La Huaca Peruvian Cuisine
La Huaca Peruvian Cuisine

La Huaca Peruvian Cuisine

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.lahuacarestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 9167712558
  • Hours of Operation:

    Su-Th 11:00am-9:00pm
    F-Sa 11:00am-10:00pm
  • Payment Options:
  • Cuisine: Peruvian
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Entertainment, Happy Hour, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Eureka Rd
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from La Huaca Peruvian Cuisine
The initial melting of the culinary tradition of ancient Perú 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.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeigborhood Gem
La Huaca Peruvian Cuisine reviews from OpenTable diners
36 reviews since May 18, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.3
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (24)fit for foodies (21)special occasion (18)good for groups (9)romantic (7)great for lunch (5)notable wine list (5)kid-friendly (4)late-night find (2)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • Service was great, food was meh...
    outsideeaterVIP
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    It was our first time at the restaurant and it was pretty empty (two other tables occupied) considering it was "dinnertime". The service was excellent throughout, but unfortunately the food didn't match that. The ceviche was just average and the other appetizers were just ok. Nobody was fighting over them, let's put it that way. On the main course front, the lomo saltado was pretty mediocre. When the dish came out some of the chunks of meat were hot and others were bordering on cool. In the Roseville area, there probably aren't many (if any) other Peruvian restaurants so not sure if there are other local choices. I might give it another shot, but it was just ok!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful
    Fun4two
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    We went here for the first time last night and the food was wonderful. My husband had the Ceviche and he really loved it! I had the filet with mushroom sauce and it was wonderful as well. I would give this pace a try next time you want to go with something new.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    birthday party great service and party hats for everyone. Fun!! Food was very good too!!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Memories...!
    AlanVIP
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    We visited Peru a year ago... and we went back to La Huaca for a special occasion. It was great fun... and just delightful. And the service was outstanding...! The food is good too, and brought back good memories.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic!
    Manhattan
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    It was so nice to experience a variation of flavors. The ceviche was perfectly spiced and the lamb shank was incredibly tender with a delicious sauce. Others in my group had seafood dishes that were also uniquely tasty. We can't wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food
    Foodie
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    The first thing we noticed was how nicely decorated and clean the restaurant was. The young lady that took our order was helpful. I had the three meat plate (chicken, beef, pork) served on a bed of potatoes and smothered in a brown sauce. The chicken was a bit tough and a couple of the potatoes were under cooked. The overall taste was good. The white long grain rice that I ordered as a side was excellent. I had a sangria and this is easily the best I've had in the sacramento area. Served with bits of fruit to enhance the flavor. I had the flan for desert. We were served three quarter sized medallions of flan and smothered in a sweet sauce. The flan was too small to appreciate and the sauce was too sweet. Overall the experience was good.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not worth the price
    Valuesearcher
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    The portions are generous, but the food looks a lot better than it tastes. I've had peruvian food many times and all the dishes we tried here were lacking taste. The prices are also too high for the ambience. It looks like a small, casual dining place where jeans are most fitting, but it charges as if it was a super fine dining restaurant. Expect to pay at least $20 plus tax and tip and drinks per person.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Startled palate!
    Viajera
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Expand your taste awareness--this is a must-try eatery for those who want something different. I (quite ignorantly) expected the spices to be reminiscent of Mexican food but was delightfully surprised by Peruvian cuisine and its flavors. Every once in a while I'll trip on a restaurant that takes me far from what I know, and the flavors of Peru were savory and fragrant, far from what I knew. La Huaca took me on a delightful, if fleeting, glimpse of Peru; savory, earthy, and spicy without it burning taste buds into numbness--despite my being Mexican, "hot" food disengages my taste buds from more subtle aromas and seasonings. La Huaca opened up the world of flavors. Someday I plan to go to the place where this delicious essence was born.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • LaHuaca is awesome
    lahuaca
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    Great food, excellent atmosphere and wonderful service!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Generous portions!
