Where to eat in Lima, Peru
Peru’s bustling capital city, Lima, is quickly earning its place among the top foodie destinations in Latin America. From traditional dishes, fusion cuisine, fine dining, to plant-based renditions of Peruvian meals, there’s a memorable plate to be enjoyed by all in the coastal city. Don’t miss out on two typical Peruvian staples—quinoa and potatoes—there are dozens of varieties and endless preparations to taste. Here are some must-try restaurants in Lima, Peru.
For those who avoid consuming meat, gluten, or sugar, you’re sure to be satisfied after dining at Veda Restaurante in the hip neighborhood of Miraflores. The extensive menu is fully vegan and features many of Peru’s most celebrated dishes. Don’t miss the vegan ceviche which is packed with corn, mushrooms, and other goodies that make the bowl wet, savory, crunchy, and savory. The menu also boasts pizzas, salads, sushi, and more.
Shi-Nuá Peruvian Chinese
Treat yourself to a memorable meal at the famed Shi-Nuá Peruvian Chinese restaurant in San Isidro, which highlights the multiculturalism of Lima. You’ll find dim sum on the menu as well as freshly caught seafood and over-the-top desserts, including the Cherry Blossom Bliss, which looks like a science experiment and has a divine flavor. Those who enjoy the finer things in life won’t want to miss out on the Wagyu beef and foie gras.
This restaurant may be a chain with locations all around Lima (and the globe) but it’s beloved by locals for good reason—it offers an array of beloved dishes that are dependable and delicious. It’s a brilliant spot for a quick bite when you’re on the go exploring Lima and only have time for a sandwich or some empanadas. You’ll find Tanta outposts in Miraflores, San Isidro, Larcomar, and more.
Astrid y Gastón
Indulge in the best of Peruvian gastronomy at Astrid y Gastón in San Isidro. Don’t miss the ceviche, a classic Peruvian dish, fresh octopus served over Peruvian potatoes, or tuna tartar to start your dining experience. For the main course, you’ll have the choice between pasta, meat, or poultry dishes. Enjoy your meal with a stiff cocktail or choose from a selection of local wines.
By: Lola Méndez
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