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Vivaldino

Vivaldino (Larcomar Mall, Malecón de la Reserva, Barranco, Lima) – located within the popular Larcomar shopping center, this restaurant already has the distinct advantage of offering its well-heeled diners great seaside views. It serves a variety of seafood and international dishes, and gets points for its well-trained, multi-lingual staff.

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Restaurante Chez Philippe

Restaurante Chez Philippe (Av. Dos de Mayo 748, Lima) – the French food served here offers a refreshing change of pace from the typical ceviche-serving Peruvian restaurants. Items found here include flambéed mushroom tarts, hearty sausage choucroute, and almond trout with creamed potatoes. This, along with duck mousse with Cognac, country-style paté, foie gras, and […]

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Restaurante Amoramar

Restaurante Amoramar (Garcia y Garcia 175, Barranco, Lima) – the dishes here are a mix of Peruvian and international influences. Its drink — pisco sours with aji amarillo (yellow chile peppers) – is a crowd pleaser here. The décor fits in well with the hip Barranco area.

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Rafael

Rafael (Calle Sán Martín 300, Lima) – located in the chic Miraflores district, this restaurant is run by noted chef Rafael Osterling. Patrons here show up for his version of popular seafood dishes. One of his popular dishes is the Grilled octopus with pimento chimichurri, Kalamata olives and garlic confit. The restaurant’s fine interior is […]

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Pescados Capitales

Pescados Capitales (Av. La Mar 1337, Lima) – this is another seafood domain in Lima. Seafood served here ranges from ceviche, to swordfish, octopus, and tuna. The restaurant’s Spanish name loosely translates into the “seven deadly sins” – one of them being gluttony. With the dishes served here, including the grilled rockfish in garlic sauce […]

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Mesa 18

Mesa 18 (Miraflores Park Hotel, Av. Malecón de la Reserva 1035) – this restaurant, which serves dishes that have a fusion of Japanese and Peruvian influences, is run by the renowned chef and TV personality Toshiro Konishi. The tiradito is considered his award-winning dish. Conchas Toshi (fresh scallops) is another crowd-pleaser here. The restaurant’s elegant […]

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Mangos Restaurant

Mangos Restaurant (Larcomar, Malecón de la Reserva 610, Miraflores, Lima) – located within the Larcomar shopping center, this is a fine restaurant that serves a variety of Peruvian and international dishes. No doubt, its expansive ocean view terrace helps draw in a well-heeled crowd.

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Malabar

Malabar (Calle Camino Real 101, San Isidro) – this upscale minimalist-decored restaurant (which made “50 Best Restaurants in Latin America” list) is known for its ten-course tasting menú. Items worth trying are tiradito (a refined ceviche), freshwater shrimp with yuyo (a type of marine algae), and seafood rice, vongole rice and fish, beef & duck.

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La Lucha

La Lucha (Óvalo Gutiérrez, Miraflores, Lima) – this is a popular sándwich bar (sangucheria) known for their overstuffed club sándwiches (containing fillings such as lechon – sucking pig, jamon del país – ham with salsa criolla, and chorizo sausage. This restaurant proves that a simple sándwich can be crowd-pleasing enough to draw in steady crowds.

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La Locanda

La Locanda (Av. Santo Toribio 173 – Via Central Centro Empresarial Real, Via Principal 150, Lima) — located within the Swissotel Lima, this restaurant serves a combination of Mediterranean and Peruvian dishes. Well-heeled locals treat this restaurant as a great “power lunch” site, due to its decor and ambiance. Dishes such as the tiradito of […]