A report by Rebecca Kinney, tablehopper intern: FINA ESTAMPA is reopening on Bush Street near Polk. Owner Veronica Shinzato is the daughter of the previous owners who have (almost) retired. Her father, Julio, will still be the chef, says Shinzato, which reflects her focus for the restaurant: families. Shinzato wants to continue the family tradition, adding that people who ate at her family’s previous restaurant as kids eventually brought in their own kids to dine. Shinzato’s own children have inspired part of the restaurant décor—a kids’ booth is framed by a colorful clubhouse façade, which her kids loved so much that she kept it. Diners will enter through a custom-made door carved with traditional Peruvian art, and they will sit in reclaimed booths surrounded by exposed brick walls. Shinzato emphasizes that there will be no “fancy food,” just “typical Peruvian food”. Here is an early draft of the menu. Fina Estampa will have a large selection of Peruvian wine and Peruvian beer. Shinzato expects to be open this week pending inspections. Hours will be Wed-Mon, 11:30am-2:30pm for lunch and 5pm-10pm for dinner. Closed Tue. 1407 Bush St. at Polk.
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