Restaurants

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…
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Central

Part restaurant, part laboratory, Central reinvents Andean cuisine and rescues age-old Peruvian edibles you'd find nowhere else. Dining here is an experience, evidenced by the tender native potatoes served in edible…
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El Rincón que no Conoces

Worth the taxi trek to Lince, this mecca of comida criolla was founded by the late Teresa Izquierdo Gonzales, a home-trained cook who grew into a beloved national icon. It’s all good. Try the creamy ahí de gallina, …
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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 Amazonian in Lima

ámaZ

Chef Pedro Miguel's latest wonder is wholly dedicated to the abundance of the Amazon. Start with tart jungle-fruit cocktails and oversized tostones (plantain chips). Banana-leaf wraps, aka juanes, hold treasures lik…
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La Picantería

Just blocks from the famous Surquillo market, diners share two long tables to feast on sea urchin omelette, stuffed rocoto peppers and stewed ossobuco. These traditional plates, hailing from both northern and southe…
Top Choice Ice Cream in Lima

Blu

Creamy, dense chocolate, bright herbs, Madagascar vanilla or tart jungle fruit: this is Lima's best gelato, made fresh daily.
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IK

Combining ancestral traditions with the Peruvian vanguard of molecular gastronomy is a tall order, but most feel that IK pulls it off with style. The restaurant is a tribute to a well-known local chef and its restor…
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Mi Causa

A temple to the humble potato and the sculptural dishes that can be produced with it, this inventive eatery dishes up more than 50 (including a dozen vegetarian options) varieties of causa, a traditional Peruvian po…
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Café Tostado

Call it a cultural experience. This barely converted auto-repair shop long ago transformed into a bastion of traditional cooking, with long wooden tables and an open kitchen surrounded by scarred iron pots and dryin…