Peruvian eating in Madrid

Posted on August 16, 2010

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Madrid has close roots with Latin America for obvious reasons and it’s easy to find communities of people from each of these countries. This also brings good food and I have recently discovered Peruvian food so thought that I would share some restaurant tips for those living in or visiting Madrid that may like to experience a touch of Peru a little closer to home…

One of the brilliant things about Peruvian food is that it is a complete mix to serve any mood you are in – light salads and cerviche (raw fish marinated in coriander, lime, onions, garlic and sometimes chilli and other herbs and spices) for lighter summer dishes, to ccurries and rice when you are hungry and need some comfort food.

My discovery came at the recently opened Wakathai (Conde Duque 13, 28015 Madrid, +34 915 417 876) where I was taken by a Spanish food connoisseur. We also spotted a a couple of Spanish foodie journalists which is always a good sign. We had the degustacion menu which was delicious. That and a bottle of good verdejo wine came to 80euros for two – not bad at all for the quality. Some other recommendations I’ve had are for:

Astrid y Gaston, Madrid (Paseo de la Castellana 13, 28046, Madrid, +34-917-026-262)

D’Valeria (Calle de Jesús del Valle, 6, 28004 Madrid, +34 915 232 224)

The Peru Guide has an extensive list of Peruvian restaurants in Madrid: www.theperuguide.com

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