Peruvian Cuisine is Booming in NYC and throughout the Tri-State Area!
Can you guess how many Peruvian restaurants there are in NY? No need to…We are here to help and have compiled a list, updated as of August 2018, with 215 restaurants! And we are still counting…
We could not possibly tell you which are the best, because each of them have their specialties, like Pollo a la Brasa (rotisserie chicken Peruvian juicy style), Ceviches, Jaleas (deep fried seafood), Causa and Papa a la Huancaina (dishes based on potatoes), Aguadito, Chupe or Parihuela (very special Soups), Aji de Gallina (shredded chicken with creamy Aji Amarillo sauce), Lomo Saltado, Seco con Tacu Tacu, Tamales, Arroz Chaufa, Carapulcra, Quinotos… to name only a few. Then there are the many and magnificent desserts, plus specialty drinks like Chicha Morada, Inca Kola, Cusqueña Beer and of course, Pisco Cocktails…
Pio Pio is great and has 14 locations throughout NYC, Queens, Brooklyn and the Bronx, as well as their Amaru Pisco Bar. Then there’s Juanita’s Café, which serves traditional Peruvian sandwiches. Cucharamama in Hoboken, NJ and Flor de Mayo in Manhattan are Latin restaurants with a special focus on Peruvian dishes. Nobu, who started his career in Lima, Peru, and Sen Sakana, are both outstanding Japanese-Peruvian restaurants, incorporating dishes such as Ceviche, Tiradito, Anticuchos, Quinoa Chaufa, and more, on their menus.
Peruvian restaurants garnering high praise in the press and with diners are Erik Ramirez’s Llama group restaurants, Llama Inn, Llama and Llama San, as well as Panca, Surfish Bistro and the classic Chimu in Williamsburg.
As they say… but wait, there’s more! Take a look at the below map for the many Peruvian restaurants by neighborhood. Buen Provecho!
- Manhattan: 18
- Brooklyn: 15
- Queens: 43
- Bronx: 2
- Staten Island: 2
- Northern Corridor: 22
- Long Island: 16
- Connecticut: 16
- New Jersey: 81