Matsuei – Lima

Matsuei – Lima

Matsuei offers an appealing contemporary décor, devoid of kitschy Japanese artifacts, and some of the freshest and best-executed sashimi and sushi in Lima. Matsuei is possibly the best option for sushi-addicts that make frequent visits to sushi bars to get a fix.

Jeronimo – Lima

Jeronimo – Lima

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 and chaotic at peak hours. The prices are ridiculously high in relation to the quality of the dining experience.

La Rosa Nautica – Lima

La Rosa Nautica – Lima

No restaurant says “Lima” any clearer or louder than La Rosa Nautica. It’s a “must go” for visitors and remains a favorite with locals.

Street Burger – Lima

Street Burger – Lima

Street Burgers tops the list of burgers in Miraflores on the west side of Av Jose Larco but didn’t quite live up to the standards set by Papachos, Jeronimo, Bon Beef and Juicy Lucy since the burger lacked that essential sear.

Toshi – Lima

Toshi – Lima

With chefs trained by the father of modern Nikkei cuisine, a modern, minimalist décor and a creative Nikkei menu in a dining room flooded with light, Toshi is our favorite Nikkei restaurant in Lima for lunch but also earns top honors in Miraflores for a Nikkei dinner.

Hanzo – Lima

Hanzo – Lima

Despite a dining room with an unimpressive décor that’s densely packed with tables, Hanzo in San Isidro remains a viable choice for diners looking for a restaurant that speaks Nikkei with a heavy Japanese accent. The décor in the Santiago de Surco location is even less impressive.

Osaka – Lima

Osaka – Lima

Osaka’s sleek and sophisticated décor, well-executed menu of interesting Nikkei fusion, and high level of service put Osaka in the position on our list of the highest-rated Nikkei restaurants in Lima.

Los Bachiche – Lima

Los Bachiche – Lima

Los Bachiche, Peru’s genius restauranteur Gaston Acurio’s take on casual Italian dining is not hitting on all cylinders. But it’s a respectable attempt at Italian cuisine in a city that’s anything but a mecca in that genre.

La Trattoria di Mambrino – Lima

La Trattoria di Mambrino – Lima

La Trattoria is more expensive than other Italian restaurants in Lima, but well worth it. It has a classy décor, consistently good execution of a sophisticated Italian menu, and some of the best pastries in the city.

La Bodega de La Trattoria – Lima

La Bodega de La Trattoria – Lima

For very acceptable Italian pasta at a better than reasonable price, La Bodega de La Trattoria is hard to beat. Despite lackluster scores for food and service, it scored admirably on value, keeping it in the hunt for the top spot among Italian eateries in Lima.

Bodega D – Lima

Bodega D – Lima

Bodega D’s menu is chock-full of dishes influenced by European, North American and Asian cuisine. Regrettably, service is inconsistent, and less frequently, execution of the menu can falter. But these occurrences are the exception, not the rule.

Pescados Capitales – Lima

Pescados Capitales – Lima

Pescados Capitales offers a menu that is like any other local cebichería, but the signature collection of seafood main-dishes set the restaurant apart from the others. A flawlessly executed menu, fresh ingredients, and top-notch service in a pleasant ambiance make Pescados Capitales a great choice for anyone seeking an atmosphere slightly less chaotic than nearby La Mar or El Mercado. Plus, unlike La mar and El Mercado, it’s open for dinner.

Museo Larco Restaurant – Lima

Museo Larco Restaurant – Lima

Although rarely lauded by food critics, we’re not sure why. This is a gourmet dining experience that enables diners to experience Peruvian cuisine with European cooking sophistication. It’s a top-notch dining experience at a better than reasonable price. It’s a mandatory add-on to your visit to the adjoining museum.

El Enano – Lima

El Enano – Lima

El Enano shakes up the Lima sandwich options by offering more than the traditional sandwiches, juice and coffee. Hamburgers, hot dogs, enchiladas, tacos and breakfast sandwiches have been added to the menu. You can enjoy all sitting at the soda-fountain reminiscent bar, watching your sandwich being constructed.

El Chinito Sanguchería – Lima

El Chinito Sanguchería – Lima

El Chinito may just have the best chicharrón sandwiches in Lima, but bad décor, inconsistent service and long waits for tables in most locations spoil the dining experience. If you order a sandwich at El Chinito, take it to-go.

