The best restaurants in Lima
… the best restaurants of Peruvian cuisine
Peruvian cuisine is not without reason at the center of growing international interest. It is no coincidence that 3 Peruvian restaurants are among the top 50 of the world’s best restaurants.
In the cosmopolitan city, entire streets and districts are specialized in a single way of eating. With its endless supply of exotic ingredients and chefs bringing new classics to the market, Peru’s capital has slowly but surely become the culinary capital of South America. We present the best restaurants from Lima.
Restaurant La Mar Cebichería
Everyone in Lima seems to be queuing to enter this exclusive cevichería of the famous chef Gastón Acurio. Fashionable, stylish and with a moderate price, the restaurant exhibits the best of traditional Lima cuisine. The ventilated and full of plants space has a modern and elegant touch with a square concrete facade, a bamboo roof, turquoise chairs and cement floors. The fish is always fresh and carefully prepared. The restaurant even has a cocktail bar with excellent pisco-based drinks such as Cholopolitan.
Av Mariscal La Mar 770, Miraflores 15074, Peru
+51 1 4213365
La Mar Cebichería
Mo – Th: 12.00 Uhr bis 17.00 Uhr
Fr – Su: 12:00 Uhr bis 17:30 Uhr
Restaurant Brujas de Cachiche
The “Brujas de Cachiche” serves a menu based on a 2,000-year-old local culture that contains the taste of pre-Columbian Peruvian cuisine with recipes and ancient ingredients. The extensive menu features classic Peruvian dishes such as Ají de Gallina, but focuses on fish, seafood and fine cuts of meat with interesting twists and unusual garnishes.
In the extensive old house with several cozy dining rooms, guests can try a steak with pisco butter sauce and stewed mushrooms. Among the excellent desserts, some continue with the indigenous theme, such as Mazamorra Morada (purple corn pudding and nuts). In addition to the excellent restaurant, Brujas de Cachiche also offers several gastronomic festivals.
Bolognesi 472, Miraflores 15074, Peru
+51 1 4471883
Mo – Sa: 12:00 Uhr – 24:00 Uhr
Sun. : 12.30 Uhr – 16.30 Uhr
Known as the President’s Café, this restaurant is on the list of essential places not only in Lima, but also in South America. Since 1905, this traditional dining room in Lima has been an institution in Lima. For almost 100 years, it serves virtually all Peruvian presidents and is considered a historical monument of the National Institute of Culture. Located opposite the Presidential Palace, the Cordano restaurant serves local specialties such as Tacu Tacu, a traditional Lima dish made with beans and rice, along with Armored Pocket, a crispy pancake.
Augusto Wiese, Distrito de Lima 15001, Peru
Mo – Su: 8.00 Uhr – 20.30 Uhr
Restaurant El Rincon Que No Conoces
With a name like “the corner you’ve never heard of”, you’d expect this to be a modest house. Instead, it’s a nice, cozy two-story restaurant with high ceilings and a warm atmosphere. Chef Teresa Izquierdo Gonzales has been cooking here for more than 30 years. Although her neighborhood has become a bit more polished and popular over the years, she has not departed from her classic Creole cooking mission. In this authentic Peruvian restaurant Criollo, a good starting point is a cause (a yellow potato cake stuffed with chicken, shrimp or tuna) or perhaps a stuffed avocado (stuffed avocado). The menu is long, the portions are large and even the most demanding gourmets can not go wrong.
Bernardo Alcedo, Distrito de Lima 15046, Peru
+51 1 4712171
Tu – Su: 12.30 Uhr – 16.30 Uhr
Summum winner 2017
The Peruvian equivalent of the Michelin Guide
Creative and inquisitive, chef Mitsuhara Tsumura experiments with ingredients and cooking techniques that make each of his dishes truly unique and memorable. Dedicated to the Nikkei style, the Maido restaurant offers an impeccable experience that celebrates the delights of Peruvian-Japanese cuisine.
El Maido is ranked as the eighth of the best restaurants in the world ranking.
Calle San Martín 399, Miraflores
The combination of Japanese and Peruvian cuisine is a challenge that Osaka has achieved with absolute success. The unique selection of makis, temakis and sushi, as well as some exceptional hot dishes, alternate with unexpected Peruvian ingredients such as rocoto, chile, Andean herbs and even quinoa.
Av. Felipe Pardo y Aliaga 660, San Isidro
Av. El Polo 660, Santiago de Surco
Restaurant Costanera 700
The famous Salado Gruntfish, an emblematic dish of the great Humberto Sato, is part of the legend that began when Costanera 700 opened its doors to the public. A classic restaurant serving dishes prepared with sole, toad, tuna, octopus, scallops, crabs, shrimp and a variety of others. Favorites include fresh ceviches, delicious rice dishes.
