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Traditional dishes in Arequipa

August 31, 2019 - Iletours Peru

The Gastronomy of Arequipa has international reknown. It has a great variety that is the biggest variety compared to that of the other departments of Peru and it’s well known for its good taste, the way it is seasoned and its red pepper; it’s for that reason that the places in which it’s sold are called ” picanterias ” (from the word picante meaning: too much hot ).

Rocoto relleno Arequipeño

The stuffed rocoto is a rich Arequipa dish and it is based on extracting the seeds from the rocoto, and then filling them with a kind of sauce, before baking them with some fresh cheese.

Pork adobo

Pork marinated overnight in salt, vinegar, red pepper, garlic, cumin, rue, oregano, two onions cut into thick slices and chicha. Boiled and served as hot soup with bread.

Spicy shrimp

Prepared with yellow panca peppers sauce, oil, onion is added to the shrimp and cooked potatoes.

Ocopa Arequipeña

Potatoes baked, topped with cheese sauce, beans, onions, olives and chilli served with lettuce and boiled egg.

Soltero de patitas

cheese salad, beans, onions, olives, tomatoes and hot peppers with potatoes and black olives.

Cuy chactado

The guinea pig Chactado accompanied with potatoes and roasted corn salad with lettuce and tomato.

Typical drinks from Arequipa

Anis Najar


Traditional desserts Arequipa

Tocino de Cielo

Queso Helado


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