The anticucho (Quechua for "cut stew meat") is a popular Limean street food. Anticuchos can be cut from any type of meat, but the most common version is "corazon": beef heart. This delicacy is usually marinated in lime juice, vinegar, and spices like ají pepper, garlic, and cumin. Almost every city in Peru features food stalls that serve anticuchos. However, Tio Mario, located at the small but picturesque Suspiros Bridge, is one of the best spots in Lima for trying this traditional snack. If you find yourself in the Barranco District, be sure to pay Tio Mario a visit.
By Ana Paula Bedoya, AFAR Local Expert
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