June 02, 2021

There are people who like to taste gastronomic delicacies from all over the world, even getting into culinary tourism to find the most famous places to eat.

A few years ago, the world started falling in love with Peruvian culture; its fashion, its traditions and most of all its food.

Filled with exotic ingredients with strong foreign inspiration, Peruvian food has something to offer that no one else can: a homelike taste. 


So it’s only natural for people to want to hunt down the bestPeruvian restaurants from different parts of the world and live an experience unforgettable to your palate.  

Read About: Peruvian Cuisine: Aspiring Cultural Heritage

 

Some of the best Peruvian restaurants in the world 

Without further ado, we bring you some of the bestPeruvian restaurants from around the globe.

This is not a final list and the restaurants are not listed in any particular order; in fact there’s actually dozens of fantastic restaurants that do a good job at capturing the essence of Peru. 


Panca (New York, US)

According to their website, Panca started with a dream of presenting the wide diversity and fusion of Peruvian food, using the best and most authentic ingredients in a modern presentation.

Led by chef Emmanuel Piqueras, this delicious and innovative restaurant has managed to stay hip and relevant for eight years in Greenwich Village, an almost impossible task for any restaurant in NYC.

The specialty of thisPeruvian restaurant are Taquitos de Camarón, or shrimp tacos with spices. 


Nuna (Punta del Este, Uruguay)

This exclusivePeruvian restaurant in Uruguay was made possible thanks to chef Jaime Pesaque; who first learned the secrets of Peruvian cuisine from his family’s cooking.

He later studied at Le Cordon Bleu, where he discovered he could take the roots of Peruvian food to other parts of the world.

According to Pesaque, Peruvian food is an expanding trend with no intention of stopping. Nuna is known for its Langostinos Soberbios, a lobster dish with camote cream andají amarillo sauce

 

Lima Limon (Las Vegas, US)

One of the things that make thisPeruvian restaurant unique (but also quite typical for Peruvian culture) is that it’s a family business.

Chef Christian Vasquez Torres brings authentic Peruvian flavor to his own inventions and mixes, after all, cuisine is all about experimenting.

Enjoy meals such as “Ceviche in Huacatay sauce” and “Green Causa rellena with grilled octopus” while you admire the traditional decor, including a Gigantic Llama work of art. (To learn the recipe for Causa Rellena clickhere)

 

14 Inkas (Bogota, Colombia)

Don’t get fooled by big enterprises, they also know a thing or two about quality. An example of this is 14 Inkas, led by chefs Jose Luis Zarate and Alexander Dave Torres. These two creative minds own Grupo Nazca, a consortium ofPeruvian restaurants all over Colombia.

This hip restaurant is located in a modern shopping area of the city, thus attracting a younger crowd. Get swirled up by 14 Inkas’ specialty: “Pollito Peruano” (Peruvian chick), a chicken marinated for 36 hours in black beer, mustard,ají panca, and vinegar. 

 

La Mar (San Francisco, US)

This Peruvian restaurant holds a very special place for the Latin country. Its chef and creator, Gaston Acurio, decided his true career was cuisine, and even after studying law he decided to enroll at Le Cordon Bleu and follow his dreams.

He wasn’t wrong to do this; now he holds the title of “Ambassador of Peruvian Cuisine” and is considered the most successful Peruvian chef in the world. His flagship restaurant, La Mar, has another location in Miami, and its specialty dish is “Ceviche del Amor”, prepared withrocoto cream and coral crab. 

Barandiaran (Santiago, Chile)

ThePeruvian restaurant we list here is living proof of how cuisine can change the world. Its head chef, Marco Barandiaran, emigrated to Chile to cook for the Peruvian embassy, some time after he founded the famous restaurant, now a trademark in the city of Santiago.

He made Peruvian food so relevant in Chile that he was named an “Honorable resident” by the Chilean government. Thanks to this, Peru and Chile were able to leave behind past  conflicts and enjoy the deliciousness of Peruvian food. 

These are just some of the many, manyPeruvian restaurants that pride their country by being among the best of the best. If there’s a small chance you can visit one of them  don’t miss it, remember Peruvian food knows no borders!