Alternative namesBistec a la Chorrillana
Place of originPeru
Main ingredientsFrench fries, meat, onion, fried eggs, salt, cheese and other spices

Chorrillana is a dish consisting of a plate of French fries topped with different types of sliced meat, sausages and other ingredients, most commonly scrambled or fried eggs, and fried onions.[1][2][3]

Because of its large size, it is usually served as a dish to share. There are several recipes for the chorrillana, depending on the restaurant and the chef. The base of beef and fries is the only constant. Traditional recipes mix scrambled egg, fried onion and sliced beef.[1] Some preparations may use chopped frankfurter sausages, chorizo, tomatoes and seasonings such as garlic or oregano.[4]

Chorrillana refers to a sweetish sauce that originated in the coastal resort town of Chorrillos, near Lima, Peru.[5] It was made by Chileans.

This dish is similar to the Québécois dish poutine and the Latin American dish salchipapa.

See also


  1. ^ a b Palmerlee, D. (2007). South America on a Shoestring. Lonely Planet. p. 536. ISBN 978-1-74104-443-0. Retrieved June 13, 2017.
  2. ^ Lonely Planet Chile & Easter Island. Travel Guide. Lonely Planet Publications. 2015. p. pt162. ISBN 978-1-74360-970-5. Retrieved June 13, 2017.
  3. ^ Gregory, Vanessa (April 29, 2011). "In Valparaíso, Chile, Restaurants Reflects a Newly City". The New York Times. Retrieved June 13, 2017.
  4. ^ "Chorrillana". March 22, 2010. Archived from the original on June 20, 2016. Retrieved August 3, 2016.
  5. ^ Kijac,, "The South American Table"