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Restuarant recommendations

Posted: Wed Mar 11, 2015 10:44 am
by tomsax
Here's a challenge to all you restuarant experts.

Can you give me a restaurant recommnedation for a freind now in Miraflores. He is on an expense paid business trip but obviously there is a limit on that. I'm not sure if it will stretch to the Astrid and Gaston and the like but doesn't have to be budget menu type stuff.

I am only an expert on the budget restuarants and the very expensive (but good) and that is only for six years ago.

Re: Restuarant recommendations

Posted: Wed Mar 11, 2015 11:21 am
by Sergio Bernales
I'd have to suggest the Gaston chains like Tanta, Papacho and Madam Tusan - great value, great quality, great service. Huaca Puclluana is also an excellent choice and ain't gonna break the bank, Punta Azul on San Martin or Punta Sal if your friend likes seafood (If your friend is willing to venture further afield Chez Wong) and on Costa Verde, there's everything from Cala to Rosa Nautica and Las Brujas de Cachiche.

http://www.theguardian.com/travel/2014/ ... in-morales

http://www.lonelyplanet.com/peru/lima/restaurants

Re: Restuarant recommendations

Posted: Wed Mar 11, 2015 12:05 pm
by calygirl
Here are some of my recommendations:

Eliazar Restaurante on the mezzanine level in the Atlantic City Casino on Benavides. Beautiful restaurant and they have both a lunch and dinner special. 47 soles lunch which changes every two weeks, 56 soles dinner,includes welcome drink, soup of the day, appetizer, main dish, pastry, drink, also can add wine for extra. Excellent food and impeccable service.

The restaurant at Antara Hotel on Alcanfores. Well-prepared food, great service.

Maido on San Martin for Japanese.

Chifa Hou Wha on Carlos Tenaud in Miraflores.

Sonia in Chorrillos has great seafood. Also, el Rincon de Bigote on Jose Galvez. Fun place, off the tourist trap track, fantastic ceviche, chorros a la chalaca, clams, one of the best arroz con mariscos I've ever eaten. By the way, last time I went to Punta Sal on the Malecon they served us mussels that were shameful. So small, I could hardly find them in the shell. I'm made at myself for not asking to take them off the bill.

I'm not a big beef eater when I'm in Peru, don't really like the quality of beef here. However, Carnal Prime Steakhouse on Elias Aguirre is absolutely excellent. Pricey, but excellent quality meat.

Hope this is helpful.

Re: Restuarant recommendations

Posted: Wed Mar 11, 2015 1:07 pm
by FDiH
http://www.peruthisweek.com/ features an excellent food section with restaurant reviews as well (all in English)

Re: Restuarant recommendations

Posted: Wed Mar 11, 2015 3:08 pm
by edgeclinger
Recently ate at Rafael's El Mercado (http://www.rafaelosterling.pe/es/el-mercado.html) and at Francesco (http://www.francesco.com.pe/#_=_) and am dying to go back to both. Not cheap by any means, but oh, so worth it!

Re: Restuarant recommendations

Posted: Wed Mar 11, 2015 4:43 pm
by teamoperu
The San Fernando in Jesus Maria (Garzon). Frequented by congressman, has a permanent police guard outside, most guests arrive by chauffeur and sometimes police motorcycle escort. Top quality cebicheria, so only open for lunch, specializing in northern dishes (hence my preference).

http://www.donfernando.com.pe/#

Re: Restuarant recommendations

Posted: Wed Mar 11, 2015 6:25 pm
by KenBE
Not in Miraflores, but in San Miguel: Chepita Royal. Specializes in northern food (from Chiclayo).

http://www.chepitaroyal.com/

Re: Restuarant recommendations

Posted: Wed Mar 11, 2015 7:21 pm
by calygirl
He is in Miraflores, don't have to go to San Miquel. Here's a restaurant specializing in food from Northern Peru in Miraflores.

http://www.sophiebistro.com/index.php?c ... pid=2&id=7

Re: Restuarant recommendations

Posted: Wed Mar 11, 2015 8:16 pm
by Sergio Bernales
edgeclinger wrote:Recently ate at Rafael's El Mercado (http://www.rafaelosterling.pe/es/el-mercado.html) and at Francesco (http://www.francesco.com.pe/#_=_) and am dying to go back to both. Not cheap by any means, but oh, so worth it!


