El Cave

I posted a note on the local VW club’s forum asking about locating a replacement electronic ignition in Lima. I struck out finding a quick replacement, but lucked out meeting Eric and Vaneza. Awesome folks who were extremely generous and made sure we saw some more of the local sights.  They took us out and showed us around Barranco before a stop at Tio Marios.

Uncle Mario was a street food vendor who rose to notoriety cooking up the best anticucho in Peru. Grilled beef heart shish-kabobs. He saved every sole and eventually moved from his street cart to this awesome restaurant right in the heart of Barranco.

Uncle Mario is still in the kitchen manning the grill and we can report that the beef hearts are pretty darn tasty too. Don’t forget to wash it down with some chicha morada.

Next up was a stop at the weekly Cave Peru meeting. More great folks who meet up because of their love of their escarabajos, but use their group to help out local communities. One of their major initiatives is to collect books and school supplies and deliver them to areas in need. A great way to combine a cruise with a cause… and they cruise all over the country helping out deserving schools.





2 thoughts on “El Cave

  • March 28, 2011 at 8:05 PM

    Thanks so much for the kind words!!! Gracias 😀 We hope your trip goes great and for anything you need please don’t hesitate to call us. Vane sends many hugs, and if you need any info concerning Cusco, Puno, Bolivia, anywhere; or if you know where you might be heading she might be able to make sure you end up in good hands… Anyway happy trails, and we’ll be watching your travels to see how things go!!! What a dream come true to make that journey!
    Thanks again!
    Eric y Vaneza

  • March 28, 2011 at 8:43 PM

    Good on ya, Eric. And Vaneza too. Sightseeing and yummy anticucho!

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