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La Bodega Verde

  0.04 miles from Second Home Peru 66 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

Set in a walled garden, this cafe and gallery is a pleasant spot to linger. Grab the Scrabble (or toys set out for kids) and order up a salad, lucuma milkshake with fruit from the garden... — Lonely Planet

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Antica Trattoria

Italian   0.07 miles from Second Home Peru 71 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

This charming and laid-back Italian restaurant perfectly suits the surrounding neighborhood, which has large doses of both qualities. It has a number of small, separate dining rooms... — Frommer's

A longtime Italian spot with a nouveau-rustic air serves wood-fired pizza, as well as savory concoctions such as fresh ravioli stuffed with crab and tender osso buco with creamy polenta. — Lonely Planet

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Canta Rana

  0.1 miles from Second Home Peru 74 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

On first glance, Barranco as a district seems suspiciously devoid of neighborhood cevicherías. This one is hard to find but worth the extra effort. With a name like "singing frog," it... — BlackBook

This neighborhood cevichería is one of Barranco's most beloved lunch spots. Extremely informal, the bare-bones interior reflects the Argentina-born owner's love of fútbol, with every... — Frommer's

Walls are plastered with posters of Hollywood and soccer stars, and generous helpings of the country's most famous dish, ceviche. — Travel + Leisure

Around for decades, this unpretentious spot draped in flags and plastered in photos packs in the locals with its offering of more than 17 different types of ceviche. — Lonely Planet

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Chala Costa Fusion

  0.11 miles from Second Home Peru 73 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

A charming casona with a broad terrace houses this local favorite serving modern dishes that blend Peruvian and Asian flavors. — Lonely Planet

This sleek restaurant and lounge down by the "bridge of sighs" in Barranco was one of my new faves in Lima a couple of years ago; although it now has a new chef and isn't quite the... — Frommer's

Relative newcomer on the upscale Peruvian dining scene seeks to integrate itself in a classic location under the Puente de los Suspiros. Slightly pricey for the neighborhood, but good... — BlackBook

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Cala

  0.29 miles from Second Home Peru 73 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

Aside from the very touristy Rosa Nautica, few restaurants have taken advantage of Lima's beachfront. Trendy Cala helped change the game when it opened in 2006 on Playa Barranquita,... — Frommer's

Right on the beach, this place is worth it for the views alone - both of the water and the young, beautiful clientele. Divided into an impossibly hip bar/lounge and its slightly more... — BlackBook

One of the city's few waterfront dining options, Cala is a chic restaurant set behind a rocky beach with an impressive selection of dishes to compete with that ocean view. The dining room... — Fodor's

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Amoramar

  0.42 miles from Second Home Peru 73 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

By Mariana TschudiAmorAmar is by far the chicest spot in the neighborhood. Part of the dining room is open-air, and an art gallery and a florist shop are on-site. The menu is half... — Afar Magazine

Tucked behind a high concrete wall one block east of Barranco's bustling Avenida Bolognesi, this restaurant is both a hidden gem and a secret oasis, with poinciana trees, covered outdoor... — Fodor's

For those that can find it—even taxi drivers have a difficult time locating the obscure side street it is situated on—Amor Amar has one of the most special atmospheres of any restaurant... — Frommer's

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La 73 Paradero Gourmet

  0.58 miles from Second Home Peru 70 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

Hipsters rub shoulders with aristocrats and tourists alike at this well-loved Barranco joint named for the bus stop across the street. (How postmodern.) Equally delicious for lunch or... — BlackBook

A casual diner on the Barranco/Miraflores border, this unassuming spot pulls out all the stops with solid, contemporary versions of Peruvian classics including Chifa (Peruvian/Chinese)... — Travel + Leisure

Named for an iconic local bus, this contemporary bistro serves Peruvian–Mediterranean fare, with sustainable fish. Some dishes seem rushed, but standouts include homemade artichoke... — Lonely Planet

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Central Restaurante

  1.11 miles from Second Home Peru 89 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

In recent years, Lima has been called the gastronomic mecca of South America. If you are keen to spend a bit of money to try some of the finest dining in town, then you should absolutely... — Afar Magazine

Peru's hottest young culinary star is without a doubt Virgilio Martinez, who recently received a Michelin star at his UK restaurant Lima London. Martinez's Central, opened in 2009, has... — Frommer's

Toast of Lima, Central has impressed many a critic with its seductive creations. — Lonely Planet

Hidden on a residential street a few blocks south of the Larcomar shopping center is one of Lima's hottest restaurants. — Fodor's

Chef Virgilio Martinez has taken Peruvian cuisine to a whole new extreme elevation. Central, which captured the top spot on Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants list in 2014, takes diners... — The World's 50 Best Restaurants

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Fiesta Restaurant Gourmet

  1.16 miles from Second Home Peru 73 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

Anyone in search of the finest northern Peruvian cuisine in Lima should make a reservation at this busy establishment on Miraflores’ eastern edge. — Lonely Planet

I'm sure few visitors probably know much if anything about the cuisine of Chiclayo, a city in northern Peru, but it's famous among Peruvians for its unique contributions to their nation's... — Frommer's

The restaurant is also known for its ceviche a la brasa, a traditional ceviche that’s quickly seared to impart a subtle smoky flavor. — Travel + Leisure

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Mangos

  1.21 miles from Second Home Peru 68 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

Location, location, location. That’s the biggest thing this restaurant has going for it, though admittedly it’s an amazing one: hanging out over the Pacific on the bottom level of... — BlackBook

