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
Hours: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Locations: Miraflores: José Galvez 529, Miraflores; Barranco: Nicolás de Piérola 203, Barranco
2. Canta Rana
Hours: 10 a.m. to 11 p.m., daily
Location: Genova 101, Barranco
3. 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
Hours: Monday to Saturday 5 a.m. to 2 a.m.
Location: Jr. Zepita 214, Barranco
5. Antigua Taberna Quierolo
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
Hours: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., daily
Location: Calle. Bolognesi 759, Miraflores
7. Grimanesa Vargas
Hours: Monday to Saturday 5 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Location: Av. Iganacio Merino 466, Miraflores
8. 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