Enrique Barron #441 - Barranco, Lima, Peru
www.laoficinabarranco.com - 274-6544 / 477-9820
La Oficina Lima Reviews
Jarana Criolla (Creole Party) at La Oficina (The Office) Jan 30, 2010
"La Oficina" (translation: The Office) is a peña, traditional Peruvian pubs where you can listen folkloric music. Nowadays there are several peñas. This one was founded by a group of people who enjoyed the Peruvian folklore and got together every Thursday after office to have a big party aka Jarana like the old times. This peña promotes everything related to the creole folklore: music, dance and food, but always behind a closed door giving it a familiar environment.
This is one of the few peñas which doesn't want to change the traditions. Several artists started they career playing here and like to come back here to their roots. It's more orientated to music from the coast.
Live music is very good and the musicians play different instrument besides sing. The place is small which makes it really cozy and easier to enjoy and be part of the show.
The attention is very friendly and you feel you are at a friend's. If you are looking for a big show with a high display of lights, this might not be the right place for you. But if you are looking for a place where you can listen good music, but at same time where you'd be able to talk and enjoy a conversation, this place would be a great choice.
Note: they are also open for lunch but the big thing takes place at night. They charge a cover, which is cheap like the price of the drinks (mostly beer and pisco) and appetizers.
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