The gastronomic scenario in Lima, not to say the whole country, has already many years being a topic of conversation. Restaurants of excellent reputation started to pop out here and there around the capital, giving the commensals a high quality variety of alternatives with which only few other cities around the globe can compete.
With this note we do not pretend to rank the top restaurants in Lima, that is a task many other people are taking care of. Here we just want to put at your disposition some recomendations, without any specific order and not to get crazy about the best food choices in town.
We present this selection of restaurants according their location and showing the varied culinary offerings in a brief list. We also recommend to book in advance because some times is never too early.
Astrid y Gastón
Paz Soldán 290
Belonging to the most renowned couple of cooks in Peru. A place well though which will cover all your expectations.
Corner of Las Begonias with Merino Reyna
Phone 2015023 / 5000
Creative cuisine inside the Westin hotel.
Santa Luisa 122
The best of the bella Italia.
Santa Isabel 376
Phone 2428515 / 2428575
If you have heard of restaurants in Peru, so you have heard about Central, but if you did it today and want to go tomorrow, then we have to say you heard it 30 days late. That´s right, everybody want to eat at Central but only the most cautious make it.
Offering a menu of typical northern Peru dishes. Very good sours (pisco based cocktails).
San Martín 300
A Rafael Osterling kitchen, who even if is not the Renaissance genius, is indeed a kitchen one.
San Martin 399
Micha is known as Gastón sidekick, but it easily could be the other way. Maido is an outstanding nikkei restaurant.
Elías Aguirre 179
Ivan Kisic kitchen, where they have a very dedicated menu.
La Paz 1079
Phone 221 9393 / 9880
Jungle ingredient specialties. Not to be overlooked.
Phone 4455705 / 4466504
Prose and verse made food.
El Ejercito 421
Phone 4217508 / 4635
All the sea flavours in your mouth.
Ultimately, we also recommend you to read our previous article http://www.responsibletravelperu.com/blog/en/lima-the-gastronomic-capital-of-latin-america/
And now you just have to lick your fingers!
Photo credit: El Comercio