Picapiedra Nacional

Osso

The Place Osso is Lima’s “temple to meat,” a restaurant, butcher shop, and charcuterie. It was started in the suburb of La Molina, about 30-45 minutes from downtown Lima. There’s also a branch in San Isidro close to the financial district but we wanted to visit the mother church. Most Read more…

Foccacia

El Pan de la Chola

If you’re looking for great bread in Lima, bingo! this is the place. Crusty chewy super-hydrated breads are the reason to come here. The bread then gets used to make their sandwiches, elevating the humble mixto to something extraordinary. The space is bright, open, with wood everywhere. A place you could Read more…

Tiradito

Amoramar

The place Amoramar is another gem tucked away in an urban environment. On an otherwise unremarkable back street in Barranco, you go through a door and into an oasis. A tree lined patio with tables under a screened roof. You walk past the big wood fired brick oven where the Read more…

Mollejas

Cosme

The place Cosme is one of the “new, trendy, hip” places on all the Lima food lists. It emphasizes sustainability and is decor is reused, repurposed, and recycled. The ceiling is decorated with disposable soft drink bottles filled with brightly colored water. The walls are decorated with soda bottle caps. Read more…

Unagi nigiri

Osaka

The restaurant and the cuisine Osaka has a reputation as one of the best nikkei (Japanese-Peruvian) places in Lima. It may not be as internationally famous as Maido, but it’s well known locally. At first my attitude was “I didn’t come to Lima to eat Japanese food” but that was foolish. Read more…

Sea urchin tiradito

Costanera 700

The place Costanera 700 is one of the oldest Nikkei (Japanese Peruvian) restaurants in Lima. It was founded by nissei Humberto Sato (who passed away in October at 78) and is now run by his son Yaquir Sato. This place is a Lima institution, beloved for over 30 years by politicians, business people, Read more…

Conchas

El Mercado

The place El Mercado is a fancy fish oriented restaurant by Rafael Osterling (the chef/owner of Rafael.) It has a reputation as the best cevicheria in Lima and it regularly makes the lists of the best restaurants in Peru. Sounded like our kind of place. I don’t know if it’s Read more…

Churros y chocolate

Manolo

Manolo is an old fashioned Lima caféteria (coffee shop) and churreria in the heart of Miraflores.  It’s an institution, founded in 1968 and is a comforting favorite of families of all ages. You see grandparents who may have met there, and new families bringing their kids. There’s a huge menu of sandwiches, Read more…

Coconut and pineapple

Malabar

The place Malabar is one of Lima’s “nice” restaurants. Business people, tourists, people with money, in the financial district. Doing creative things with sustainable Amazonian ingredients. We went because we’d heard good things about the food and ingredients but were a little suprised at the setting and ambience. This seems Read more…