Central Restaurante


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Central Restaurante

If you can manage to get a table at this world-class restaurant, you are in for a treat. Chef Virgilio Martínez – featured on Netflix's Chef's Table – is at the helm of this innovative Peruvian restaurant, where each dish takes you on a culinary expedition over the country's diverse ecosystem. The courses are identified according to the altitude of origin the ingredients were gathered at, and a see-through kitchen window lets you peak at the chefs in action. As one can expect from a restaurant that has been consistently voted as one of the best in the world, a dinner at Central comes at an eye-watering price, but it is worth every penny. The high-quality service and elegant ambiance are other pluses that will make your dining experience even more memorable.


Stretching from the Andean Mountains to the Amazonian jungle to the fresh waters of the Pacific, the Peruvian cuisine is a true reflection of the country's incredible biodiversity. Lima, as the center of it all, presents you with a top-notch gastronomic experience. Known as the “Gastronomy Capital of Latin America," this city is a genuine culinary hot spot. From tiny holes-in-the-wall to three restaurants on the list of the world's best, food here is a serious matter. At the forefront is the good old ceviche, the country's national dish. Also worth trying is the lomo saltado (stir-fried beef), anticuchos de corazón (skewers of grilled hearts), and the ají de gallina (spicy chicken stew), this apart from the popular fusion cuisines Nikkei and Chifa. Discover the top restaurants in Lima, Peru: