Sonia Lima Reviews
Charming old style aka huarique - Cebicheria Sonia Mar 24, 2009
First of all explaining what is a huarique, haha. We use this word to call the small and not so fancy places but with a charming atmosphere and most important: tasty food!!! This place is around 28 years old. It might not be easy to arrive there - unless you know how to do it - but it's totally worth.
Although it's not located in touristy area of Miraflores or near the business district, this place is well known. It has been visited by the most famous Peruvian chef and Anthony Bourdain from Travel Chanel. Both gave great reviews about it. So this spot became more popular.
Looking from outside you won't guess that house is a restaurant. It's located in Chorrillos, which is an area in front of the sea, but not a touristy one. The exterior looks not interesting, besides a boat in front of it. This place looks like an old style cebicheria, not fancy at all, but cozy. Like the colorful walls with nets hanging on them. On Sundays they have a show with singers. You will see Sonia and her husband cooking and talking to the customers. They tried to recreate a fish market, nice!
now, the food. They fix the typical fish & seafood dishes. Most of the new cebicherias, try to make innovations to the traditional dishes, but they want to keep it original and it works great. It's so fresh and tasty. Usually when you ask for seafood, you will get just octopus, calamari and something else, but here you will find everything, so good!!!
They like to keep things simple and it works great. Sodas in the glass bottles, no plastic bottles, no diet sodas, just the real stuff. Like this place and recommend to visit it when you are in Lima. Reaching it, it's a special trip, but worth :)
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