Peruvian. Fresca corners a unique market with creative translations of Peruvian cuisine. Nouveaux culinary styles dress up the traditional Peruvian ingredients to bring modern flavors to ceviches, meat & poultry dishes, seafood, Peruvian soups and vibrant appetizers. The modern, relaxed interior of this popular San Francisco fusion restaurant fills in regularly with hungry crowds noshing on the creative cuisine and sipping the dangerously addicting sangria.
The creation of father and son duo Julio and Jose Calvo-Perez, Fresca is a fairly new addition to the Pac Heights dining scene, although savvy diners may already know the original Fresca at 24 West Portal. What was once a closely guarded neighborhood secret is now beginning to catch on with the masses. And how could it not? With the recent demand in San Francisco for authentic Nuevo-Latino fare, many restaurants have opened their doors in the past couple of years in an attempt cater to this dining whim, yet few have met the challenge with the panache of Fresca.
- Excerpt from Fresca Brings Peruvian Cuisine to the Upper Fillmore by Heather Thompson