Lima + Cusco, Peru

This trip was really special - being able to witness one of the Natural Wonders of the World was so moving. I went into this trip with very little expectation and was completely blown away by everything this country had to offer. Peru is really magnificent. And the food, WOW. The food.

FUN FACT: The country sources 400 kinds of potatoes.

Must Eat in Peru:

  • Lomo Saltado - a classic Peruvian dish

  • Ceviche - I suggest saving this for Lima, not Cusco

  • Pisco Sour - I don’t drink alcohol, but this had to be done. It’s strong AF (or I’m super lightweight)

  • Arroz Con Leche - basically rice pudding with milk and sugar, trust me on this

  • Churro with dulce de leche filling

Food in Cusco:

  • Faustina Restaurante Andino - this is a darling family owned restaurant inside of a home. The family owns and runs the restaurant and recreates the recipes that their grandmother makes.

  • Pachapapa

  • Chicha - both the halibut and lomo saltado are incredible

  • Ciccolina

  • Tunupa

  • Greens Organics - if you felt like you needed a break from all the heavy food, this place has good “LA” style dishes that will make you feel at home.

  • Calle de Medio

Food in Lima:

  • Amoramar - we had dinner here on our last night. Absolutely LOVED it! The ambiance is really cool and the food is spectacular

  • Panchita - our favorite restaurant by far

  • Punto Azul - only open for lunch.

  • Ayahuasca - a bar in Barranco, super cool and great drinks

  • El Pan de la Chola - we didn’t get to make it here, but I hear amazing things about their bread and coffee. Good spot for a late breakfast or afternoon bite!

  • Cala - beautiful seaside restaurant, with the best ceviche. You might need to make a reservation here, which your hotel should be able to do for you.

  • Sushi Pop - REALLY good sushi spot in Miraflores

  • Canta Rana - neighborhood restaurant in Barranco. Beware, portions are HUGE

  • La Mar