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El Bosque at El Pinar: Delicious food with breathtaking mountain views

El Bosque at El Pinar: Delicious food with breathtaking mountain views

Jorge and I had already shared a turkey burger that morning, and the trip out to El Bosque was more about the promise of the stunning mountain views than going on a foodie adventure. He had been to El Bosque at El Pinar several times before (usually on his bike), and even with the threat of oncoming rain clouds, I was excited to be closer to the mountains again.

Trying to get anywhere in central Huaraz around 1pm requires exceptional patience. It’s the time when primary-aged students finish school and the scene is what I would describe as organised chaos. The scene fascinated me because even though Huaraz is a small city (and this I assume is a daily occurrence for most kids and their families), the pavements simply weren’t built to cope with the extra foot traffic. People spill onto the narrow roads, with car and moto-taxi horns adding to the street symphony of vendors selling fried chicken and ceviche.



Peru | Pachamanca In Huaraz

Peru | Pachamanca In Huaraz

It was Sunday lunchtime, and it had begun to drizzle as my landlady, Liliana and I walked to Jirón José Olaya. This small street transforms every Sunday to serve traditional Peruvian food - with gazebos sheltering the trestle tables and chairs on the road. You can also dine in the many restaurants serving the same dishes. It was the only street that remained standing during the 40s and 60s, and here you can take a glimpse of the old Huaraz, where the traditional green and white colour scheme of the houses remain.