Of all the LarcoMar shopping mall’s ocean-view restaurants, this one has the most expansive terrace as well as some of the best food – a broad range of Peruvian and international dishes. — Lonely Planet

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La Trattoria di Mambrino

  1.22 miles from Second Home Peru 70 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

After a quarter century in business, this trattoria remains one of Lima's best Italian restaurants. — Fodor's

Devotees of chef Hugo Plevisani and wife Sandra swear this is the best Italian in Peru. Or maybe even South America. Place is often full of actual Italians - always a good sign - and the... — BlackBook

This white-tablecloth spot has traditional house-made pastas as well as delectable gnocchi. — Lonely Planet

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Pasteleria San Antonio

Bakeries   1.27 miles from Second Home Peru 68 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

So you know that Peruvian food is the latest darling of the culinary world. You've tried - and enjoyed - a handful of big-name restaurants. That doesn't mean every single meal in Lima has... — BlackBook

A cross-section of Miraflores society jams into this 50-year-old institution for an infinite variety of sandwiches, as well as a wide selection of baked goods, including a dreamy chocolate croissant (ask for it warm). — Lonely Planet

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Amaz

  1.35 miles from Second Home Peru 76 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

Despite its culinary riches, Peru’s Amazonian larder had been relatively under the radar—until Pedro Miguel Schiaffano (the mastermind behind acclaimed Malabar) opened Amaz, in 2012.... — Travel + Leisure

Opening a serious Amazonian restaurant is not a simple task. It takes years to build up a network of producers, and even then getting fresh products to the coast is another... — Frommer's

Chef Pedro Miguel's latest wonder is wholly dedicated to the abundance of the Amazon. Start with tart jungle-fruit cocktails and oversized tostones (plantain chips). Banana-leaf wraps,... — Lonely Planet

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La Rosa Nautica Restaurante

  1.45 miles from Second Home Peru 76 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

Built out onto a pier, this place can be seen from Lima's entire coastline, inspiring a certain amount of "Ooh, I want to go there" in susceptible tourist onlookers. To be fair, it's an... — BlackBook

Though you can get the same (or better) seafood elsewhere for less, the views at this eatery on the historic pier are unparalleled. — Lonely Planet

Even though busload after busload of tourists regularly fill this decades-old city landmark, it's still one of the best dining experiences in Lima. A rambling Victorian building... — Frommer's

Lima’s most famous seafood restaurant, located at the end of an ocean boardwalk with great Pacific views. . — Insight Guides

La Rosa Náutica is a rambling Victorian-style building perched over the Pacific at the end of a long pier. — Fodor's

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Punto Azul

  1.53 miles from Second Home Peru 68 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

Unpretentious lunch-only seafood joint with absurdly fresh ocean fare. Ceviche, tiradito, causa, chicharrón, sopa, tacu tacu – you name it, Punto Azul does it and does it well, amidst... — BlackBook

Punto Azul serves some of the best ceviche in Lima. This is one of several branches in the city. . — Insight Guides

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Pardos Chicken

  1.58 miles from Second Home Peru 68 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

Chicha morada is a typical Peruvian corn-based beverage that is popular among all the regions. Unlike its cousin chicha de jora, this is a non-alcoholic drink. Chicha morada is prepared... — Afar Magazine

If your seatmate's luggage on the flight back to New York smells suspiciously like roast chicken and spicy ají mayonnaise, they're probably delivering Pardo's to a far-flung expat... — BlackBook

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Maido

  1.64 miles from Second Home Peru 79 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

While Nikkei—or Peruvian/Japanese—cuisine is commonplace in Peru, it wasn’t until Nikkei chef Mitsuharu Tsumura returned from a tough training stint in Osaka that he was ready to open an... — Travel + Leisure

Nikkei food, the natural fusion of Japanese and Peruvian, is having its moment in Lima and around the world. Maido and its talented chef Mitsuharu Tsumaru, aka "Micha," are at the... — Frommer's

True artistry and exquisite flavors make Maido an excellent stop for top-notch Nikkei fare. The menu ranges from sushi to okonomiyaki and ramen, albeit with a Peruvian accent. Desserts –... — Lonely Planet

Nikkei food is the Peruvian-Japanese cultural blend that has emerged from more than 100 years of Japanese immigration into Peru. The Miraflores restaurant Maido is widely regarded as the... — The World's 50 Best Restaurants

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Rafael

  1.67 miles from Second Home Peru 70 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

The Asian- and Mediterranean-inflected Peruvian dishes, such as lomo saltado made with rice vinegar and pisco, are exquisitely prepared. — Travel + Leisure

Watch out, Gaston Acurio: Rafael Osterling, another Lima native, brings global influences to this work of restaurant art. A 1920s mansion with eclectic decor is the backdrop for an... — BlackBook

Don’t let the demure exterior fool you: this is the place in Lima to see and be seen. — Lonely Planet

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Manolo

  1.77 miles from Second Home Peru 66 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

At this humble fish house, seafood die-hards line up for fresh ceviche, grilled fish and hearty soups. — Lonely Planet

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Cafe Z

  1.84 miles from Second Home Peru 68 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

Former haunt of Lima’ s literati. The interior has seen better days but that’s part of the charm. Fun menu of coffee, tea, fresh juices, salads, sandwiches and sweets; breakfast is served... — BlackBook

Lima hipsters and bricheros (locals keen to romance a tourist) gather at this busy cafe with live music, delicious sandwiches (try the Butifarra Z ) and a mind-boggling number of coffees... — Lonely Planet

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