Spice Up Your Life at Jarana with Delectable Peruvian Fare

by Tom Lavecchia

Jarana is a new Peruvian restaurant located in the American Dream Mall in East Rutherford, New Jersey. The restaurant is decorated in vibrant colors and offers a cozy atmosphere for diners. The menu features traditional Peruvian dishes with a modern twist and the food is made with fresh, high-quality ingredients. The culinary program is helmed by acclaimed Executive Chef, Jesus Delgado.

Peruvian cuisine features a culmination of flavors from South America as well as China and Japan due to an excess of immigrants from each country over the last 100 years. Chinese Peruvian cusine is often known as Chifa, while the Japanese counterpart is called Nikkei. This means Peru features several cuisines throughout it’s complex geography. This mash-up of flavors creates a unique cuisine that differs from many of its neighboring countries. Jarana is no different in their quest to bring the flavors of Peru to New Jersey.


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Jarana features an array of standout dishes. Their ceviche brings a punchy, lime-marinated mahi mahi and their Peruvian-style roast chicken with sweet plantains screams Peruvian comfort food. Each dish is a proven fan favorite. Other Peruvian specialties include flaming anticuchos and stir fried lomo saltado.

If you’re in the mood for something sweet, the Chocolate cake at Jarana is a must-try. They also have a creamy, cinnamon-laced rice pudding which is out of this world. The desserts are perfect for sharing with friends or family.


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Overall, Jarana is a great restaurant for anyone looking for authentic Peruvian food, brought into the 21st Century. The restaurant offers a cozy atmosphere, friendly service, and high-quality ingredients. If you’re in the American Dream mall and looking for a delicious, comforting meal, be sure to check out Jarana.

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Tom is a lifelong New Jersey resident, Rutgers and FDU alumni and the publisher of The Digest.

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