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Prepare yourself to be captivated by the gastronomic diversity of Peru, where the Spanish, Japanese, African, Italian, and Chinese cultures have harmonically merged with the famous Peruvian flavors, granting it the acknowledgment as the Gastronomical Capital of Latin America

The Peruvian gastronomy is recognized for gathering over 2,500 national dishes, being Ceviche the most recognized typical dish worldwide, and also, a Cultural Heritage of Peru. For those looking for an outstanding gastronomical experience, Lima is the best choice since it’s home to several renowned restaurants, belonging to the 50 Best Restaurants in the World rank. 

Chefs around the world have kept an eye on the delights produced in Peru. For that reason, Peru is considered the ideal destination for good cuisine lovers. Below you’ll find recommendations about some of the must-visit restaurants in Lima.

 

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Peruvian Gastronomy

CENTRAL RESTAURANT

Exotic and authentic flavors will make this a memorable gastronomic experience! The extensive knowledge of the chefs Virgilio Martinez and Pia Leon have positioned the Central Restaurant as the 6th Best Restaurant in the World.

Their main dishes are known for having a combination of typical Peruvian ingredients and the unique flavors of the Amazon, accompanied by an exotic decoration, where scent and color are the predominant assets. The Central Restaurant is also recognized by the purification of the water used to prepare the dishes, which goes through a special treatment of filtration by reverse osmosis. 

The vegetables and fine herbs that complement these delights are produced by the restaurant, which gives them optimal quality control on their organic products.

Peruvian Gastronomy

ASTRID & GASTON RESTAURANT

Among all the renowned restaurants in Lima, the Astrid & Gaston Restaurant is positioned as the 67th Best Restaurant in the World. Likewise, this restaurant is recognized for having the best seasoning reserve since they are produced in their sustainable garden.

Astrid & Gaston Restaurant opened its doors to the public in 1994. Initially, their dishes maintained french culinary characteristics; eventually, they transitioned into more Peruvian influenced dishes, which contributed to the rise of this culinary art.

Over 30 dishes are prepared under the rigorous gaze of chef Gastón Acurio, with unique ingredients from Lima. Live a special and exquisite gastronomic experience by trying the typical delicacies of Peru in this restaurant.

Peruvian Gastronomy

MAIDO RESTAURANT

This restaurant is recognized for its Oriental and Peruvian fusion, perfectly harmonized by the hands of the famous chef Mitsuharu Tsumura. Currently, Maido Restaurant has ranked as the 10th Best Restaurant in the World due to its exotic dishes and by offering the famous gastronomic experience: Nikkei.

The culinary experience Nikkei combines the best of Peruvian gastronomy with the complexity of Japanese culinary art, where the Nikkei Ceviche and Grilled Octopus are the most famous dishes of this fusion. There is no doubt, Maido Restaurant has maintained its position within the 50 Best Restaurants of the World for a couple of years, which is why we highly recommend you trying its most exotic dishes.