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Food Lover's Guide to Lima

By Viator, March 2018

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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 fiery ceviche, 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 miss cuy (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, a pisco 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.

Tours & Tickets

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Cusco Night Walking Tour and Pisco Sour Lesson, Cusco, null
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Cusco Night Walking Tour and Pisco Sour Lesson

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 31 Reviews

Explore the ancient Incan streets of Cusco and then make the perfect pisco sour like a true Peruvian local. Begin your 2.5-hour night walking tour in Plaza de ...  Read more

Location: Cusco, Peru
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $36.00
Peruvian Cooking Class Including Local Market Tour and Exotic Fruit Tasting, Lima, Bar, Club & Pub ... 
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Peruvian Cooking Class Including Local Market Tour and Exotic Fruit Tasting

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 45 Reviews

This 4-hour tour includes a visit to the market and a cooking class perfect for people who love traditional foods and want to make learn to make these dishes ...  Read more

Location: Lima, Peru
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $85.00
Lima Food Walking Tour in Barranco Neighbourhood, Lima, Cooking Classes
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Lima Food Walking Tour in Barranco Neighbourhood

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 7 Reviews

Taste authentic Peruvian flavors in the historical and bohemian area of Barranco in Lima. Discover the authentic flavors of Peru’s world-famous cuisine during ...  Read more

Location: Lima District, Peru
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $75.00
Lima Colors and Flavors Walking Tour, Lima, Food Tours
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Lima Colors and Flavors Walking Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 33 Reviews

This 4-hour walking tour will guide you through the colorful stately mansions and churches, as you make your way along the cliffs, while hearing about ...  Read more

Location: Lima, Peru
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $60.00
Lima Bar Crawl Including Drinks and Food Tastings, Lima, Walking Tours
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Lima Bar Crawl Including Drinks and Food Tastings

4.5 star rating: Recommended 34 Reviews

There’s more to Lima than plazas and pisco sours. Get out of the city for the evening and explore Lima's hipster sister town of Barranco where you'll discover ...  Read more

Location: Lima, Peru
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $68.00
History and Food Tour of Lima, Lima, Food Tours
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History and Food Tour of Lima

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

You will visit the highlights places of Lima and at the same time you will enjoy the local food our country provides. You will get tasty snacks, good tapas ...  Read more

Location: Lima, Peru
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $60.00
Lima Cooking Class with a Local Family, Lima, Food Tours
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Lima Cooking Class with a Local Family

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 15 Reviews

Instead of dining out again, prepare and savor a home-cooked meal during your stay in Lima. On this 4-hour guided cooking class tour, discover the unique ...  Read more

Location: Lima, Peru
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $74.00
Food, Social and Cultural Tour of Lima, Lima, Cooking Classes
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Food, Social and Cultural Tour of Lima

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

If you've got a full day in Lima to spare, this unforgettable tour will take you to eat until you burst in the morning. In the morning you'll visit an ...  Read more

Location: Lima District, Peru
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

From USD $99.00
Lima Full-Day Combo Tour: City Tour and Cooking Class with Market tour and Pisco Sour Tasting, ... 
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Lima Full-Day Combo Tour: City Tour and Cooking Class with Market tour and Pisco Sour Tasting

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

The Peruvian culinary scene has grown tremendously in popularity over the past couple of years and here's your unique chance to find out why! Take part in an ...  Read more

Location: Lima, Peru
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $125.00
Private Cooking Class With a Local Family in Lima, Lima, Cooking Classes
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Private Cooking Class With a Local Family in Lima

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

Your local guide will pick up your private party from your hotel and you will spend the next three and a half hours being introduced to local cuisine. You will ...  Read more

Location: Lima District, Peru
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $60.00

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