I haven't tried Rafael El Mercado, but on San Martin, I found their flagship restaurant a strange experience. Half the dishes were excellent and the other half were good enough, but easy to find in Lima for less than half the price. But the thing that really irritated me was when we arrived, our table wasn't ready. There was also no space in the bar area to wait. It was really crowded. So we ended up stuck in the door for half an hour with a group of other people waiting for their tables. Every time someone came into the restaurant, we all had to move from the door. Yes, I enjoyed the food, but perhaps it's a victim of its own success - as well as the wait, the service was pretty lame. The waiters in Don Mamimo are more professional. I'd certainly recommend Rafael's to people who are here longer term and love food, but for a simple nice night out with good food, no way.

Re: Restuarant recommendations

Posted: Wed Mar 11, 2015 10:59 pm
by panman
calygirl wrote:He is in Miraflores, don't have to go to San Miquel. Here's a restaurant specializing in food from Northern Peru in Miraflores.

http://www.sophiebistro.com/index.php?c ... pid=2&id=7

He might not have to go to San Migueul, but he might want to have a look around some other places.
I'm sure chi chi will back me up when I tell you, there are some great places to eat in and around San Miguel, and the prices are "democratic" :lol:

Re: Restuarant recommendations

Posted: Thu Mar 12, 2015 2:22 am
by tomsax
Thanks for all the recommendations. I will pass them on and use them myself if I have to make a trip.

Re: Restuarant recommendations

Posted: Thu Mar 12, 2015 4:11 am
by chi chi
Last time I was in Miraflores, I ate at Chillis.

The cheapest thing on the menú was the 'Especial Del Dia'. It was good value for money and the restaurant was very clean and the staff was very friendly.

Re: Restuarant recommendations

Posted: Thu Mar 12, 2015 7:29 am
by KenBE
panman wrote:
calygirl wrote:He is in Miraflores, don't have to go to San Miquel. Here's a restaurant specializing in food from Northern Peru in Miraflores.

http://www.sophiebistro.com/index.php?c ... pid=2&id=7

He might not have to go to San Migueul, but he might want to have a look around some other places.
I'm sure chi chi will back me up when I tell you, there are some great places to eat in and around San Miguel, and the prices are "democratic" :lol:


I agree, lots of great restaurants in San Miguel and most of them are cheaper than in Miraflores.

Re: Restuarant recommendations

Posted: Thu Mar 12, 2015 8:09 am
by calygirl
Agreed. However, reviewing the OP, this person is on a business trip in Miraflores (probably not much extra time to travel around areas of Lima) and has his expenses paid, so does not have to bargain shop for restaurants. Just trying to be helpful here.

Re: Restuarant recommendations

Posted: Thu Mar 12, 2015 8:26 am
by KenBE
calygirl wrote:Agreed. However, reviewing the OP, this person is on a business trip in Miraflores (probably not much extra time to travel around areas of Lima) and has his expenses paid, so does not have to bargain shop for restaurants.


San Miguel isn't far from Miraflores (about 15-20 minutes in a taxi if I remember correctly). Sure, there are plenty of restaurants in Miraflores, but exploring Lima a bit could be fun for the OP as well.

Re: Restuarant recommendations

Posted: Thu Mar 12, 2015 10:12 am
by tomsax
I'm sure he can make his own mind about whether to go to Miraflores or elsewhere. He's new to Peru so I imagine he will have fun enough just exloring Miraflores. He has limited time.

I didn't know there was Chillis in Peru. I came across them in Mexico recently and really enjoyed the Fajitas. But this guys from the States and it is a US chain so he'll be looking for something different.

Thanks again for all the recommendations. I am just salivating wishing I was in Lima right now. Maybe that is too much information for you all.

Re: Restuarant recommendations

Posted: Thu Mar 12, 2015 10:48 am
by KenBE
tomsax wrote:
I didn't know there was Chillis in Peru. I came across them in Mexico recently and really enjoyed the Fajitas.


There is a Chili's in San Miguel and one in Larcomar (MIraflores) (I have been to both). There are several others in Lima as well. They are everywhere in Peru actually, there is even a brand new one in the Aventura Plaza Mall in Trujillo

http://www.chilis.com.pe/es/locales.html

Re: Restuarant recommendations

Posted: Thu Mar 12, 2015 12:50 pm
by chi chi
KenBE wrote:
tomsax wrote:
I didn't know there was Chillis in Peru. I came across them in Mexico recently and really enjoyed the Fajitas.


