Legendary chef Teresa Izquierdo Gonzáles, the godmother of Peruvian cuisine, is no longer with us, but her legacy lives on at her famous huarique (a no-frills traditional restaurant) at the edge of Lima's center. The old-school criollo haunt with red bricks and yellow walls is the place to come for Doña Teresa's classic preparations of causa rellena (yellow potato casserole layered with shrimp or tuna), aji de gallina (shredded chicken in spicy sauce), and picarones (squash fritters). You won't find any foams or fusion here, just simple, home-cooked Peruvian food made with lots of love and soul. Many loyal Limeños have been coming here for years. There is a different menu each day of the week, with Wednesdays sporting a buffet that includes a pisco sour. Though the cozy two-level restaurant is close to nowhere, it's an institution, and worth the detour.
El Rincon Que No Conoces
Bernardo Alcedo 363, alt. cuadra 20 de Petit Thouars
Our Rating Neighborhood Lince Hours Tues–Sun noon–4:30pm Phone 01/471-2171 Prices Main courses S/20–S/32 Cuisine Type PERUVIAN Web site El Rincon Que No Conoces
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