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Pereira

Between mountains, valleys and coffee

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What to eat in Pereira

Corn and beans are important in the kitchen and around Pereira. Paisa tray, also known as typical mountaineer whose original recipe has 15 ingredients.

 

 

MUST-TRY ITEMS

The paisa tray, which among other things includes beans, chorizo​​, pork and egg; and porridge, containing milk, corn and sugar cane, are characteristic dishes of Risaralda.

 

 

  • Mondongo

    Photo by: Rudolf © Intermedio Editores SAS.

    This soup’s main ingredients are pork, and chicken and is topped with cassava and cilantro.

    Mondongo
    Spanish heritage
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    The original recipe for this dish contains 15 ingredients, including beans, chorizo, chicharrón (roasted pork skin), fried egg, avocado, plantains, and corn arepa.

    Bandeja Paisa
    An Antioquia classic
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    Buñuelos, round cornmeal and cheese fritters, are traditionally eaten around Christmastime.

    Buñuelos
    New Year’s fritters
  • Arepa

    Photo by: Rudolf © Intermedio Editores SAS.

    This is a white corn tortilla that is roasted. It can be eaten alone or with ingredients like cheese and onion and tomato stew.

    Arepa
    It goes with everything

WHERE TO EAT?

It's easy to get good local food in restaurants Pereira and neighbouring municipalities. In any case there is also an offering of international dishes.