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Remembering East Broadway’s Peruvian-Inspired House of Good Times and Pisco Sours

The ever-evolving Restaurant Graveyard series looks back at the countless, long-shuttered establishments that helped to propel Vancouver’s food and drink forward. Full A-Z with maps and photos here. May they never be forgotten!

Launched in the Spring of 2013, this woman-owned, Peruvian-inspired tapas and cocktail joint in Mt. Pleasant was big on flavour, personality and unpretentious good times. Helmed by chef Shelome Bouvette, chef Allison Flook and front of house charmer Kumiko Umeno, the restaurant dished delicious things like ceviche, chicken stew-stuffed empanadas, and always perfect Pisco Sours. It played host to several memorable summer BBQs (utilizing an open-air space out back for grilling, dancing and drinking), not to mention many a drag brunch and beer dinner. It closed in 2020 at the start of the Covid pandemic and the building that housed it at 136 East Broadway has since been demolished.

  • Kumiko, Allison, Shelome | Chicha
  • Pork Belly | Chicha
  • Pisco Sour | Chicha (not ours)
  • Shelome | Chicha
  • Pollo | Chicha
  • Paul | Chicha
  • Patada | Chicha
  • Allison | Chicha
  • Macchu | Chicha
  • Kumiko | Chicha
  • Classico | Chicha
  • Causaver | Chicha
  • Divina | Chicha

Neighbourhood: Main Street
136 East Broadway

There are 2 comments

  1. This one hurts…RIP Chicha! We need more Peruvian food in Vancouver 🙁

  2. I would love to honour the women that brought this restaurant to life and especially the one who is no longer with us. Shelome Bouvette, chef Allison Flook and front of house charmer Kumiko Umeno, U were an amazing dream team, sadly both the restaurant and Kumiko are no longer with us. Thank you all for supporting women in the industry and remembering one of the brightest lights that was dimmed to soon. We will love you always my tiny fierce friend. ❤️

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