Perú hotly contested a UNESCO recognition of Mexican food as cultural heritage, arguing its cuisine was equally worthy.
While diners wait for that second designation to be made, they can drop in at San Miguel’s La Parada—literally “The Stop”—and enjoy a local taste of the Andean nation.
Owner Juanito is best known for his Peruvian ceviche—seafood cured in citrus juices—but also offers Los Fresquitos, coastal dishes served tapas-style.
If you’re in a romantic mood, then you should order the arroz afrodisiaco (aphrodisiac rice), accompanied by an artisanal Peruvian cocktail, such as the most authentic pisco sour in town. Visitors dining in large groups often go for the whole tapas menu.