    SuAl
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    This was my second time dining at La Huaca. The first time I realized that the portions were so generous that splitting the meal with my dining partner would be ideal. We enjoyed a lovely mango Ceasar Salad, delicious ceviche and a very tasty and unique yellow potato and chicken dish. We still had food left over at the end of the meal, not because it wasn't wonderful, but because there was so much of it. Our entire bill, including my glass of wine (also a generous pour) came to less that $45! That is a great bargain for a delightful dinner and dining experience! I will definitely return and bring more friends!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Approved by a native Peruvian
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    We brought our family for Mother's Day and Father's Day. My Peruvian in-laws said it was VERY good, authentic and we all had so much fun.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First visit, Fathers day dinner.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Great food and service. A great place for a special occasion or just a good dinner. Will definitely return in the near future.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    This is a great place to go for dinner. The food is excellent and very authentic. The musician that was there on Friday night was very good, but most importantly - not so loud - it was easy to keep up our conversation at the table.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lighting
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    The place has great food- but light from the windows made it difficult to see my date. We moved but then the light was in his eyes. We asked if the blinds could be lowered and told "no" Other then that and waitresses with their dresses far too tight and short- the food is fantastic.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food
    NateVIP
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    Large portions. We should have shared a dish. The peruvian helado is to die for. Octavio was our server again and did a good job.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OUTSTANDING RESTAURANT
    FoodenthusVIP
    Dined on 5/26/2014
    The food at this restaurant is excellent with a great presentation as well as extremely wonderful service From everyone including the management.... Terrific experience!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great peruvian food
    VaneVIP
    Dined on 5/26/2014
    I loved the place and most importantly the food. Authentic peruvian food, the ceviche, causa and arroz con pato were outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Unique Dining Experience
    jeckleinVIP
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    Never had Peruvian food before. Very friendly staff, the food was very good and unique. If you are tired of dining at the same old type of restaurant you should dine at La Huaco. Unique one of a kind place and I do recommend you give it a try. I plan to come back and want to try some of the other foods offered.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great New Taste
    RetiredVIP
    Dined on 5/19/2014
    Excellent friendly service. First time for us to sample Peruvian food. We fojund it to be a great treat. Food was well prepared with excellent seasonings and presentation. Highly recommended. We will visit again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 17 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 18, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance3.9
    • Service4.1
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 64 reviews are from the La Huaca Peruvian Cuisine reviews archive.
  • Delicious food
    10itis
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    This was our first time at this restaurant. Glad we had someone alone with us that has eaten here before and explained if we all ordered a dish there would be way too much food. One dish is plenty for 2 people to share. Large portions of delicious food.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for a date
    Tigerprince1998
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    The food and service at la hueca was absolutely fabulous. We were out on a date and our friends recommended this place. We also remembered this place from a segment on Good Day. We will definitely be back again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • GREAT RESTAURANT
    FoodenthusVIP
    Dined on 5/12/2014
    The food is excellent...presentation is outstanding....service is great!!!!!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Lovely flavors
    Neckokitty
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    My fourth time there. Always a great meal. We always love going out to resturants with true ethnic flavors. La Huaca does that well.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Reservation times
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    We set a 3:45 appt for Sunday and when we arrived they informed us that there were 15 minutes left in the buffet and then they close till 5pm for normal dinner service. They were very accomodating to us and allowed us to come in and eat from the buffet, but I feel like Open Table really dropped the ball on this one. We did not go for the buffet and we had special items we wanted to order. There was nothing on the Open Table site that mentioned this. I am not even sure why you would take any reservations at 3:45 giving a party 15 minutes to eat.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Find!
    lisafs0902
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Tried this for the first time on Mother's Day. Had to wait about 20 minutes past our reservation, but the food was outstanding. Very unique and flavorful.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Mother's Day Brunch Buffet
    Safety1
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    First time there was Mother's day brunch. The food was wonderful. Chiveche was killer. The buffet was refreshed often and kept in top shape. The food was flavorful but not too spicy. There were name tags showing the Peruvian names of each dish. an English version would have been interesting and helpful to diners. The "La Leche de Tigre" was a unique and fun addition for those of us looking for a massive flavor hit. We are definitely planning a return trip to try it on a "normal" evening so we can sample other dishes. The staff was pleasant and attentive.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best brunch!
