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 myriad and magnificent Desserts, plus specialty Drinks like Chicha Morada, Inca Kola, Cusqueña Beer and of course, Pisco Cocktails…

Though, we will highlight that Pio Pio has 14 locations throughout NYC, Queens, Brooklyn and the Bronx, including their off-shoots of Amaru Pisco Bar, which also serves tasty bites and Juanita’s Café, which has traditional Peruvian sandwiches on offer. 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 fine Japanese- Peruvian restaurants, incorporating dishes such as Ceviche, Tiradito, Anticuchos, Quinoa Chaufa, and more, on their menus.

Perhaps the Peruvian restaurants garnering high praise in the press these days is Llama Inn and their recently opened Llamita, as well as Panca, Surfish Bistro and the classic Chimu in Williamsburg.

As they say… but wait, there’s more! Here’s a list of 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