The 8 Main Huariques in Lima


What is a huarique you ask? Huariques are traditionally small, not-so-well-known, family-run restaurants where the menu is based on recipes passed down through the generations. Locals often only know about them through word-of-mouth.

In this article, we share eight of Lima’s most quintessential huariques. Though no longer a ‘secret’, these eight establishments continue to serve up their most traditional and historic recipes.

1. El Rincón de Bigote

(Photo: El Rincon del Bigote)

Hours: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Locations: Miraflores: José Galvez 529, Miraflores; Barranco: Nicolás de Piérola 203, Barranco

2. Canta Rana

(Photo: Canta Rana)

Hours: 10 a.m. to 11 p.m., daily
Location: Genova 101, Barranco

3. Isolina Taberna

(Photo: Isolina Taberna)

Hours: Sunday & Monday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. | Tuesday 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. | Wednesday to Saturday 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Location: Av. San Martin 101, Barranco

4. El Tío Mario

(Photo: El Tio Mario)

Website: http://anticucheriatiomario.com/
Hours: Monday to Saturday 5 a.m. to 2 a.m.
Location: Jr. Zepita 214, Barranco

5. Antigua Taberna Quierolo

(Photo: Antigua Taberna Quierolo)

Website: http://antiguatabernaqueirolo.com
Hours: Monday to Wednesday 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. | Thursday to Saturday 8 a.m. to 12 a.m. | Sunday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Location: Av. San Martín 1090 Pueblo Libre

6. Curich

(Photo: Curich)

Website: http://www.cremoladascurich.com/
Hours: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., daily
Location: Calle. Bolognesi 759, Miraflores

7. Grimanesa Vargas

(Photo: Grimanesa Vargas)

Website: http://grimanesavargasanticuchos.com/
Hours: Monday to Saturday 5 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Location: Av. Iganacio Merino 466, Miraflores

8. La Picanteria

(Photo: La Picanteria)

Hours: Monday to Tuesday 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. | Wednesday to Saturday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Location: Santa Rosa 388, Surquillo



Diego Oliver is a Peruvian writer and author whose work can be found in the travel magazine Ultimate Journeys. He loves to focus on Peruvian culture both modern and classic, traveling the country, as well as social responsibility.