    Palacegang
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    I was really anxious to try their buffet brunch because I am not familiar with Peruvian food. This was an opportunity to try so many delicious, and beautifully prepared items! I was glad they had the dishes labeled, but I still wasn't sure what the dishes were. In fact even when I inquired I was not clear exactly what the dish was, only what the main ingredient was. But it really didn't matter. The spices and sauces were absolutely perfection. So many different dishes to try! The wait staff was attentive and friendly, always checking to see how we were doing. The special, and free, Mother's Day sangria was delightful! I only wish they had brunch more times per year!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Peruvian adventure
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/23/2014
    Our first time trying Peruvian cuisine was outstanding! Wait staff and management were all friendly and helpful, given our lack of knowledge of Peruvian food and drink. Some exciting new tastes will bring us back again.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Food
    Jeff
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    We did the Chicharrón de Cerdo appetizer and it was lovely. The sweet potatoes in this appetizer were perfect. I think I may do the main course version of this in the future. I had the lamb as my main course and it was tasty. A friend had the Tacu Tacu de Mariscos and said it was great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Perfect Night
    ShannonG
    Dined on 4/9/2014
    The food and service were amazing! They took such great care of my family and ensured my dad's birthday meal was memorable. Lomo Saltado is delicious! We've celebrated two birthdays here and will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Taste Experience
    iamfredc
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    This was my first visit ever to a Peruvian restaurant. I will definitely return again and again. Outstanding restaurant.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Another tasty dinner!
    bigaks
    Dined on 4/2/2014
    We've been to La Huaca before and always have great food and service. Our friends also liked their dishes. Overall it is a great experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed :(
    Foodie101
    Dined on 4/2/2014
    Clean, nice decor, and friendly staff. But sorry to say, we were underwhelmed by the lack of flavor. Ordered two dishes, and neither had much flavor. No, NOT heat, just flavor. The Loma Saltido, despite what others have written, was NOT Filet. Maybe Top Sirloin? Dish comes with plain rice, onions and tomato slices. Beef was cooked well. Portion size was decent, but overpriced for a simple dish using this cut of beef IMO. We also had a seafood/rice dish (sorry, forgot the name). Very small portion of seafood. By actual count: 2 clams, 4 medium shrimp (31-35's?), and about 5 or 6 small ringlets of squid. Rice was tasty, but was an overly large portion used as a plate filler. Again, overpriced for a mostly rice dish IMO.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Peruvian Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003
    Dined on 3/31/2014
    I was pleasantly surprised to find out that we had a Peruvian restaurant in Roseville. I read great reviews so we decided to try it out. We were greeted warmly by the host and we were seated promptly. I ordered the Lomo Saltado while my husband ordered the Seco con Frijoles. Both dishes were excellent! The beef on the Lomo Saltado was just right and the fries were the right amount of crisp. I also ordered the passion fruit pisco sour which was really good. We had an overall great experience and we will definitely come back. Highly recommended!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I'm hooked
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    Great food, nice atmosphere and close to home Entertainment was a little loud for a full house on Saturday night Can't wait to try everything on menu
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice place
    MEJS
    Dined on 3/20/2014
    We enjoyed our dinner. It was the first time there and the food and service were excellent. We will return and will tell others about the restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    TheFoodie
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    My mother-in-law found this restaurant in her local magazine and wanted to go there for her birthday. We loved it! The food was exquisite as well as the service. Excellent sangria too. Highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We had read good things about
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    We had read good things about this restaurant and wanted to try it. The visit was very enjoyable, with good and different food. We had no idea what Peruvian food consisted of, so they educated us and fed us. And there was live music the evening we were there, a guitarist by the name of Hugo. A fine time was had by all with good food, wine, and music.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    Seviche was out of this world!!!!!! Fresh fresh fresh tasting Mahi ahi Salmon and couscouse with broccoli was delectable! I will return!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ethnic Dining with a Flair
    espressobob
    Dined on 3/4/2014
    It's too bad that La Huaca is not in my neighborhood or my wife and I would eat there frequently. But it is an hour away although that doesn't stop us from going occasionally. The last time was with friends and all six of us had a marvelous dining experience. From the initial welcome to the final goodbyes, we had a great time. The Octupus appetizer was in a subtle and rich sauce, the causas as good as always, all the entrees were enjoyed by all and my duck was excellent. Shared appetizers, shared entrees, shared desserts, six of us had a marvelous time eating and drinking very nice Peruvian wine, reds and whites. We will be back just not as often as we would like but if you live in their neighborhood, don't miss La Huaca
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate