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Popular Peruvian Food Truck Sanguchon Opening Valencia Brick-and-Mortar

An eighth restaurant from chef Carlos Altamarino


Chef/restaurateur Carlos Altamirano, one of the Bay Area’s best known ambassadors of Peruvian cuisine, is setting up a brick-and-mortar outpost of Sanguchon, his popular fleet of Peruvian sangucheria trucks. The new restaurant, the chef’s eighth overall, will arrive on Valencia Street (at 23rd Street) in first floor retail space at a new development.

Altamarino’s restaurant group has established itself with businesses like Mochica (Potrero Hill), Piqueos (Bernal Heights), La Costanera (Halfmoon Bay), Parada (Walnut Creek), Paradita (Emeryville) and most recently Barranco (Lafayette). Meanwhile, Sanguchon trucks have roamed the area with more casual fare, serving sandwiches like lomo saltado (stir fried NY striup sirloin), pan con chicharron (pork loin, sliced fried jams, and marinated onions in lime juice and creme de rocoto), and barbacoa (with Inka cola-based sauce). Those are all available as wraps and combo specials, with sweet potato fries, platanos fritos, and alfajores (dulce de leche filled cookies) for dessert.

The Mission’s permanent Sanguchon outpost appears to be fast-casual in nature, with table seating and to-go orders. Customers can expect house-made “refrescos,” or freshly blended fruit drinks, plus classic Peruvian Inka Cola, as at Sanguchon’s trucks.

An opening timeline for the restaurant isn’t clear: Eater has reached out for details, so stay tuned.

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