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DESTINATIONS peru lima Dining Maido


Experience the Nikkei cuisine at its finest at this acclaimed restaurant signed by Peruvian chef Mitsuharu Tsumura. Fusing Japanese with Peruvian ingredients, each course at Maido is a true feast for the eyes and mouth – a parade of flavors matched only by the superb atmosphere and service. As it is always listed as one of the world's best restaurants, expect a long waiting list when making your reservation.


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: