The “best chef in the world”, Virgilio Martínez, owner of Central restaurant in Lima, sat down with El Comercio to let this newspaper know which are the five best places to eat in the Peruvian city.
1. Chuncho. This restaurant, located in Ollantaytambo, is one of Virgilio’s favorites for its native cuisine. Here you can find a delicious kapchi of ollucos, also made with carrots, beans and wild mushrooms, served with quinoa turrets.
2. Chicha. What Virgilio loves more about this restaurant is the Andean stew. He also highlights lamb leg with potatoes and beans and roast chicken with potatoes and onion.
3. La calle del medio. “Trout ceviche is very good,” says Virgilio. This is one of his favorite dishes, along corn cake.
4. La Bodega 138. This is a restaurant where pasta and salads abound. The Peruvian chef is fascinated by the salads of this place, especially one made with mushrooms, black and green olives, avocado, peppers, cherry tomatoes, aguaymanto, artichokes and asparagus.
5. The quinta Eulalia. A traditional picantería with flavors from Cusco. Here, you can enjoy both a delicious guinea pig, and baked pork with rocoto stuffed in Cuscan style.