As Lima becomes a new economic center and hub for tourism, the variety of food, drink, and places to stay grows. This city brings in new restaurants all of the time! While not as popular of a place to try some of the new fusions of traditional Peruvian food in Cusco, Lima is only going to improve as a culinary hotspot in the future.
Av. Sta. Cruz 847, Miraflores
+51 1 24 1553
You’ll find typical Peruvian fare for a cheap price at this little café located not too far from the Miraflores Boardwalk. There is also a nice spot to sit out and enjoy the sunshine when you have good weather. When in doubt, choose one of the many sandwich options–they’re the perfect way to get a taste of life in Lima.
Av Mariscal La Mar 309, Miraflores
+51 1 7152972
It’s not always easy to find classy food for an appropriate price, but you can find just that at Barra Mar. While you won’t find many types of beer to accompany your food, you will find a relaxing atmosphere and a no-rush attitude. This is a great place to try Lima’s version of ceviche–a dish you can not go without on your trip to Peru.
San Isabel 376, Miraflores
+51 1 242 8515
While probably a bit too expensive for most millennial travelers, if you have the coin, you should take the opportunity to visit one of the world’s most innovative restaurants. Started by famed chef Virgilio Martinez, you’ll find new takes on food the ancient Peruvians have been munching on for centuries.
José Bernardo Alcedo, Distrito de Lima
+51 1 4712171
Sometimes, you just want a home-cooked meal. This hole-in-the-wall has everything you need fill your stomach before a long day of walking throughout the city. You’ll find hearty dishes for reasonable prices and some traditional foods, as well. Modeled from family recipes passed down from mamá Teresa, you can’t go wrong with this spot–especially on a budget.
Calle San Martin 595, Miraflores
+51 1 260 8943
Lima’s proximity to the sea makes it one of the best places to grab ocean-inspired food before heading inland. Punto Azul is your best bet for cheap dishes with tastes from the nearby waters. The staff also speaks excellent English so you shouldn’t have a problem with your order.
Avenida Paz Soldan 290, San Isidoro
+51 1 4422777
Celebrity chef Gastón Acurio doesn’t disappoint with this restaurant that he created with his wife. Topping a number of lists, it’s worth paying a little extra money for in order to experience new takes on classic Peruvian dishes. Located right next to Huaca Pucllana, this restaurant makes you realize just how embedded history is in the city of Lima.
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