What will we do?
If there is one thing you must not miss in Lima it is a meal at one of Gaston Acurio’s restaurants. He is the father of Peruvian gastronomic revolution, and has created a network of unbeatable establishments in which you can dip into the crucible of cultures that make up our national cuisine. We recommend two alternatives (interchangeable, of course) because one day is not enough.
Try, for example, Chinese breakfast snacks in Madam Tusan – our favourites? quinoa tamales, Peking duck rolls and meat-filled rice and pumpkin balls. If you are looking for something more classical, then there is Tanta, for sandwiches and good coffee; Tanta also has the complete Melate Chocolate range of puddings by Astrid Gutsche.
At mid-morning, try La Mar for fresh flavours and an emphasis on seafood. Panchita is the place for lunch: creole food by Martha Palacios, one of the most respected exponents of this style in Peru; or Astrid & Gaston, which has a sample menu: tasty tasters of traditional Peruvian cooking prepared in a more contemporary style. And at the end of the day, Papacho’s is a friendly place for a good hamburger made using beef from carefully reared cattle (our favourite is the Miraflorina), and Los Bachiche, Italian-Peruvian fusion that includes crispy pizzas and the freshest ingredients.
LimaTours’ award-winning gastronomical tour programme PeruGourmet was designed in 2006 with the expert advice of Gaston Acurio and was the pioneer model of today’s ever more popular Peruvian culinary tours.
What does the experience include?
Transportation and guide.