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Food recs in Lima/Buenos Aires/Rio and in-between?

Hopefully you guys will be able to help me out a bit...

I'll be going down to South America with the bf the second and third weeks of September. We are planning the following itinerary:

NYC>Lima>Cuzco>Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu>Cuzco>Lima>Buenos Aires>Iguazu Falls>Rio>NYC

I want to make sure we don't miss any food-related gems along the way. I've done some research (NYTimes, Tripadvisor, etc) but wanted to ask you all as well, especially since I've taken a lot of advice from SE over the past few years.

I have some things on the list already like pisco sours, guinea pig, alpaca, chica, parillas, ceviche (Pescados Capitales or La Mar in Lima) and churrascarias (Fogo de Chao in Rio).

So, any recommendations on where to eat/what to eat/what not to miss in Lima/Cuzco/Buenos Aires/Iguazu Falls (both the Argentine and Brazilian side) and Rio. It can be fancy and expensive or a hole-in-the-wall. I'm down for anything except going way out of the way as we'll be spending only a few days in each place. Thanks!

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