Huancaina Gourmet

NileGuide Expert Says:

Excellent Papas a la Huancaina!


Cra 5 #26-42
Bogota, Colombia



NileGuide Expert tip:

Not the most comfortable of restaurants but look beyond this for the quality food.


When the Virgin appeared in the Huancayo, Peru with a child in her arms she was received by an amiable family who took her in and gave her a bed in which to sleep. As a thank you the Virgin prepared a dish, the recipe was unknown....but this is legend and we should give thanks as the resulting dish was and remains to this day as papas a la huancaina.

Inspired by this tale from the Peruvian highlands, chef Andrés Cáceres, opened up a popular haunt by the same name in the outlying town of Chia. Circumstances changed and to our benefit he moved to La Macarena in Bogota. Ideally located within Bogota's well-healed bohemia, Huancaina Gourmet offers much in the way of quality Peruvian fodder at reasonable prices.


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