Pacífico y Sur

Restaurants, Peruvian El Poble-sec
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Pacífico y Sur
©Maria Dias Pacífico y Sur

With all the hullabaloo surrounding Peruvian and Andean cuisine in Barcelona, Chilean film director Paco Toledo brings it all down a notch. 'Peru has been attributed with the cuisine of the Inca Empire and boasts a very powerful type of cuisine, but it is post Hispanic,' he says. 'They were the Spaniards who brought lemon and cilantro to Latin America.' Toledo, a big fan of Peruvian and Asian food, set up a gastro club in his house which became so successful that he decided to turn pro. The result is a restaurant that aims to 'bring together all the cuisines of the South Pacific'. And without any kind of Nikkei style guide, he's created a menu where dishes are grouped by ceviches, potato 'causas', rice dishes and 'piqueos' (appetisers), and where Chinese, Chilean and even Thai influences enrich the Peruvian standad. Try the tasting menu, where for €20 you'll experience an array of flavours that are both imaginative and unpretentious.

By: Montse Virgili


Venue name: Pacífico y Sur
Address: Vallhonrat, 19
Opening hours: Mon closed; Tue-Sat 1pm-4pm, 8.30pm-1am; Sun closed
Transport: Poble Sec (M: L3)
Price: €20-€25
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