Lima, Peru Travel Guide

Andrew Zimmern explores the food capital of South America: Lima, Peru. He downs frog smoothies in a local market, hits 4-star restaurants for giant Amazonian snails, fried guinea pig and dives for octopus.

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Al Toke Pez

Another Asian and Peruvian restaurant located in Barrio Chino, serving dishes like Oyaku, traditional rice porridge with salt pickled plum and fish sperm, seasoned with ceviche.

Av. Angamos 886, Surquillo, Lima 15047, Peru


Visit Amaz for chopper river snail served in its own shell with tapioca and turmeric, or armored catfish roe, paiche fish broth seasoned with processed yucca juice and more.

Avenida La Paz 1079, Miraflores 15074, Peru

Astrid Y Gaston

Chef Astrid Y Gaston offers a 20-course tasting menu to show how his food has evolved since the restaurant first opened 20 years ago.

Cantuarias 175, Miraflores 15074, Peru

Chez Wong

Chef Javier Wong, a man considered a master at making ceviche, offers up some of the best ceviche in Lima, made with fresh flounder, onion, lime juice, salt, herbs, and chilies.

Enrique León García, Lima 15034, Peru

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La Parada Market

Sample a variety of food sold by hundreds of vendors at Lima’s La Parada Market. Try Anticuchos, small bits of marinated grilled meat, including chicken hearts, beef hearts and chicken gizzards.

Aviacion La Victoria 15018, Lima, Peru


Visit Barrio Chino, a neighborhood with a high concentration of restaurants like Maido, serving a mash up of Asian and Peruvian cuisine called chifa. Sample the pork belly and heart of palm with a ribbon of nori.

Calle San Martin 399, Lima 15047, Peru

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Surquillo Market

Visit the Surquillo Market, a showcase for produce from Peru's diverse growing regions.

Mercado de Surquillo, Miraflores, Lima, Peru

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Terminal Pesquero

Introduce yourself to some strange new types of seafood at Terminal Perquero, Lima’s massive fish market which is also home to a food court with some fresh finds like ceviche made from an abalone snail and fried fish eggs.

Terminal Pesquero, Calle Tres, Peru


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