The best Restaurants in Lima

Posted by Konsti Sobon on

City: Lima // Category: Food // Reading time: 5 min

 

Welcome to Lima, the culinary hotspot of Peru! In order to test all of the best restaurants in Lima, you would probably need to spend a couple years in Peru‘s capital. Therefore I prepared a small and exclusive selection for you that consists of some of the most recommended restaurants in Lima. So get ready to learn more about traditional Peruvian food and some of the most delicious dishes out there!

 

View on the bridge and sun goes down Lima

 

What to eat in Lima?

  • Ceviche
  • Lomo Saltado
  • Anticuchos de Corazon
  • Pollo a la Brasa
  • Arroz con Pato
  • Aji de Gallina
  • Papa a la Huancaina
  • Chaufa
  • Tacu Tacu
  • Picarones
  • Alfajores
  • Alive Pizza
  • La Silvestre

 

Below I will explain the different dishes in detail and I‘ll  give you some specific Restaurant recommendations with insights regarding prices, what to eat and much more.

 

Ceviche Lima Food

 

Ceviche 

 

Restaurant: La Mar Cebicheria (Address);  BAM BAM (Address)

Interesting facts: Number 15 of Latin America's 50 best Restaurants 2017

Average Price: $ 13-20 // $ 10-17

Kitchen: Seafood

Best time to eat: Lunch

Reservation: Not required

Try this: Classic Ceviche and Arroz con Mariscos (Rice with seafood) scalloped with cheese; Ceviche con Palta (Ceviche with avocado)

Atmosphere: Modern restaurant

 

Lomo Saltado Peru Food

 

Lomo Saltado 

 

Restaurant: Tanta (Address)

Interesting facts: One of the restaurants of the famous chef Gastón Acurio with a view over the coast of Lima.

Average Price: $ 11-18  

Kitchen: Peruvian, Latin American, Seafood  

Best time to eat: Lunch & Dinner   

Reservation: Not required

Try this: Lomo Saltado, Causa, Anticuchos de Corazon (bovine heart), Aji de Gallina, Aeropuerto

Atmosphere: Modern restaurant

 

Anticuchos Peru Food

 

Anticuchos de Corazon 

 

Restaurant: Tia Grimanesa (Address)

Interesting facts: The famous bovine heart is a really delicious and famous appetizer in Peru

Average Price: $ 3-6

Kitchen: Peruvian, Latin American, Fast Food

Best time to eat: Lunch, Snack, Dinner  

Reservation: Not required

Try this: Anticuchos de Corazon (bovine heart)

Atmosphere: Casual

 

Pollo a la Brasa Peru

 

Pollo a la Brasa

 

Restaurant: Pardos Chicken (Address)

Interesting facts: On average, a Peruvian eats around 16 “Pollo a la Brasa” (4x each Pollo a la Brasa = 64x) each year.   

Average Price: $ 10-19

Kitchen: Peruvian, Fast Food

Best time to eat: Lunch & Dinner  

Reservation: Not required

Try this: Pollo a la Brasa

Atmosphere: Casual

 

Arroz con Pato Food Peru

 

Arroz con Pato

 

Restaurant: Fiesta (Address)

Interesting facts: Number 34 of the best Restaurants of Latin America 2016

Average Price: $ 30-90

Kitchen: Peruvian, Latin American, Seafood  

Best time to eat: Lunch & Dinner

Reservation: Highly recommended

Try this: Arroz con Pato Chiclayano & Cebiche Caliente

Atmosphere: 5-Star Ambience

 

Aji de Gallina Food Peru

 

Aji de Gallina

 

Restaurant: Huaca Pucllana (Address)

Interesting facts: The Restaurant has an incredible view on the ancient ruins.

Average Price: $ 20-50

Kitchen: Peruvian, Vegan Dishes  

Best time to eat: Dinner  

Reservation: Highly recommended

Try this: Aji de Gallina

Atmosphere: Casual

 

Papa a la Huancaina Peru Food

 

Papa a la Huancaina

 

Restaurant: Panchita (Address)

Interesting facts: Emerged during the construction of the central railroad from Lima to Huancayo. The food for the workers was made by women from the city Huancayo, who served boiled potatoes with cheese, pepper and a milk sauce. This resulted in the dish Papa la Huancaina.  

