Restaurants

Cafe in Lima

Origen Tostadores de Cafe

This artisan coffee shop breaks coffee-making down to a science and has all the chemistry-like machines to prove it. Just blocks from Museo Larco in Pueblo Libre, it offers the trifecta of wi-fi, quiet spaces to wor…
Sandwiches in Lima

Bao?

Just as the restaurant scene in Lima began to lean towards the upscale and grandiose, this little steam-bun place found its way into the hearts of many – including Peru’s own top chef, Gastón Acurio. Savory pork and…
Cafe in Lima

La Bodega Verde

Set in a walled garden, this cafe and gallery is a pleasant spot to linger. Grab the Scrabble (or toys set out for kids) and order up a salad, lucuma milkshake with fruit from the garden tree, tea served in a cerami…
Cafe in Lima

Tanta

One of several informal bistros in the Gastón Acurio brand, Tanta serves Peruvian dishes, fusion pastas, heaping salads and sandwiches. It's a good bet in the city center where pickings are slim. The food is general…
Deli in Lima

La Preferida

Located a couple of blocks north of Av 28 de Julio, just east of the Vía Expresa, this charming take-out place has gorgeous causas and fresh seafood specialties such as pulpo al olivo (octopus in olive sauce) and ch…
Cafe in Lima

El Pan de la Chola

In South America, finding real, crusty whole-grain bread is rarer than striking gold. Enter this small brick cafe baking four scrumptious varieties, with organic coffee from the Peruvian Amazon, greek yogurt and swe…
Sandwiches in Lima

El Chinito

Nearly half a century old, this venerable downtown outpost, clad in Spanish tile, is the spot for heaping sandwiches stuffed with a bevy of fresh-roasted meats: turkey, pork, beef, ham – and the most popular, chicha…
Pizza in Lima

Antica

On a street littered with European restaurants, this is one of the most reasonable: a woody, candle-bedecked spot serving house-made pasta, gnocchi and pizza from a wood-fired oven. It’s popular with local families.…
Sandwiches in Lima

El Enano

Grab a stool at the open-air counter and watch the masters at work. Fresh-roasted chicken, ham, turkey and chicharrón sandwiches on French bread are dressed with marinated onions and chilies. After one too many pisc…
Deli in Lima

Rovegno

This cluttered bakery-deli-restaurant sells an assortment of decent wine, breads, cheeses, ham and olives, plus plenty of pastries in a rainbow of colors. Restaurant dishes are typical Peruvian specialties such as l…