The former Del Pez restaurant at 76 E. Main Street in Newark has quietly reopened as Pachamama.
Pachamama features Peru’s popular spiced rotisserie chicken, along with other offerings from the South American country’s varied cuisine that comes with Asian and other influences.
Head Chef and General Manager, Juliana Jimenez, has 20 years of experience in Delaware that included ownership of a Wilmington restaurant, according to the Pachamama website.
A Facebook post stated that Pachamama will have itsgrand opening on June 7th and currently serves dinner between 3 p.m. and9 p.m.
Pachamama is a fertility goddess in the Inca empire that at one time extended along the western coast of South America, according to the restaurant’s website.
As DelPez, the Main Street restaurant specialized in upscale Latin fare, with previous owners operating an Italian restaurant at the location.
A Del Pez restaurant operates under the same ownership at Wilmington’s Riverfront as does The Santa Fe Grill on East Main is also part of the same ownership group
Peruvian-style rotisserie chicken has grown in popularity in the area, with the Chicken House operating a restaurant for many years on Capitol Trail east of Newark and in Middletown. Owners closed a restaurant in north Wilmington.
Also, Peruchos operates a location in Bear after moving from Capitol Trail.
Coming later this year is Viva Chicken in the Christiana area.