Cevicherias are classic Peruvian restaurants. That’s where the locals go to have lunch, drink, meet their friends and meet new people too. El Mercado, by famous chef Rafael Osterling, is one of the best cevicherias in town. With its old market décor, chalkboards, vintage items, tables right next to each other and music blasting from the speakers, it’s a festive and informal setting. The menu offers a flavorful mix of traditional Peruvian fish and seafood dishes along with Asian cuisine. To get an even better feel for the authentic atmosphere, have lunch there on Fridays or Saturdays, when you’ll mingle with the local crowd.