ANDEAN AWAKENINGS

Here's my pick of the best restaurants to enjoy Peruvian food in around the world. For more of our top lists including music, art and nightlife in Lima then check out our recomendations on Ceviche's website.

KENA
OSSO

PICCALOS ANGELES, USA

 

Created by Chef Ricardo Zarate, this is a modern Peruvian bistro grill with great ceviches. Ricardo has been leading the Peruvian food scene in the West Coast for the last 4 years. His focus is on small sharing plates with great taste and fresh ingredients. His experience working with Japanese food means he uses this as a key influence alongside his homegrown knowledge of Peruvian food.

KENA, MADRID, SPAIN


Nikkei 225 in Madrid educated Europe on the magic of Japanese Peruvian cuisine. The kitchen tehre was led by Luis Arevalo who has recently opened his own joint called Kena. Last time I was at Nikkei 225 I had a sushi lomo saltado which blew me away. Im sure Luis has many more tricks up his sleeve now at Kena.

LA DESPENSA, BOGOTA, COLOMBIA


Rafael Osterling is for me Peru's top chef. He and his team perfectly create classic and fusion seafood Peruvian dishes at his Lima restaurant El Mercado and at La Despensa he takes it even more casual blending European and Peruvian influences.

LA NUEVA PALOMINO, AREQUIPA, PERU


La Nueva Palomino serves Peru's finest soul food in one the most beautiful cities in the world. Classic Arequipa Andean dishes like Rocoto Relleno, Solterico and Chupe are finger licking good. Portions are large but so is the love in the food. At the helm is Monica Alpaca, a chef and picantera, 3rd generation owner as her restaurant is over 100 years old...yes, 100. It takes buckets loads of love to have a restaurant for that long

OSSO, LA MOLINA, PERU


Renzo Garibaldi is a chef with a passion for meat. He started with a butchers, then created a chef's table that became so popular its now a restaurant. As I child I used to live near the place where he has his restaurant. In those days all I could see for miles were fields; its now a densely populated pretty suburb of Lima and well worth a visit.

ANDEAN AWAKENINGS

Here's my pick of the best restaurants to enjoy Peruvian food in around the world. For more of our top lists including music, art and nightlife in Lima then check out our recomendations on Ceviche's website.

PICCA

PICCALOS ANGELES, USA

 

Created by Chef Ricardo Zarate, this is a modern Peruvian bistro grill with great ceviches. Ricardo has been leading the Peruvian food scene in the West Coast for the last 4 years. His focus is on small sharing plates with great taste and fresh ingredients. His experience working with Japanese food means he uses this as a key influence alongside his homegrown knowledge of Peruvian food.

KENA

KENA, MADRID, SPAIN


Nikkei 225 in Madrid educated Europe on the magic of Japanese Peruvian cuisine. The kitchen tehre was led by Luis Arevalo who has recently opened his own joint called Kena. Last time I was at Nikkei 225 I had a sushi lomo saltado which blew me away. Im sure Luis has many more tricks up his sleeve now at Kena.

LA DESPENSA

LA DESPENSA, BOGOTA, COLOMBIA


Rafael Osterling is for me Peru's top chef. He and his team perfectly create classic and fusion seafood Peruvian dishes at his Lima restaurant El Mercado and at La Despensa he takes it even more casual blending European and Peruvian influences.

LA NUEVA PALOMINO

LA NUEVA PALOMINO, AREQUIPA, PERU


La Nueva Palomino serves Peru's finest soul food in one the most beautiful cities in the world. Classic Arequipa Andean dishes like Rocoto Relleno, Solterico and Chupe are finger licking good. Portions are large but so is the love in the food. At the helm is Monica Alpaca, a chef and picantera, 3rd generation owner as her restaurant is over 100 years old...yes, 100. It takes buckets loads of love to have a restaurant for that long

OSSO

OSSO, LA MOLINA, PERU


Renzo Garibaldi is a chef with a passion for meat. He started with a butchers, then created a chef's table that became so popular its now a restaurant. As I child I used to live near the place where he has his restaurant. In those days all I could see for miles were fields; its now a densely populated pretty suburb of Lima and well worth a visit.