Holidays in Perú (July 17 2015)

As I discovered in this trip, my in-laws live surrounded by pretty good places to eat. There’s not one but three pollo a la brasa (charcoal chicken) restaurants, of which we visited La Leña. They sell other stuff but we were there to get our pollo a la brasa fix. It’s served with chips and your choice of salad: ensalada mi esposa (lettuce, tomato, carrot, radish and peas) for me and ensalada cocida (cooked green beans, beetroot, peas, carrots and broccoli, served on lettuce) for everyone else.

1/4 pollo

1/4 chicken

Ensalada cocida

Ensalada cocida

Ensalada Mi Esposa

Ensalada Mi Esposa



People say the thing to drink when eating pollo a la brasa is Inca Kola (the national soft drink), but we disagree. For us, chicha morada is better, either regular or frozen (like a slushie).

Chicha morada frozen

Chicha morada frozen

That night we went again to the Buddhist centre and had salchichapas (fried frankfurter and chips) in the canteen as dinner.



La Leña
Av. Bolívar 987, Pueblo Libre
Lima, Perú
+51 1 2614174 / +51 1 2623488
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