Typical Peruvian food of Fiestas Patrias
Peruvian Food: Learn more about the Typical Dishes of July 28th

Hello, Dear reader!

The national holidays are approaching and as good Peruvians, our Peruvian food is something that will definitely not be missing in these two days of celebration on July 28th and 29th. If you are a foreigner and you are in Peru or you are going to be for these dates, you definitely have to celebrate as it should be: tasting some of our delicious dishes.

We are not sure which of all the variety of dishes that our country has to offer you are going to choose, that depends on your gastronomic tastes and where you are in Peru.

Next, we bring you a list of the typical Peruvian food of Fiestas Patrias that you can find in your trip around Peru:

*We recommend reading it after eating or you will get hungrier.


If we talk about Peruvian food, this is, without a doubt, the most recognized of our dishes and the one that had to come first. In fact, it is a National Heritage of our country and has a day to commemorate it (June 28th).


Peruvian food- ceviche

It is a Peruvian dish based on fresh fish or seafood cooked in lemon, cut into small pieces and marinated in a preparation with chopped onion, salt, pepper, coriander and chili.


It is one of the most representative specialties of Inca cuisine. Its way of preparation is quite particular, all its ingredients are cooked in stones pre-heated by fire on the ground.
In Inca times, this was a cult dish offered to the Andean divinities, a subtle way of making a payment to the earth (Pachamama) after a good harvest. And currently, it is the seal of Andean food for the world, as it is one of the most traditional and consumed dishes of the Peruvian highlands.


Peruvian food- pachamanca



Juane is synonymous with typical Peruvian jungle food. This Peruvian gastronomic delight is the flagship dish of the Peruvian Amazon, and is traditionally enjoyed in celebrations such as the Feast of St. John, every June 24.

Since 2015, every first Sunday of February is celebrated the National Day of Pachamanca.


Juanes Peru


An emblematic stew of the Cusco region. Even in 2017 a festival of Chicharrón cusqueño was held.
The infallible of Sunday breakfasts is consumed in different ways according to the area: in Lima, for example, it is served with fried sweet potato and sarza criolla.

Chicharron sandwich

Chicharron sandwich

Meanwhile, in highland cities such as Huaraz, Cajamarca or Cusco, it is accompanied by potatoes, mote and onions with muña. In Huancayo, this succulent pork is enjoyed with chili bell pepper seasoning and is called chicharrón colorado.

Chiri Uchu:

The Chiri Uchu is Cusco’s signature dish that means cold chili or cold hot bell pepper in Quechua, this stew that dates back to Inca and colonial times combines ingredients from the coast, highlands and jungle of Peru, which makes it the star dish of Cusco’s cuisine.

Chiri Uchu

Peruvian food- chiri uchu

Rice with Duck:

The king of Lambayeque’s typical dishes. The region of Lambayeque is one of those tourist destinations that stand out for its exquisite dishes, and one of them is undoubtedly the Arroz con pato (rice with duck).

A dish that consists of rice, vegetables, coriander leaves and pieces of duck… What better than eating this typical peruvian food if you are in Chiclayo?

Rice with duck
 Rice With duck


Causa comes from the name Kausay, which means necessary sustenance or food in Quechua, this is how people called potato many years ago.
There is another hypothesis about the definition of the name; it was with the arrival of the liberator José de San Martin, that it is said that to cover the expenses of the military campaign, this dish was sold on the street corners of Lima to support “La Causa” of independence.


Peruvian food- causa

The vendors went from door to door repeating the slogan “por la causa” or “para la causa”, which was the patriotic call to attract customers. It could be said that it is one of the typical peruvian food, since it is served as a starter in all Creole buffets of Fiestas Patrias.

Tacacho con cecina:

Tacacho con cecina is a typical Peruvian gastronomic dish popular in the Peruvian jungle and widely spread in the rest of the country. It is one of the most popular dishes consumed during the Feast of San Juan. It is accompanied with creole sauce, chonta salad and a delicious aji de cocona.

Tacacho con cecina
Tacacho con cecina: 


The anticuchos that we know today are large pieces of beef heart skewered on cane sticks and grilled.
You can enjoy it either in an open-air cart stand, in a traditional restaurant or in the comfort of your own home. This dish is accompanied by a portion of potatoes, corn and a good chili sauce will thrill your palate.



Aji de gallina:

This delicious dish from the coast of Peru has its origin in the fusion of Peruvian seasoning with a sweet Spanish dish known as manjar blanco.

It is one of the most requested main dishes and consists of a thick cream of aji with shredded chicken breast. People serve this cream with boiled potatoes, and sometimes with white rice. If you are on the coast of our country, it is definitely on the list of typical Peruvian food for Fiestas Patrias.

Aji de gallina
Peruvian food- aji de gallina

To finish, we tell you that in addition to these dishes of typical Peruvian food of July 28, there are national drinks such as chicha, pisco sour and desserts that you must try as picarones, mazamorra morada with arroz con leche, queso helado and many more!

Thank you very much for staying until the end! we hope you enjoyed this small article prepared for you to know more about our Peruvian gastronomy and that you try them when you visit our country.

We can only say:

Felices Fiestas Patrias!

We are sure this gastronomic information will be very useful for your trip to Peru not only in July, but also if you don’t know what is the typical Peruvian food you should try.

If you have any doubts, questions or need more information about visiting our country, contact us!

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