Fodor's Expert Review Picanteria La Santitos

$ Piura Peruvian Fodor's Choice

Ask anyone in Piura the best place in town to go for typical dishes, and they'll tell you to come here. Two dining rooms with cracked white walls—one air-conditioned, one not—and waitresses in flowing peasant dresses make the setting for regional dishes like tamales verdes (green tamales) and seco de chavelo (fried green bananas and pork) memorable. Wash everything down with algarrobina, a pisco-based cocktail flavored with the syrup from the area's algarrobo trees.

Peruvian Casual Lunch $ Fodor's Choice

Quick Facts

La Libertad 1001
Piura, Piura  Peru

074-309–475

www.lasantitos.com

Known For:
  • Offbeat regional food
  • Countrified atmosphere
Restaurant Details:
Rate Includes: No dinner

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