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Peruvian pop-up Papa Llama to open restaurant in Curry Ford West

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click to enlarge Soon, you won't have to worry about Lomo FOMO — Papa Llama's signature lomo saltado will be available any night you like. - PHOTO COURTESY @PAPALLAMACO ON INSTAGRAM
  • Photo courtesy @papallamaco on Instagram
  • Soon, you won't have to worry about Lomo FOMO — Papa Llama's signature lomo saltado will be available any night you like.
Kevin and Maria Ruiz, who run the Peruvian pop-up restaurant Papa Llama, have signed a lease to open a brick-and-mortar restaurant in Orlando's Curry Ford West neighborhood.

The restaurant will be located at 2840 Curry Ford Road, in the Winn-Dixie shopping plaza. Opening timeframe is early 2020.



"We've been in business for three years, and our goal has always been to open a permanent space," says chef-owner Kevin Ruiz. "Curry Ford West is Orlando's newest 'Main Street,' and its central location is its greatest strength. We're excited to add to the local community with great food and a splash of Peruvian alegria."
click to enlarge Husband-and-wife team Kevin and Maria Ruiz, chef-owners of Papa Llama, in front of their new space at 2840 Curry Ford Rd. - PHOTO COURTESY PAPA LLAMA
  • Photo courtesy Papa Llama
  • Husband-and-wife team Kevin and Maria Ruiz, chef-owners of Papa Llama, in front of their new space at 2840 Curry Ford Rd.
Papa Llama will be open for dinner service, featuring modern Peruvian menu items as well as beer and wine. The Ruizes are currently working with design firm dap on the interior of the space.

Papa Llama has brought their often-sold-out Peruvian brunch and dinner events to spaces like Redlight Redlight, The Heavy, Lineage Coffee, the former Swine & Sons restaurant, and most recently with their five-course "feast." offerings in residency at East End Market.

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