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Dining News: 'Exceptionally Fresh' Fish at La Huaca in Roseville

My favorite restaurant reviews to read are the ones where I learn about a new cuisine or that feature a restaurant I've never heard of. Luckily for me, Sac Bee restaurant reviewer Blair Anthony Robertson provided both an explainer in Peruvian food and a review of Roseville's off-the-radar La Huaca.

During our visits to La Huaca, we found the fish to be exceptionally fresh, with that crisp, clean favor up front on the palate that's a telltale sign that it is at its best. There are five ceviches on the menu, all sizable portions suitable for sharing for $14.95. My favorites were the clasico, a basic white fish presentation that demonstrates this classical – and rather magical – technique with seafood; and the de Rocoto, a ceviche covered in a creamy and mildly spicy rocoto sauce.

Adventurous diners open to sharing and exploring will do best by ordering a sampler and comparing the subtle differences by choosing three of five available ceviches for $29.90...

We also delved into the equally impressive seafood side of the menu and were especially impressed with the calamari, firm but tender and universally difficult to get right. Our favorite was the hearty comfort dish called arroz del Pacifico Sur, in which we encountered perfectly prepared calamari and plump shrimp "flamed" in that Pisco liquor and served with rice and aji sauce.

Read the entire review in the Sac Bee.

The restaurant's 22 miles from Downtown Sacramento. After reading the review, it might be time to pay a visit to the 'burbs.

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