TonyLeslie wrote:Dear oh dear caliguy, my wife and I live and eat out at Brena all the time without problems and have done for several years. We probably do not go to the $/.6.00 restaurants much these days but anything around $/. 8-20 mark. I find one of the biggest problems here is you pay $/.17-20 soles, eat as much as you can and take enough home for at least another 1 1/2 meals. One restaurant, El Pino, give you a second empty plate to help cope with the size of the serving.
randomperson wrote:After foolishly spending over USD100 on a mediocre buffet breakfast at the Marriott in retrospect the best breakfast I had was at the mercado in Callao. Pan con chicharron and freshly made fruit juice for two for PEN18. A delicious meal I won't forget soon.
Also purchased fresh corvina for PEN20/kg at the mercado to cook at home for lunch. It Was PEN83/kg at Vivanda on Pezet in San Isidro on the same day
There is currently a crime-related state of emergency in Callao. The only crimes are the Vivanda and Marriott prices.
caliguy wrote:this is my daily go to restaurant. we almost never eat at home due to convenience. for less than 3 usd, i would prefer eating out. i have been to several places in around metro Lima. San Isidro also has good food at reasonable prices. beware of eating in Breña though, it's cheap, but be on the lookout for a baño shortly thereafter.
caliguy wrote:how much profit can one make on 6 soles?
symby a wonk wrote:caliguy wrote:how much profit can one make on 6 soles?
I was used to run a menu place at a mercado. The menu price was 4 soles. Half of turnover went to food, staff and rent. I had on average 150 customers a day. I opened 6 days a week from 7 am to 3pm. Nett profit was 1800 a week or more than 7200 a month. Not a bad paycheck in Peru.
jhand8pp4 wrote:I found a wonderful restaurant here in Tacna. I ate there every day for a month for 6 soles per meal. Unfortunately, I came down with a bad case of parasites. I have returned to my routine of eating only at home.