The beautiful Peruvian capital is an ideal place for meetings of all kinds; it is where all adventures in the country usually start. Within this incredible city, you will find beautiful skyscrapers, a wide variety of architectural styles, historical buildings, and much more. Being such a large city and full of many attractions, it is not surprising that it is considered the epicenter of the continuous gastronomic revolution that occurs in Peru. It is in Lima where you can experience numerous one-of-a-kind gastronomic establishments, continually trying to renew and revolutionize culinary techniques. And together with our colleagues from Gay Peru Travel, we would like to tell you a little about the best gourmet restaurants in Lima. In this way, you can have a general idea of those places that you cannot miss trying.
Some of the best gourmet restaurants in Lima to try
Central could be considered to be one of the best gourmet restaurants in the world. This establishment is a favorite throughout the city and the world, evidencing the great importance of the city as the gastronomic epicenter of South America. Chef Virgilio Martinez maintains a gastronomic philosophy in which he focuses on those ingredients available throughout all of Peru. From potatoes and peppers in the Andes to seafood from the coastal regions. By local standards, restaurant prices can be a bit high. But if you have already had experiences in gourmet restaurants around the world, you will find it very reasonable. We recommend reserving a table in advance so you don’t miss out on this incredible culinary experience. A dinner in Central can be one of the best romantic ideas to enjoy with your partner.
ASTRID & GASTÓN
Astrid y Gaston is located in the wonderful San Isidro district. It is widely regarded as one of the best restaurants in Lima, providing a culinary experience of about 30 unforgettable meals. Since its inauguration more than 20 years ago, Chef Gastón Acurio has been at the forefront of Peru’s modern fine cuisine. Astrid & Gastón is one of the most popular gourmet restaurants in Lima. The restaurant has been run by chef Gastón Acurio and his wife Astrid Gutsche since it opened in 1994. Both of them studied culinary arts at the Le Cordon Bleu Cooking School in Paris. The restaurant is located in a 17th-century building, which only makes the place more grandiose. The restaurant’s menu offers a wide variety of flavors and textures. If you are planning a Honeymoon in Peru, we recommend reserving a table at this incredible establishment.
Maido was considered one of the best restaurants in all of Latin America in 2017, even reaching the eighth position of the best restaurants in the world. Maido is one of the best gourmet restaurants in Lima and an outstanding representative of Nikkei cuisine, which is a delicious mixture of Peruvian and Japanese cuisine. Keep in mind that the prices of this restaurant will be according to the service provided, but for those who love food, it is a price that is worth it. If you’ve never tried this type of food before, then you won’t regret it, it truly is a one-of-a-kind culinary style. Don’t worry about the Peru trip cost and treat yourself as you always wanted.
Saha is a new restaurant that specializes in Peruvian food, trying to strike a perfect balance between creativity, tradition, and reasonable prices. This place is quite new and brings fresh air into the gastronomic scene in Lima. This is a beautiful restaurant where you can taste traditional dishes from Peru’s coastal region. Luckily, the restaurant is perfectly matched by the world-class chefs who designed the menu. The vibrant atmosphere of the restaurant makes it an ideal place for any type of audience throughout the day. The affordable price of this restaurant and the authentic cuisine prepared by internationally trained Peruvian chefs will surely bring you a warm welcome to the city of Lima. We believe that it is one of the best places to experience traditional Peruvian food and it’s exquisite cocktails. You can find everything in this place, from the traditional ceviche to other more original creations using seasonal ingredients. After a long Lima city tour, a short break inside Saha will be enough to fill you with energy.
The restaurant is named after the owner and aims to celebrate the eclectic gastronomic landscape of Peru, combining the flavors of Peru, Italy, and Japan. This restaurant is so good that it opened another branch in Bogota, Colombia. Rafael combines the use of ingredients from the surrounding land with dominant international influences to create a mouth-watering gourmet menu. Over the years, this gourmet restaurant has satisfied customers for its unique food and has received numerous praise and reviews. The Chef created a distinctive menu to bring visitors an unforgettable gastronomic experience. Within the restaurant’s menu, you can find dishes like Tiradito and other delicacies. None of the many tours in Peru would be complete without trying the delicious food of Peru, so make sure it is in Rafael.
Chef Pedro Miguel Schiaffino is considered one of the most prestigious culinary professionals in Lima. His restaurant, Malabar, focuses on those indigenous ingredients and dishes of the Peruvian Amazon to create new and wonderful plates. This type of cuisine is one of a kind and has made Malabar one of the best gourmet restaurants in Lima and the world. You can choose from a variety of small plates and entrees to amaze your palate. Among its wide range of delicacies, you can enjoy dishes such as fresh sea urchin tamale, sea bass ceviche with some banana passion fruit, tiger milk with yucca, as well as crunchy guinea pig accompanied with other plates.
Located in the beautiful district of Miraflores, ÁmaZ restaurant is one of the most recognized gastronomic venues in the city. It is considered one of the greatest gourmet restaurants thanks to its refined dishes of Peruvian jungle delicacies carefully prepared with modern techniques, which are sustainable for the Peruvian Amazon. Under this concept, it presents an exotic menu with modern flavors, in which each ingredient maintains its nutritional quality and freshness. Before embarking on a tour of the different tourist attractions in Lima, be sure to try the delicious dishes of ámaZ.
“ASK NOT WHAT YOU CAN DO FOR YOUR COUNTRY. ASK WHAT’S FOR LUNCH.”
We hope together with the colleagues of Gay Peru Travel to have motivated you for your next visit to the capital of Peru. Within this bustling city, there will be no way to get bored, you will have numerous forms of entertainment and attractions to know. If you want to find out more about our guided city tours, you can consult with our distinguished advisors.