Av. Giraldez #652, Huancayo, Peru
La Cabaña Huancayo Reviews
Good food but mostly Italian and nice show at La Cabana Nov 21, 2009
This restaurant belongs to the owners of the highly recommended "Casa de la Abuela" hostel. Since we weren't able to stay at this hostel, we decided to try the restaurant. All the reviews were so positive...
We arrived there around 8pm and it was still empty, which gave us the opportunity to walk around the place and pick up a table in front of the stage. From Thurs - Sat they have a folkloric music show, including also dances. Be aware they just serve dinner, even though they open early 5pm.
The place is very well located, on one of the main avenues, but it's not loud there. It's a big house and the gardens at the entrance are night. The decor inside is wooden and there are nice antiques, flags and shields saying "welcome" in different languages.
We came here for the food and were a little disappointed most of the menu was about Italian food, although there was a fruit pizza that sounded interesting. So bad we didn't try it, grrrr. We had the most Peruvian dish we could find: "Mixto pancicucho" which was a combination of delicious anticucho (grilled cow hearts) and pancita (grilled tripes ughhhh). Well, this dish wasn't our favorite, but the anticuchos were delicious and people saw very happy with their dishes, so I assumed I picked up the wrong dish... benefit of the doubt.
This place is not only a restaurant, but also a dance place and they also serve drinks. They are famous for their: calientito = warm pisco (Peruvian brandy). Ughhh, yes as strange as it sounds... But their sangria was good and also their Pisco Sour, which was more expensive than in the other places because it was huge!!!
Atmosphere was cozy. Show was nice and colorful. Service was ok, a bit slow. Maybe they should organize themselves better...
Well, if you are in Huancayo and want to enjoy a good folkloric show this is a good option. Do not order a calientito, go for the Pisco Sour. Food is good, but not traditional ;)
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May 12, 2006
La Cabaña is the restaurant linked to Incas del Peru and La Casa de la Abuela (perhaps another brainchild of Lucho). It´s across the road from the hostel, so it makes convenient eating. In fact, because I eat most of my meals at the hostel, La Cabaña is basically the only other place in Huancayo that I´ve eaten. It´s best known for its pizzas, which are great and come out much quicker than the hamburgers, which, while tasty, are rather flat (literally flat. weird). They also have great vino caliente - hot wine, which tastes like sangria but hot. I wouldn´t order another hot chocolate, but that´s because I´ve been spoilt for them, and if you like papaya, apple and pineapple, then you might want to order one of their two fruit salad desserts, which come with (strawberry) yoghurt, honey, nuts, grains, ice cream or chocolate sauce on request. The chocolate cake might look good on the outside but is a little dry on the inside - ask for extra sauce or ice cream. For Huancayo, it´s pricey, but relatively cheap compared to other countries. Pizzas range from 20 - 28 soles (small - large) - that´s about AU$8 - $11. A litre of vino caliente will set you back 15 soles. They also have live folkloric music Thurs - Sat nights. Not a bad place to stumble home from.
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