As I mentioned in the post below, I have been tiring of the steak/wine combo in BsAs so I have been on the search for something a little lighter with more flavour. And I think I’ve found it, (well I’ve been 3 times in 2 weeks so I know I have). Chan Chan is a Peruvian restaurant that can be found about 10 mins walk from Plaza de Mayo on the other side of Avenida de Julio. It is a quite a small, unimpressive looking restaurant but inside you can find some of the best ceviche in Buenos Aires. Peruvian cuisine is becoming increasingly popular in the capital, with over 130 restaurants at last count and Chan Chan rates amongst one of the best.
The 3 times that I have been so far have all been to grab a quick lunch with a friend so I haven’t had a chance to really delve into the menu. I am definitely going to get a few friends together so we can order a few more things to share. However as far as the ceviche goes it really is absolutely delicious, so simple and full of flavour. The calamari are a little dry but the deep fried prawns are perfect. Today I also tried prawns in a coconut sauce with rice which was also great. However unless it’s not clear already the ceviche is the star of the show.
I can’t get enough of this restaurant, it is a must for anyone visiting Buenos Aires.