Where to Eat on Christmas Day

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Where to Eat on Christmas Day

Postby edgeclinger » Sat Dec 18, 2010 9:31 am

Any suggestions for places to enjoy a great meal on Christmas day? Last year we were just visiting here and were afraid we would end up with no place to eat Christmas dinner. We ended up making reservations at Mangos for their buffet, which was nice. But I'm thinking I'd like to discover something else this year. Would love to hear some suggestions, for any events and places for over the holidays actually, but in particular for Christmas day.
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Re: Where to Eat on Christmas Day

Postby fanning » Sat Dec 18, 2010 12:53 pm

Señorio de Sulco has an excellent buffet, very good !
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Re: Where to Eat on Christmas Day

Postby euroman » Sun Dec 19, 2010 1:15 pm

I think most people eat with friends and family at home.
In Tarapoto, it`s tough to find a restaurant that opens on christmas day.

Also wherever you go in the world, restaurants beef up their prices around festive days. Why spending more money for the same food and service???
When living in Lima, we went sometimes to a nice Chifa behind Plaza San Miguel. Last year in december we went to Lima for a weekend. We went to the same Chifa and because it was december they almost doubled their prices for the same food and service. So we left and never went back.
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Re: Where to Eat on Christmas Day

Postby edgeclinger » Sun Dec 19, 2010 3:12 pm

euroman wrote:I think most people eat with friends and family at home.
In Tarapoto, it`s tough to find a restaurant that opens on christmas day.


Yes, "Euro," that was kind of the point of asking if anyone had suggestions for places that would be open!

Also wherever you go in the world, restaurants beef up their prices around festive days. Why spending more money for the same food and service???

So, "Euro," are you suggesting that we forgo eating on Christmas day? For the life of me, I can't imagine how you think that your comments are helpful.
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Re: Where to Eat on Christmas Day

Postby calygirl » Sun Dec 19, 2010 4:22 pm

I believe the Marriott hotel in Miraflores has both a Christman eve and Christmas day buffet. It's pricey, but I've heard they have one of the better buffets in Lima. Might be worth a Christmas spurgle....plus I think they have unlimted Picso sours with the buffet price. Never been there yet myself, but I'm going to go to their Sunday buffet when I get back to Lima in January.
They might also require reservations.
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Re: Where to Eat on Christmas Day

Postby yoenlima » Sun Dec 19, 2010 7:57 pm

I know Fiesta Casino is offering a Christmas dinner for 22 soles per person. Not sure if it's served on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day, but next time I'll pass by, i'll confirm. The menu seems fairly varied.
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Re: Where to Eat on Christmas Day

Postby stuart » Sun Dec 19, 2010 9:00 pm

Isn't there somewhere that sells cooked turkey? I think I've heard of that. If so, I'd eat at home... I really can't imagine going out at eating in a restaurant... that's so anti-Christmas!! :)

If driving after the meal though, be careful. Roughly 2.5 trillion Limeños die on the roads thanks to drunk drivers each Christmas day and New Years. The streets flow with alcohol-tainted blood. :(
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Re: Where to Eat on Christmas Day

Postby calygirl » Sun Dec 19, 2010 9:47 pm

stuart wrote: by stuart » Sun Dec 19, 2010 9:00 pm
Isn't there somewhere that sells cooked turkey? I think I've heard of that. If so, I'd eat at home... I really can't imagine going out at eating in a restaurant... that's so anti-Christmas!!


Maybe it's me, but some of you folks sound so judgemental. "just get yourself some turkey and eat at home"
Anti-Christmas, what is that?

Not everyone has a family and friend base to fall back on during the holidays, especially folks who are new to Peru. Edgeclinger just wanted some suggestions of places to go on Christmas to celebrate the day.
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Re: Where to Eat on Christmas Day

Postby mammalu » Mon Dec 20, 2010 9:37 am

The Marriott Hotel had a great Christmas Buffet last year, as per some comments I heard.
We enjoyed the Thanksgiving buffet there and the food was excellent!

Little pricey, but if you can do it, enjoy it! More power to you! :lol:

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Re: Where to Eat on Christmas Day

Postby Alpineprince » Mon Dec 20, 2010 10:42 am

stuart wrote: Roughly 2.5 trillion Limeños die on the roads thanks to drunk drivers each Christmas day and New Years. (

WOW, Thats a lot of "dead Peruvians"!
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Re: Where to Eat on Christmas Day

Postby meggyrosey » Mon Dec 20, 2010 12:42 pm

I think that most Peruvians celebrate Christmas on Christmas Eve instead of the 25th so you will definitely be able to find a lot of great places open on Christmas Day. I've also been to the Buffet at the Marriott and it's really great (pricey) but for Christmas...why not :) also, if you did want to do a Turkey at home, there are places that will cook and prepare the Turkey for you for around S./25 depending on the size/weight
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Re: Where to Eat on Christmas Day

Postby Kelly » Mon Dec 20, 2010 1:59 pm

You can also pick up pre-roasted portions of lechon and turkey plus all the side dishes at most of the grocery stores, in the deli section. We did that last year after our Xmas plans fell apart at the last minute, and it was pretty good.
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Re: Where to Eat on Christmas Day

Postby rama0929 » Mon Dec 20, 2010 4:25 pm

A friend of mine is working Christmas Day @ La Leña. Seems that there are no shortage of places open, but they fill up quickly.
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Re: Where to Eat on Christmas Day

Postby americorps » Mon Dec 20, 2010 4:35 pm

Take home Menu from the Swissotel.

