Best Places to Eat in Lima, Peru

Don't Miss These Spots On Your Next Tour to Peru

Author: The Traveling Professor/Friday, May 9, 2014/Categories: Peru & Machu Picchu

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La Lucha:   Next to Kennedy Park in Lima, this is a place for a quick casual but really, really good lunch.   Diners can stand outside at the lunch counter and pick out a dish like Chicharrón, a country style pork dish with red onion relish, but I enjoy their pork sandwiches of either chicken, pork, or ham.  The place is a throwback to the '50's and a legendary spot in Lima.   Expect to pay about $3-$5 for a great meal.  Website:

Restaurant Huaca Pucllana:  Built upon the ancient ruins in the middle of the city, this is one of the most majestic and scenic restaurants you will ever dine at.   It is a top restaurant with high-quality food, perfect for an exciting and delicious night of dining.  I like the appetizers of crab claws and even rich tasting beef hearts.  The "Cebiche Oriental" is an unusual fusion dish combining tradition with Lima's Asian influence.  For dinner I usually select from the flaky fish of the Amazon or the traditional  beef dish of lomito saltado.   The website is:

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