On The way to Ica, we decided to make a stop at the Fundo San Jose and make a tour of the place. On the way out following the signs, easy way, we got to the restaurant, As it was lunch time the place was...More
I have been here a few times over the years, but I have never written a review. Mamainé is a well-known, Mistura-winning chef in Perú and the food here in her casual restaurant is outstanding and inexpensive. My son favors the milanesa de pollo here...More
Went on our returnig trip from Paracas, took the detour to visit El Carmen and to taste Mamaine's cuisine. It was totally worth it, have read some bad reviews about the food, everything is bull. The "papa a la huancaina", "ocopa", "seco con frejoles" and...More
After finding our way by collectivo from El Carmen...we had a pleasant 15 minute walk to the restaurant surprised to find it is this big establishment in the middle of what looked to be concrete homes in disrepair. I was glad we ate there because...More
The food was terrible, we had stomac problems after we left, and the roads are VERY bad, close to the restaurant. The prices are not cheap, still, not very high. I don't recommand this place for eating.
Thanks again to TripAdvisor, we avoided the overpriced hotel food and found this restaurant. Be warned, this place may be closing at 5:30pm as lunch is the important meal in Peru. We took the cab from our hotel to El Carmen to El Guayabo. Chincha...More
This time I got a chance to meet the owner Mamaine Cottito personally. She is very personable and knows how to treat customers. I was even treated to some Afro-Peruvian drumming and dance entertainment by youth from the the surrounding community of Guayabo. I would...More
This Afro-Peruvian restaurant known as El Refugio de Mamaine is located in the Guayabo section of El Carmen in Perú's province of Chincha, the hub of Afro-Peruvian culture. Peruvian “Soul Food” has its roots in the southern department of Ica where African slaves were brought...More