They also have a buffet of about 120 soles that is supposed to be really good with a Christmas theme

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Re: Where to Eat on Christmas Day

Postby fanning » Mon Dec 20, 2010 5:29 pm

Normally I would not recommend doing it, but checking your SPAM folder also might give some navidad deals.
I see several spams related to that in my spambox
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Re: Where to Eat on Christmas Day

Postby markr » Tue Dec 21, 2010 12:15 am

fanning wrote:Normally I would not recommend doing it, but checking your SPAM folder also might give some navidad deals.
I see several spams related to that in my spambox


I've been called a Humbug on occasions, but I don't even think euroman would dream of eating Spam for Christmas.
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Re: Where to Eat on Christmas Day

Postby americorps » Tue Dec 21, 2010 12:28 am

Of course not, like bottled water, spam is just an expression of the bourgeoisie.
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Re: Where to Eat on Christmas Day

Postby euroman » Tue Dec 21, 2010 12:13 pm

We will be eating a very nice meal on christmas day. I will prepare it myself. So, I know it will be prepared in a clean way. Unlike if you go to those overpriced places where the overworked staff is sweating all over your food. And then when the bill comes, they charge you the gringo fares.

Just like every year, I am inviting some poor lonely people to have dinner with us. It`s the perfect way to celebrate christmas.
Poor people are full of ambition and they learn all of us how to survive. Nobody works harder than them either.
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Re: Where to Eat on Christmas Day

Postby americorps » Tue Dec 21, 2010 12:21 pm

i suggest euroman, you must not know where to go if that is all you can find.

I go out at christmas, find great restaurants with reasonable prices and people happy to be working and even more happy when they get their tips.

Perhaps, and this is only a thought, but if you always encounter negativity, it not be because that is the only thing out there...there could be another reason for it.

I love to explore to find a place open. I did not really suggest that to the op because she wanted a specific suggestion, so I chose to be helpful...but in the past I have just gone out, and drove around until we found a place that was open and went inside and usually find great food and great people. I like the adventure of it.
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Re: Where to Eat on Christmas Day

Postby euroman » Tue Dec 21, 2010 12:36 pm

americorps wrote:i suggest euroman, you must not know where to go if that is all you can find.


Perhaps, and this is only a thought, but if you always encounter negativity, it not be because that is the only thing out there...there could be another reason for it.

I love to explore to find a place open. I did not really suggest that to the op because she wanted a specific suggestion, so I chose to be helpful...but in the past I have just gone out, and drove around until we found a place that was open and went inside and usually find great food and great people. I like the adventure of it.


I am not negative about it. I just don´t want to sit in an overcrowded restaurant. Getting overcharged and wait a long time for getting my food. Especially with christmas and new year day, it`s like that.

I love cooking and always cook at home. I studied for chef, I worked on a cruiseliner, a five star hotel and in a 2 star and 1 star michelin rated restaurant. I assure you, food is excellent at my place.
When I cook at home, I get exactly what I want.

I WAS WONDERING, WHO ELSE IS INVITING SOME POOR PEOPLE TO HAVE CHRISTMAS MEAL INTO YOUR HOME OR INVITE SOME POOR PEOPLE TO GO TO A NICE RESTAURANT WITH YOU?

OR ARE THE POOR TO BE FORGOTTEN ON THOSE FESTIVE DAYS?
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Re: Where to Eat on Christmas Day

Postby Alpineprince » Tue Dec 21, 2010 8:09 pm

Kill the Rich
Feed the Poor
till there are
No rich no more

"10 years after" :D
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Re: Where to Eat on Christmas Day

Postby americorps » Tue Dec 21, 2010 8:26 pm

Yes, everyone who does not invite low income people into their home on Christmas are very bad rich people who hate the poor.

/sarcasm off
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Re: Where to Eat on Christmas Day

Postby american_in_lima » Wed Dec 22, 2010 9:54 am

Post Answers and Reactions like these are the reason that I have decided to stay off this site and contribute like before. Case in point: Someone asks a normal question, like where to eat for Christmas and it becomes this huge philosophical discussion between two people about feeding poor people. The question was answered and then comes in Euroman with his typical senseless answer. In the end, it brings down the quality of the forum, which turns people off from sharing useful information.

It's a shame too, because someone like myself who has been in Peru for years and practically done everything from starting businesses, buying property, getting Peruvian Citizenship, getting a driver license and even to having a child born here, etc, actually has real knowledge to share with newbies like Laurie who asked a great question about Christmas dinner.

To stay out of the nonsense of having people dispute every single word, I have decided not to post here anymore with as much frequency. Just my opinion.
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Re: Where to Eat on Christmas Day

Postby iron butterfly » Wed Dec 22, 2010 11:54 am

Are we to understand that it is your belief that only people like you IE: a person that has been in Peru for a few years, started a business, bought property, obtained citizenship, got a drivers license and had a kid, etc etc etc, should be allowed to post in this forum?
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Re: Where to Eat on Christmas Day

Postby Kelly » Wed Dec 22, 2010 11:56 am

Merry Christmas to all.

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