The chefs behind Peruvian restaurants Picca and Mo-Chica in Los Angeles will be opening an establishment focused on coastal Peruvian cuisine in Marina del Rey.
The restaurant, likely opening in early 2013, is called Paiche, and will be located in the shopping center between Lincoln Boulevard and Admiralty Way that houses Mendocino Farms and Sugarfish.
Paiche will serve mostly seafood, in particular Peruvian ceviche, which is typically chunks of raw fish marinated in lime or orange and served with sliced onions, chili peppers, salt and pepper.
The restaurant takes its name from the Amazonian fish Paiche, a freshwater fish that grows up to 300 pounds. The restaurant’s owner, Ricardo Zarate, plans on serving signature Peruvian dishes in a casual environment, seating 162 diners inside and 42 on an outside patio.