The Gastronomic Capital of the Americas, Lima, Peru


Lima is the world’s best food city, known for its excessive amount of restaurants that top the World’s 50 Best Restaurants.

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Now, let’s dig into this diverse gastronomic capital of the Americas and see what Lima has to offer.

The Amazing World of Lima Markets

Lima is a privileged place because it has several markets that make up an attractive world of their own, full of splendid supplies. We have the Surquillo market, where you can eat one of the best ceviches in town; the San Isidro market, which has the best fruit stands; and the Chorrillos fishermen’s market, which offers the freshest catch from the Pacific Ocean.

A Culinary Experience with a Peruvian Chef

You will enjoy a wonderful gastronomic experience from the hand of Peruvian chef Ignacio Barrios, who has worked at restaurants in different countries. You will visit the San Isidro market and then will attend a participatory cooking class specialized in Peruvian food. At this workshop, you will learn how to prepare a traditional ceviche (chunks of fish marinated in lime and other citrus juices, topped with julienned onions and ají) and lomo saltado (Peruvian stir-fried steak), and finally, you will enjoy a delicious lunch.

Duration: 4 hours
Location: Lima
Capacity: 25 passengers

Barranco: Creole Tradition

The bohemian Barranco district, one of the most beautiful and emblematic areas of Lima, has well- known huariques (nooks) such as La Taberna Isolina, which offers excellent Peruvian creole food; and Tío Mario, where you can eat one of the most exquisite picarones (fried Peruvian doughnuts covered with molasses syrup) in Lima.

Duration: 3 hours
Location: Barranco, Lima


Huarique Tour on Two Wheels

Start this fun gastronomic bicycle tour discovering El Chinito’s delicious chicharrones (pork rinds) and tamales. Continue to the San Isidro market by the Miraflores waterfront promenade and the emblematic Larco and Pardo avenues. After visiting their stands and varied supplies, try Curich’s slush and end the tour tasting some amazing clams at El Bigot.

Duration: 4 hours
Location: Miraflores, Lima

Healthy Gastronomy South of Lima

The experienced chef Brisa Deneumostier offers an eco-culinary experience in Pachacamac and the Lurín Valley, where travelers can visit a sustainable organic farm, take a class at Jallpa Nina’s pottery plant, and then enjoy a cooking class using the produce harvested on the same day and other seasonal ingredients.

Tour of the Most Renowned Wineries

Ica houses a large number of wineries that produce several of the best wines and piscos in the country. It is a great experience to visit the traditional Caravedo winery, the prestigious Tacama winery, and the well-known Queirolo winery. The tour takes you to the vineyards and distillation areas, followed by a delicious wine and pisco tasting lunch.

Duration: 8 hours
Location: Ica, 30 minutes from Paracas by car from/to Paracas

Mistura: A Unique Gastronomic Festival in South America

Each year, Lima hosts one of the best gastronomic fairs worldwide and the largest in Latin America. Mistura gathers the flavors from all the corners of Peru, harnessing our diversity and amazing traditions that have resulted in the most delicious dishes your senses can imagine.

Duration: 10 days
Month: September



Diego Oliver is a Peruvian writer and author whose work can be found in the travel magazine Ultimate Journeys. He loves to focus on Peruvian culture both modern and classic, traveling the country, as well as social responsibility.