Closure: Restaurant known for its authentic Peruvian fare closing in Hamilton

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Published April 24, 2023 at 1:51 pm

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Photo via @culantrocookery

A Peruvian restaurant that has been around for about 10 years in Hamilton just announced it is closing.

Culantro Peruvian Cookery, located at 537 Main St. E., Hamilton, announced on Friday (April 21) it is closing.

Chef Juan Castillo who trained in Lima, Peru, owns the restaurant and used local ingredients to create Peruvian cuisine.

The restaurant has many four- and five-star reviews on Google with patrons praising the chef for his skill in the kitchen.

“The chef and owner treated us like family, bringing out many dishes that really captured the flavour of Peru,” one person wrote.

“Amazing food and the owner was incredibly personable and kind,” another wrote.

But, sadly, Culantro announced on Instagram that the restaurant would be closing.

“Dear friends and community, after nearly 10 years in this beautiful city, Culantro is closing its doors,” the post read.

Thank you everyone for nearly a decade of food, fun and friendship. I thank God for giving me the opportunity to run my own restaurant.

Thank you to this city for welcome me and its people for supporting me.throughout out this time i have made many friends, we have laughed and we have cried, but i don’t regret anything, especially having done it in Hamilton, thank you so much.”

The post didn’t say when the restaurant would close and attempts to reach Culantro failed.

There was no reason given for the closure.

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