Top Peruvian Chefs and their Restaurants


Gastronomy is a big part of Peru, and we have many amazing chefs to thank for putting Peruvian cuisine on the world’s map. Here is a look at the top Peruvian chefs and some of their famous eaters.

Gastón Acurio

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Coming in at number 1 on our list is Gastón Acurio. Acurio is responsible for helping put Peruvian gastronomy on the map, not only as a chef but also as an ambassador for Peruvian cuisine. As a talented chef and entrepreneur, Gastón Acurio has opened around 34 restaurants worldwide, including nine here in Peru.

Astrid & Gastón
Where: Av. Paz Soldan 290, San Isidro

Cebichería La Mar
Where: Av. La Mar 770, Miraflores

Where: various locations

Where: Calle Dos de Mayo 298, Miraflores

Where: various locations

Madam Tusan
Where: various locations

Where: Plaza Regocijo 261, Cusco

El Bodegón
Where: Calle Tarapacá 197 Miraflores

Barra Chalaca
Where: Calle Tarapacá 197 Miraflores


Virgilio Martínez Véliz

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By applying modern techniques to Peruvian ingredients, top chef Virgilio Martínez has climbed his way to becoming one of the world’s top chefs. His popular restaurant Centralonce located in Miraflores, is now in the bohemian district of Barranco. This is one gastronomic experience that we recommend you don’t miss.

Central Restaurante
Where: Av. Pedro de Osma 301, Barranco
Telephone: (01) 2428515


Rafael Osterling

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Influential chef Rafael Osterling has been in the restaurant game for a while, and his work has paid off. He’s earned numerous awards for his restaurants. Most recently, one of his restaurants was included on Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants of 2018.

Where: Calle San Martin 300, Miraflores

Felix Brasserie
Where: Av. Santo Toribio 173 San Isidro

El Mercado
Where: Hipólito Unanue 203, Miraflores

Mitsuharu Tsumura

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Mitsuharu, better known as Micha, is Peru’s renowned Nikkei chef. For those who don’t know, Nikkei is a fusion between Japanese and Peruvian cuisine. Micha is one of a handful of trailblazers who we credit for bringing these flavorful explosions and secrets to Peru.

Where: Calle San Martin 399, Miraflores

Palmiro Ocampo

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This sustainable chef is becoming more influential by the day. Ocampo dedicates himself to making his kitchen waste-free and fighting poverty in Peru by recycling food. In 2016, Palmiro Ocampo became one of the youngest chefs to direct Peru’s renowned gastronomy food festival Mistura. He also just opened a new restaurant with two other associates, which is called Huevón.

Where: Av. Vasco Núñez de Balboa 755, Miraflores






Natasha grew up in a suburb of Chicago and moved to Peru two years ago and studied Bilingual Administrative Assistance and General Management at the British Academy. In her spare time she loves to be with family and her maltese, Maya.