If you haven’t tried Peruvian food then it is time to put it on your bucket list. This spicy goodness will have your mouth doing a happy dance with the many flavors offered in Peruvian cooking. Philadelphia has some awesome Peruvian restaurant choices for you to try. Check out these top Peruvian restaurants and be prepared for a delicious experience.
El Balconcito
658 E. Godfrey Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19120
(215) 342-2340
www.elbalconcito.com

This casual but quaint restaurant serves up some pretty tasty Peruvian and Portuguese cuisine. The menu is focused on seafood, but also serves meat and rice dishes. Be sure to try the Tostones Rellenos de Congrejo al Balcencito which is a fried green basket filled with crab meat balconcito style. You won’t be disappointed.

Inka Wall
55 Garrett Road
Upper Darby, PA 19082
(484) 466-4610
www.inkawall.com

If it’s your first time trying Peruvian cuisine, then start with the best. Upper Darby’s long-standing restaurant Inka Wall is top of the line when it comes to a quality Peruvian dining experience. For starters, why not try the Empanada Combo? The combo includes two traditional Peruvian empanadas with Criolla. Next, choose the Sudado de Pescado which is a Salmon fillet smothered with tomatoes and onion and a dash of wine, served over rice. Everything at Inka Wall is cooked to perfection.

Barbacoa Ardmore
64 Rittenhouse Place
Ardmore, PA 19003
(610) 642-0600
www.barbacoaud.com

Experience the ultimate Peruvian chicken at Barbacoa Ardmore. The folks at Barbacoa Ardmore use only the freshest ingredients. They create their own brines and sauces, which makes eating at this fine establishment a unique experience. The chicken is soaked in the brine for 12 hours then placed on the rotisserie over an open fire to cook. They use hardwood coals and aged oak making for the most delicious Peruvian barbecue you will ever eat.

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El Tule Authentic Mexican & Peruvian Restaurant
49 N. Main St.
Lambertville, NJ 08530
(609) 773-0007
www.eltulerestaurant.com

Chef Carmen was taught the art of Peruvian and Mexican cuisine by her mother and has enhanced what she has learned by adding her own style to the menu over the years. A visit to El Tule is a must. Be sure to try the Tamales de Quinoa, mashed quinoa wrapped in banana leaves stuffed with sautéed vegetables, an vegetarian dish that even a carnivore would enjoy.


Costanera

511 Bloomfield Ave.
Montclair, NJ 07042
(973) 337-8289
www.costaneranj.com

Costanera offers authentic Peruvian cuisine and is considered a favorite among many patrons. The BYOB establishment specializes in grilled seafood and ceviche. The atmosphere is warm and friendly at Costanera. It’s the perfect place for date night or a place to try something new. Costanera is all about quality and freshness when it comes to the ingredients used.

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