Lima, Peru, a great place to explore new flavors.

Due to the many influences that make Peruvian cuisisine what it is nowadays, and to the many diversity of regional cuisines, this list we offer you here tries to be a fair representative of every little aspect of this blooming gastronomy.

Although it may seem a bit odd, there's a strong presence of Asian cuisines here, especially Chinese and Japanese, and that's why we have chosen Niqei, a restaurant focused in Peruvian-Japanese fusion that has won unanimous accolades from all sectors: Japanese food but with an unmistakable Peruvian style that is conquering new fans every day with its seafood-based dishes.

And to keep up with seafood, which is one of the Peruvian cuisine especialties, you may want to visit either Cebicheria La Mar or Segundo Muelle, both of them excellent alteranatives for trying one the most famous Peru flagship dishes: the ceviche (fresh fish fillets marinated in lime juice).

Other restaurants take a look at other Peruvian regional cuisines, like Chala Costa Fusión and Panchita, which focus on traditional creole food (with more or less fusion), mostly from the Peruvian coast; and Kamcha, that homages Andean food and cultures with delicious and colorful dishes.

For going fancy, Huaca Pucllana and Malabar are places that will add a new dimension to your culinary experience. And, on the other side, going popular, Pardos Chicken serves an excellent version of the ubiquitous "pollo a la brasa" (Peruvian Roasted Chicken), and Mavery especializes in Italian flavors, very especially pizzas and osobucco, but with a Peruvian touch.


As its name indicates, this place focuses in the cuisines, flavors and ingredientes from Peruvian coast, specially (but not exclusively) seafood and creole dishes, with some winks to Mediterranean cuisines. The d�cor, a mixture of...  Read More

This is a restaurant named after the archaeological complex located next door; Huaca Pucllana, a ceremonial center dated from Pre Inca times, that is still under thoroughful research. The restaurant has a large terrace, from which you can enjoy...  Read More


Peru claims to have one of the best Japanese-fusion cuisines in South America, and since there's a big community of Peruvians from Japanese descent, there must be some truth in this. And you will feel inclined to believe it when you visit Niqei,...  Read More

One of Peruvian most popular foods is the pollo pollo a la brasa, or "Roasted Chicken Peruvian Style"; you can find a poller�a in almost every neighborhood, and there's also different prices to fit every budget. Peruvians are very keen on...  Read More

San Borja

"Kamcha" is in Peru the name of a Peruvian snack, that is, toasted corn, that has always been part of the Quechua culture. This is a thematic restaurant, dedicated to Peruvian food and to all the cultural elements traditionally related to it,...  Read More


Panchita is a fancy place inspired in the typical Peruvian picanterias and anticucherias, that is, traditional, popular, working-class intended creole food spots. Despite being a little pricey for locals, its superb cuisine and flavors make it...  Read More

Segundo Muelle

This is a top notch Peruvian chain restaurant, that is acknowledged by its flavors and by the freshness and creativity of its dishes. The restaurant aims to combine the traditional Peruvian seafood with many different international cuisines such...  Read More

Owned and run by the popular Peruvian chef Gaston Acurio, this top-class restaurant is inspired in the Peruvian popular cebicherias, or restaurants specialized in cebiche along all Peru. If you do not have issues with the idea of enjoying some...  Read More

The word "Malabar" in Spanish means "juggling", and according to the chef Pedro Miguel Schiaffino this concept expresses this restaurant's daily work: entertaining and delighting their guests with new and delicious mixtures and creations, which...  Read More

This nice, quite rustic cafe is not a night club nor a dance spot, but does schedule some live music shows regularly, and in a few years has become quite a referent regarding bohemian coffee places, especially among young people. Run by the...  Read More


Meet Isabel Guerra

Isabel is a freelance Journalist, Writer, and Photographer born and raised in Lima, Peru, where she currently lives: in addition to her writing career and to her traveling almost all over...  More About Isabel