Lima, Peru’s famed seafood restaurant La Rosa Nautica, which is set on a pier that extends a hundred meters from the city’s shore into the Pacific ocean, is opening its second restaurant in Bogota, Colombia.The restaurant should be open by mid-December 2010. They are also planning to open a third La Rosa Nautica franchise in Argentina. The restaurant in Lima sometimes gets knocked on by critics because the high number of tourist buses that frequent it, though the setting is spectacular and the food, most notably the ceviches and fish dishes, are always consistent. When I have family in town, it’s usually the first or last place we go. This is not the first Peruvian restaurant to expand to Bogota. Gaston Acurio’s La Mar and Astrid & Gaston have established themselves in the Colombian capital, as has Rafael Osterling’s Rafael.La Rosa Nautica Bogota
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Writer and photographer Nicholas Gill is the editor/publisher of New World Review. He lives in Lima, Peru and Brooklyn, New York. His work has appeared in publications such as the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, CondeNast Traveler, National Geographic Traveler, Afar, and Penthouse. Visit his personal website (nicholas-gill.com) for more information.