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A Few Words

from jorge

Peru has recently commenced a gastronomic revolution the world has never seen before but has definitely been felt in each of its corners. The most important news media are raving about peruvian cuisine. Peruvian food is simply fantastic. Peru has an abundant supply of unique ingredients like quinoa, lucuma, among many others. Not that many people know that Peru alone has over 3,800 different types of potatoes. As a chef, my professional background comes from all of my experiences: I had the opportunity to study at Le Cordon Bleu in Los Angeles, a world-renowned culinary school, in addition to learning home-made recipes from my peruvian-chinese parents and daily exposure with all of my co-workers throughout the years. I am sure you will enjoy the El Rocoto experience.

Jorge W. Chan, Chef & Owner

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Jorge Chan



Rocoto Pepper

What is


Since about 2,500 B.C. “aji” (a general term for spicy peppers in South America) has been a part of Peruvian cuisine. They were worshipped by the Incas and are immortalized in fine pottery and jewelry.  Rocoto is a Peruvian specialty “aji” that has a unique taste and is believed to impart a “cold heat” that attacks the taste butts and not the digestive system. While Rocoto is not the hottest “aji”, it is nevertheless known as “Levanta Muerto” (Raising the Dead) and “Gringo Huanuchi” (Gringo Killer in “Quechua” native language).  So, if you like to try a tiny piece of Rocoto don’t hesitate to ask your friendly server, but please also ask for a glass of water.

At El Rocoto we are fully committed to your dining enjoyment, fresh meats, fish & shellfish, superb sauces that are prepared with a masterful touch! Please allow us to bring you the finest in Peruvian cooking at affordable prices. You’ll find our food simply delicious!!! Buen Provecho!!!

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