Eating by “menu” (pronounce me-noo) is the best way to stretch your buck in Peru, and prices often range from 5 soles to 15 soles (even a 10 soles menu is massive). What’s a “menu”? It’s the blackboard menu of the day, with a starter, main course (fondo or segundo) and even a postre (dessert). You also get the juice of the day, which can be refilled at no extra cost.
Today’s starter were tequeños, a popular Peruvian snack. It’s deep fried pastry with a cheese filling (sometimes with ham) and served with the house salsa. They’re nice and light, and I usually have them as a light afternoon snack.
What’s in a Lomo Saltado? It’s juicy beef sirloin pieces seasoned with salt and pepper, then tossed in a hot wok with tomatoes, onions, julienned aji de amarillo (yellow peppers) with soy sauce and white vinegar. It’s a tasty combination of salty and tangy, and the pieces of beef are cooked to medium rare. A plate of lomo isn’t usually complete without hot chips and rice. At 15 soles, this menu isn’t the cheapest around, but if you want an amazing plate of Lomo Saltado, then I recommend spending the extra
Dessert was a glass of Arroz Zambito, which is a traditional Peruvian dessert made with rice, milk, cinnamon, cloves and chancaca (it’s basically like Panela). It was surprisingly light and not overly sweet.
RonnaEats: I give this lunch 5 spoons for taste and 4.5 spoon for value for money. It’s not the cheapest, but if you want an incredible plate of Lomo Saltado, then I say head over to Campo Base!
Campo Base Restaurante is located in Parque Ginebra
(Jirón Jose de Sucre) in Huaraz, Ancash Region, Peru.
Who is RonnaEats? Ronna Grace Funtelar runs this independent foodie blog, with a philosophy to eat and write about food she can rave about. She won't ask for free meals or collaborate with reviewed eateries, so you can be assured the reviews are unbiased and all for the love of food. Whether it's a food truck, a hole in the wall eatery, street food, local hangout or fine dining, she wants to know where to head to for her next food adventure.