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“Cerviche Heaven” 5 of 5 stars
Review of La Huaca

La Huaca
9213 Sierra College Blvd # 140, Roseville, CA 95661
+1 916-771-2558
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Ranked #16 of 341 Restaurants in Roseville
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $28
Cuisines: Seafood, South American, Peruvian
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Eureka Rd
Description: The initial melting of the culinary tradition of ancient Peru with Spanish cuisine, evolved through immigration and influences of French, Italian, Asian and African people, who modified their traditional cuisines with ingredients available in peruvian geography only. The result: Peruvian Gastronomy, the most diverse in the world. Welcome to the world of peruvian cuisine. Welcome to a whole new adventure.
Meadow Vista, California
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136 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Cerviche Heaven”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

I saw a good review of the restaurant in the newspaper. Decided to try it for lunch. I thought a light lunch would be right, choose Cerviche and a small salad. Great choice. The Cerviche was fresh & tangy, I had a mix of several kinds of seafood and enjoyed every piece. The salads on the menu were large entree sized, but the accommodated me with smaller side salad. The Chimichurri sauce they serve with the bread encouraged me to clean out the basket. A great sauce. I left quite satisfied and with a desire to return for dinner.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Sacramento, California
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33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Great Road Chow”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2013

Delicious Peruvian food DOES exist in the Sacramento area... it can be found in upscale East Roseville, California. My wife and I dined here recently at the urging of some friends who often visit Peru, and thus have the opportunity to sample a variety of the authentic regional foods of the country - and we are thrilled that we did! One is first struck by the contemporary feel and ambience, complete with ancient peruvian-style wall paintings and framed handmade textiles upon the walls, as you enter the establishment. The freshly prepared ceviches noted on the various tables looked delectable and appeared to be thoroughly enjoyed by other patrons; we however started off sharing a very tasty Anticuchos Tres Especies, consisting of grilled fish, chicken and filet mignon drizzled in a slightly sweet & spicy sauce with onions, sweet peppers and corn... washed down with a refreshing iced tea and a crisp peruvian Cusquena beer served in a frosted glass. Had we settled for a lighter meal, this would have fit the bill - instead we could not wait for the next course to arrive at our table. My wife loved her Aji de Gallina, a dish comprised of tender chicken breast, steamed rice and potatoes, covered in a delicate homemade Aji Amarillo sauce and a dusting of parmesan cheese. I in turn devoured my meal consisting of generous portions of chicken, beef and pork accompanied by sweet baby corn, assorted small potatoes and petite Peruvian corn cakes, accentuated with a savory homemade Andean sauce. The meal was delicious; the service friendly and efficient; our overall dining experience was excellent - we will definitely return in the future with both family and friends!

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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No. California
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173 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
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“Large, refreshingly different”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2012

It's difficult to stand out with all the choices in Roseville - La Huaca stands out. From the outside one would think this restaurant is small but not so. It has a modern, organized yet flowing ambiance. The Peruvian menu is diverse and a nice change. Excellent and friendly service. We would definitely dine here again.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Orangevale, California
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46 reviews
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“A true Gem...phenomenal cuisine in Roseville”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012

What a find! We love this place! At last, a new restaurant in Roseville worth talking about. We weren't familiar with Peruvian food, but what a surprise. We're amazed by the superior cuisine, stylish presentation and service quality. The atmosphere is contemporary and relaxed. The portions are large to huge, and are exquisitely prepared by Chef Jean Carlo. Chef Juliano is a master behind the Ceviche Bar preparing 7 unique and delicious ceviches with the freshest fish and ingredients. These are not your Mexican ceviches where the fish or shrimp are minced. La Huaca's are made with large slices pieces. Our favorite is the Ceviche De Recoto which has a great balance of sweetness and heat. It came accompanied with yam slices marinated in citrus and spices as well as a side of the large Peruvian corn kernels. We also enjoyed appetizers named "Causis" which are a combination of imported Peruvian potatoes with shrimp, octopus or meat with delicious sauces, and beautifully presented. The large Nikkei Salad is so refreshing.

There are so many dishes we like, but our favorite main dishes are the creamy Peruvian Seafood soup with fish and perfectly cooked shrimp with chili peppers and rice, the slow braised Lamb shank, the Filet Mignon pasta dish, and the shrimp pasta with cherry tomatoes, asparugus in a unique Peruvian sauce. There is such a variety of items on the menu that there is something for everyone. We so like the Peruvian wines and beers, but also like the creative Peruvian specialty drinks.

We highly recommend La Huaca for it's quality cuisine and professional and friendly service at a great value. Thanks to Miguel, the Chefs and servers for making our dining experience so memorable.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Sacramento, CA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Terrific dining experience”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2012

My husband, daughter & I love good Peruvian food so we wanted to give this a try. It was a weeknight & we did not have a wait. We had a marvelous meal! We started with ceviche and grilled octopus salad. Everything was really excellent - my salmon was extremely moist with a chimichurri sauce, quinoa and artichokes. My daughter had duck over some fabulous rice creation -that might have been the big winner. Can't remember my husbands meal - he ate it too fast! We did not order wine.

We plan to make this a regular. Only suggestion is that a bit lower prices would have us returning on. Weekly basis versus our planned monthly 'splurge'.

Good luck to la Huaca! We so enjoyed it.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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