Lima, Peru

Lima is widely considered one of the most dynamic capitals of gastronomy, due to a wide variety of crops grown in Peru combined with a fusion of Asian and Latin flavors. Here are a few of my favorites!

 

Punto Azul:

Incredible seafood restaurant, and the best ceviche I have ever had! Ask the waiter whatever is most fresh, and enjoy. Also try the arroz con pescados (seen below).

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Mixed ceviche of the day with sweet potato and corn

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Arroz con pescados

 

Pollo Padres

This is the most common restaurant for pollos alla brasa, essentially Peruvian style rotisserie chicken. It’s a chain, which I would not usually recommend, but this place does juicy, flavorful bird very well.

Panchita

One of the higher end restaurants in the popular neighborhood of Miraflores that offers all of the traditional Peruvian dishes in a modern environment. If you are willing to take the risk, try some of the authentic dishes, like the blood egg rolls and the beef heart anticuchos.

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Anticuchos with beef hearts

Madam Tusaun

Considered one of the most popular Chifa restaurants, chefs here combine Peruvian and Chinese flavors for delectable family style dishes. The fried rice with banana topped with fried eggs is a must.

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Fried rice