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For other uses, see El Chapo.

Chapo is a beverage made of sweet plantains, water, and spices. It is from the Shipibo and Matsés people of the Peruvian Amazon jungle.[1][2] and is made from boiled sweet plantains with cinnamon and cloves.[3] Among the Matsés, squeeze its soft flesh of the plantain through homemade palm-leaf sieves and cook the chapo. It is served warm by the fire and often enjoyed from a hammock.[1]

Slang for "shorty" in Spanish.[4]


  1. ^ a b The Matsés
  2. ^ DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Peru by Maryanne Blacker page 288
  3. ^ "Preparación de "Chapo", una bebida de la Selva Peruana". 28 September 2010. Retrieved 26 October 2013. 
  4. ^ "El Chapo: CEO of Crime". Retrieved 12 October 2015.