It’s not often that one gets to take a trip to Peru and enjoy the country’s culinary heritage without leaving the country, much less the state. That’s exactly what happens at Inca Trail, a Peruvian restaurant lauded in Oklahoma City for producing authentic cuisine. South American staples like ceviche and churrasco are plentiful, but no meal at Inca Trail should start without the palta relleno, an avocado stuffed with a salad of shredded chicken, corn, green peas and mayonnaise. This Peruvian staple is hearty, refreshing and a perfect way to begin the Trail. 10948-A N. May Ave., Oklahoma City. www.incatrailokc.com
Tacos Mi Tierra
The Dallas-based Tex Mex restaurant opened the doors to its first Oklahoma location two years ago, and there’s rarely been an open table since. Mi Cocina is popular with those who frequent Cherry Street; the restaurant’s menu offers standard Tex Mex fare as well as modern spins on classics. From enchiladas and quesadillas to the Cocina Changa, the dishes at Mi Cocina are inventive and tasty. The Tacos Mi Tierra, street-style tacos – soft corn tortillas topped with grilled fajita beef, serranos and onions served with guacamole and pico de gallo – are authentic as they come. Enjoy the tacos with a classic margarita or the Mambo Taxi, a frozen margarita combined with house-made sangria. 1342 E. 15th St., Tulsa.