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The 7 Best Restaurants in Peru

Posted by Carmen Maria Guevara Protzel on Mar 24, 2018 11:08:00 AM

"This article was originally written by the staff at AllTheRooms and has been converted to fit the format of our site". 

From the Amazon to the Andes, Peru specializes in dishes that draw on the fresh produce of the country’s distinct areas. Peruvian cuisine is one of the finest in the world, with its incredible ceviche and South American and Asian fusions that are a result of centuries of migration.

Its capital, Lima, is known for its amazing seafood and ceviche, freshly caught from the Pacific Ocean. Meanwhile, inland in the Andean mountains, the cuisine is known for its variety of potatoes, fresh river trout and quinoa-based dishes. Moving even further into the country’s interior to the Amazon, you can find fish cooked in banana leaves with exotic, Amazonian fruit sauces. We’ve selected the 7 best restaurants in Peru for you to try.

1. Amaz, Lima

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For a taste of the Amazon, head to Amaz in Lima. Dishes on the menu include snails, coconut rice and plantains cooked with traditional Amazonian techniques. The restaurant also has succulent fish dishes with fruity and spicy sauces. There’s an exotic cocktail menu to accompany your meal, so be sure to sample a few. And if you need a place to crash after, you can check out all accommodation options in Lima.

2. Huaca Pullana, Lima

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No trip to Peru is complete without eating a sandwich in a sangucheria. Peru is known for its excellent sandwich scene, with tons of sandwich shops in the main cities. La Lucha has restaurants in Arequipa and Lima. The bread is perfectly fresh, with a nice crispy outer edge. Meanwhile, there are tons of delicious fillings to try and it’s a great option for vegetarians and meat-eaters alike.

4. Pachapapa, Cusco

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Pachapapa restaurant is located in the heart of the hipster San Blas district in Cusco. It serves up delicious, traditional Andean dishes, including locally sourced trout, roasted guinea pig and skewers of alpaca meat. The restaurant’s interior features traditional Cuzqueño decor and it feels like you’ve stepped into a local’s house.

5. Salamanto Restaurante, Arequipa

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Salamanto Restaurante in Arequipa serves ancestral dishes cooked with a modern twist. It’s an incredible fusion of old and new, as the restaurant uses ancient techniques to prepare the cuisine. Order a seven or ten-course tasting menu, which features plates such as alpaca and trout cooked in quirky sauces that will blow your mind.

6. Jardin Secreto, Cusco

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Jardin Secreto is a casual restaurant offering up local cuisine, and if you’re looking for a quick Andean bite, it’s a great option. It serves up Peruvian staples including grilled trout, lomo saltado, which is strips of beef that have been stir-fried with onions, chili and vegetables, and quinoa soups. In the evenings there’s live Andean folk music, to really get you in the mood.

7. La Mar

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No trip to Peru would be complete without sampling its national dish: ceviche. La Mar, in the trendy neighborhood of Miraflores in Lima, serves up tasty ceviche in a high-end restaurant atmosphere. The ceviche is to die for. Be sure to pair your meal with a Chilcano or pisco sour cocktail.

 

Blog written by Carmela Rodriguez
Photos by AllTheRooms 

Carmela is a Journalist from London. She quit the rainy UK and moved to Medellin, Colombia, where she is a Content Writer for Alltherooms.com
 
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If you love local gastronomy and would like  to try food at any of Peru restaurants we can include it in your tour program so feel free to Contact us
 
Carmen Maria Guevara Protzel

Topics: Peru

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