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  1. restaurant review
    Llama-San’s Version of Peruvian-Japanese Nikkei Cooking Gives Fusion a Good NameThe setting is casual but the food is inventive and ambitious.
  2. fall preview 2019
    Llama-San Finally Opens in Greenwich Village With Peruvian-Japanese MenuChef Erik Ramirez explores a seldom-seen side of his ancestral cuisine.
  3. underground gourmet review
    Ceviche Is the Star of Llamita’s New Nighttime MenuChef Erik Ramirez has revamped his Peruvian sandwich shop with a winning dinner service and a cozy new setting.
  4. coming soon
    Llama Inn Chef’s Next Spot Will Be All About Peruvian SandwichesErik Ramirez will focus on takeout at Deli Llama.
  5. the dish
    Llama Inn’s Rabbit Potpie Is a Triumph of Fusion Comfort FoodAn ají de gallina–style stew of rabbit-leg meat, turnips, Swiss chard, rutabaga, and toasted walnuts topped with a crisp pastry lid.
  6. Zarate Chops
    Ricardo Zarate Serving Pacu Ribs and Amazonian Oils at Paiche, Opening Spring inThe restaurant is unofficially dedicated to Amazonian efforts to preserve native species.
  7. Video Feed
    Watch Ricardo Zarate Break Down PaicheThe chef has refined the concept from a cevicheria to a Japanese Izakaya.
  8. Coming Soon
    Ricardo Zarate Flies a Flag For Paiche, Opening This Spring in Marina Del ReyThe Peruvian chef’s new concept is in full construction mode in the land of chain restaurants.
  9. Openings
    El Huarique Brings Anticuchos and Ceviche Back to The BeachOne of the two chef-owners used to oversee Inka Deli before its demise.
  10. The Name Game
    Vine Street Stretch Seeking ‘Peru Village’ DesignationThe stretch is rich with four Peruvian restaurants including Mario’s and Balcones del Peru.
  11. Let’s Do Brunch
    What to Eat For Sunday Brunch at Mo-Chica, Starting November 18Morning mash-ups of Peruvian and North American flavors.
  12. The Happiest Hours on Earth
    Mo-Chica Offers 30 Minute Happy Hour Through NovemberAll food and drink will be 30% off, as long as you’re watching the clock.
  13. Empire Building
    Ricardo Zarate Planning Paiche, A Westside CevicheriaThe chef divulges plans for an authentic place like you’d find on the streets of Lima.
  14. The Other Critics
    Gold Beholds Ricardo Zarate’s New Stage at Mo-ChicaThe L.A. Times critic notes the same great food, new dis-enchantingly trendy space.
  15. Let’s Do Brunch
    Los Balcones de Peru Begins Sunday Ceviche BrunchA ceviche bar will rally fresh seafood for several types of ceviche and tiraditos.
  16. Openings
    What to Eat at Raymi, Richard Sandoval’s Peruvian ForaySee the food and the menus.
  17. Reopenings
    Mo-Chica Closing Tomorrow at Mercado La Paloma, Rising Next Week on 7th StreetThe menu will feature a few favorites and a lot of new stuff like chicken blood pudding with
  18. Reopenings
    Inka Deli Now Rooming With El Agave in Mar VistaPeruvian chicken and Oaxacan specials now sit side-by-side on Venice Boulevard.
  19. Closings
    Osaka Flees The Walk of FameOwner Adolfo Suaya cites major size issues.
  20. Zarate Chops
    Ricardo Zarate Wants to Introduce You To Alpaca MeatThe chef also shares details about his culinary influences, leisure time, and favorite place to go for sushi.
  21. Openings
    Peruvian Chef Gastón Acurio Takes on the Tabla Space With La Mar CebicheriaThe upscale Peruvian restaurant opens Tuesday.
  22. Openings
    Osaka Grand-Opens Today in HollywoodHaute Living prematurely calls it the best sushi anyone’s ever tasted.
  23. The Other Critics
    Gold Picks Picca, But Casts Out the Causa; Burum Finds Afghan ExpressGold loves Zarate’s new spot, but feels the few mistakes should not occur at a restaurant of this caliber.
  24. Trends
    Zengo is Suddenly All Into Peruvian Food TooThe restaurant will add the likes of lomo saltado and ceviche to its menu, suspiciously just days after the cooking is declared “the next big thing.”
