Top things to do in Lima & Around

Top Choice Peruvian in Lima

Central

Part restaurant, part laboratory, Central reinvents Andean cuisine and rescues age-old Peruvian edibles you'd find nowhere else. In a new Barranco location, dining is experience, evidenced by tender native potatoes …
Top Choice Japanese in Lima

Maido

True artistry and exquisite flavors make Maido an excellent stop for top-notch Nikkei fare that has put it on World's Best lists. The menu of chef Mitsuharu ‘Micha’ Tsumura ranges from sushi to tender 50-hour ribs, …
Top Choice Museum in Lima

Museo Larco

In an 18th-century viceroy’s mansion, this museum offers one of the largest, best-presented displays of ceramics in Lima. Founded by pre-Columbian collector Rafael Larco Hoyle in 1926, the collection includes over 5…
Top Choice Church in Lima

Iglesia de Santo Domingo

One of Lima’s most storied religious sites, the Iglesia de Santo Domingo and its expansive convent are built on land granted to the Dominican Friar Vicente de Valverde, who accompanied Pizarro throughout the conques…
Top Choice Fusion in Lima

Astrid y Gastón Casa Moreyra

The standard-bearer of novoandina cooking in Lima, Gastón Acurio’s flagship French-influenced restaurant as run by Lima native Diego Muñoz remains a culinary tour de force. The seasonal menu features traditional Per…
Top Choice Chocolate in Lima

El Cacaotal

A chocolate shop with delicious bars, connoisseur expertise and sustainable chops. It's the perfect opportunity to appease friends and family back home, offering fair-trade compensation for small scale farmers aroun…
Top Choice Bistro in Lima

El Bodegón

Dimly lit with polished hardwood and snappy service, this corner taverna feels more Buenos Aires than Lima, we're just thankful it's here. This Gaston Acurio enterprise recaptures home-style Peruvian eating. It's wo…
Top Choice Fountain in Lima

El Circuito Mágico del Agua

This indulgent series of illuminated fountains is so over the top it can’t help but induce stupefaction among even the most hardened traveling cynic. A dozen different fountains – all splendiferously illuminated – a…
Top Choice Peruvian in Lima

Isolina

Go old school. This is home-style criollo food at its best. Isolina doesn't shy away from tripe and kidneys, but also offers loving preparations of succulent ribs, causa escabechada (with marinated onions) and vibra…
Top Choice Ceviche in Lima

Barra Chalaca

This casual ceviche and seafood bar combines masterful cooking and playful rapport for the win. Watching the prep cooks from your bar stool, order curatodo (cures everything) – a fishbowl of tropical juices and fres…