Av. del Ejército 421, Miraflores
Restaurant El Mercado
The Market pays homage to Peruvian cuisine. In 2010, the head chef Rafael Osterling opened El Mercado with the idea of combining new twists with traditional recipes. The Market seeks to establish a constant and respectful dialogue with its sources, the sea, producers, fishermen and farmers. The restaurant has a very well covered terrace with wicker chairs, where the wooden tables are decorated with lovely patterned retro rugs. The large menu is presented on the clipboard and contributes to the market atmosphere. One of the best presented dishes is Ceviche de Pejerrey, small fillets of Pejerre, which are served perfectly in a bright yellow lime, Aji Amarillo sauce.
Av Hipólito Unanue 203, Miraflores 15074, Peru
+51 1 2211322
Chef and avant-garde researcher whose passion for the origin of each ingredient has led him to discover before creation. Chef Virgilio Martínez’s tasting menus are a pleasant journey through flavors and textures of different seasons, regions and countries.
The Central ranks number 5 among the best restaurants in the world ranking.
Av. del Ejército 421, Miraflores
The cozy restaurant of the Rafael Osterling is located in a vibrant red house from the 20s with modern interiors and art deco details. Here a Peruvian fusion with Mediterranean influences is served. Among the recommended main dishes are a grouper stew from northern Peru with vongole, calamari and candied potatoes, and a Peruvian dish of rice and lentils with roasted goose liver, river shrimp, scallops and fried plantains.
Calle San Martin 300, Miraflores 15074, Peru
+51 1 2424149
Since its opening, the symposium has made a difference: it was not a traditional trattoria, but a contemporary Italian restaurant with luxury cuisine, impeccable presentation and a sophisticated and modern atmosphere. The care of Marco Antino in the selection of recipes and accessories is the key to his success. The Cava offers elegant European wines, Runkel, White and Bubbles, and the bar offers a variety of cocktails that are an ideal complement to the fine specialties of the menu.
Calle Santa Luisa 122, San Isidro
Restaurant Isolina – Taberna Peruana
The food in this pub in Barranco reflects José del Castillo’s passion for home cooking and his admiration for his mother, Isolina Vargas, for whose honor this restaurant opened. The wonderful stews, ceviches, stuffed potatoes, generously served dishes and sandwiches are a wonderful celebration of Creole cuisine. There is also an excellent selection of juices, cocktails with pisco and craft beers.
Calle Santa Luisa 122, San Isidro
Restaurant Fiesta Chiclayo Gourmet (Lima)
It is not necessary to travel to the north of the country to enjoy the culinary delights of this warm and hospitable region. A visit to the Fiesta Chiclayo Gourmet is enough to experience the splendor of a perfectly prepared duck and rice or other classic Nordic recipes.
Av. Reducto 1278, Miraflores
Restaurant Felix Brasserie
The incorporation of Rafael Osterling to his other two wonderful restaurants maintains the same high standard. With an informal and relaxed style, Felix Brasserie has received the Summum recognition for its creative cuisine with cosmopolitan influences. The lively atmosphere is enhanced by the live jam sessions on the terrace.
Av. Sto. Toribio 173, San Isidro
982 521 454
Restaurant Astrid and Gastón
Character, humor and local dishes form the basis of this gourmet restaurant. Hidden behind a serene and colonial facade, this elegant and contemporary place serves a creative Mediterranean menu. Astrid y Gastón is the restaurant of Gastón Acurio, the famous Peruvian chef and creator of a thriving empire of excellent restaurants, not only in Lima, but also in other cities of North and South America. The high white fabrics of the ceiling and the orange walls with modern and colorful art create a warm and sophisticated atmosphere. Specialties include spicy grilled ribs or the excellent fine stolen fish served in miso sauce with crunchy oysters.
Astrid and Gastón are ranked 33 among the 50 best restaurants in the world ranking.
Ein V. Paz Soldán 290, San Isidro 15073, Peru
+51 1 4422777
Astrid und Gastón
Restaurant Huaca Pucllana
The Huaca Pucllana restaurant is located on the same site as the 1500-year-old adobe pyramid, which was built by the indigenous people of Lima. Dining here is one of the largest culinary experiences in the city. This beautiful and quiet restaurant overlooking the pyramid, isolated in the middle of the chaotic disorder of Lima, ensures a memorable night. The adobe pyramid is illuminated at night and guests can tour the structure after dinner. The restaurant is very well decorated in a rustic colonial style. The menu is creatively Peruvian, with notes that season the classic Creole cuisine.
Cdra 8, Calle General Borgoño, Distrito de Lima 15074, Peru
+51 1 4454042
The minimalist restaurant of the growing culinary artist Pedro Miguel Schiaffino, the Malabar, has always been one of the five best in the Summum. The seasonal menu of Shiaffino, inspired in particular by the products and techniques of the Amazon, offers delicacies such as the crispy guinea pig and the snails of the Amazon bathed in a spicy chorizo sauce. Other featured dishes include tiradito (a refined ceviche) of magenta brine with an Amazon grass, andean fruit tumble juice in the marinade, served with Tobiko (flying fish roe). Probably the lightest and freshest desserts of Lima can be enjoyed here.
Ein V. Camino Real 101, San Isidro 15073, Peru
+51 1 4405300