5 Traditional Peruvian Breakfast Dishes

Peruvian cuisine is one of the most diverse and delicious in the world, and its breakfast dishes are no exception. Whether you're looking for something sweet or savory, there's a Peruvian breakfast dish that will satisfy your appetite. Learn more about five traditional Peruvian breakfasts you’ll want to try. And for those who want to experience the best of Peruvian cuisine, visit Sardi's for a traditional and authentic Peruvian lunch or dinner.


  1. Pan con Chicharron

Pan con Chicharron is a classic Peruvian breakfast dish that consists of a freshly baked bread roll filled with crispy pork belly, sliced onions, and rocoto (a spicy Peruvian pepper). This dish is typically served with sweet potato or yucca fries and aji sauce, which is made from chili peppers, lime juice, and garlic.


  1. Churros

Churros are a popular breakfast pastry in Peru that originated in Spain. These long, thin doughnuts are typically dusted with sugar and cinnamon and served with hot chocolate for dipping. In Peru, churros are often filled with manjar blanco, a sweet caramel-like sauce made from condensed milk.


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  1. Tamal

Tamal is a steamed corn cake that is filled with a variety of ingredients, including meat, vegetables, and cheese. In Peru, tamal is typically made with yellow corn and is often served with salsa criolla, a Peruvian condiment made from sliced onions, chili peppers, and lime juice.


  1. Tostado

Tostado is a dish that consists of toasted bread topped with butter, cheese, and sliced avocado. This dish is typically served with a side of fried or scrambled eggs and a cup of coffee.


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  1. Caldo de Gallina

Caldo de Gallina is a hearty chicken soup that is often served for breakfast in Peru. This dish is made with chicken broth, shredded chicken, potatoes, rice, and a variety of herbs and spices. It's filling, comforting, and will keep you energized all day long.


If you're looking to try traditional Peruvian cuisine, there's no better place to go than Sardi's Peruvian Chicken. With 13 locations across Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Virginia,  Sardi's serves authentic Peruvian dishes made with fresh, high-quality ingredients. Our menu includes classic Peruvian dishes like ceviche, lomo saltado, and arroz con pollo. Order online now for lunch or dinner that’s sure to satisfy your taste buds.