New cuisines fall under the shadow of the unknown for many residents in the UAE. With go-to options for dining like Indian, Italian and cafe food, there’s plenty of room for exploration.
Peruvian cuisine, with its delicate cooking techniques, wholesome flavours and bursts of spice, is quite underrated here [not to mention the unique flashy cocktails].
So, in the spirit of adventure, here are 5 opportunities to try Peruvian restaurants in Dubai:
1. Party at Fiesta Del Sol every Friday & Saturday at Poco Loco
Dance to a live band at the modern Latin American restaurant on THE BEACH opposite JBR. Indulge in unlimited portions of mouthwatering starters like spiced chicken tinga, ceviche classico of sea bream, and mini quesadillas with delightful desserts.
Other cool stuff: Feast on an endless torrent of tacos every Tuesday for just AED99 per person.
When: 5pm to 7pm, Friday & Saturday
Where: Poco Loco, The Beach
How much: AED 99 per person
For reservations, call 04 456 2081 or visit www.pocoloco.ae
2. Have a Feast at Pollo Pollo Peruvian Kitchen
Bringing Peruvian street-culture to Dubai, amidst bamboo and textiles, Pollo Pollo serves traditional Peruvian cuisine in a truly vibrant setting.
When: 11:30am to 11:30pm, daily
Where: Umm Al Sheif, Umm Suqeim
How much: AED 150 for two
3. Have Slow-Cooked Peruvian Specials at Ceviche
For those with an adventurous palate, this will be a delight. Relish staples or try specialty dishes like Causa Limena (chilled mashed potatoes served with seafood, chicken or vegetables) and Tacu-Tacu (rice and beans molded with seafood on top).
When: 11:30am to 10pm, Saturday to Wednesday & 11:30am to 11pm, Thursday & Friday
Where: Ceviche, Podium Level, Emirates Financial Towers, DIFC
How much: AED 250 for two
For reservations, call +971 4 326 6333.
4. Take a Stroll Down Peruvian Streets at Totora Cebicheria Peruana
In the lounge, have a revamped cocktail beside the Cabillitos Des Totora and take advantage of the live ceviche bar against walls that shimmer with Peruvian gold. Serving up empañadas, tamales, anticucho and maki with contemporary twists on the Chica Morada, everything here will remind you of Peru.
Other cool stuff: They have Happy Hour from 6pm to 8pm daily!
When: 12pm to 2am, all week
Where: Gate Village 7, DIFC
How much: AED 500 for two
For reservations, firstname.lastname@example.org
5. Have Japanese Peruvian at Aji
Opening its doors to the public this week, we’re assured Aji serves up some delicious Nikkei cuisine. An odd-sounding but great combination of cuisines, embodied in Tiradito – ceviche meets sashimi.
When: 12pm to Midnight, daily
Where: Club Vista Mare, Palm Jumeirah
How much: AED 300 for two
For reservations, call +971 4 552 0244.
Do you like these Peruvian restaurants in Dubai? Tell us which other cuisine’s worth a shot in the comments!
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