Uncle Ralph’s is a Peruvian restaurant owned by my brother Hugo and his wife Patty, operating since November 2016. My brother is a professional chef graduated in NYC many years ago and trained at very good restaurants, but even though he never worked full time in a restaurant, he always had a vision to have his own business in the food service industry. Uncle Ralph’s is located in Edison, NJ. Has a casual atmosphere with mostly take out and a few tables for dining in. The restaurant name is in honor of our cousin Ralph, he was the first one of our extended family that came to the US, much older than us, and people usually told us he was our uncle. He passed away unexpectedly many years ago and being very close to my brother, he decided to put Ralph as the name for the restaurant.
We come from a family that loves good food and from very good cooks, starting with my grandmother, my mom and aunts and as a family we always dreamed to have our own restaurant some day, here in the US. I am sure my grandmother would be really happy to know that the restaurant and the food is amazing! Their specialty is the delicious Pollo a la Brasa or Peruvian Rotisserie Chicken. There are other many delicious items in the menu but for me, the chicken is the star. Juicy and tender pieces of chicken are the result of being slowly roasted in a charcoal oven specially shipped from Peru. But to start, first, the chicken is marinated overnight with authentic Peruvian spices and then ready for roasting, it takes about 1.5 hours for the chicken to be cooked. Even being a block away, you can smell the fragrant flavors of the chicken combined with the amazing ingredients in the marinade. The chickens are sold as a combo or just the chicken. The combo includes a whole chicken, french fries, salad and rice ($18) and of course the delicious Peruvian green sauce.
Other delicious items in the menu are Cebiche, Tallarines Verdes con Bistec (Pesto Pasta Peruvian Style), Arroz Chaufa (Fried Rice Peruvian style), they also offer a daily lunch special.
They are open Wednesday through Mondays from 10:30am - 8:30pm
Address: 2143 Woodbridge Ave, Edison, NJ 08817
Phone: (848) 202-9366