Inka Trails is owned by Patty and Frank Rodriguez. Inka Trails allows Patty the opportunity to share the heart of her culture: the wonderful cuisine; which has been a huge part of her world since she was a little girl growing up in Peru. She became privy to the restaurant business at a very young age in her parents restaurants. It was there that Patty learned that owning a restaurant is not only about serving food but more importantly it is about creating a welcoming and poignant experience for the customers. Although Patty learned the satisfaction of running a successful business she also witnessed the devotion and dedication of long hours it takes. Even still Patty, never one to be discouraged, always kept this dream close to her heart.
It was actually Patty’s husband, Frank Rodriguez, who suggested the idea that Patty start her own restaurant. With the help of Patty’s father and mother who have owned many restaurants themselves; Inka Trails became a reality. Patty believes her success is attributed not only to her optimistic attitude but also to the love and support of Frank and her children.
Today, Inka Trails, the restaurant Patty has owned since 2000, has become one of Claremont’s favorite dining spots. People are always dotting over the wonderful food and excellent service. The satisfied looks on the customer’s faces as they leave the restaurant really says it all. This is a place to not only satiate your hunger but your curiosity for the exotic as well. Patty and her staff are always glad to discuss in the nuances of Peruvian cuisine and culture with any one curious enough to ask. At the end of the day the success of Inka Trails, through out the years, gives Patty an indescribable satisfaction. It’s the feeling one feels when a dream and much hard work bring forth into fruition.