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They actually originated in Chile. However, they go by different names in Peru, and are even found in Texas and New Mexico.
Soapapillas originally came from New Mexico where they are a pastry that puffs up when fried. They are small puffed-up squares, usually about 3" across. They are served as an accompaniment to spicy New Mexican food, a corner is removed and they are filled with honey to help alliviate some of the spice of the dish.
They are also served stuffed with various meat or vegetarian fillings.