10 favourite wine places in Lima
Lima is a gastronomic city offering world-class wine, food and pisco – and with a wine scene that is growing fast. Check out our guide to the best wine bars and wine restaurants in Lima!
Phone: +51 1 242 8515
Address: Av. Pedro de Osma 301 Lima, Barranco
One of Peru’s, indeed, and South America’s fine-dining musts, chef Virgilio Martínez’s Central consistently ranks in the World’s 50 Best Restaurants top 10 for its ground-breaking Mater Elevations tasting menu, which plates Peru’s diverse ecosystems. A 2018 reopening saw Central move from the Miraflores district to edgier Barranco and into a contemporary purpose-built space called Casa Tupac that also houses Kjolle restaurant and Mayo cocktail bar. Like the ingredients themselves, materials are sourced from all over Peru, muted natural hues allowing dishes from the 16-course menu to stand o...
Phone: +51 1 242 8575
Address: Av. Pedro de Osma 301, Barranco
Sister restaurant to Central that’s located in Casa Tupac in trendy Barranco, chef Pía León shares culinary philosophy with chef Virgilio Martínez, cooking only with ingredients that showcase Peru’s diversity. Her menus, however, offer a laid back dining experience, given that you can choose à la carte or opt for the tasting menu, with many dishes designed to be shared or enjoyed with your hands. Located upstairs from Central in a light and airy setting, the open kitchen preps colourful dishes such as Many Tubers, a delectable tart starring a rainbow of native potatoes.
Phone: +51 1 3135100
Address: Esquina con, Calle San Martin 399, Miraflores
The Nikkei cuisine, a delectable and creative amalgamation of Peruvian and Japanese flavours and ingredients, ensures chef Mitusharu Tsumura’s Maido is a top-five Lima eating must; his passion and expertise mean Maido has ranked number one in Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants for three consecutive years. Based in Miraflores, in a smart two-storey corner building, choose between sampling the colourful tasting menu, which uses plenty of local seafood such as razor clams with ponzu and trout eggs, in the elegant salon under a rope installation of Japan’s flag or, for a last-minute reservatio...
Phone: +51 922 816 262
Address: Francisco de Paula Camino 299, Miraflores
A fresh addition to Lima’s dining scene, La Niña in Miraflores is run by a dynamic young team headed by chef and sommelier Andrés Orellana. Converting a home into the restaurant in 2018, the ambience retains original features and a cosy feel, with couches, small pieces of art and tropical plants adding to the décor. La Niña’s menu focuses on using seasonal Peruvian products, taking pride in sourcing ingredients from small purveyors such as artisanal fishermen, foragers and organic orchards. Of note: Orellana also runs Curador, a wine bar and wine store around the corner in the same neighbou...
Phone: +51 1 421 3365
Address: Avenida Mariscal La Mar 770, Miraflores
One of Lima’s leading cebiche restaurants, La Mar Cebichería in Miraflores is one of top chef Gastón Acurio’s establishments; it’s a real success story given that there are many dotted across the continent and this branch regularly ranks in Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants list. Focusing on Peru’s famous lime-cured fish dish cebiche, bathed in a deliciously creamy yet spicy leche de tigre salsa, La Mar Cebichería only opens at midday to ensure the freshest daily catches make the cut; choose from 10 cebiches as well as sushi, tiradito, cau cau fish stew and whole grilled fish. Sit at the...
Phone: +51 1 442 2777
Address: Avenida Paz Soldan 290 Av. Paz Soldán 290, San Isidro, Lima, Lima
In its previous life, 17th-century Casa Moreyra was a glorious hacienda in Lima’s San Isidro neighbourhood; today, it recounts a new narrative as the home of flagship restaurant Astrid & Gastón. The restaurant belongs to Peruvian chefs Astrid Gutsche and Gastón Acurio and regularly ranks in the World's 50 Best Restaurants list. Talented executive chef Jorge Muñoz puts together both à la carte – many dishes are for sharing – and a tasting menu, the latter revamped twice a year. He sources ingredients from around Peru to create inspired dishes such as chupe fish soup and Peking guinea pig....
Phone: +51 1 422 6708
Address: Avenida Mariscal La Mar 1285, Miraflores
Managing to combine both a sophisticated and laid-back dining approach for more than a decade, chef Jaime Pesaque’s Mayta recently garnered recognition after ranking in Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants list in 2019. Drawing from Peru’s vast pantry and ecosystems to recreate Peruvian classics such as northern staple sartén de pato (magret duck with nir rice), enjoy the à la carte or the Peruvian Coordinates 12-course tasting menu. The smart setting and golden lighting make this Miraflores establishment an ideal spot for a dinner date. Of note is the award-winning bar led by mixologist Renz...
Phone: +51 1 447 1383
Address: Calle Libertad 439, Miraflores
After many years living in Italy, Peruvian Sabrina Chávez moved back to Lima with Roman husband Marco Tecchia and opened La Gastronoma out of a personal food and wine necessity in 2013. This adorable bistro in Miraflores serves up cheese sourced from small organic producers, as well as lovingly made dishes such as fresh pasta, always with an eye on sustainability, which is why the focus is on natural wines from South America and Italy. Enjoy a light bite on the adorable front patio or soak up the deli vibes inside. Argentine sommelier Adrián Ortubia completed the lineup four years ago.
Phone: +51942 224 552
Address: Avenida Mariscal La Mar 901, Miraflores
Only premium Aberdeen Angus sourced from the US and then given the Argentine-style flame-grilled treatment makes the cut at Don Nico. A recent addition to the popular foodie street Avenida Mariscal La Mar in Miraflores, it’s fast becoming one of Lima’s leading steakhouses. Eschewing the traditional meat mecca design, Don Nico breaks the mould with a fresh and contemporary look and plenty of illumination; it also has an ample selection of seafood on the menu. Chorizo and blood sausage are prepared in house, and all proteins such as Porterhouse and T-bone are served on wooden platters, which,...
Phone: +51 1 4405200
Address: Avenida Camino Real 101, San Isidro
At chef Pedro Miguel Schiaffino’s Malabar, the gastronomical focus is on working with sustainable producers found in Peru’s immense pantry from the Amazon to the Andes, then creating a diverse seasonal haute-cuisine menu; Malabar regularly ranks in Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants list. Drawing from many products you might never have heard of, let alone sampled on the plate, such as the Amazonian river fish paiche, or cocona, a tropical fruit, the white-tablecloth and low-key décor allows dishes such as beetroot tartare and trout eggs or guinea pig with uchucuta salsa to stand out.