Lima has become one of the world’s best known food capitals. From extraordinary ceviche to delicious chifa (Peruvian Chinese food) – you can find a great place to eat in almost every corner of the city. Having so many options can be a bit daunting, so knowing where to go is key in order to discover the best of the Peruvian gastronomy.
We’ve put together a list of websites where you can find honest restaurant reviews and recommendations to help you find the best restaurants in Lima.
Marca Peru: This is the official site for travelers looking to discover the best of Peruvian gastronomy. Their website offers a comprehensive list of the top peruvian restaurants in Lima and other parts of Peru. They have a short description of each restaurant, as well as the name of the executive chef, the restaurant’s specialties, location, hours and payment methods. They also have a calendar with gastronomy events and fairs – such as Mistura – which is known as Latin America’s most important gastronomy fair.
TripAdvisor: When it comes to discovering new restaurants in Lima, TripAdvisor is probably one of the first places to go in order to find honest restaurant reviews from locals and foreigners alike. Their website has a comprehensive list with hundreds of restaurants all around Lima, divided by the kind of cuisine, restaurant style, as well as location and prices. From the best local coffee shops to Lima´s most exclusive restaurants, TripAdvisor has it all in one place. You can download their app here.
Google Maps restaurants’ reviews: When looking up a restaurant in google maps, you can now see costumer’s reviews for bars and restaurants right on the map view. This great feature helps compare nearby restaurants by food quality and overall customer service, as well as see pictures posted by real customers, and restaurant’s location, phone number and hours. The reviews are left by google users who have visited these businesses. You can also ask questions or clarify any doubts you might have by leaving a comment, and either the restaurant owner or a top reviewer – known as a local guide – will reply with trustworthy and helpful information.
Vegans are treated with an increasing variety of restaurants all throughout Peru. The best source recommended to us is The Happy Cow.
Apps like Uber Eats, Domicilios, and Rappi are also great options for people looking for places to eat or food delivery in Lima. They have customer’s reviews as well as menus, hours and prices. Even if you don’t want to order and instead rather visit one of the restaurants on their lists, by checking these apps you can at least get an idea of the kind of the food and service certain restaurants in Lima offer.
Visit our article Lima Event Calendar to learn about the latest events and activities happening all around Lima.