The 10 Best Casual Gourmet Restaurants in Lima

The latest trend in restaurants in Latin America, other than the rapid proliferation of burger joints, is a new genre we call Casual Gourmet. These are restaurants that either take traditional street foods or regional comfort foods and elevate them to gourmet status, served in a more casual ambiance and typically at prices that are less than you’d pay for a similar meal at an upscale dining establishment. We’ve listed the ten restaurants that fall within this category, ranked by our overall rating, in this list of the 8 best Gourmet Casual restaurants in Lima.

10 Best Casual Gourmet Restaurants in Lima


Av. Pedro de Osma 301
RATING: 94%
Cuisine(s): Eclectic Gourmet . Cost: $$$$ . Restaurant type: Casual Dining, Upscale Casual
Summary: Kjolle gracefully straddles the boundary between upscale and casual dining. Unique ingredients from Peru’s vast terrain, rivers and seas are skillfully used in an extraordinarily creative gourmet menu.

Av La Paz 1079
RATING: 91%
Cuisine(s): Amazonian . Cost: $$$ . Restaurant type: Casual Dining
Summary: ÁmaZ is amazing. Such a unique menu, so well executed, in such a comfortable ambiance, make ÁmaZ a “must-go” in Lima.

Av Mariscal La Mar 770
RATING: 90%
Cuisine(s): Seafood . Cost: $$$ . Restaurant type: Casual Dining
Summary: La Mar is the undisputed cebichería champion of the world. Often copied, never topped, it’s the perfect spot for lunch and a pisco sour on a balmy afternoon in Lima.

Av. Sto. Toribio 173
RATING: 88%
Cuisine(s): Eclectic Gourmet . Cost: $$$$ . Restaurant type: Casual Dining
Summary: Felix Brasserie enables diners, in a casual ambiance, to experience Rafael Osterling’s unique take on iconic street foods and comfort foods from Mexico, Asia and Italy, and his deft hand at elevating seafood to art. This unique menu makes Felix Brass …

García y García 175
RATING: 87%
Cuisine(s): Eclectic Gourmet, Seafood . Cost: $$$$ . Restaurant type: Casual Dining, Seafood Restaurant
Summary: Amoramar hits a home-run across the board. One of the top three restaurants in Lima along with Astrid & Gaston and Rafael. All worth a visit.

Tudela y Varela 162
RATING: 87%
Cuisine(s): Eclectic Gourmet . Cost: $$$ . Restaurant type: Casual Dining
Summary: Comfort-food elevated to gourmet status. Capricious and colorful decor. Friendly staff and a chef that mingles, making sure everything is right. Cosme is a “top 5” casual dining spot in Lima.

Calle Sta Luisa 295
RATING: 87%
Cuisine(s): Eclectic Gourmet . Cost: $$$$ . Restaurant type: Casual Dining
Summary: Sophisticated, trendy tapas restaurant and bar in upscale San Isidro offers offering unique and well-prepared tapas. Service is good. But very expensive for such small portions.

Calle Los Libertadores 260
RATING: 87%
Cuisine(s): Coffee - Bread - Pastries . Cost: $$$ . Restaurant type: Cafe, Casual Dining
Summary: A comfy ambiance with a clean and stylish décor, a friendly barista, and a surprisingly diverse menu of finger foods, cheese platters, other appetizers, salads and sandwiches. Pastas and pizzas in the evenings only.

Av. Angamos Oeste 1003
RATING: 86%
Cuisine(s): Coffee - Bread - Pastries . Cost: $$$ . Restaurant type: Cafe, Casual Dining
Summary: For a quick casual meal for breakfast or lunch, Café de Lima is one of the best options in the city.

Calle 2 de Mayo 298
RATING: 86%
Cuisine(s): Peruvian . Cost: $$$ . Restaurant type: Casual Dining
Summary: For a quick casual meal for breakfast or lunch, Café de Lima is one of the best options in the city.

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