9213 Sierra College Blvd.
Roseville, CA 916-771-2558
With the first-ever South American pope creating a global stir, you may find yourself thinking of a culinary voyage to the southern hemisphere. For a taste of Lima, all you need to do is step into the fancifully designed La Huaca in Roseville, which opened last summer. With Peruvian chefs creating authentic dishes that demonstrate the cuisine’s Spanish, Chinese and Japanese influences—and a décor that blends traditional textiles with modern paintings of ancient Peruvian crop circles—the Jauregui family has created an immersive experience. Try the ceviche—Peru’s answer to sashimi—featuring flakes of raw fish seasoned with a tangy sauce of lime, ají limón pepper and red onions. Fried rice? Order the arroz chaufa—perfectly flavored fried rice with shrimp and pork. And for a twist on Spain’s arroz con pollo, order the arroz con pato with tender duck confit on a bed of well-seasoned rice. Peruvian food lovers, your prayers have been answered.