Lima restaurants

Top Choice Peruvian in Lima

Central

Part restaurant, part laboratory, Central reinvents Andean cuisine and rescues age-old Peruvian ingredients not used elsewhere. Dining is an experience, evidenced by tender native potatoes served in edible clay. Che…
Top Choice Japanese in Lima

Maido

True artistry and exquisite flavors make Maido an excellent stop for top-notch nikkei (Japanese-Peruvian) fare that has put it on World's Best lists. The menu of chef Mitsuharu ‘Micha’ Tsumura ranges from sushi to t…
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, run by Lima native Diego Muñoz, remains a culinary tour de force. The seasonal menu features traditional Peru…
Top Choice Peruvian in Lima

Isolina

Go old school. This is home-style criollo (spicy Peruvian fare with Spanish and African influences) food at its best. Isolina doesn't shy away from tripe and kidneys, but also offers loving preparations of succulent…
Top Choice Bistro in Lima

El Bodegón

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

ámaZ

Chef Pedro Miguel's 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 such as fr…
Peruvian in Lima

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…
Seafood in Lima

La Mar

A good-time cevichería (restaurant serving ceviche) with outstanding service and wonderful ceviche and tiraditos (Japanese version of ceviche), alongside a light and fresh chifon chaufa (fried rice). This Gastón Acu…
Ceviche in Lima

Caleta la Punta

A must for original, well-prepared (but not spicy) ceviche – the vegetarian mango ceviche won best at the prestigious Mistura food festival. Serves delectable tiraditos (marinated fish slices) and whole fried fish w…