  25. Mediavore
    28% of U.S. Can’t Cook; Fat Guy Sues White CastleA man brings legal action against the burger chain when they refuse his request to increase the size of its booths.
  26. Mediavore
    Snooki Peddles Pickle Flip-Flops; Potatoes Make You FatThe Jersey Shore star gets into the footwear business.
  27. Openings
    Picca’s Official Opening Set for June 25thAcclaimed chef Ricardo Zarate is bringing upscale Peruvian to Beverly Hills in a marked change of direction from his Downtown stand Mo-Chica.
  28. Trimmings
    Pollo A La Brasa Braces For A Big MoveThe menu won’t change and hopefully neither will the recipes.
  29. Menus
    An Early Peek at Picca’s MenuBeef hearts, ceviches, and duck confit in black beer come together at Ricardo Zarate’s heavily anticipated new restaurant.
  30. Neighborhood Watch
    Soul Daddy Comes to Hollywod; Jason Michaud Plans Peruvian Chimu in DowntownThe winner of America’s Next Great Restaurant sets up shop in the famous tourist district.
  31. Foodies With Benefits
    Prior To Picca, One More Big Party at Mo-ChicaRicardo Zarate busts out a greatest hits tasting menu to aid Japan.
  32. Awards
    Zarate Chops The Competition To Become The People’s Best New ChefFood and Wine releases the results of its “People’s Best New Chef Award” in the Pacific region.
  33. Health Concerns
    Notes From the Underground: DOH Closes Illegal Restaurant, Grilled-Cheese GuyPlus, is the illegal Peruvian spot in Jackson Heights still open?
  34. Parking Lot Prospector
    Drive-Thru Lomo Saltado From a Former KFC in LBC; The True Best Fish Taco inEl Pollo Imperial’s chicken replaces The Colonel’s in Long Beach, and Bill Esparza discloses his secret spot for tacos in Baja.
  35. Parking Lot Prospector
    Parking Lot Prospector: Taco Burgers at Rick’s; Chinese Peruvian at El RocotoA round-up of recently recommended cheap eats and finds in SoCal.
  36. Menus
    What to Eat When Nobu West Hollywood Hits the BricksAlex Becker is the first Nobu chef to create an entire menu based around a new brick oven.
  37. Zarate Chops
    Ricardo Zarate Leaves Wabi Sabi And Puts Moche on Hold For AnticuchoThe chef also hopes to put the Mo-Chica model into Whole Foods.
  38. Lawsuits
    Pio Pio Faces Class-Action LawsuitNine workers are suing the Peruvian rotisserie-chicken empire.
  39. Zarate Chops
    Mo-Chica’s Ricardo Zarate Seeks Investors for Moche RestaurantThe Peruvian master chef plans an elegant restaurant near L.A. Live! in Downtown.
  40. Openings
    Bar Paya Comes to East Village in AprilMatthew Kenney will open a Peruvian restaurant with Winebar’s Raymond Azzi.
  41. Slideshows
    Slideshow: Ricardo Zarate Brings Peru to Century CityMo-Chica’s celebrated ceviche and recipes come to BreadBar for one night.
  42. Zarate Chops
    Mo-Chica Magician Ricardo Zarate Hatches His Own Hatchi DinnerA night of Peruvian food is planned at BreadBar.
  43. Previews
    Suaya Plans Peruvian-Japanese Fusion at Hollywood’s OsakaAdolfo Suaya plans a ceviche room and pisco bar.
  44. The Other Critics
    J Gold Admires Bistro LQ’s Man of Mystery; Los Angeles Loves Mo-ChicaBistro LQ’s chef is mysterious, while Los Angeles doesn’t want to lose Mo-Chica.
  45. The Other Critics
    RH at Andaz Surprises The L.A. Times; Saveur Loves Mo-ChicaRH at Andaz pleases The L.A. Times, while Mo-Chica gets Saveur’s seal of approval.
  46. Opening
    ‘Lomo Arigato’ is Our New Food Truck ObsessionThe next food truck to obsess over is Lomo Arigato.
  47. Chef Shuffle
    Todd English Confirms Exit From Libertine, Works on Top Secret ProjectDoes he have a Peruvian restaurant in the works?