Chimbote Restaurants and Dining
(Chimbote, Ancash, Peru)
As the biggest fishing port in the whole of the country of Peru
, it will come as no surprise to visitors that Chimbote's restaurants tend to specialise in seafood. Dining venues and eateries throughout Chimbote serve fish in all kinds of different ways, such as 'al ajo' (with garlic), 'frito' (fried) or 'la chorrillana' (with white wine, garlic and tomatoes).
As well as the plentiful seafood and fish-based dishes, restaurants in Chimbote and throughout the Ancash region of Peru also serve guinea pigs in various guises, including 'Huaracino picante de cuy' (spicy roasted) and 'jaca-chasqui' (guinea pig soup).
What to Eat
Other popular dishes to be found on restaurant menus in Chimbote are as follows:
- Carapulcra (pork stew with potatoes)
- Ceviche (seafood salad, with citrus flavours and Andean chillis)
- Chupe de Pescado / Cioppino (fish stew made from the 'catch of the day')
- Huallpa Chasqui (chicken broth with various nuts)
- Papa Chasqui (potato and cheese soup)
- Papas a la Huancaina (boiled potatoes with cheese sauce)
- Pecán Caldo (broth with lamb's head),
- Tiradito (raw fish strips, similar to sashimi)
When dining out in Chimbote, various fruit punches will likely be available to accompany your meal, often being seasonal. Alternatively, try the fruit juices, the 'chicha morada' beverage or the bright yellow Inca Kola.