People travel to Peru to see Machu Picchu and the Sacred Valley by hiking the Inca Trail, only to also discover the surprising richness of Peruvian food. Three key geographical zones, the Pacific coast, the jungle, and the highlands characterize this beautiful country. These regions helped create Peru’s culture. It may be no coincidence that Peruvians speak three languages: Spanish, Quechua, and Aymara.
Outside of Peru’s famous tourist destinations, The National University of San Marcus, one of the oldest, continuously operating universities in the Americas, calls Lima its home. Chicama and Mancora, called twin towns, host international surfers with the world’s longest, left-handed wave. The deepest canyon on earth, Cotahuasi Canyon, cuts its swath through Peruvian earth near the city of Arequipa.
When thinking about a Peruvian travel destination, people never imagine that 4,000 varieties of potatoes grow in the Andean highlands. South America gave birth to the potato and Peruvians took the popular tuber to the sky’s limits in diversity.
Imagine the brilliant colors of the rainbow when you think of Peru’s culture and geography. Peruvian ingredients also represent the colors of a Peruvian rainbow in as many bright shades, partly because of the Chinese fusion into Peruvian heritage during the late nineteenth century. Peruvians call this east/west combination chifa.
Lomo Saltado, a favorite recipe of Peruvian cuisine connoisseurs, owes its chifa influences to the soy sauce and French fries mixed with traditional Peruvian flavors to create the dish. Imagine looking at the Pacific ocean’s infinity and daydreaming without a care in the world, while you dine on classic Peruvian cuisine.
La Costanera, a contemporary Peruvian Restaurant in Montera Beach, provides a Peruvian experience for an afternoon or an evening. The La Costanera decorates its menu with delicious contemporary and classic Peruvian dishes. Visit La Costanera and dine at a restaurant that serves the finest Peruvian cuisine, superb cocktails, and the best ambiance on the Pacific Ocean.