Peruvian cuisine would certainly be filed under 'under-represented' here in the capital, with the behemoth that is Mexican food (and all its bastardisations) making larger waves as Latin America's culinary representative. Having lived a life of pop-ups and temporary permanence, Pachakutiq has now returned boldly in the form of Pachapapi, hoping to make a more lasting mark on the Beijing scene as the ambassador of excellent Peruvian fare.
A stylish and sizeable spot in the ever more throbbing Xinyuanli Jinshang development sees it standing shoulder to shoulder with Beijing F&B titans Bottega and Q Mex, plus newly landed heavyweight brewers Boxing Cat – a location that should bring Pachapapi a healthy dose of stability and a reliable flow of diners.
Fortunately, the food is promising too. We took a peek at the classic ceviches (from 98RMB), some excellent salads, sushi rolls (from 58RMB) and legit Peruvian mains that largely hit the same standard that excited in the Pachakutiq days. Generous portion sizes, too, and this spot looks set to become a strong pick for a group feastin'. We'll be back for seconds soon.