In the early 90's, a young entrepreneur named Carlos Shimabukuro arrived with his wife to California. Mr. Shimabukuro came from Peru, land of the ... More
Estampas Peruanas Restaurant
In the early 90's, a young entrepreneur named Carlos Shimabukuro arrived with his wife to California. Mr. Shimabukuro came from Peru, land of the Incas, full of hope and ideals. Soon he was working hard in this great and generous state, eager to make his dream come true. His hard work paid off and he opened a Peruvian Restaurant in Redwood City in 1994. The name of this restaurant: Estampas Peruanas . His focus was on providing great food in a warm environment and with superb customer care. Few years later Estampas Peruanas's reputation was established when it was ranked the only Peruvian restaurant in the top 100 restaurants of the Bay Area. Carlos Shimabukuro says: We want to give our customers a place where they can feel Peru . Eight years ago Estampas Peruanas embarked in yet a new venue by presenting top Peruvian artists. Some of the best singers and comedians from Peru have been providing first class entertainment in the most exquisite shows as many Peruvians living in the area have witnessed. Artists are too many to enumerate: Lucia de la Cruz, Los Quipus, Bartola, Los Morunos, Cavero and Aviles, Giomar Antonio, Abanto Morales, Maritza Rodriguez, Tulio Loza, Betina Onetto, Neda Huambachano, Pepe Vasquez, Jorge Luis Jasso, Iraida and Pilar Valdivia, Lalo Izquierdo and Marina Lavalle, to name a few. The rapid growth of our restaurant ...has all been posible thanks to the generosity of our clientele, to whom we are very grateful. says Carlos Shimabukuro.
I am peruvian, born and raised in Peru. This place is just OK. The food is ok as well, since they use their own recipes, not always original ones. Many times the rice is not cooked the right way. Also, the waiters/waitresses are not always peruvian, so they are not aware of the specific things/terms you want to order. The owner tries to be polite, but can't do it all the time. The worst is the other owner/wife, who is always rude and can't find a way to be pleasant. If you want authentic peruvian food, try some restaurants in San Francisco. Unfortunately, we just have to settle with this one in the Peninsula. Peor es nada!
Whenever you go to a local distinctive cuisine restaurant such as Peruvian, it's important to me to see the nationality of the people who eat there and especially the people who actually are in the kitchen. Estampas is definitely Peruvian all the way! Family owned and operated, this is definitely Peruvian home cooking at it's finest. Try their seafood pasta or their Steak churrascos with rice and a fried egg! The portions are big and enough for two people to share. Oh and don't forget to order their homemade flan along with an Inca Cola.
yesterday i went with my fiance to Estampas Peruanas cuz i want to show him a little about my food and my country, the place is decorate with many peruvian pictures wich make looks the place like home, He really likes the food his favorite plate was Lomo Saltado and for me everything was really good. I cant wait to go back
The owner is always available and ensures that the quality of the food and service is consistently good. The tables are almost always full during weekday lunches and all meals on the weekend. You can't go wrong at this eating establishment.