Piura has a strong reputation for its food and is widely known as one of the best places to eat in Peru. This wonderful city offers an eclectic mix of eateries, ranging from traditional to more western varieties. Piura is host to a fascinating mestizo culture which draws influence from various different backgrounds including Hispanic, African and indigenous Peruvian. This is brought to life in the cultural foods which include famous gastronomical dishes such as seco de chabelo, algarrobina-based drinks and seafood dishes like ceviche. Piura offers fascinating culinary experiences to travellers who are curious and open to trying the wide variety of cuisines on offer. To help visitors get a head start, here are Viva Air’s top 7 places to eat in Piura.
1. Bottega Capuccino
Address: Calle San Miguel N 298, Piura 20009 Peru
This restaurant is highly recommended and offers the perfect mix of traditional peruvian and international food options. Their dishes are known for their amazing presentation and flavours. The Lomo Saltado is a favourite of ours and you will struggle to find a better espresso in Piura than you will get at this restaurant.
2. Capuccino Gourmet
Address: Av. Ramón Mujica, Piura, Peru
Capuccino Gourmet is a restaurant that offers traditional, latin and contemporary dining options. This venue is known for friendly staff and great service and provides vegetarian friendly options for those who don’t eat meat. A key recommendation from us is to order from the chef’s special which is written on the board daily, you will not be disappointed.
3. Tao Piura
Address: Junior San Ramon S/N El Molino, Piura 51 Peru
This eatery serves Asian food with a Peruvian fusion and is a great choice for those looking to experience something really unique. Personable service, reasonable process and spectacular looking food are all things you can look forward to when dining here. We recommend trying the octopus if you’re brave enough.
Address: Centro Comercial Real Plaza 2do Piso, Piura Peru
Peruvian cuisine with a seafood focus is on offer at Picata. Visitors can expect fresh and traditional food, prepared to high standards to ensure maximum authenticity. This restaurant is known for not compromising on quality and guests can expect a friendly greeting from the owner unless he is busy cooking or sourcing high quality produce. Highly recommended for those looking to experience the true Piura food culture.
Address: Avenida Loreto 649, Piura 20001 Peru
This vegan-friendly restaurant offers authentic Peruvian food with some international and fusion options. The staff here are known for making patrons feel as though they are part of the family. This type of service embodies the pride that the people of Piura have in their traditional hospitality and a dining experience here is not to be missed if you want to experience the most authentic Peruvian food and service. Don’t forget to try an algarrobina cocktail if you visit here, they are as good as it gets!
6. Tayanti Restaurante
Address: Calle San Ramon s/n esq. con Av. Panamericana, A 3 el Chipe, Piura 51 Peru
Tayante Restaurante offer a great selection of Peruvian, Latin and International dining options. The cocktails at this restaurant are stand out and are perhaps the highlight of eating here. The Pisco cocktails are particularly great. Seafood is really great at this location and the Swordfish is particularly popular. We would recommend visiting for either lunch or dinner.
7. Mil Sabores Restaurant
Address: Calle Junin 713 Piura Junin 713 Piura, Piura Peru
This location offers spectacular Peruvian, Cajun and Creole inspired meals. It is positioned in a prime city centre location and is great value for money. The ceviche is very popular at this restaurant and typically receives glowing praise from diners. Given the authentic South American flavour and reasonable prices, Mil Sabores is the perfect place to stop for lunch or dinner after a busy day of exploring in the city.