Food and Drink in Peru
Meals and Mealtimes in Peru
There are three main mealtimes in Peru: desayuno (breakfast), almuerzo (lunch) and cena (supper). Of the three, lunch is by far the main meal of the day.
Lunch in Peru
Lunch in Peru is a great time for travelers to sample some of the nation’s traditional dishes. You can also save money by making the most of the set lunch Peruvian menu.
Breakfast in Peru
Breakfast in Peru can be as simple as bread, jam and a cup of coffee, but more substantial meals -- often with a regional twist -- are also common.
Beer in Peru
Peru is a beer-drinking nation, so you'll never be far from a few bottles of Cusqueña or Pilsen Callao.
Cusqueña is one of the most popular beers in Peru. For many, it's also the most drinkable of the domestic brands.
Inca Kola is the most iconic soft drink in Peru. It's also an acquired taste...
What’s the Best Fish for Ceviche?
Find out what fish Peruvians normally use to make ceviche.
Savory Snacks in Peru
Travelers will find a great selection of savory snacks in Peru, many of which are perfect for eating on the move.
Cancha: Peruvian Toasted Corn
Toasted corn, known as cancha, is found throughout Peru in establishments ranging from high class restaurants to basic bars.
National Ceviche Day in Peru
For a good excuse to eat way too much ceviche, don't miss National Ceviche Day on June 28.
National Pisco Day in Peru
Need a good excuse to sample a few Peruvian piscos? How about National Pisco Day on the fourth Sunday of July?
Perú Mucho Gusto
Perú Mucho Gusto gastronomic fairs provide the perfect opportunity to sample various dishes from across the country.
Sandwich.com in Miraflores, Lima
Sandwich.com offers a range of tasty sandwiches and plenty of excellent fruit juices just off Parque Kennedy.
La Lucha Sandwich Bar in Miraflores, Lima
Located on Parque Kennedy in Miraflores, Lima, La Lucha is a great spot for late night sandwiches.
Sandwiches Miguel: Big Bites in Miraflores
Sandwiches Miguel isn't the most sophisticated sandwich joint on Parque Kennedy, but it certainly satisfies plenty of hungry late-night eaters.
El Rincón de Vallejo Cafe Restaurant in Trujillo, Peru
El Rincón de Vallejo Cafe Restaurant is a traditional eatery in the historic heart of Trujillo, Peru.
El Cuatrero Parrillada in Trujillo, Peru
El Cuatrero Parrillada in Trujillo, Peru, is a great steakhouse for hungry carnivores.
What is the Legal Drinking Age in Peru?
The minimum legal drinking age in Peru is 18, but enforcement of the law is variable at best...
If you’re wondering what you’ll be eating in Peru, take a look at this extensive list of traditional Peruvian recipes by Marian Blazes, About.com’s Guide to South American food.
Learn more about one of Peru’s signature dishes with this beginner’s guide to ceviche.
All About Pisco - National Drink of Peru
Beer is the most popular alcoholic drink in Peru, but Pisco is the nation’s pride.