Incoming Students - Food & eating out

Food & eating out

Peruvian Cuisine is one of the most diverse in the world.    Lima was declared the “Gastronomic Capital of the Americas”.    The mixing of cultures and the variety of climates determine the variety of local cuisine.

Peru’s national drink is pisco sour, which consists of pisco grape distillate, whipped egg whites, lemon, sugar, ice and a dash of cinnamon.   In keeping with its name it is quite sour!

Suggested beers include Cusqueña, Pilsen and Cristal.  Other traditional drinks are Chicha Morada (purple corn juice), Chica de Jora (corn beer), and Aguaje (juice from Aguaje palm fruits).

If you enjoy dining out and trying new foods, you are in for a real treat. Peru is known for having some of the best cuisine in South America.    Delicious seafood, powerful spices and abundance of fresh produce (including 400 different types of potatoes) make this country a food connoisseur’s delight! To search for restaurants in Lima you may want to visit

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