The Peruvian cuisine is one of the best cuisines in the world, as the food has incorporated influences from different times and immigrant cultures. While in the last few years the cuisine gained recognition and has taken hype, but the food and its preparation is an important part of the Peruvian culture and a very personal way to express the Peruvian identity. Here is a list of restaurants where you can try this cuisine.
Coya – The ambience plays an important role in creating a memorable dining experience. The décor of this restaurant is very classy and the use of vibrant colours with dark pastels makes it very eye catching. The food they serve is authentic Peruvian, from which the must-try dishes are ceviches, maki rolls and tiger prawns. Desserts and drinks are amazing as well.
INKA – This new lounge and restaurant in town will surely steal your heart with its simplicity. The décor is classy and modest. Service is quick and the staff helps you to choose the best from the menu. Do not forget to try the quinoa salad which is absolutely delicious. The maki rolls and quinoa pancakes are a must-have.
Totora Cebicheria Peruana – DIFC has many good restaurants and Totora is one of them, with a fine-dine area upstairs and a lounge below, playing electric music. Menus are set beautifully and the recommendations are quinoa rolls, quinotto and tres leches.
Garden – JW Marriott Marquis Hotel has many great restaurants to offer and Garden is one of them. The classy and rustic ambience makes you feel like you are in one of the freshest and most vibrant places in town. In terms of food the recommendations are Patagonian tooth-fish and the classic ceviche.
Poco Loco – As soon as you enter you know you are in a young, fresh and rustic place, with tribal touches given to the interiors. The best part is the beach view from the restaurant. The menu is a mix of Mexican and Peruvian cuisine, and the recommendations are chicha morada and churros.
AJÍ – Stunning interiors with a spectacular view outside, you will fall in love with the graffiti on the walls and the classy chandelier. The menu is a mix of Japanese and Peruvian cuisine. This new restaurant and bar is already the talk of the town and the recommended dishes are the maki rolls and the tempura shrimps.