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Food Lover's Guide to Lima

Food Lover's Guide to Lima

Peruvian food showcases a true blend of cuisines—alongside indigenous and Spanish flavors, you’ll find influences from China, Italy, Africa, and Japan. Here are a few dishes and culinary experiences you won’t want to miss during your stay in Lima.

Must-Try Dishes

Peru’s national dish, fresh and fieryceviche, has enjoyed worldwide popularity in recent years, and in Lima, you can sample it at the source. Chinese influence shows up in***lomo saltado***, a soy-seasoned and stir-fried beef dish served on a mound of rice and french fries. Equally hearty is***aji de gallina***, shredded chicken in a thick and creamy sauce made of cheese, walnuts, cream, and yellow aji. Any good meat dish needs some potatoes, and in Lima, that means***papas a la huancaina***. This unusual, delicious side dish features sliced potatoes smothered in tangy cheese sauce and topped with hard-boiled eggs.

Adventurous eaters won’t want to misscuy***(roasted guinea pig) one of the most popular street foods in the Andes region. Another popular food sold by street vendors,anticuchos de corazón, is made from marinated and char-grilled cubes of beef heart. Wash it down with Peru’s national drink, apisco sour*.

Must-Do Experiences

  • Hit the pavement to learn more about Lima’s culinary landscape on a walking food tour of neighborhoods like Chorrillos and Barranco.

  • Learn to prepare Peruvian dishes during a cooking class led by a chef or local family.

  • Dive into downtown Lima’s nightlife scene on a bar crawl.

  • Sit down to a 3-course Peruvian meal in the gorgeous gardens of the Larco Museum (Museo Larco).

  • Experience the breadth of Peru’s food-and-drink culture, including its own craft beer movement, while biking and boating your way through the city.

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Lonely Planet Experiences: Lima Local Food and Drinks Tour by Night

Lonely Planet Experiences: Lima Local Food and Drinks Tour by Night

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Treat your taste buds to a tour of Lima’s vibrant downtown on an evening walking tour. Immerse yourself in the convivial atmosphere of cozy bars and enticing street food stalls as you explore bohemian neighborhoods on foot alongside your knowledgeable guide. Sample succulent grilled meats, sweet corn desserts, and zesty alcoholic beverages and learn about the history of the city’s exuberant nightlife. A personalized experience is guaranteed on this small-group tour, where numbers are limited to 12 people.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Cusco Night Walking Tour and Pisco Sour Lesson

Cusco Night Walking Tour and Pisco Sour Lesson

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Discover the architectural majesty of Cusco and sample Peru’s tantalizing national drink during a night walking tour of the city. Marvel at Cusco’s charming colonial buildings and impressive historical monuments; absorb the bohemian ambience of San Blas Square; and immerse yourself in the convivial vibrancy of a local bar to sample the legendary drink of Pisco. Select your favorite Pisco flavor then combine it with fruity juices and tangy mixers to create your perfect cocktail. A personalized experience is guaranteed on this small-group tour, with numbers limited to 12 people.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Private Lima: Home-Cooked tour

Private Lima: Home-Cooked tour

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Pleasure your palate with the flavor and flair of Peruvian cooking on a 4-hour guided private cooking class tour of Lima. Discover the complex spice combinations used in typical Peruvian cuisine; explore a bustling market to purchase locally produced ingredients; then cook up a storm in the home of a local resident. Prepare delicious dishes such as zesty ceviche, chichi morada and causa limena as you sip a refreshing pisco sour. A personalized and intimate experience is guaranteed on this private tour.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$83.00
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Lima Market Tour, Cooking Class and Pisco Sour Lesson

Lima Market Tour, Cooking Class and Pisco Sour Lesson

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Treat your taste buds to the explosive flavors of Peruvian cuisine on a culinary tour of Lima. Immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere of a typical fresh produce market on a guided tour; learn how to prepare delicious signature dishes like fish ceviche with an experienced gastronomical guide; and sip a sweet pisco sour cocktail, Peru’s national drink, in an ambient restaurant as you feast upon a freshly prepared meal. Convenient round-trip hotel transportation is included in the tour.
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  • 3 hours
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Lima Private Culinary Tour: Local Market, Cooking Demo, Larco Museum and Lunch

Lima Private Culinary Tour: Local Market, Cooking Demo, Larco Museum and Lunch

Get a ample taste of Peruvian cuisine on a guided, half-day foodie tour through Lima. Visit a local market and later, test your skills at concocting two famous Peruvian treats: ceviche and a pisco sour. This wonderful intro to Peru's culinary world also includes a buffet lunch full of traditional and gourmet Peruvian dishes.
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  • 6 hours
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Truffle Workshop in ChocoMuseo Lima Miraflores

Truffle Workshop in ChocoMuseo Lima Miraflores

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Taste the delicious diversity of Peru’s thriving cacao industry during this 2-hour truffle-making workshop at Lima’s ChocoMuseo. Participate in every step of the truffle-making process, including preparing, decorating and filling these sweet treats with your own choice of filling. You’ll also have time to explore the history of cocoa and Peru’s own chocolate industry at the on-site museum. This chocolate-making workshop includes all necessary ingredients plus 6 truffles and 3 flavored chocolate souvenirs.
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  • 2 hours
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Pachamanca Cultural Experience in Lima

Pachamanca Cultural Experience in Lima

Take part in the Peruvian cultural experience known as Pachamanca, a celebration and Andean ritual in which locals provide offerings to the Earth for good health and harvest and to give thanks. Following that, enjoy the meal that was prepared, which can include pork, chicken, and vegetables like potatoes and beans.
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  • 3 hours
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Full Day Tasting & Learning Tour of Lima

Full Day Tasting & Learning Tour of Lima

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Get a taste for the wealth of culture in Lima during this 8-hour trip covering the city’s one-of-a-kind culinary scene, history and popular art. Savor Peru’s many food delicacies at a Lima market and try ‘Chifa’ cuisine, blending Chinese and Peruvian influences in Chinatown. You’ll then visit the monuments of Lima’s historic downtown, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and enjoy a ceviche tasting and behind-the-scenes kitchen tour at a famous Lima eatery. Finish your day with handicraft shopping in bohemian Barranco. Your trip covers a driver-guide, round-trip hotel transport, all food mentioned in the tour details, all entrance fees and bottled water.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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