Founded by Chef Carlos Altamirano and his wife, Shu Altamirano, Altamirano Restaurant Group has earned a reputation for exemplary Peruvian cuisine in the Bay Area.
The Altamiranos opened their first Peruvian restaurant, Mochica, in San Francisco’s SOMA district in 2004. The minority-owned restaurant quickly gained a dedicated following and, after a decade of success, expanded and relocated to Potrero Hill. The family opened Piqueos, a popular Peruvian tapas bar, in Bernal Heights in 2007. In 2009, they established La Costanera, a contemporary Peruvian restaurant that has earned annual Michelin recognition since 2011, and features the coastal cuisine of Peru from a stunning oceanfront location just north of Half Moon Bay.
In 2015, Chef Altamirano opened the tremendously successful Parada in Walnut Creek, which won Diablo magazine’s highest honor in its annual food awards. The family opened two additional restaurants in the East Bay in 2017: Paradita Eatery in Public Market Emeryville and Barranco in the heart of downtown Lafayette. In 2021, the restaurant group reopened its popular Sanguchon food truck as a brick-and-mortar destination on Valencia Street in San Francisco.
With a commitment to sharing authentic Latin American culture, creating unforgettable dishes through innovative techniques and using the freshest ingredients, Chef Altamirano has established himself as the acclaimed Bay Area authority on inspired Peruvian cuisine.