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Detras de la Catedral

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Jr Ancash Nr. 335, Huancayo Junin, Peru
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Northern California
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335 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

This place really is behind the cathedral and it's a great find. The atmosphere is comfortable and welcoming and there are several rooms to choose from. They had some of the best lomo saltado I had anywhere in Peru (pieces of steak with sautéed tomatoes and onions accompanied by french fries and rice on the side - delicious!) There's also... More 

Thank Chelsea42
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016 via mobile

The traditional food from huancayo you can find its behind the catedral and around the market. Its just 7minutes walking from plaza constitution and plaza huamanmarca . I find fresh products like fruits and soups. Very Inexpensive and best quality . If you looking for tradicional places to eat nice ..you need to go outside the city like casadecampo miraflores... More 

Thank Sa B
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105 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2016 via mobile

A very charming restaurant in a great location with a nice atmosphere and array of local and Peruvian cuisine. The Trucha al Ajo and Fettucini with Lomo Fino were both delicious.

Thank Daniel W
new jersey
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161 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2016

We were a group of 10 for lunch. Despite the size, service was efficient and we didn't encounter the same confusion in ordering we did at so many other places. I had tacu tacu, think Peruvian fried rice with beans, and a trout filet. The portions were big. I didn't finish the rice and beans. I enjoyed sampling the different... More 

Thank CANJGirl
Miami, Florida
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015 via mobile

Quality food, friendly service and memorable place to have a meal. About two blocks from the plaza de la constitution. We had the papa a la huancaina, a terrific trout with garlic and an artichoke salad. Solid eats and priced really well for the quality of the food. They also have a really interesting dried fruit tea that was delicious.

1 Thank George M
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116 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015

Huancayo does not offer the culinary sofistication of the more touristy places in Peru, but Detras de la Catedral offers good home style cooking.

Thank Lata67
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015 via mobile

A nice.confortable place to have a pleasant lunch. by the way nice clean restrooms better than others places that was a plus. I will come back again with my wife.

Thank Herbert L
Huancayo, Peru
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015 via mobile

While on vacation in Peru with the family, we happened to come upon the restaurant which was several blocks from our hotel. We actually ate here several times. The local artichoke and trout dishes were delicious. Most of the time the service was fine but one of the times the waitress messed up our order which had already taken a... More 

1 Thank shelina11
Lima, Peru
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91 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

We got to the restaurant when there was no people yet, so we could choose a table for us. The menu is really extensive, and food is good... not great, but more than acceptable. Service on the other hand, was not that good of a experience. Entrees are good. Desserts are NOT to be ordered. None of them looked good.

Thank Lucia C
Lima, Peru
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267 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Attractive cosy restaurant behind the cathedral just off the main square. Large menu with all the favourites. Trout features big because it is raised all over the valley. It was well cooked in a number of ways. Artichokes are also a local speciality- chicharron is delicious. Service was not bad considering we were 16. Good value (about S./100 for 3).... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$3 - $12
Peruvian, International, South American
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Large groups, Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Jr Ancash Nr. 335, Huancayo Junin, Peru
  • Location: South America  >  Peru  >  Junin Region  >  Huancayo
  • Phone Number: 5164212969
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 romos, seating approximately 150 guests. Open daily for lunch, and Monday through Saturday for dinner until 11 p.m.

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