and Ted Allen: $400


Tour de José

October 12, 2016

You can now visit four of José’s Michelin Bib Gourmand restaurants in one evening! Our Tour de José is an exclusive, unforgettable dining experience, available Sunday-Thursday on a limited basis for parties of up to six. The evening features a dining tour of Penn Quarter’s Zaytinya, Jaleo, Oyamel and China Chilcano with a special menu of 3-5 small plates and a paired round of beverages at each restaurant, for $195 per person, inclusive of tax and tip. Book yours today!


Dim Sum Tuesdays

Enjoy our featured dim sum menu every Tuesday, highlighting a diverse array of our savory Chifa bites in addition to $5 pisco sours and specially-priced wines by the glass.

Why limit yourself to one dish when you can try them all?


The Washington Post, “The best places to eat within walking distance of the National Mall”

March 24, 2016

China Chicano is chef-and-restaurateur José André’s ambitious take on Peruvian, Chinese and Japanese fusion fare.

Join Us At Pisco Hour

Everyday, 4 – 6 PM

Put a little pisco in your post-work routine and join us everyday from 4-6 PM for Pisco Hour. Our entire bar area will have an exclusive menu featuring specially-priced Peruvian libations and savory bites, including $5 Chilcanos and Pisco Sour cocktails as well as $3 Chicken Skewers and $6 Pork Buns.

Stop by today!

Enjoy Our Peruvian Specialties in One Hour or Less

Monday – Friday, 11:30 AM – 2:30 PM

We know you have a lot to do, so we’re making enjoying a delicious lunch that much easier. And quicker! Join us Monday through Friday for our Menu al Paso, and we’ll get you out the door within an hour.

For $20, choose three dishes from a delicious assortment of options. Mix it up with our Chicken Siu Mai dumplings bursting with flavor and paired with a black vinegar dipping sauce, Quinoa Salad chock-full of Peruvian vegetables, or our twist on a Spicy Tuna Roll with fresh cucumber, avocado and cilantro. And don’t forget something sweet, like the Suspiro Limeña, Peru’s most iconic dessert featuring sweet and smooth condensed milk custard with soft and crunchy meringue and passion fruit.

Our full lunch menu and beverage offerings are available as well, so you can select a lunch experience that fits any schedule.

Monday – Friday, 11:30 AM – 2:30 PM

Now Serving Weekend Brunch, Peruvian Style

Saturdays and Sundays, 11:30 AM – 2:30 PM

We know you’re daydreaming about your weekend plans. So we’ve made it easy for you with our new brunch menu, now available Saturdays and Sundays, 11:30 AM – 2:30 PM. Not your typical brunch, our offerings include Picante de Huevos, poached eggs with Peruvian red pepper, pork belly, potato, tomato and red onion served with toast to enjoy every last drop, and for something sweet, our Quinoa pancakes with sweet potato filling, algarrobina-pecan butter and spiced maple syrup drizzled on top. View the full menu here.

And since Brunch is the most fun meal of the day, we’re featuring a selection of festive cocktails to complement your meal. Grab a group and order our signature Chilcano by the tarafe, or go it on your own with the Jade Garden, featuring pisco, cucumber-cilantro, lemon and vanilla to give you a refreshing zing to start the day.

We hope to see you this weekend! Make your reservation today!

USA Today, “Chefs embrace Peru’s deliciously diverse cuisine”

September 13, 2015

Back in D.C., chef Andrés has received many accolades for China Chilcano, where he opted to concentrate on three of the major influencers in Peruvian cuisine: Chinese (chifa), Japanese (nikkei) and traditional (criollo).

The Washington Post, “PISCO IS THE NEW KID IN TOWN”

September 2, 2015

The restaurant touts one of the country’s largest pisco selections, with about 30 varieties, along with more than a dozen house-made macerados — pisco infused with fresh fruits and herbs, and ubiquitous in Peruvian households and restaurants.

DCist, “First Look: China Chilcano’s New Brunch Is A Culinary Passport”

August 27, 2015

Expect Peruvian, Japanese, and Chinese flavors mashed up with American staples to create a menu that technically includes eggs and pancakes, interpreted as only Andrés can.

Bitches Who Brunch, “China Chilcano Brunch II”

August 28, 2015

The Bitches say: A+ This specially-designed brunch menu was thoughtful and curated Pervuian and Japanese cuisine into delicious flavors for every taste.

Brightest Young Things, “Taste Test: China Chilcano Brunch”

August 17, 2015

If you’re tired of the same old, same old, get to China Chilcano and chase away your hangover in style in one of the more interesting dining rooms in D.C.

Washingtonian Blogs, “13 New Restaurants to Try During Summer Restaurant Week”

August 11, 2015

The latest restaurant from José Andrés serves a variety of Peruvian-Asian small plates for Restaurant Week—we’d go for classic ceviche, chicken siu mai, and fried rice with 20 seasonal vegetables.

WTOP, “Pisco’s Popularity: The South American Brandy Experience a U.S. Renaissance”

August 6, 2015

Move over, vodka. There’s a new neutral spirit taking over the cocktail shaker at your neighborhood bar. It’s pisco, and the brandy native to Peru and Chile is experiencing a renaissance in the U.S.

Washington DC Eater, “Nine Places To Try Different Styles of Horchata”

July 30, 2015

José Andrés has taken the Mexican drink and gave it a Peruvian twist at his newest restaurant. The chef uses quinoa, almond milk and cinnamon to make his version.

The Huffington Post – Blog, “The Top 8 Southern Dishes”

July 27, 2015

Sánguche de Chanco Nipón; these deep-fried buns, paved with slices of custardy sweet potato, layered with hunks of pork belly and coins of pickled daikon, are just as eye-catching and palate pleasing.


June 22, 2015

China Chilcanos Tam Tam Noodles featured as one of the best tasting dishes in 2015 so far


June 2, 2015

China Chilcano is a truly unique restaurant in Washington D.C. that fuses three cultures: Japanese, Chinese and Peruvian, into one unique and welcoming location in which to dine.


July 7, 2015

This Peruvian spot from José Andrés recently added a Nikkei version of the ubiquitous spicy tuna roll


July 7, 2015

Expect an innovative restaurant that fuses modern Peruvian cuisine with Asian-style dishes like dim sum and stir-fries.

Washington City Paper, “Best of DC 2015”

April 9, 2015

Blame it on Guy Fieri and his barbecue-sushi restaurant, but fusion is often considered a dirty word in culinary circles. Fortunately, José Andrés’ brand of fusion at China Chilcano is rooted in culture and history…

Reuters, “José Andrés Serves Up Peruvian Cuisine with an Asian Accent”

April 7, 2015

Award-winning chef José Andrés’ China Chilcano restaurant in Washington D.C. showcases Peruvian dishes influenced by Chinese and..

DC Modern Luxury, “All Hail the Food Conqueror”

April 6, 2015

Indefatigable restaurateur and one-man think tank José Andrés has never met a culture he didn’t like…