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Detras de la Catedral

Ancash 335, Huancayo Junin, Peru
064-21-2969
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Ranked #1 of 25 restaurants in Huancayo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $3 - $12
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Warm and inviting restaurant located in a colonial house, just behind the Cathedral. Excellent local dishes and international cuisine. Full bar. Recomended in local and international travel guides. Fair prices. Credit cards accepted. WiFi. Can host events and buffets in separate rooms. Open daily for lunch, and Monday through Saturday for dinner.
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Warm and inviting restaurant located in a colonial house, just behind the Cathedral. Excellent local dishes and international cuisine. Full bar. Recomended in local and international travel guides. Fair prices. Credit cards accepted. WiFi. Can host events and buffets in separate rooms. Open daily for lunch, and Monday through Saturday for dinner.
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  • English first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Adelaide Hills, Australia
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Restaurant service in Huancayo is unprofessional at best, but my experience at Detras de la Catedral was the worst I've experienced. We walked into a warm and cozy restaurant with an extensive menu, so were quite happy at first. We had to wait a while for someone to take our order, but no big deal. My partner ordered a pasta... More

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Cecilia I, Propietario at Detras de la Catedral, responded to this review

Sorry about your bad experience. I do sincerely apologize for our service mistakes and for the fake coin. However, I have had worse experiences traveling in Peru and overseas. Among them, being sick due to bad food or raw water from the faucett. I have also been given a $100 bill that was fake at a hotel. The restaurant business... More

Lima, Peru
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

I've eaten here many times. You'll find a wonderful environment and the food is highly recommended. My favorite is chicken detrás de la catedral con papas plancheras.

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Mexico
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

This is a place you should eat dinner or lunch on the first day you are in town (and you will probably eat here every day after that). Not only is the food absolutely delicious (I 100% recommend the ossobuco with fetuccini) and fantastic value, but the owner - who speaks perfect English - will take the time to advise... More

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Montreal, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

First day in town we decided to visit this place because it was just in front of our hotel. What a nice surprise, we were welcomed by one of the owners who spoke a perfect English. He was attentive and gave us great tips on visiting the town. As it was our first day there and we were still suffering... More

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Lima, Peru
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38 reviews 38 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

Given that this was rated #1, we were eager to try it our first night in Huancayo. The menu boasted of a wide selection of dishes and we were pleased with the prices. We tried a few different items and they were all delicious. We loved the variety of sauces they brought to the table for us to enjoy. But,... More

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Georgetown, Malaysia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

The restaurant has a very welcoming and attractive appearance. The staff are very nice and the food well presented. We had a mixed Parrilla which was more than enough for two of us. Its location is useful also - right in the centre of town

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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50 reviews 50 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

If you want to eat local specialities with local ingredients this is the place. The environment is welcoming and friendly, the food is delicious and the servings are abundant. The "aji de gallina" is prepared in the traditional way and is the best I have tried.

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Sarasota, FLorida
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75 reviews 75 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

Absolutely delicious. We ate there every day. Fish, vegetables, delicious deserts in a pleasant atmosphere.

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Otawa
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2011

We went only one time but was so quite. It is located next to the cahedral and the prices are not expensive.

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Quito
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2011

Excellent restaurant with free and fast WIFI. Excellent local specialities but also nice to have a drink before you return to your hotel. The owners speak excellent English. Highly Resommended

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