Papacho’s is a restaurant in Larcomar, the shopping mall built into the cliff that overlooks the ocean, and after a busy day of shopping in the mall, we stopped at Papacho’s for burgers and cocktails.
The menu is fairly extensive with pub food and dishes to share including burgers, sandwiches, pastas and more. I ordered the Pobre Burger (32 soles), topped with a fried egg and bananas. The burgers come with your choice of french fries or sweet potato fries – I chose the sweet potato.
We also ordered a Mac & Chis (menu’s spelling of cheese) to share (28 soles) – which was likely the best in all of Lima.
The macaroni sat in a sea of cheese sauce, which looked to have a base of Bechamel, was extremely cheesy and delicious. In addition to pub food, Papacho’s has a number of beers from local microbreweries – some with quintessential Peruvian ingredients like quinoa or purple corn.
I enjoy ordering a burger with an egg as a topping, but I had never had a burger with egg and banana. The banana was fried or sauteed, and added a nice sweet flavour to the burger. The egg was sunny-side up with a runny yolk that ooozed out when I bit into it, and made the burger a messy but delicious meal.
With booths that look out to the ocean, Papacho’s would be a great place to watch the sunset while on a date or with friends.