El Chile Group has its eyes set on its next venture: a Peruvian restaurant Yuyo, complete with a pisco bar. While there is no set location yet (East Austin addresses are being considered), it will open in the summer. The name comes from the Quechua word for seaweed, the indigenous language of the country. Peruvian fishermen would keep and show seaweed to prove how fresh their catches were that day.
Yuyo's executive chef Chris Camacho, who previously worked as chef de cuisine at Ola in Miami, will serve his take on the cuisine, with a focus on seafood. El Chile Group owners and siblings Carlos and Maribel Rivero, have been traveling to Peru and throughout South America to prepare for the restaurant. For them, Yuyo "represents the vitality of Peruvian gastronomy."
Update, June 5, 2017: Maribel Rivero is now the executive chef of Yuyo.
The restaurant group currently runs El Chile, El Alma, Alcomar, El Sapo, and several locations of El Chilito, with two new spots to come.