La Lucha – Lima

La Lucha – Lima

La Lucha for lunch? If a clean, albeit somewhat soulless ambiance, and consistent, friendly service are a priority, La Lucha is perhaps the best choice among Lima’s abundant supply of sangucherías.

Juicy Lucy – Lima

Juicy Lucy – Lima

Juicy Lucy serves up a gourmet-burger with perfectly seasoned certified-beef beef, cooked just like want it, with plenty of fresh toppings. Best to enjoy your burger with a creamy milkshake and those crispy skin-on French fries.

La Bodega Verde – Lima

La Bodega Verde – Lima

A peaceful setting in the courtyard under a century-old lucuma tree. Great choice for breakfast. Go green. It couldn’t hurt.

Café A Bistro – Lima

Café A Bistro – Lima

With a unique menu chock-full of American-style food, from a full range of popular American breakfast items to one of the best burgers in town, Café A Bistro is, despite the humble digs, one of the best casual dining spots in the city.

Bon Beef – Lima

Bon Beef – Lima

Big juicy and tasty burgers are what they do at Bon Beef. Possibly our favorite burger in the city.

Lucio Caffè – Lima

Lucio Caffè – Lima

For family dining or a really quick cup of coffee and croissant or pastry, Lucio Caffè, is about as good as it gets in Lima, thanks to its comfy, bright ambiance, contemporary décor, consistently well-executed menu and attention to detail.

San Antonio – Lima

San Antonio – Lima

Pastelería San Antonio, now with five locations in Lima, is the quintessential Limeño pastry shop and café. Always has been, always will be. Consistently good food with good service at all but the busiest hours.

Café Julieta – Lima

Café Julieta – Lima

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.

El Pan de la Chola – Lima

El Pan de la Chola – Lima

El Pan de Chola is a new-breed of sandwich shop offering fresh-baked bread with interesting new ingredients. It’s the first of its kind in Lima. It’s a great place for a coffee and a muffin or tasty sandwich with high-quality ingredients. Slightly expensive, but well worth it.

True Artisan Cafe – Lima

True Artisan Cafe – Lima

True Artisan Café offers high-quality coffee prepared by well-trained baristas. There’s a long bar where you can sit and chat with the baristas or watch them work their magic. They also have a limited menu of food items to accompany your cup of Joe.

The Coffee Road – Lima

The Coffee Road – Lima

The friendly baristas at The Coffee Road serve specialty coffee from Cajamarca, Peru produced on a La Marzocco Strada or your choice of most of the popular brewing methods. The café offers a few quality pastries and a handful of specialty dishes, including lasagna

Agora Café – Lima

Agora Café – Lima

Agora Café’s central location, overlooking Parque Kennedy, good single-origin organic coffee and tasty accompaniments make Agora one of the best choices for anyone staying in the centrally located hotels in Miraflores.

Arábica – Lima

Arábica – Lima

Arabica was the first specialty coffee shop in Lima and is still one of the best. It’s ultra-small and offers only a small assortment of breads and pastries. But the coffee is top-notch and the baristas well-trained. Savor a steaming cup of Java at Arabica.

Puku Puku – Lima

Puku Puku – Lima

Puku Puku serves good, nationally-sourced, single-origin coffee. The smallest of three locations has limited seating and offers coffee in paper-cups only. The largest of the three locations has plenty of seating and offers coffee in cups that clatter against your teeth. Well-trained baristas. Limited food items. Mostly pastries.

Tostaduría Bisetti – Lima

Tostaduría Bisetti – Lima

Bisetti produces a good cup of coffee but falls short in the remainder of the other categories. Notwithstanding, Bisetti may still best option in Barranco for coffee aficionados.

Sofa Café – Lima

Sofa Café – Lima

For a quick casual meal for breakfast or lunch, Café de Lima is one of the best options in the city.

Homemade – Lima

Homemade – Lima

Homemade! It’s the best place in Lima for an ultra-casual breakfast. Bar none. Ultra-hipster, almost Bohemian. Savory items, too. But creative food you won’t find elsewhere in Lima.

