Songoro Cosongo Review
Eating here may by the closest you come to dining with a Peruvian family, because this family-run restaurant serves the kind of traditional dishes that Limeños have eaten for generations. Located in a massive, red adobe house at the top of the steps to the Puente de los Suspiros, the restaurant's walls are decorated with a hodge-podge of historic photos and prints. Local musicians often perform traditional música criolla at night. The menu includes such standards as ají de gallina (shredded chicken in a pepper cream sauce), lomo saltado (tenderloin slices sautéed with tomato, onions, and peppers) and sudado de pescado (fish filet in spicy broth). For dessert, try picarones (sweet-potato donuts served with molasses) or a bruselina de lúcuma (a crispy cake layered with cream and a native fruit).