From World’s 50 Best to new and budget-friendly restaurants
Peru is well-known for its food. And Lima, where I grew up, is the culinary gem in South America.
Before moving to Mexico when I was 16, Gaston Acurio, an international-award-winning Peruvian chef released his first book with all the places he recommended and I visited them all before moving to another country. Having a bucket list of where to eat delicious food is one of my favorites.
Here is the list of updated restaurants post-pandemic, with healthy options I personally recommend.
You can’t go wrong, good food quality for the price. It’s part of the multiple restaurants owned by Gaston Acurio. Acurio won the 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award at The World’s 50 Best Restaurants.
2. Astrid y Gaston
Awards: The World’s 50 Best Restaurants. Astrid y Gastón ranked No.1 in inaugural Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants list in 2013 and won the Art of Hospitality Award in 2017, while the Latin America’s Best Pastry Chef Award went to Gutsche in 2015.
Av. Paz Soldan 290, San Isidro 15073
The experience in this up-and-coming restaurant is worth mentioning. Prices are low compared to similar restaurants.
Calle Elias Aguirre 179, Miraflores
Awards: World’s 50 Best #19 2019
Calle San Martin 300, Miraflores
Chef: Mitsuharu Tsumura
Awards: World’s 50 Best 2022 #11
Calle San Martin 399, Miraflores
Chefs: Virgilio Martínez and Pía León
Awards: World’s 50 Best 2022 #2
Av. Pedro de Osma 301, Barranco
Chef: Jaime Pesaque
Awards: World’s 50 Best 2022 #32, its debut on The World’s 50 Best Restaurants list.
Av. Mariscal La Mar 1285, Miraflores