Restaurants

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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…
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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…
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Matria

Warmly lit and decorated with draping plants, Matria offers up classic Peruvian dishes with a contemporary touch and a creative cocktail menu to match within a warm atmosphere of casual elegance. The young chef is s…
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La Nacional

If you’re looking for traditional Peruvian dishes like pastel de choclo (a savory corn cake with layers of meat and cheese) or lomo saltado (stir-fried beef atop fried potato wedges), this modern kitchen can serve i…
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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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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…
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Domus

A restored 19th-century mansion houses this modern-yet-intimate two-room restaurant that caters to journalists from the nearby offices of El Comercio. There is no à la carte dining, just a rotating daily list of wel…
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Panchita

A Gastón Acurio homage to Peruvian street food in a contemporary setting ringed by folk art. Anticuchos are grilled over an open flame to melt-in-your-mouth perfection, particularly the charred octopus. Another winn…