Mexican cuisine was one of the cuisine types in Peru, along with American and Peruvian cuisines, according to GlobalData’s menu intelligence database. In its menu analysis of Mexican cuisine in Peru report, GlobalData analyses 979 menu items in Peru and provides an overview of the cuisines available across the foodservice channel in Peru. According to the report, Mexican cuisine makes up 2% of all restaurant types in Peru. Buy the report here.

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Cheese was found to be the most-used ingredient in Mexican cuisine featuring in 28% of menu items, followed by vegetables and fruit. Chicken and bread products were also significant ingredients.

An analysis of the annual price change between 2022 and 2023 indicates that the average menu prices in the Mexican cuisine remained flat. As on-premises dining gains momentum following the COVID-19 pandemic, the Mexican cuisine in Peru is expected to experience overall growth.

Different cuisines exhibited mixed price movements within Peru foodservice market between 2022 and 2023. Of all the cuisines, Mexican cuisine exhibited highest price increase, while International cuisine experienced a maximum price decrease.

An in-depth analysis of Mexican cuisine price trend by location reveals consumption trends of each region. The graph below represents the change in Mexican cuisine menu prices during 2021-2023 across the top five locations. As seen below, Mexican cuisine menu items in Cusco became more affordable as compared to Peru and Santiago de Surco.

While consumers become more price conscious, operators too, look for ways to optimize their costs to retain margin and market share. In the Peruvian market, restaurant operators rely on innovation as a crucial tactic to appeal to customers as well as optimize costs. As increasing number of consumers seek novel experiences, foodservice operators must continuously innovate their menu choices, providing superior taste and quality along with a diverse selection of dishes. Operators should highlight the distinctive tastes and flavors of their food and beverage offerings in a convenient format to enhance customer engagement.

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GlobalData’s Online Menu Intelligence is a database of cost and profit foodservice operators on menus within Foodservice Intelligence Center. The tool’s several search options, such as cuisine, category, menu item, ingredient, and restaurant, help users to conduct focused searches in terms of price analysis (average price and change in prices), menu item claims, popular categories, cuisine/ingredient penetration levels, etc.