La Cabrera – Lima

La Cabrera – Lima

La Cabrera offers cuts imported from both Argentina and the USA. High quality steaks at lower prices than other high-end competitors.

La Mar – Lima

La Mar – Lima

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.

Kjolle – Lima

Kjolle – Lima

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.

Café de Lima – Lima

Café de Lima – Lima

For a quick casual meal for breakfast or lunch, Café de Lima is one of the best options in the city.

IK Restaurante – Lima

IK Restaurante – Lima

IK presents an impressive dining experience with an interesting, well executed menu, and outstanding presentation and service was impressive. A bit pricey but not excessively so.

La Plazita – Lima

La Plazita – Lima

La Plazita offers the widest variety of popular international favorites in Lima. Pleasant open-air terrace. Service occasionally lags, especially during peak hours. Reasonable prices.

La 73 – Lima

La 73 – Lima

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 Lima’s elite restaurants.

Isolina – Lima

Isolina – Lima

Isolina pays homage to Peru’s indigenous cuisine, cocina criolla, turning inexpensive cuts of meat and pork into extraordinarily delicious dishes. Comfort food with a cocktail and a waiter. That’s what you’ll find at Isolina.

Felix Brasserie – Lima

Felix Brasserie – Lima

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 Brasserie one of our favorite casual dining spots in Latin America.

Panchita – Lima

Panchita – Lima

For a quick casual meal for breakfast or lunch, Café de Lima is one of the best options in the city.

Popular – Lima

Popular – Lima

Popular is a good choice for a stunning view of the ocean while you enjoy the wide range of choices for breakfast or a quick lunch with acceptable execution and service.

Mangos – Lima

Mangos – Lima

Mangos in Larcomar has the best view of the ocean in the city with a menu full of consistently well-executed contemporary dishes with a North American personality and plenty of beer and tasty pisco sours to chase down those raw oysters.

Perroquet – Lima

Perroquet – Lima

Perroquet is a swanky, traditional restaurant that will make blue-bloods feel at home. First-class, upscale, old-school luxury. Beware, this restaurant is not appropriate for anyone that’s allergic to polished silver and massive flower arrangements.

Hotel B – Lima

Hotel B – Lima

Hotel B is a classy restaurant in an upscale boutique hotel by the same name, offering good execution of an interesting menu in an atmosphere with a high-energy vibe.

Osso – Lima

Osso – Lima

Osso offers high-quality local and imported prime Black Angus including aged and bone-in cuts in a Texas ranch-house atmosphere. Yee, Hah!

Carnal – Lima

Carnal – Lima

Carnal has the widest variety of aged steaks among steakhouses in Lima and it’s the only one that uses an infrared broiler that delivers that crisp caramelized sear. Excellent quality and service. Sophisticated, almost elegant décor.

Rafael – Lima

Rafael – Lima

Extraordinary. One of the 10 best upscale dining experiences in Latin America. Can’t decide between Astrid y Gastón and this one? Don’t flip a coin. We suggest you do them both.

Huaca Pucllana – Lima

Huaca Pucllana – Lima

The restaurant overlooking the ruins of the Huaca Pucllana in Miraflores is stunning. The view, the décor, the service and the food are first-class. A “must go” experience in Lima.

Astrid y Gastón – Lima

Astrid y Gastón – Lima

Astrid y Gastón has been the best restaurant in Latin America since its inception. It is the standard by which all other restaurants in Latin America should judge themselves. Do not miss Astrid y Gastón.

Amoramar – Lima

Amoramar – Lima

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.

Papacho’s – Miraflores

Papacho’s – Miraflores

Papachos! Gaston Acurio does it again. Nice, comfortable ambience. Friendly, attentive service. Really good burgers, tacos and milkshakes. Nuf said.

Cosme – Lima

Cosme – Lima

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.

27 Tapas – Lima

27 Tapas – Lima

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.

Fiesta – Lima

Fiesta – Lima

Fiesta, in Lima, features the Lambayacana cuisine of Hector Solis raised to gourmet status in a pleasant, sophisticated ambiance with above-average service.

Ámaz – Lima

Ámaz – Lima

ÁmaZ is amazing. Such a unique menu, so well executed, in such a comfortable ambiance, make ÁmaZ a “must-go” in Lima.