Knowing your lomo saltado from your anticuchos is essential for showing the locals that you know how to eat like they do. A few of the must-knows:
Ceviche – probably the most well-known traditional Peruvian dish, there are endless variations. Generally, it’s made with small chunks of white fish marinated in lemon or lime juice, onions and chilies, and served with sweet potatoes and Peruvian corn. Like a local, you should eat it at lunch.
Tiradito – another marinated fish or seafood dish, except unlike ceviche, the fish is cut into strips and marinated without onions. The marinade (a citrus base with chilies and a few other spices) is popularly referred to as tiger’s milk.