|About||Yuyo is a new contemporary Peruvian restaurant in East Austin featuring made-to order cebiches, charcoal grilled specialties, & classic pisco cocktails.|
|Restaurant specialties||Coffee, Dinner, Drinks|
|Restaurant services||Groups, Outdoor, Waiter, Walkins|
In bygone days in Peru, fisherman would pair their fresh catch of the day with seaweed and bring this to market. Customers would judge the freshness of the fish by the texture of the seaweed—if the seaweed was wet and crisp, the fish was sure to be fresh. In Quechua, the indigenous language of Peru, the word for seawood is Yuyo.
“Yuyo is our fresh catch, and we are proud to bring it to the Austin market.” - Executive Chef Maribel Rivero
With their new restaurant, Yuyo, brother-sister team Restaurateur Carlos Rivero and Executive Chef Maribel Rivero have created a culinary experience that reflects the contemporary dining scene of Peru’s capital city.
Chef Maribel Rivero’s training in Peruvian cuisine included working alongside Lima’s world-class Chefs Pedro Miguel Schiaffino and Virgilio Martinez, as well as with large families in their home kitchens. Her understanding of the complexities of Peruvian food reflects the various ethnicities of Peru: indigenous Peruvian, African, Chinese, Japanese, Spanish, and other European peoples. A rich mix of cultures come together to highlight the culinary bounties from land and sea—from the Amazon rainforest, the Andes Mountains, the Sechura Desert, and the Pacific Ocean.
While Chef Rivero honed her cooking skills in Peru, Carlos Rivero continued to expand his Mexican food concepts—restaurants El Chile, El Alma, El Chilito, and Alcomar. Visiting his sister in Peru, a rediscovery of the bonds of close community, collaborative spirit, and fresh, local ingredients reminded him of his childhood in La Paz, Bolivia. Visiting Peru felt like coming home to their South American heritage. Spurred by these food memories of their youth, Carlos and Maribel were inspired to create Yuyo, the only contemporary Peruvian restaurant in Austin.
|General manager||Katy Rodriguez|