PIQUE MACHO: Beef, fried potatoes, sausage, onions, and peppers.
SILPANCHO: Minced meat fried with onions, tomatoes, and chili pepers. Fried egg on top.
JAKALAWA: Fresh corn served with strips of beef and pork rinds, topped with cheese.
CHAJCHU: Chuño, fried beef, red peppers, and a fried onion with egg and cheese.
PICHÓN: Pigeon which is boiled then grilled over a fire and served with rice and fried potatoes.
HABAS PEKTU: Fava beans mixed with eggs and tomatoes and potatoes.
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There is an abundance of reasonably priced cafés and restaurants on the Prado and around Plaza Colón but if you fancy treating yourself to something a little more upmarket then La Cantonata is the place to go.
An elegant and sophisticated Italian restaurant, you’ll have to change into your poshest rags to fit in but it’s well worth splashing out.
There is a wide selection of traditional Italian fare but look out for the chef’s specials which change daily and you’ll be sure to find something to suit every taste. The fresh pasta dishes in particular are mouth-wateringly good.
The only downside is that the restaurant was completely empty until after 9pm and the drinks were lukewarm. Once the place fills up though there is a nice relaxed ambience and the staff were all extremely friendly and helpful.
If you’ve got Bs 60 burning a hole in your pocket and feel like treating yourself to a good meal – this is the place to do it before heading out to one of the nearby bars.