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Larcomar

Larcomar (Malecón de la Reserva 610, Miraflores, Lima) – this is perhaps the most popular shopping center in Lima, in part because of its seaside location within the Miraflores district. There are around 160 retailers (such as Banana Republic, Brooks Brothers, Esprit, Florsheim, Gap, Guess, Quiksilver, Steven Madden, and Timberland, among others). Along with the […]

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Jockey Plaza

Jockey Plaza (Av. Javier Prado Este 4200, Surco, Lima) – opened in 1997, Jockey became one of Lima’s more popular shopping centers, boasting over 230 stores (with brands such as Carolina Herrera, Armani, Montblanc, Bose, Guess, Calvin Klein, Hugo Boss, Billabong, and Esprit found there). Like other popular malls, this one also has a food […]

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Centro Comercial Camino Real

Centro Comercial Camino Real (Av Camino Real, San Isidro, Lima) – opened in 1980, this was among the first of Lima’s American-style shopping centers. With competition from more recently-built (and more luxurious) shopping centers in Lima, Camino Real is presently known for housing some apparel stores, travel agencies and offices.

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Taberna Queirolo

Taberna Queirolo (Gen. Manuel Vivanco, Pueblo Libre, Lima) – located just a couple of blocks away from the Museo Nacional de Arqueología, this is an old school Peruvian bar that’s a hit with visitors for its powerful Pisco. It’s also known for its food – ranging from “huevera” platters, to “butifarra” sandwiches (a.k.a. “jamon del […]

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Son de Cuba

Son de Cuba (Bulevar San Ramón 277, Lima) – this spacious venue is both a Cuban restaurant and bar that offers live music in the form of Cuban salsa and Dominican Merengue bands. Great place for mojitos, margaritas and other tropical drinks.

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Posada del Angel

Posada del Angel (Av. Pedro de Osma 164, Barranco, Lima) – this bohemian bar’s décor is rather impressive and artsy (including antiques and artwork – even statue of angels). Live music sometimes provided, reflecting the intellectual 30-something crowd. Food is also served there.

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Picas

Picas (Bajada de Baños 340, Barranco, Lima) – this is a popular tapas bar that has a terrace. They also serve tempura and other sophisticated bar food. Live music provided on certain nights. The crowd tends to be trendy, so one should dress accordingly.

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Nuevo Acantilado de Barranco

Nuevo Acantilado de Barranco (Pasaje La Ermita 102, Barranco, Lima) – this another of Lima’s “view bars” – whose main attraction is the view of the ocean that it provides its patrons.

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Lobby Bar

Lobby Bar (Hotel Atton, Av. Jorge Basadre 595, San Isidro, Lima) – this bar is one of the amenities provided to guests staying at the ultra-modern Hotel Atton. Nevertheless, non-guests can drop by and sample their Pisco Sours.

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Lima 27

Lima 27 (San Isidro) – this bar-lounge, located within a former mansion, is best-known for its electronic dance music nights (attracting a well-heeled-20-something crowd).