What to Eat When You Get to Peru – 5 Local Dishes Not to Miss

#3 – Pollo a la Brasa

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Pollo a la Brasa, also known as Peruvian rotisserie chicken is so beloved in Peru that it even has its own National Holiday. It has been declared a “National Culinary Speciality” and is celebrated on the third Sunday of July.

This popular dish originated in Lima. The chicken is made with unique Peruvian herbs and cooked in a special roasting system. For budget conscious travelers, you can’t get better quality fast food than this. Try out various pollerias (poultry shop/restaurant), as each place tweaks their recipe slightly. Eat with your hands like a local and dip the chicken into the different traditional sauces. Discover for yourself why Pollo a la Brasa is not just “chicken” in Peru.

Peruvian rotisserie chicken
Photo: Authentic Food Quest
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