The guinea pig

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The guinea pig

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The guinea pig

 

There is a deeply rooted tradition in Pasto that special occasions, from graduations to weddings, are celebrated with roasted guinea pig. The rodent is cooked when it is three months old and the meat is tender. It is served with corn, steamed pastuso potatoes, peanut chili, and boiled eggs mixed with red chili peppers. This is the authentic taste of Nariño.

NEARBY ATTRACTIONS AND ACTIVITIES

 

Hiking up volcanoes and visiting museums, churches, nature reserves, and beaches within reach of Pasto are all on the itinerary in Nariño.