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“Great Peruvian Cuisine!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of La Huaca

La Huaca
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Ranked #10 of 416 Restaurants in Roseville
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $28
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Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, 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.
Woodland, California, United States
1 review
“Great Peruvian Cuisine!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2012

This was the most amazing Peruvian Restaurant that we have found period! We usually go to San Francisco to eat Peruvian food but now we will be staying local! My husband is from Peru and is very picky with his Peruvian food and this way surpassed our expectations! The service is amazing and quality of the food is amazing! The food was very authentic and I just can't say enough about it - you have to try it! The portion size, the price = perfect! The ceviche was mouth watering!! We take leftovers home and eat the next day! I would highly recommend this place!!

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank Jessica B
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Sacramento, California
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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“Comida peruano--que bueno!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

We just ate at this relatively new restaurant that serves Peruvian food. The food was very fresh, tasty, and the service was excellent. They weren't busy as it's a Monday nite, but they are going to add a Happy Hour, so get it while you can! Muy rico! Reminds me of the year I spent in Colombia. Where can you go to get yucca? I had the lamb-tender and tasty, and my hubby had the pork and yucca which he really liked. And definitely get the dessert! Nothing like Dulce de leche!

  • Visited November 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank susan p
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Ca
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103 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Very good Peruvian Restaurant”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2012

I think the correct name is La Huaca, so there may be another entry for the same place here.
We went to La Huaca after a friend reccomended the place to us. We are both Peruvians and we just don't like to drive to San Francisco for good Peruvian Food.
The place is a bit pricey but quality costs, we took advantage of a Groupon discount and had a late lunch on a weekend.
Another restaurant "review" place had comments about small portions and not tasty food. I don't know about that but our food was excellent and with large portions. We ended up taking leftovers home.

We had the Causa sampler, Causa is basically boiled potatoes, skinned then made into a dough. You use that as the base for several types of Causas. In our opinion the Causa a la Limeña and the Causa con Pulpo (octopus) are the best.

We got the Ceviche Clasico which is raw white fish marinated with Lemon, onions and Chilis (Ajis), the sauce cooks the fish slightly so it is not truly raw.

I reccomend the Pachamanca de 3 Carnes, which is a dish with Beef, Chicken and Port with a brown gravy with baby potatoes, 2 types of baby potatoes and a small corn cake. This is more like a 2-person dish.

They have a good selection of desserts but we were too full that we did not have enough room to try them

  • Visited October 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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1 Thank capun1950
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Ca
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103 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Good Peruvian Restaurant”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2012

We visited La Huaca after a friend's reccomendation and also taking advantage of a Groupon discount. The food is excellent with large portions. We read at another restaurant review site that the food was not tasty and that the portions were small. I don't know what they mean by small, we certainly could not finish our plates. It is a bit pricey but quality does cost a bit more.
Try the Pachamanca de 3 Carnes, yo get a large plate with Beef, Pork and Chicken with a brown sauce plus baby corn, 2 types of baby potatoes and small corn cake. It's more like a two-person plate. Also try the Causa a la Limeña, or if you want try the Causa sampler. We wanted to try some of the desserts but we were so full that we could not get a chance.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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3 Thank capun1950
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Granite Bay, CA
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69 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Delicious, Unusual, Creative Cuisine”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2012

We decided to try this interesting new addition to our neighborhood. We visited Peru earlier this year, but didn't recall much about the food itself other than they use a lot of potatoes. Well, apparently we did not eat at the right places there, because we were extremely impressed with the food at Lahuaca. Yes, they do use a lot of potatoes, but they are the most flavorful potatoes I've ever eaten! We tried the Causa sampler. The base of the Causas are delicious mashed potatoes. They are topped with a variety of meats and sauces: shrimp, beef, chicken and, our favorite, surprisingly - octopus. The dish was beautiful and the flavors were excellent. We also sampled a ceviche platter, which was very nice. We tried a couple of pisco cocktails. My favorite was the one made with Chicha Morada, a popular Peruvian drink made from purple corn. Now where else can you try something like that? The decor of the restaurant is cool, and the staff is very friendly and helpful. I have already recommended this to a friend who also enjoyed it immensely. We thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience and plan to return to sample more of the menu. It's like visiting a foreign country without leaving home!

  • Visited September 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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2 Thank Kathy S
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