There is a Chili's in San Miguel and one in Larcomar (MIraflores) (I have been to both). There are several others in Lima as well. They are everywhere in Peru actually, there is even a brand new one in the Aventura Plaza Mall in Trujillo

http://www.chilis.com.pe/es/locales.html



Chillis is similar to TGI Fridays. There are several of them in Peru as well.

The nicest one is the one at Open Plaza (in front of Tottus/Sodimac) at Avenida La Marina in San Miguel.

Re: Restuarant recommendations

Posted: Fri Mar 13, 2015 6:39 am
by teamoperu
Unclear why for recommendations an American should go to Chilis or TGIFridays. He can do that at home. Come all the way to Lima better to try out the wonderful options here not available elsewhere.

Re: Restuarant recommendations

Posted: Fri Mar 13, 2015 9:05 am
by FDiH
Totally agree ^^. Peruvian cuisine has so much to offer.
I would go to a restaurant that has things on the menu such as Pachamanca, locro de gallina,picante de cuy (for the more daring people) or any dish with Alpaca.

Re: Restuarant recommendations

Posted: Fri Mar 13, 2015 9:31 am
by KenBE
FDiH wrote:Totally agree ^^. Peruvian cuisine has so much to offer.
I would go to a restaurant that has things on the menu such as Pachamanca, locro de gallina,picante de cuy (for the more daring people) or any dish with Alpaca.


Oh I agree too, of course he should try Peruvian food first. I just posted the Chili's because Tomsax didn't know they existed in Peru.

Personally I prefer the Peruvian seafood dishes: ceviche (with its many variations), sudado, jugoso, pescado a lo macho, tiradito, chicharrones de pescado, arroz con mariscos, etc. I also like some of the food from la selva: jaune, tacacho,etc.

Re: Restuarant recommendations

Posted: Thu Mar 19, 2015 1:04 pm
by victmanu
I recommend
Chifa Titi , San Borja.
Restaurant El Bolivariano for criollo buffet , Pueblo Libre.
For meat uruguayan restaurant El parrillon, Miraflores or La cabrera argentinean restaurant in Barranco.
Spaniard food La gorda in Miraflores.
molecular food and traditional with a personal kick ,Manifiesto restaurant, Miraflores.
a Young and creative chef Mayta restaurant in Miraflores.
Al Toke pez nikkei food, Surquillo.
El rincón del bigote for seafood , Miraflores.
clams a la chalaca.
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Rinconcito arequipeño for picantería Arequipa style, located in Lince.
For andean food Huancahuasi restaurant in santa Catalina, la Victoria.
Puka picante.
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For food of the rainforest o the amazonas región .
El aguajal in Jesus Maria.
tacacho con cecina.
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Re: Restuarant recommendations

Posted: Thu Mar 19, 2015 1:39 pm
by victmanu
For Pollos a la brasa Timbo in Pueblo Libre or Don Tito pollería in San Borja.
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For pachamanca , la casita de Ricardo in La Paz avenue, San Miguel.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pachamanca
For anticuchos Doña Pochita , Lince, La Panka Villaran avenue, Surquillo or Surco, Gloton's restaurant in Comandante Espinar avenue , Miraflores.
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For pizzas, Spizza restaurant In Dos de mayo avenue, San isidro.
For the best tacu tacu I tried , Restaurante Don Bosco Cuba avenue, Jesús maria.
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Best pastas of Lima but expensive , Symposium restaurant, Santa luisa Street , San isidro.

Re: Restuarant recommendations

Posted: Tue Mar 31, 2015 4:29 pm
by slowwukwai
Here are some of my best recommendations! (in general preference order)

Panchita, Miraflores, Peruvian/grill
Punto Azul, Miraflores, seafood
La Decima, Miraflores, Peruvian/French
La Mar, Miraflores, seafood
La Bistecca, San Isidro, Peruvian/international buffet
La Paisana, Magdalena, northern Peruvian
Danica, Miraflores and around, Italian
Naruto, San Borja, Japanese ramen
Omatsu, San Borja, Japanese ramen
Edo, Miraflores and around, sushi
Pan de la Chola, Miraflores, cafe
Tio Mario's, Barranco, Peruvian/anticuchos
4D/Lartiza D, Miraflores and around, cafe and *ice cream
La Bodega Verde, Barranco, cafe
Tierra Santa, Miraflores, Mediterranean
Raw Cafe, Miraflores, vegan/vegetarian
Jucy Lucy, Miraflores, burgers

There are so many more, especially if he has the time and energy to go to other districts!

Connie
Founder of Lima te Llena: Peru's Top Food & Art Tours
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