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Recommended restaurants in Lima

Postby alan » Wed Dec 09, 2020 6:24 pm

Sure... who doesn't like to go to the prize winning restaurants, but part of the fun of living here also means going to the lesser known places loved by the locals. The so-called "huariques"-

Hopefully we can add to this list little by little, and follow up and comment if we try the recommendations of others. I can't speak for the anyone else, but my wife and I love checking out new places if the food is yummy. And I'm talking markets, wharves, wherever... So, anything goes.

Let me get the ball rolling with a recommendation for a typical Arequipeño restaurant, located in Surquillo where we've been a couple of times. Nothing fancy, but much more than a menu joint. Lunch for two should run between 50 to 80 soles. I think it is only open for lunch.


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No web site.. and no reservations needed....

Usually someone on hand to watch cars outside. Note, the area is a little dicey, it´s not the best idea to walk there.


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Re: Recommended restaurants in Lima

Postby woodchuck » Thu Dec 10, 2020 2:03 pm

Good idea.
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Re: Recommended restaurants in Lima

Postby 69roadrunner » Fri Dec 11, 2020 12:49 pm

alan wrote:Sure... who doesn't like to go to the prize winning restaurants, but part of the fun of living here also means going to the lesser known places loved by the locals. The so-called "huariques"-

Hopefully we can add to this list little by little, and follow up and comment if we try the recommendations of others. I can't speak for the anyone else, but my wife and I love checking out new places if the food is yummy. And I'm talking markets, wharves, wherever... So, anything goes.

Let me get the ball rolling with a recommendation for a typical Arequipeño restaurant, located in Surquillo where we've been a couple of times. Nothing fancy, but much more than a menu joint. Lunch for two should run between 50 to 80 soles. I think it is only open for lunch.


Rinconcito de Tiabaya
Manuel Irribarren 962

No web site.. and no reservations needed....

Usually someone on hand to watch cars outside. Note, the area is a little dicey, it´s not the best idea to walk there.

Seems a little pricey. What makes this place so special to risk life and limb and "best not walk there?" What did you eat? Do they have a specialty?
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Re: Recommended restaurants in Lima

Postby alan » Fri Dec 11, 2020 3:07 pm

69roadrunner wrote:Seems a little pricey. What makes this place so special to risk life and limb and "best not walk there?" What did you eat? Do they have a specialty?


I've had the soups (changes depending on the day), the costillar, the rocotto relleno and the ocopa. All pretty good, but of course, that's a matter of taste.

Just a nice, traditional Arequipeño joint. Nothing super special, but I think most foreigners who enjoy trying new things would get a kick out of it.

You can do the meal cheaper. Just letting you know the average spend.

Not super-dangerous, but like some other corners of Surquillo, you want to take a couple precautions.
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Re: Recommended restaurants in Lima

Postby 69roadrunner » Fri Dec 11, 2020 7:23 pm

Hmm, ok thanks. No hamburgers I take it?
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Re: Recommended restaurants in Lima

Postby FDiH » Mon Dec 14, 2020 8:39 pm

I can recommend two ceviche places:

Aventuras Marinas - https://goo.gl/maps/Z262djmvYmuy3hex5 - 2 min from MF Parque Central/JFK Park - best ceviche I have had in Lima. It's a hole in the wall kind of place but the food is brilliant. $$
Puerto Norte -https://goo.gl/maps/vph1CYYs8C5wCGup9 - around the corner from Real Plaza Centro Cívico. Discovered this on my many trips to migraciones. Been here dozens of times. Never disappoints. The trio combo is to die for. $$$

Best burgers in Lima: Papi Carne -https://goo.gl/maps/oVfjvZ81PdLBg5FF9 - They also have wings and ribs but never tried those. Burgers are excellent. $

Excellent Indian food: Mantra - https://goo.gl/maps/EJCVcUHQfVwHFWqUA - There's a few good Indian restaurants in Lima but Mantra is in my opinion the best. $$$
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Postby alan » Tue Dec 15, 2020 8:38 am

FDiH wrote:I can recommend two ceviche places:

Aventuras Marinas - https://goo.gl/maps/Z262djmvYmuy3hex5 - 2 min from MF Parque Central/JFK Park - best ceviche I have had in Lima. It's a hole in the wall kind of place but the food is brilliant. $$
Puerto Norte -https://goo.gl/maps/vph1CYYs8C5wCGup9 - around the corner from Real Plaza Centro Cívico. Discovered this on my many trips to migraciones. Been here dozens of times. Never disappoints. The trio combo is to die for. $$$

Best burgers in Lima: Papi Carne -https://goo.gl/maps/oVfjvZ81PdLBg5FF9 - They also have wings and ribs but never tried those. Burgers are excellent. $

Excellent Indian food: Mantra - https://goo.gl/maps/EJCVcUHQfVwHFWqUA - There's a few good Indian restaurants in Lima but Mantra is in my opinion the best. $$$



Ditto on Mantra. They have two locations now (second one opened on Calle Tarata). Not as elegant as the location on Benavides, but the same menu

. I heard that Papi Carne, sadly, had closed. I just checked their Facebook Page and it hasn't been active since October, so you might want to verify before visiting. Gourmet burger at a decent price, homemade ketchup, and double fried fries. The owners are super nice.
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Re: Recommended restaurants in Lima

Postby billybob72 » Tue Dec 15, 2020 10:38 pm

I was with family most of my time in Peru but I remember a place in Jesus Maria that sold a great Hamburguesa alo Pobre but damned if I remember its name - sold great salchipapas and various breakfast type sandwiches including pan con chicharron but the burgers were always good.

I can tell you of a chifa down in Mollendo if you like chifa that's excellent and that is Chifa Qingdao!

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