El Bodegón

Top choice Bistro

in Lima

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. It's worth sharing several dishes to spread your good fortune. Standouts include a creamy roasted cauliflower served whole and an ultradelectable rocoto relleno (stuffed pepper) with a nutty, rich sauce.

End your meal with a suspiro de chirimoya (custard apple) in decadent dulce de leche (caramel sauce).