La Preferida

Deli in Lima
Agnes Rivera

Located a couple of blocks north of Av 28 de Julio, east of the Vía Expresa, this charming take-out place has gorgeous causas (whipped potato dishes) and fresh seafood specialties such as pulpo al olivo (octopus in olive sauce) and choros a la chalaca (mussels with a corn and tomato salsa) served in tapas-sized portions. A few stools accommodate diners.