Peruvian gastronomy has always been one of the most recognized in the world, but now, in addition to this, it is one of the most awarded thanks to the extraordinary quality of its chefs.
Among the wave of great Peruvian creators, the culinary artist Gastón Acurio, a great promoter of the gastronomy of this South American country at the international level, stands out. Plus, it recently caught the eye of chef Pía León, who was voted the best in the world by the World’s 50 Best Restaurants. This creator was at the head of the Central restaurant, a very successful place in Peru.
Chefs, such as Virgilio Martínez, who runs the CLImaE restaurant in London, England, and Victor Gutiérrez, owner of the restaurant that bears his name, located in Salamanca, Spain, have received a Michelin star for the extraordinary quality of their cuisine , in addition to world-class service.
Here we share a curated list of some of the most notable restaurants in Peru right now.
La Mar Cebichería Peruana (Lima)
Few places in the world offer a menu with seafood of such quality. With the great chef Gastón Acurio, this place offers the best gastronomic options of cebiches, rice, shellfish and prawns, among others, as well as extraordinary desserts typical of the capital of Peru.
El Señorío de Sulco (Lima)
Flavio Solórzano is the executive chef of this restaurant specializing in Peruvian cuisine, pastries and artisanal ice cream. This experienced creator of fine dishes has given his country culinary events from more than 20 countries in Asia, Europe and the Americas.
Overlooking the Pacific Ocean, it offers its guests a menu with the best selection of Peruvian Creole dishes, which blends Spanish flavors with indigenous recipes. Traditional recipes using spicy chicken known as korma as well as a creation with an ancient technique of cooking beef underground with hot stones.
Peruvian cuisine Morena (Cusco)
It offers an experience of the Peruvian flavors of the coast, the jungle and the highlands of Peru. Its magnificent menu includes sophisticated meat, fish and vegetable creations to show the customer a cultural mosaic of Peruvian gastronomy using only the freshest local ingredients.
Trout Tiradito, made with freshly sliced trout, tiger milk, chalaquita, avocado and sweet potato, is one of the most famous dishes. Another of his big hits is Ceviche Barrio, made with fresh white fish, tiger milk, fried calamari, sweet potato and Peruvian corn.
Restaurant Zig Zag (Arequipa)
It is a very cozy place where you can eat great creations of the so-called Alpandina gastronomy which mixes ancestral ingredients from Peru with modern preparation techniques from the Alps and the Andes.
Zig Zag is located in the heart of the city of Arequipa and offers different dining options, from lunch to dinner accompanied by fine wines from its cellar. The interior features a creative design with an antique iron staircase designed by the famous French architect Gustave Alexandre Eiffel.