The 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.

Mejores restaurantes gourmet casuales


Av. Pedro de Osma 301
RATING: 94%
Cuisine(s): Eclectic Gourmet . Cost: $$$$ . Restaurant type: Casual Dining
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.

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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 …

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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.

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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.

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Av. el Sol 175
RATING: 83%
Cuisine(s): Eclectic Gourmet . Cost: $$$ . Restaurant type: Casual Dining
Summary: La 73 attempts to deliver some fancy gourmet-type food in an ultra-casual setting. Kudos to La 73 for delivering something a bit unique. But with average to below execution of some of the dishes, La 73 falls way short of being in the upper echelon of …

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Av. Mariscal La Mar 1209
RATING: 80%
Cuisine(s): Eclectic Gourmet . Cost: $$$$ . Restaurant type: Casual Dining
Summary: Jeronimo is a popular gastropub with a that’s very unique and interesting, offering a variety of international street-foods and comfort-foods, all of which are well executed although not particularly authentic. The service is friendly but unorganized …

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