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The Best Restaurants in Charlestown

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Tucked away on an unassuming corner of Charlestown, Peruvian Taste brings Peruvian comfort food to the neighborhood. The 18-seat mom-and-pop restaurant offers Chifa, or Chinese-influenced fare, like Wantan Frito (fried wontons), Arroz Chaufa (Peruvian fried rice), and Tallarin Saltado (a lo mein stir fry).

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— Emily Millian

Three Outstanding Peruvian Restaurants to Try This Weekend

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Open since late 2020, Peruvian Taste Restaurant operates all day, every day, serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The menu has a particularly large chifa section—Peruvian-Chinese fusion cuisine—so I ordered from there, choosing the chancho con piña, a delicious char siu pork stir-fry with pineapples and snow peas in a sweet tamarind sauce.

Peruvian Taste Restaurant’s ceviche
— Rachel Leah Blumenthal

Where to Find the Best Peruvian Restaurants around Boston

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The newest entry on this list, Peruvian Taste arrived during pandemic-times to the space that formerly housed Charlestown Cafe. It’s a morning-through-night destination that offers both American and Peruvian breakfast fare—including traditional tamales and waffles topped with lucuma ice cream—as well as lunch and dinner plates of ceviche, chicharrón, and more.

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The 7 Best Peruvian Restaurants in Boston

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Recently opened on an unassuming corner of Charlestown, Peruvian Taste is an 18-seat mom-and-pop that specializes in Peruvian at its most comforting.

Various Peruvian dishes
— Eric Twardzik