On ‘The Sports Bar Court’ football is breathed, but also history. Upon arrival, the first thing that catches your eye is a large-scale mural with the faces of the World Cup stars of yesterday and today: Gianluca Lapadula and André Carrillo, scorers of the peruvian national team in the qualifying process for Qatar 2022; and on the side Paolo Guerrero, Jefferson Farfán and Christian Cueva appear sharing the same wall with César Cueto, Teófilo Cubillas and Hugo Sotil, names that remind us of the most glorious era of Peruvian football.
The architect of this proposal is Cristian Estremadoyro, a staunch fan of the national team and lifelong Surcano, who asked the urban artist Dumser to portray the footballers who, in his opinion, have been the most influential in the history of the red-and-white. “As a fan of the Peruvian team, this is a way to pay tribute to them for all the joy they have given us,” comments the gastronomic entrepreneur.
Cristian opened his store in the middle of last year motivated by one reason: he always dreamed of having a space where he could gather soccer fans like him to enjoy good food. Its name, in addition to its sporting connotation, refers to its location: it is right in front of the field of the Los Próceres sports complex. “My idea was always for it to be a meeting point not only to follow the national team, but also the local tournament, the Copa Libertadores, the Champions League and any other football event there is.”
Since its inauguration and without intending to, La Cancha has summoned not only fans, but also former Peruvian soccer players who have dressed the white and red. He has been visited by César Cueto, ‘Chorrillano’ Palacios, José Soto, ‘Puma’ Carranza, ‘Puchungo’ Yañez, among others. And every time the national team plays, the young woman tends to fall singer Brigitte Roman and the composer Andrés Vargas, cousins of the Peruvian striker Gianluca Lapadula.
All of them, in addition to the good vibes, arrive at the place seduced by the marine and Creole dishes, whose names are inspired by the selection. There is, for example, (with octopus, black shells and fish). We also recommend the blanquirrojo tiradito (with strips of fish bathed in leche de tigre and rocoto sauce) and the trio my selection (with cebiche, rice with seafood and pork rinds).
For the game Uruguay vs. Peru, to be played this Thursday 24th, Cristian says that he already has all the tables reserved. “When the national team plays, it always bursts ”Explain. “We all hope to achieve a positive result in order to be closer to the World Cup”, ends. Any other date, attention is from Tuesday to Sunday from noon to 10 at night. Here you will always be received with a goal hug. //