how expensive is food in Peru . how many dollars a day doesone need in a moderate restaurant
You will spend in soles what you would in US$ in the USA or Europe.
The exchange rate now is 1 $ = S/. 2.64.
You will find restaurants for all budgets.
will we find a decent meal for about 10 dollars ?
Probably easier to do this at lunch time when the local restaurants will offer lunch menu specials. Dinner is often just a sandwich or something light. This is a better plan for altitude also.
For a tourist restaurant it may be possible to find a dinner for 30 soles but more likely 60 or 100, so better option is just to avoid touristic restaurants, or eat the main meal at lunch.
The Pollo a la Brasa is always an affordable choice, maybe 15 to 20 soles. In Cusco, Los Toldos is good. There are lots of choices in Lima. For a reasonable seafood meal in Lima, try Punto Azul (lunch to afternoon only).
You can share orders (at least in local restaurants it is typical as portions are very large). The chicken breast is as big as what you would see on a small turkey! I would not want to run into one of those giant Peruvian chickens in an alley.
This might not be true in a fancy restaurant which tends to have petite portions.Edited: 24 April 2012, 13:00
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