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Serial restaurateur and chef to open new Peruvian restaurant in San Francisco

The exterior of Jannah restaurant at 1775 Fulton St. in San Francisco in March 2021. Carlos Altamirano, a Bay Area Peruvian chef, is slated to open a new restaurant at this location in spring 2024. | Source: Google Streetview

Bay Area chef and restaurateur Carlos Altamirano is working on a new restaurant in San Francisco's NoPa neighborhood set to open in spring 2024.

The new restaurant—which does not have a name yet—will occupy a space that formerly housed Jannah, an Iraqi restaurant that closed last year. Altamirano filed an application to sell alcohol with the state's Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control this week, records show.

Altamirano's business partner and wife, Shu Dai, confirmed the tentative opening date and said to expect a Peruvian themed menu, similar to his other restaurants.

More specific details about the restaurant will be announced around the beginning of 2024, Dai added.

Altamirano owns and operates seven Peruvian restaurants throughout the Bay Area. Most notably, he opened La Costanera in 2009 along Highway 1 in Half Moon Bay, serving elevated Peruvian dishes with oceanside views. The restaurant held a Michelin star from 2011 to 2013.

Other Altamirano restaurants include Mochica, a dine-in establishment in Potrero Hill and Piqueos, a Peruvian tapas bar in Bernal Heights. He also started Sanguchon, a food truck serving Peruvian fusion sandwiches in the Mission District that graduated to a brick-and-mortar eatery on Valencia Street in 2021.