Food and drink in Peru

For many Europeans, Peru is quite unknown, but the country has a lot to offer, in particular, the cuisine of Peru. Not in vain, Peruvian cuisine is one of the best in the world and the best restaurants in Peru occupy world-class positions. Try everything you can!

The best restaurants

Every year, the best restaurants in Peru compete for the Summum competition, honoring and rewarding the best restaurants. Discover the Peruvian specialties that Peru has to offer

Street food

Peruvian cuisine is influenced by many nations and this is reflected in Peruvian dishes. The cuisine is varied, in addition to the traditional dishes of indigenous cultures (dominated by corn and potatoes) you can enjoy dishes influenced by Spanish, Chinese and Japanese culture.

National dish and drink

The Ceviche national dish has a flavor throughout the country, but especially good in the coastal regions. Other highlights include Lomo saltado, Aji de gallina, Rocoto relleno or Papa a la huancaina.

We also recommend the wine from the Pisca and Ica region and, of course, the Pisco Sour national drink.

Prices of food and drink

The prices vary a lot. The food on the street is available from 5 Soles the dish, while the visit of a Summum restaurant for a main dish can also be for 90 Soles (about € 24). In the smaller cities and in the countryside, you get a delicious meal for the equivalent of 3 euros. Let yourself be seduced by the pleasures of Peruvian food.

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