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Allie from Buenos Aires asked

What are some great unmissable spots in Lima?

I'm headed to Lima for Mistura Food Festival and have an overwhelming list of spots I want/need to check out, has anyone been recently that can shed some light on my shortlist? 

Chef Wong, A&G, Central, Amaz,Tia Grimanesa, La Canta Ranita, La Picanteria

Lima (Peru)

2 Answers
top answer by
Terry from Buffalo (New York)

Lima is a city of sense - best seen if you know someone....  With that said, and based the focus around Mistura and the Peruvian Cuisine - and rightly so - try the different neighborhoods...   Mirafloresand Barranco are a must - with the many different bars and restaurants.  Need to venture and try Chifa (uniquely Peruvian Chinese foods), Sushi (again with Peruvian influence), Criollo food (Canta Ranita, Jose Antonio, Las Brujas de Caciche, among many others); Cevicherias (some higher end ones in El Mercado, Pescados Capitales, Cebicheria La Mar, among others); but also try the high-end spectrum - well worth every Penny - I would HIGHLY recommend Rafael's (BTW the same owner as El Mercado)....  Y you do not mind traveling a little into the mountains, there is also the iconic Granja Azul with the best milk-fed chickens in South America (fries, mayo and drinks will not disappoint either...)

As for things to see and experience - El Malecón in Miraflores is unique, La Costa Verde for some foosball and beers in the beach, Lurin for chicharron, and Barranco for a Boehmian flair...

Hope this helps a tad...  Food and Restaurants abound in this gastronomical world capital.  Just take some probiotics before going... help you tummy beforehand so that your tummy can help your taste buds later!

Cheers and Enjoy! 

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Gustavo Andrés
Terry! I'm living on Lima right now. Thanks for this awesome reply. I would like to complement your post by suggesting to visit the local markets (Mercado Magdalena is one of them) where you can find fresh food and cooked by native peruvians. The quality of the food is a 100% fresh because it is served daily with ingredients bought that same day.

Mentioned in this answer:

  1. Miraflores (city)
  2. Barranco (attraction)
  3. El Mercado (restaurant)
  4. Pescados Capitales (restaurant)
  5. Cebicheria La Mar (restaurant)
  6. Rafael's (attraction)
  7. Granja Azul (restaurant)
  8. El Malecón (attraction)
  9. La Costa Verde (restaurant)
  10. Lurin (attraction)
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Smantha from Ecuador


Thanks terry for beautiful and infomative answer.

I think you must not miss visit La Cantaranita, Chez Wong, ámaZ, Anticuchos Grimanesa. I had information from the internet that in La Cantaranita  there is 3800 varieties of potato, Ceviche know as blessing of a dish, rich Papa Amarilla (yellow potato) is mashed into a timbale with crab, avocado, a blushing pink mayonnaise and a spritz of lemon, Spiced Ceviche Boats with Tiger’s Milk.

Have a great time..

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Mentioned in this answer:

  1. La Cantaranita (restaurant)
  2. Chez Wong (restaurant)
  3. ámaZ (restaurant)
  4. Anticuchos Grimanesa (restaurant)
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