Posts Tagged ‘south american’

03.19.2013

Picanteria El Hueco: Eating Guinea Pigs in Ecuador

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cuyf The Chubby Orangutan
Price
One Dollar
Rating
Four Forks

My first experience of eating cuy – guinea pigs, was at a restaurant in Plaza de Armas in Cusco, Peru. Even though it was a few years ago, I still remember vividly our dinner looking like a horrified rat, with its mouth wide open and decorated with sliced tomatoes. I did not like the taste,… READ MORE

I arrived in Buenos Aires the night before. Passed out due to jet lag and woke up the next morning feeling extremely hungry. It was my first time in Buenos Aires, and I had a list of restaurants to try. Going down the list, I decided to go to Café Margot for breakfast. The taxi… READ MORE

Guest Contributor: The Spitting Guanaco It’s another wonderful day in the neighborhood, cold, windy, bleak, grey and desolate. Where are all my bros? Meh, whatever, this post is about typical Patagonian dishes and not my furry friends. Welcome to the southernmost reaches of the South American continent, the vast expanse of barren, daunting and formidable… READ MORE

08.14.2011

Awesome Restaurant in Lima: Punto Azul Cevicheria

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peru2_crop The Chubby Orangutan
Price
Three Dollars
Rating
Four Forks

We loved this restaurant so much that we went there twice within a week. The Mixto Ceviche is to die for, of course you need to be a seafood lover to enjoy that. The arroces (rice) dishes were amazing. The portions were big but not very expensive. The restaurant has a few branches in Lima… READ MORE

08.14.2011

Cuy – Guinea pig in Cusco

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gui_crop The Giant Eyes
Price
Three Dollars
Rating
One Fork

I’m a fearless foodie and give everything a chance but this was terrible. There was hardly any meat on the cuy, and I felt like I was eating a rubberband with rosemary on it.