Restaurants in Peru

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Despite its culinary riches, Peru’s Amazonian larder had been relatively under the radar—until Pedro Miguel Schiaffano (the mastermind behind acclaimed... Read More

Anticuchos like beef-heart skewers are a revered street-food snack for Limeños, and Tia Grimanesa sizzles up some of the tastiest in the city. Starting... Read More

Lima’s original haute-cuisine establishment was founded by Peru’s gastronomic godfather, Gastón Acurio, and pastry chef wife Astrid Gutsche. The owners... Read More

Praised as one of the world's most innovative chefs, Gastón Acurio has established outposts of his restaurants in Madrid and Santiago. In a... Read More

Walls are plastered with posters of Hollywood and soccer stars, and generous helpings of the country's most famous dish, ceviche (raw fish with lime... Read More

Super-chef Virgilio Martínez has a passion for unearthing ingredients from every corner of Peru and artfully plating them. His restaurant, Central, is a... Read More

Anthony Bourdain is a fan of the ceviche here. Javier Wong's ceviche spot is located in his first-floor living room, tucked away in the working-class... Read More

This hipster bakery and coffeehouse is the trendiest spot for a caffeine injection and carb intake in Miraflores, if not all of Lima. Its warehouse-chic... Read More

A self-made Lima legend, chef Teresa Izquierdo Gonzáles opened this restaurant in 1978 to serve classic, home-cooked Peruvian and Creole dishes.... Read More

Admire the Pacific from all-glass dining rooms while sampling regional grilled grouper with onions and tomatoes. If the gray mist that shrouds Lima for... Read More

Although the minimalist white façade evokes a Miami vibe, this Miraflores restaurant specializes in traditional cuisine from Chiclayo, one of... Read More

A diminutive cevichería, Hijo de Olaya takes its name from its more upmarket, parent establishment in Buenos Aires, Argentina. That’s where chef-owner... Read More

Stepping into IK is akin to walking into a massive vegetable cooler—the molecular tasting menu couldn't be fresher. The focus here is on organic and... Read More

With farm implements hung on rough stucco walls, the primitive décor mirrors the old-fashioned cooking. This is the place to try beef heart, a... Read More

A casual diner on the Barranco/Miraflores border, this unassuming spot pulls out all the stops with solid, contemporary versions of Peruvian classics... Read More

Every Limeño has their preferred sanguchería (sandwich shop) and it’s fair to say La Lucha tops many a discerning list. Usually standing-room only and... Read More

You can’t come to Lima without sampling Peru’s most famous dish—ceviche (you'll often see it spelled with cebiche in Peru). And while Limeños usually... Read More

While Nikkei—or Peruvian/Japanese—cuisine is commonplace in Peru, it wasn’t until Nikkei chef Mitsuharu Tsumura returned from a tough training stint in... Read More

Peruvian chef Pedro Miguel Schiaffino of Malabar has a passion for wild Amazonian produce. Here, “blini and caviar” means pancakes made of... Read More

Housed in a 20th-century villa surrounded by landscaped gardens, Manos Morenos is both a traditional Creole restaurant and a lively peña folkl... Read More

If your palate needs a shakeup from the Pacific’s produce, it’s worth making the trek to Osso in La Molina for a different type of protein. This hipster... Read More

A play on the Spanish phrase pecados capitales (deadly sins), this seafood restaurant replaces the word pecados (sins) with pescados (fish). In keeping... Read More

The 15-table restaurant is housed in a 1940’s mansion. Don’t let the traditional atmosphere here fool you: The Asian- and Mediterranean... Read More

Situated in the upscale Miraflores district, this Peruvian restaurant is named for the 1,500-year-old archeological ruins located just outside its walls... Read More

Formerly trained at Le Cordon Bleu Paris, chef Rodrigo Conroy now prepares inventive Mediterranean-Basque cuisine at this namesake restaurant in the... Read More

For a dose of homemade Peruvian fare with a hint of European flair, head to Tanta, another of Gastón Acurio’s success stories. You could while away a... Read More

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