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Eating in Lima

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Lima, Jirón 2 de Mayo 253, Barranco 15063, Peru
A few years back, when Lima's Central Restaurante was closed because of zoning issues, Peru's celebrity chef, Gastón Acurio, was one of many who petitioned for it to be reopened. I knew that meant the young chef at Central, Virgilio Martinez, must...
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Av. Paz Soldan 290, San Isidro 15073, Peru

Almost single-handedly responsible for putting Peru's novoandina cuisine on the foodie-world map, celebrity chef Gastón Acurio, most famous for his La Mar franchise, dishes up a culinary triumph at this flagship restaurant set in a gorgeous...

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José Bernardo Alcedo 363, Lince LIMA 14, Peru

This gem in Lince is the spot in Lima for the kind of home-cooked comida criolla your Peruvian grandmother would make. Founded by the late Teresa Izquierdo Gonzales, who trained herself into a national treasure, it's the kind of unassuming spot...

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Calle Colón 246, Miraflores 15074, Peru

This favorite spot for ceviche is the better-mannered cousin of the original hole-in-the-wall, still in business over in the gritty La Victoria neighborhood. The legendary leche de tigre (ceviche in its own marinade) is life changing.

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Jirón de la Unión 926, Cercado de Lima 15001, Peru

You won't get very far in Peru before someone hands you a pisco sour, both the national cocktail and a subject of warring national pride with neighbor Chile (which claims the drink's origins as well). El Bolivarcito is widely considered to...