4 Places to Eat Pan con Chicharrón in Lima


What person doesn’t like sandwiches? There are hundreds of combinations to make your own perfect sandwich, but Peru’s pan con chicharrón gets the gold.

This typical Peruvian sandwich is eaten mostly for breakfast and is made with succulent pork, camote (sweet potato) and salsa criolla. Below is a short list of the top 4 places to visit in Lima.

El Chinito

Serving pan con chicharrón since 1960, el Chinto’s chicharrón has a hint of an oriental flavor to it which gives it something a little extra. If you’re looking where to try this favorite amongst visitors El Chinito has many locations for you to get your morning fix.


Doña Paulina

With crispy bread and juicy pork, Doña Paulina is a hotspot for pan con chicharrón lovers. If you think their sandwich won´t fill you up we recommend you also try their tamales.

Locations: Calle Alcanfores 715, Miraflores
Panamericana Sur Km. 86.5, Mala (Rumbo Sur)
Panamericana Sur Km. 86.5, Mala (Rumbo Norte)


With generous portions of pork and camote, this chicharronería located in San Miguel has reasonable prices and a great salsa criolla.

Tip: Go early because it fills up quickly!

Locations: Av. Universitaria 871, San Miguel
Av. La Mar 2330, San Miguel
Av. Jose Pardo 399, Miraflores
Av. Garcilazo de la Vega 1297, Cercado Lima

La Lucha

With crunchy bread, tender pieces of braised pork and the perfect salsa criolla your tastebuds will not be disappointed at La Lucha.

Bonus: Try the papas huayro, an Andean style french fries to accompany your order.



Check out this video pan con chicharrón from one of these 4 restaurants!



Natasha grew up in a suburb of Chicago and moved to Peru two years ago and studied Bilingual Administrative Assistance and General Management at the British Academy. In her spare time she loves to be with family and her maltese, Maya.