Peruvian cuisine | 8 dishes you need to try if you come to Peru.

The Peruvian cuisine “My favorite top 8 dishes”.

If you are preparing your trip to Peru and already have started to dream about the dishes that you are going to try, you may be interested in this list with my favorite dishes.

Lomo Saltado:

Stir-fry pieces of beef with onions and tomatoes, it comes with fries and rice.

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Peruvian cuisine: Lomo saltado, La Balanza restaurant-Lima Perú.

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Peruvian cuisine: Lomo saltado. Lima 27 restaurant, Lima-Perú.

Ají de gallina:

It is a dish made from small chicken pieces with peanuts or pecan sauce, bread soaked in milk, yellow pepper and sometimes parmesan cheese, accompanied by potatoes and boiled rice.

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Peruvian cuisine : Ají de gallina, made by me.

Causa rellena:

It’s my favorite dish! Mashed potatoes seasoned with lemon, salt and yellow pepper. The layers alternate with different ingredients such as tuna, chicken or with avocado and egg (vegetarian causa). There are many varieties!.

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Peruvian cuisine: Causa rellena-Peruvian food.


One of the most famous Peruvian dishes, based on fresh chopped fish (most of the time they use white fish) cured in lemon, seasoned with chili, garlic, onion, coriander and accompanied by corn and sweet potatoes.

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Peruvian cuisine: Ceviche.

Arroz chaufa:

Chinese fried rice Peruvian style with Chinese onions, garlic, soy sauce, pieces of meat or chicken, ginger and eggs.


The Nikkei cuisine, a fusion of Japanese and Peruvian food has many varieties of Makis, my favorite one is the “Acevichado” and I love that they use avocado a lot.

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Peruvian cuisine: Makis, Ache restaurant in Miraflores, Lima-Peru.

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Peruvian cuisine: Maki acevichado. Hanzo restaurant, Lima Perú.

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Peruvian cuisine: Makis and Pisco Sour, a good combination!


It is made of corn, chunks of meat, pepper and is wrapped in banana leaves. Personally I like to eat it at breakfast with a cup of coffee, but is perfect at any time of the day.

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Peruvian cuisine : Tamal with salsa criolla.


A fried dessert made from flour, pumpkin, sweet potatoes, sugar and eggs. Covered with chancaca honey made of, sugar, orange peel, cinnamon and clove.

Peruvian Picarones. Peruvian dessert.

There are many other delicious dishes, try the Chifa, a fusion of Peruvian with Chinese food and the delicious alfajores and Suspiro a la Limeña. Lima is a gastronomic paradise and has been chosen as the best culinary destination in the world for the fifth consecutive year by The World Travel Awards (WTA).

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  1. This is a really good tip particularly to those fresh to the blogosphere.
    Brief but very precise information… Thank you for sharing
    this one. A must read article!

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