Peru has a lot of herbs, fruits and ingredients completely unknown in other parts of the world. South America is of course also the origin of the potatoe, quinoa, corn or cacao beans.
As a foodie you will love Peru and Lima. Here are some of the places we enjoyed immensely on our tour. ¡Buen provecho!
This traditional cozy eatery in Barranco serves fresh seafood dishes including a large variety of ceviche.
Address: Genova 101, Barranco 15063, Peru
Directions: Find Canta Rana on Google Maps
You will probably want to hop in a taxi to get to this slightly remote, but fantastic seafood heaven in the south of Lima. In a very relaxed and down-to-earth atmosphere you can listen to live piano music and get the catch of the day.
Address: La Rosa Lozano Y Tirado 173, Distrito de Chorrillos 15064, Peru
Directions: Sonia on Google Maps
Astrid y Gastón
Gaston Acurio is an internationally renowned cook who shaped the Cocina Novoandina. Use one evening in Lima to splurge on the seasonal tasting menu at Astrid y Gaston in San Isidro (#33 of the 50 best restaurants in the world 2017).
You will enjoy the beautiful setting in the colonial villa, decorated with interesting art pieces and a bar built around trees in the courtyard.
Address: Av. Paz Soldán 290, San Isidro 15073, Peru
Directions: Astrid y Gastón on Google Maps
Reservation suggested: Reservation website
Feeling like a light lunch after Astrid y Gaston? Stroll around the market, just buy anything you don’t know and have a fun picnic with all those unknown fruits. One market easy to walk to from Miraflores is Mercado #1 (Directions in Maps).