MICHELIN Guide’s Point Of View
Tucked inside a strip mall and entirely plain-Jane in appearance, foodies trek to this fave for a formidable meal of authentic dishes. The owner is chatty and tunes groovy, all of which make for a wonderful precursor to such peppery items as aji de gallina (shredded chicken in a walnut sauce, enriched with parmesan) or chupe de camarones (a hot, spicy, bright bowl of shrimp and rice). This is not the place for a pisco sour, but feels like Sundays con la familia where papa a la huancaina doused in amarillo chile, and arroz chaufa with veggies and beef jerky-like strips are merely some of the items on offer. It's worth noting though that while the food is decidedly traditional, mysteriously there's no pork to be found anywhere on the menu.