The anticucho, a dish based on beef heart marinated with a mix of ají panca, garlic, pepper, cumin, oregano, among other secrets, has earned the public’s preference for its Creole flavor and its smoky touch, a combination that is irresistible.
That is why every third Sunday in October Anticucho Day is celebrated and for you to celebrate it as it should, below, we present a list of 5 anticucherías in Lima, which will leave your palate more than happy.
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What started as a pilot project in a corner of the traditional neighborhood of Chorrillos has reached various parts of the city, is that the seasoning of ‘Marabunta, anticuchos and pollos’ has conquered lovers of the embers and the Peruvian grill.
Chef Nemías Pomachagua, a grill master and brazier with 17 years of experience, launches the promotion ‘Los Anticucheables’ in October, which consists of a table of 5 anticuchos (beef heart, turkey, pork, tenderloin and beef liver) with potatoes and corn at S / 50; and the ‘Thursdays Anticucheros’, in which they can take advantage of two portions of 2 beef heart sticks with potatoes, corn and two small beers. Find them on: Facebook: MarabuntaAnticuchosYPollos and Instagram @MarabuntaAnticuchosyPollos or WhatsApp 936 136 228.
Installed in Los Olivos for 8 years, this anticuchería keeps culinary traditions of some 50 years. This is told by Edith Goicochea, owner and founder of ‘Casa Amador’, a restaurant that rescues the secrets of her mother Dalila, who had worked as a grocer in Pueblo Libre for more than 40 years.
Apart from the anticuchos (they cost S / 17) it has grilled chicken, grilled wings, barbecue wings and pork chop. For this occasion, he is promoting the ‘Parrilla Amador’, which has anticuchos, chicken, chorizo, sweetbreads, belly; and another called ‘Gran Parrilla Amador’, which is more familiar. Both are accompanied by potatoes and corn. Orders to: WhatsApp 960 079 154 or by his Instagram: @ anticucheria.casa.amador.
Chef Imanol Gómez with much effort managed to consolidate ‘El Rincón de Manolo’ on Avenida Tarapacá 485 in Rímac, which is already a classic in the area. The specialty is anticuchos and Peruvian grill plus some fusions.
His best creation has been the anticuchos a la huancaína, that is, anticuchos on a bed of potatoes a la huancaína; although it has also added to its menu a selection of noodles with huancaína with roast, fettuccine with pesto, as well as other Creole dishes such as lomo saltado. You can find it on your Facebook: Manolo’s corner or through your WhatsApp 983 503 455.
Gerardo Ortíz is a chef by profession and creator of ‘Ajílalo Restaurant’, which has been in operation for more than 5 years at Ate Vitarte. Not only are the hearts that he turns into anticuchos good, but also his great heart with the animals, since from the production that he always has left he prepares tasty dishes for the stray dogs in the area, who are always looking for something to eat.
For this campaign it will promote its pack ‘Piqueo Lalit’ ”, which contains a portion of rachi, a portion of belly, a portion of gizzard, two sticks of anticuchos, more corn, potatoes and salad plus its ají carretillero. All this at the price of s / 34 and is for two people. Find them on Facebook: RestauranteAjilalo or on Instagram @Ajilalo or WhatsApp 957 312 800
Maria Elena anticuchos
María Elena Lucar saw the Creole food business since she was 7 years old, thanks to the example of her mother, a well-known anticuchera from the 1970s who worked on the Paseo de Vivanderas y de Flores in front of the south stand of the National Stadium. Years later, María Elena would take up this business, after studying education as her first career is that she decides to push this inheritance 100%, but this time in the Alameda de la Integración, exactly in position 14, from where she offers the famous anticuchos and picarones.
Each portion of two sticks of anticuchos comes with belly, rachi, choncholí plus potato and corn as / 25; but for this Anticucho Day campaign, it offers “Combo 1”, which contains 4 sticks of anticuchos, potatoes, corn, green tamales with Creole sauce plus a portion of picarones for s / 32. Find them on Facebook: AnticuchosgrillsbuffettCriollospiuqueos, to Instagram @AnticucheriaMariaElena and by Whatsapp 955 539 205.