#SmallBusinessShoutOut Causita "Nikkei Peruvian cuisine"

Credit: Anne Fishbein


The ongoing Covid situation has affected local small businesses and many are struggling to stay open. In an effort to help those small businesses survive, we are featuring them in a segment we call #SmallBusinessShoutout!

This week for our #SmallBusinessShoutout, we are joined by Chef and Owner Ricardo Zarate of Causita "Nikkei Peruvian cuisine"

Richard Zarate, born in Lima, Peru. Zarate grew up in a shoebox-shaped cement house with a tin roof, in the 1970s and 1980s, as the second youngest of 13 siblings. 

At age 17, Zarate longed to be in the kitchen full-time, enrolled in his hometown culinary school, Instituto de las Américas. Paving the groundwork of his Peruvian influence. 

Keep up with Causita on Instagram and their Website

Located at 3709 W. Sunset Blvd in Silverlake 

 For Reservations CLICK HERE

Hours: Tuesday — Thursday 5pm to 10pm; Friday & Saturday 5pm to 10:30pm; Closed Sunday and Monday 

Causita — Peruvian slang term for “best friends” new restaurant in LA that focuses on the storied tradition of Japanese and Peruvian (aka “Nikkei Peruvian”) cuisine.  

The exuberant aromas of Peru are combined with the umani and sophisticated culinary skills of Japan in this dynamic cuisine 

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