Anticuchos Peru Street Food

Anticuchos Lima Peru
Anticuchos

Anyone who has experienced the better parts of Lima Peru after dark has surely enjoyed the smells coming from the Anticuchos grilling around town.  Anticuchos and Pancita are a favorite night street food around Lima.  My favorite stands are the ones in the local areas you will know a good place when you see alot of the locals chowing down.

Anticucho is marinated beef heart thinly sliced served on bamboo sticks seared on a hot metal grill on top of mesquite wood.  It is spiced as is the pancita or cows tripes seasoned in hot spice and grilled as well.

Sideds include papas and choclo if you are up for a completo.  Copleto is s./8 and solo anticuchos go for s./5 for three sticks.  Do not forget the add your own chile aji bar on the front of the carts.  I pour the red hot ricotto aji all over my beef and the yellow aji for the papas.  Kids can also enjoy as they usually have ponchas or hot dog on a stick grilled as well.

Anticuchos are popular night food in Lima after dark.  You can find them in Alemeda Chabuca Granda or in Barranco near the bars.  Most shopping districts surrounding the center of lima have lots of street vendors just look for the carts with anticucho pancita written on them and enjoy

Chau

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Top 10 Things to do Peru

10.  Eat Cuy Picante.  Try the woodsmoked spicy classic of Peru.

9. Visit the Natural Springs of Curawasi in the Apurimac Valley.  Float the Apurimac River via Canoe or Kayak.

8.  Visit the Cebicherias and Disco Tech’s of the Lima Metro area or catch a soccer game.

7.  Visit

Saksaywaman

Located Just a 5 minute taxi ride from the Plaza de Armas in Cusco, Peru.  This National Historic site represents the remaining Inca City which was not destroyed by the Spanish invasion.  There are tours and a ticket counter is at the entrance.  Be wary of locals selling fake passes near the ticket building.  Horse stables are nearby and locals are known for vending fine alpaca hats scarves and blankets off the road past the ticket booth. About $20 Admission estimate take nuevo soles.

6.  Visit

Plaza De Armas, Lima Peru.

Here you will find the main Cathedral which is very exquisite but I have only seen it open once during serveral weddings held at once.  It is the finest in the country although I do believe the cusco ones are older.  The Pizza place is a great place for food as is the Chabuca Market just to the South West of the Presidential Palace.  The square had lots of food and Jiron is full of shops, from plaza vea to tipitop.  There are  2 movie theaters a norky’s, although Campestra is close by and the best in Peru.  Plaza St. Martin is good for travel agencies with airline deals as well as a great place to change your dough.

5.  Visit the beaches of the SUR or El Norte.

4. Visit Cusco and all Inca Heritage Museaums.

3.  See the Nazca Line Ancient Unknown Peruvian Archeological landmarks.

2.  See the RainForest.

1.  Visit Machu Picchu.

Don’t forget to get souvenirs of alpaca hats and other artisan gifts in markets around lima and cusco.  Email for Direct Sales.  We Currently have gift items available on ebay as well.

Lomo Saltdado

Lomo Saltado Recipe

Receta Recipe for Lomo Saltado Peruvian Tradition

Beef tips

purple onion

Green Pepper

Acete

Sal

Pimienta

Vinagre Blanco

Cilantro

Papas Fritas

There are a couple of secrete ingredients which Mama Satu didnt want to give up so they will remain secrete.  To some the missing ones will be obvious if you are unfamiliar you may guess.

Peru Guides

Beginning Spring 2012 we will begin offering guided tours throughout Peru. Travel to Peru and explore with the help of a private guided tour with a bilingual guide. Day tours of Lima and Lima night life beginning soon.

Want to go on a Surf Safari ? Or maybe just a surfing lesson? Maybe explore the markets, shop for souvenirs, sample the local food, head out to the disco or night club and see Lima’s Hot nightlife, or simply enjoy a tour of one of the many historic points of interest in and around Lima.

Tours will be custom designed to meet the needs of all clients. If you have a special interest in Peru travel or tours in and around the city of Lima please inquire with us at mochilerostours@gmail.com

Los Organos Mancora Peru

Our recent visit to Los Organos in Mancora, Peru was quite a nice and peaceful trip to the laid back Tropical Paradise.

We stayed at the Costa Blanca de Vichayito, located just south of Mancora on the outer beach road.  There are hotels all the way out and if you took the bus you will most certainly be mobbed by the moto taxi drivers as soon as you get off of the bus.

These guys get paid if you stay there by the hotel you choose so you deffiantly shouldnt pay more than a few soles to have them take you around for a tour which we did so you can find the accomidation that suits your taste.  We paid s./15 for two moto taxis and we stopped at 5 different places before deciding on the end of the road approach.

We didnt like the places in town as they were very basic and a little on the more expensive side.  As you get out of the town it is nicer and much less expensive.  Most places have an all inclusive rate but usually includes 3 meals and normally excludes liquor.  In town rates ended up being more than double what we paid.

The Costa Blanca at Vichayito Los Organos Peru was the place that had it all.  Open air restaurant with lcd tv, 3 meals a day that were some of the best food the whole vacation, free dvd rental, right on the beach with semi private balcony overlooking the breaking surf.  They have a very nice and clean swimming pool, fooseball, and the best part is the Beach.

The beach is so beautiful that words just cant describe.  The water is warm and very clean.  The sand is light and very clean too.  This was the cleanest beach I saw on my trip.  The fishing boats are out at night and you can see abalone divers in the morning cleaning their catch right on the playa.

There is an abundance of sea life in the water as well.  We saw many seahorses, crabs, small squid, octopus, and several spinny puffer fish while walking along the beach.  There are Tons of sea shells too. There are vendors that walk by in the morning with seashell and art souvenirs but they dont bother you and are nice.  There are also horse back rides on the beach.  But as with anywhere don’t leave valuables unattended.

The rates were the most reasonable we found and of all the hotels to the south this was the best we found to our liking.  Under $50 per day for 2 adults and 3 kids with a queen size and a bunk bed oceanside with breakfast included.

We liked the food and paid for serveral dinners here too.

Bembos Peru’s Best Burger Joint

Bembos
Bembos Huachana Hamburger

Bembos

Everyone who visits Peru should stop for a quick meal at Bembos!  It is Peru’s version of McDonald’s only a million times better.  I stop in here a few times a week, normally after tying on a hard one in the Sabor Peruana V.I.P. until 4 AM.  In Miraflores you will find Bembos across Parque Kennedy from the calle de las pizzas.

The food is made to order and tastes much better than any American Fast Food Joint.  My Favorite is the Huachana Cheeseburger Combo with a ton of Aji sauce on the side and all over the burger.  The aji sauce is fantastic and I wish I knew how to make it.  The papa fritas are great and it is more like a better version of Burger King than anything else I have seen.

You can try Bembos in Lima or Cusco in the plaza de armas and in other locations around the country.  Stop in and give Bembos a try.

Chau!