Huaca Pucllana Restaurant

huaca pucllana restaurantOur lunch started at a beautifully decorated table on the patio of the Huaca Pucllana Restaurant. The restaurant is located on the very same grounds as the Huaca Pucllana Ruins and is led by head chef Marilu Madueño and pastry chef, Andrea Massaro. The patio overlooks the ruins and serves as a perfect site for a late afternoon meal.

huaca pucllana restauranthuaca pucllana restaurantWe were served a variety of breads, including a goblet of thin breadsticks and rolls made with aji amarillo paste and chicha de jora. Those rolls are STILL on my mind. We pored over the menu, seeing so many mouthwatering dishes described. We ordered drinks, including the maracutini – a delicious combination of a maracuya flavored martini (minus any olives, thankyouverymuch!). As an appetizer, we tasted a perfect combination of the traditional soltero salad mixed with Andean quinoa.

huaca pucllana restauranthuaca pucllana restaurantOur waiter was incredibly patient to answer all kinds of questions about the preparation of the food (mainly because I want to try to remake it at home!) and bring us everything we were wanting.

huaca pucllana restaurantSeeing as how I am always drawn to the foods from the jungle, I quickly decided on the dish that included an amazon Paiche fillet served with yucca and plantain and with a Cocona Charapita Salsa sauce. Others chose dishes like Seco de Carne and Tacu Tacu made from black beans and rice, served with a breaded and pounded tenderloin, fried bananas and a sunny side-up egg.

huaca pucllana restaurantFor dessert, we enjoyed a medley of flavors. We tasted both the regular Suspiro Limeño and a Chocolate Suspiro Limeño. We also had delicious dessert shots like Lucuma Mousse, Arroz con Leche, Turron Cheesecake. The Suspiros were definitely the desserts that stood out to me. Oddly enough, I have almost always disliked suspiro and this one was incredibly delicious…unforgettable really. I will have to attempt to make a similar version.

huaca pucllana restaurantOther delicious dishes served at Huaca Pucllana Restaurant include things like: Causa, Anticuchos, Papa Rellena, Ceviche, Lomo Saltado, fish dishes and pasta dishes as well.

[box type=”info” border=”full”]Huaca Pucllana Restaurant
General Borgoño cdra. 8, Huaca Pucllana – Miraflores
Reservaciones: 445 4042[/box]


Gretchen Noelle

My love of food was cultivated early on by my family but has come alive while living in Peru. During the 12 years of living in Lima, Peru, I have also enjoyed numerous trips to other areas of the country. Here on Provecho Peru you will find Peruvian recipes in English, American favorites prepared overseas, news about Peruvian Cuisine and interesting tidbits about life in Peru.

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2 Responses

  1. Robbye says:

    That made me super hungry just looking at the awesome pictures you took! Now I’m ready to have some more Tacu Tacu!

  1. April 27, 2013

    […] ruins itself, a small museum, an area for workshops, a small souvenir shop and the infamous Huaca Pucllana Restaurant. This is one of the largest ruins in Lima and holds so much history, it really is a worthwhile […]

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