After first touching down at Liberty Station this past summer, Pisco Rotisserie & Cevicheria is scheduled to launch a North County branch this weekend on Sunday, January 21. Born of a partnership between master Peruvian chef Emmanuel Piqueras and local restaurateur Sami Ladeki, the new Carlsbad outpost replaces a long-running Sammy’s Wood Fired Pizza location, transforming the 4,500-square-foot space into a vibrant setting for Piqueras’ menu of classic Peruvian specialties and modern interpretations.
Open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and from 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, the restaurant will offer favorites from the Liberty Station menu including the fresh seafood ceviche and rotisserie chicken, or pollo a la brasa, but Carlsbad’s Pisco will also feature new lunch offerings that range from eight sandwich options, including the Rocoto burger featuring Wagyu beef topped with a spicy cream sauce made from Peruvian rocoto peppers, plus salads and vegetarian dishes such as cremini mushroom ceviche with red bell peppers, tomatoes, yam and Peruvian corn.
Pisco’s bar has become know as a destination for pisco, the grape-derived brandy that’s a signature drink of Peru. There’s a wide selection to sip on, plus a list of craft cocktails based on the spirit. Pisco Carlsbad will also pour Peruvian and other South American wines as well as local and Peruvian beers.
To coincide with Carlsbad opening, both locations will now offer a daily happy hour — from 5 to 7 p.m. In Liberty Station and from 3 to 6 p.m. at the new North County branch. Specials will include $2 off all drinks and half-off a selection of small plates that range from empanadas to ceviche and salads.