Average Price: $ 18-22

Kitchen: Peruvian & Vegan Dishes

Best time to eat: Lunch & Dinner

Reservation: Not required

Try this: Papa a la Huancaina

Atmosphere: Casual

 

Chaufa de Mariscos Food Peru

 

Chaufa de Mariscos (Chaufa with Prawns)

 

Restaurant: Madam Tusan (Address)

Interesting facts: The chef Gaston Acurio has opened this restaurant.

Average Price: $ 5-15

Kitchen: Peruvian-Chinese Fusion   

Best time to eat: Lunch & Dinner  

Reservation: Not required

Try this: Chaufa con Pollo (Rice with Chicken) or Chaufa con Mariscos (Rice with Seafood)

Atmosphere: Casual

 

Tacu Tacu Peru Food

 

Tacu Tacu

 

Restaurant: Barra Maretazo (Address)

Interesting facts: The cold kitchen is open, so you can see how they are preparing your food live.  

Average Price: $ 5-15

Kitchen: Peruvian, Latin American, Seafood

Best time to eat: Lunch & Dinner  

Reservation: Not required

Try this: Tacu Tacu, Leche de Tigre, Ceviche

Atmosphere: Casual

 

Picarones Food Peru

 

Picarones

 

Restaurant: Street Food (Address)

Interesting facts: In the Parque Kennedy (City district: Miraflores) you can buy from the street food booths the famous Picarones  

Average Price: $ 1-3

Kitchen: Peruvian

Best time to eat: Snack & Dessert

Reservation: Not required

Try this: Picarones

Atmosphere: Food to Go

 

Alfajores Peru Food

 

Alfajores

 

Restaurant: La Casa del Alfajor (Address)

Interesting facts: Peru's most popular cookie!

Average Price: $ 1-3

Kitchen: Peruvian

Best time to eat: Snack & Dessert

Reservation: Not required

Try this: Alfajores

Atmosphere: Food to Go

 

Alive Pizza

 

Alive Pizza

 

Restaurant: Raw Cafe Club (Address)

Interesting facts: Raw Vegan Kitchen

Average Price: $ 4-8

Kitchen: Vegan

Best time to eat: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch & Dinner  

Reservation: Not required

Try this: The famous “Alive Pizza” crust consist of different grains, the famous beetroot Burger is another classic! Besides that I can highly recommend the desserts, such as Cheesecake, Brownies and the Peruvian Fruit mousse.   

Atmosphere: Casual

 

La Silvestre Burger

 

La Silvestre

 

Restaurant: La Verde (Address)

Interesting facts: They own a bakery and all ingredients are homemade (Bread, Marmalade etc.)

Average Price: $ 4-9   

Kitchen: Vegan dishes    

Best time to eat: Breakfast, Brunch & Lunch

Reservation: Not required

Try this: La Silvestre - a Burger which consists out of Cashews and Mushrooms; the Quinoa Waffles with extra proteins and delicious chocolate ice cream + fruits are amazing.

Atmosphere: Casual

 

I hope that these recommendations are helpful for finding the best restaurants in Lima during your time in Peru. All of these restaurants are the personal favorites of our team and we don’t have any affiliations to them. Did we forget a restaurant or a dish which we should definitely include in our list for Lima? And in case you are traveling to Cusco or Arequipa, you are welcome to check our recommendations so you can enjoy the best restaurants while in Peru. 

 


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Created on , posted by Monica Soltisyak

Good list of the best restaurants in Lima, thanks for sharing! We just ate at the Maido and it was absolutely incredible, the best and most spectacular food I’ve eaten in quite a while. Even though it’s more exquisite and a lot more expensive than all of the places listed, it can be added as well…maybe as an “exclusive” option. Cheers, Monica


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