The food in Peru is as diverse as are its different climates and cities, and eating out can be an adventure in itself.
• In the Costa(Typical Food: Ceviche)
• In the Selva(Typical Food: Juanes) and
• In the Sierra(Typical Food: Lechon, Rocoto Relleno).
Peru is famous for potatos (papas), with more 5000 varieties. Potatos come from the mountains (Sierra: Huancayo, Cusco, Arequipa), including sweet potatoes which are a must, cooked and served cold with ceviche.
The fish and seafood is one of the most delighted products in Peruvian cuisine: ceviche, pescado sudado, seared scallops with soy sauce and pomegranate, peruvian seafood soup, tuna salad or cilantro rice with fried fish. Fish are good sources of protein and healthy unsaturated fats. For example, a 3-ounce serving of tuna provides 26 grams of protein. Protein foods keep our metabolism running, our energy up and our blood sugar levels stable.
Also from the sierra, cuy (Guinea pig) is cut up and cooked in stews or gutted, flattened and cooked barbecue style on the grill. Rabbit dishes are popular, and even llama can be found on the menu in Cusco(Tipon). The travellers also can visit the ruins of tipon
RestaurantIn several cities of Peru there's usually a few chifas(chinese) places, also fair number of vegetarian restaurants. Most restaurants open to week around of 11am to 11pm.
The price is around $1 to $3, these most commonly consist of three courses: soup, a main dish, and a cup of tea or coffee to follow.
DrinksWines, Beers(Cusqueña, Brahma, Pilsen) and spirits are served in almost every bar, café or restaurant at any time, but there is a deposit on taking beer bottles out (canned beer is one of the worst inventions to hit Peru this century - some of the finest beaches are littered with empty cans).