North Coast restaurants

Top Choice Peruvian in Trujillo

Mar Picante

This hugely popular place has recently undergone an overhaul and is now all polished concrete and industrial metal beams, but the food remains outrageously good. If you come to Trujillo without sampling its ceviche …
Top Choice Peruvian in Huanchaco

Restaurante Mococho

This tiny place sits secluded in a walled garden where the legend of chef don Victor is carried on by his widow and son, Wen. It’s not cheap, but it’s fresh and excellent. The specialty is steamed whole fish in sauc…
Top Choice Peruvian in Trujillo

El Celler de Cler

This atmospheric spot is the only place in Trujillo to enjoy dinner (coupled with an amazing cocktail) on a 2nd-floor balcony – the wraparound number dates to the early 19th century. The food is upscale, featuring p…
Top Choice Peruvian in Máncora

Donde Teresa

Before Gastón Acurio there was Teresa Ocampo, Peru’s most recognizable celebrity chef (famous before Peruvian food was even famous). She lives in Texas now, but her son, Javier, keeps the dream alive with gourmet ta…
Top Choice Peruvian in Máncora

La Sirena d’Juan

Local boy done good Juan has turned his intimate little main-drag seafooder into northern Peru’s best restaurant. Yellowfin tuna fresh from Máncora’s waters is the showstopper, whether it’s prepared as a tiradito (a…
Top Choice Cafe in Piura

Bottega Capuccino

The real deal. This bright, modern cafe in bustling Santa Isabel, a 10-minute taxi from the center, offers wholesome breakfasts and gourmet sandwiches and salads that are great for lunch. It also serves more sophist…
Top Choice Peruvian in Chiclayo

Cafe 900

Live music, slowly spinning ceiling fans, exposed wood and adobe that connects you with the elements are the hallmarks of the best bar-cafe-restaurant in Chiclayo. It's certainly tops on ambience, and the food is si…
Top Choice Peruvian in Huanchaco

Restaurante Big Ben

This sophisticated seafooder at the far north end of town specializes in lunchtime ceviches and is the best place in town for top-notch seafood. Though ceviche is the main draw, the menu is also heavy on fresh fish,…
Peruvian in Chiclayo

Fiesta Chiclayo Gourmet

Few things are as satisfying as scraping those last bits of slightly charred rice off the bottom of an iron-clad pan and savoring all that’s great about a rice dish such as arroz con pato a la chiclayana, made here …
Seafood in Chiclayo

El Pescador

This little locals' secret packs in the droves for outstanding seafood and regional dishes at fantastic prices. The ceviches are every bit as good as places charging double or even triple the price, and weekend spec…