Friday, July 13, 2007

Antigua Taberna Queirolo

Mom and Dad in front of the Taberna Queirolo

Around the corner from the Archaeological Museum is the Antigua Taberna Queirolo. In the 1880s an Italian immigrant settled in the area and established a winery and distillery on this spot. As part of his businness he opened a general store, which also served as an outlet for his wines and spirits. Eventually, the store turned into a restaurant and bar, serving the wines and piscos made in the factory right behind the shop.

Today, Queirolo piscos are some of the best-regarded in the country and the Taberna Queirolo ranks among the most picturesque and "classic" eateries and watering holes in the city. Their pork sandwiches are well-spoken of and certainly look good. Even though we were still full from lunch, our mouths started to water as we watched the sandwiches being made behind the counter as we savoured our pisco sours, coffee and Inca Kola. With 127 years making pisco and putting out the sandwiches, they ought to know what they're doing, and must be doing it right!

Antigua Taberna Queirolo
1090 Avenida San Martín, corner of Avenida Vivanco
Pueblo Libre
Phone: 460-0441


Anonymous said...

What a great way to see what you're doing and learn a lot too! I recognized your aunt as the lady I met on Easter a few years back.

Thanks for doing this...I will check it regularly. And eat your vegetables, can't live on guinea pig alone!

We lost all 3 games last the young snots team. Surely do hope they end up in A Division next year!

Anonymous said...


Love the blog, making me antsy to pick up and fly to Peru. I really hate this two weeks vacation thing that journalism so grudgingly provides. Counting the days to be with you all in Lima.

Juancho said...

Thanks, guys! I'm glad you're enjoying it.

Anonymous said...

Hello, Sara!

Fra Miguel.