Favorite eats in Miraflores

“When in Lima, stay in Miraflores,” we were told. So we did.

And when in Miraflores, stay in and around Kennedy Park. It’s central and convenient, lots of options in terms of shops, restaurants and grocery stores. Basically, the ideal location for tourists. Having spent a leisure 5-days total in Miraflores, here are our top 5 favorite eats:

Sabor a Sabor

Restaurants like Sabor a Sabor are local joints offering great value lunch specials that typically include one salad or side and one entrée. We frequent these types of restaurants where menus are displayed prominently on the wall and there’s nothing complicated about it. At 10-15 Peruvian Soles ($3-5 USD) a meal, it’s just good eats at great prices.

Lomo-Saltado

Sabor a Sabor does a lomo saltado right. The meat isn’t chewy, tomatoes are fresh, not too many onions and deliciously crisp potato wedges. Another favorite is causa. Texture-wise it’s not that great, potato-y and mushy, but a refreshing starter nonetheless. Another great starter if you find a restaurant that serves it is ceviche.

Gerard also got to try the famous pee-yellow Inca Kola. The Peruvians love it so we had to see what the fuss was all about. I didn’t like because it’s extra sweet.

Causa  Inka Cola

Tarboush

Having spent over a month on a strict Peruvian/Bolivian diet, Tarboush was a breath of fresh air – a much needed change in food for the both of us. But even if that wasn’t the case, it’s just damn good food, period. Juicy tandoori chicken on a bed of hummus served with a side of fresh greens and hot pita bread is so addicting and good, it was practically our dinner of choice 3-days in a row.

Tarboush2

La Lucha Sanguecheria

I mean, who doesn’t love juicy, fatty and savory chicharron sandwiches?! La Lucha’s is the best and they’ve got the lines to prove it. It’s a must have meal when in Miraflores. You really can’t go wrong here because these guys know their meat and they do it well. Don’t forget the papa fritas on the side.

La Sanguecheria

Churros stand across the street from Metro supermarket

We’ve seen it everywhere, churros con dulce so on our last day in Peru, we ventured across the street from the supermarket to sample some caramel stuffed churros for less than 50 cents a pop. Make sure to have them fresh out of the oven when they’re warm and crunchy!

DSC_0325  Churros

Cebicheria La Mar

One of our first meals in Peru happened to be our most expensive, but we knew this all along. You’d call this extreme especially since you can get ceviche for far less just down the street but we just had to try it – the ceviche sampler (Degustación de ceviche) at La Mar.

And I love every bite of it down to the plantain chips! Each one had a different taste but same underlying sour ceviche note.. all except the one on the far left (nikei) which was done with an Asian twist. I didn’t care for that one as much as the rest, my favorite was the milky one with tiny fish (leches de tigre).

I’d say, if you’ve got the budget to have one splurge meal, La Mar would be it.. if not for the dining experience alone.

Cebicheria La Mar

What are some of your favorite eats in Lima?

 

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  • waisau

    mm, the best ceviche i ever had was in peru! it was the most questionable setting/place, but soo good!!

    • http://www.GQtrippin.com/ Kieu – GQ trippin

      Why am I not surprised?! lol.. Now I’m curious where you went.. not that I would ever venture off the beaten path. lol

  • waisau

    mm, the best ceviche i ever had was in peru! it was the most questionable setting/place, but soo good!!

    • http://www.GQtrippin.com/ Kieu – GQ trippin

      Why am I not surprised?! lol.. Now I’m curious where you went.. not that I would ever venture off the beaten path. lol

  • theresa

    The Lomo Saltado at Danica was seriously so delicious, after we devoured the first order, we ordered a second one to go…

    • http://www.GQtrippin.com/ Kieu – GQ trippin

      Wahhh.. we didn’t go to Danica. If you ordered seconds, I bet it was delicious!

  • theresa

    The Lomo Saltado at Danica was seriously so delicious, after we devoured the first order, we ordered a second one to go…

    • http://www.GQtrippin.com/ Kieu – GQ trippin

      Wahhh.. we didn’t go to Danica. If you ordered seconds, I bet it was delicious!

  • CaptainandClark

    MAN. I miss Peru and Bolivia so much. The food is so… pure. I loved it. Thanks for sharing your delicious journey. Miss you crazy kids.

  • CaptainandClark

    MAN. I miss Peru and Bolivia so much. The food is so… pure. I loved it. Thanks for sharing your delicious journey. Miss you crazy kids.

  • @mrsoaroundworld

    Have never been to this part of the world.. But this sounds yummy! Mrs o needs a bit of South American love!

    • http://www.GQtrippin.com/ Kieu – GQ trippin

      O, I think you do too!

  • @mrsoaroundworld

    Have never been to this part of the world.. But this sounds yummy! Mrs o needs a bit of South American love!

    • http://www.GQtrippin.com/ Kieu – GQ trippin

      O, I think you do too!

  • http://traveldestinationbucketlist.com/ Anita Mac

    Mmmm…looks amazing, especially that Degustacion de ceviche! Traveled through Peru, but totally missed Lima as I literally came in and flew out. Would love to go back and try again.

  • http://traveldestinationbucketlist.com/ Anita Mac

    Mmmm…looks amazing, especially that Degustacion de ceviche! Traveled through Peru, but totally missed Lima as I literally came in and flew out. Would love to go back and try again.

  • http://www.theworldofdeej.com The World of Deej

    Any idea where I can find a churro for breakfast in Florida cause now I want one! And the ceviches… mmmmmmm.

  • http://www.theworldofdeej.com The World of Deej

    Any idea where I can find a churro for breakfast in Florida cause now I want one! And the ceviches… mmmmmmm.

  • Mark Wiens

    The food all looks wonderful and that’s an impressive plate of lomo saltado. I too am not a big ban of Inca kola as it’s way too sweet for me!

    • http://www.GQtrippin.com/ Kieu – GQ trippin

      Inca Kola is terrible.. I don’t know how they can drink so much of it. 😛

  • Mark Wiens

    The food all looks wonderful and that’s an impressive plate of lomo saltado. I too am not a big ban of Inca kola as it’s way too sweet for me!

    • http://www.GQtrippin.com/ Kieu – GQ trippin

      Inca Kola is terrible.. I don’t know how they can drink so much of it. 😛

  • The World Wanderer

    Yum! This all looks so delicious!

  • The World Wanderer

    Yum! This all looks so delicious!

  • Lola DiMarco

    It’s seems like everyone just went or is in South America! It must be a sign! The La Mar sample looks delicious! My kind of place!

  • Lola DiMarco

    It’s seems like everyone just went or is in South America! It must be a sign! The La Mar sample looks delicious! My kind of place!

  • Lazy Travelers

    yeeeaah, should not have read this before dinner. THANKS GUYS.

  • Lazy Travelers

    yeeeaah, should not have read this before dinner. THANKS GUYS.

  • David Sasaki

    Loved the ceviche in Lima. My favorite was at a place called Chez Wong hidden inside a house in a residential neighborhood. There’s about 10 tables and the chef breaks down the whole fish in front of everyone to make his amazing, simple, and perfect ceviche. Just fish, octopus, shallot, lime, salt, pepper – that’s it.

    Lomo saltado was another favorite. Our airbnb hosts took us to an ultra-casual, local place called Chinen way outside Miraflores. Great lomo saltado and hot sauce!

    Thanks for re-igniting the memories!

  • David Sasaki

    Loved the ceviche in Lima. My favorite was at a place called Chez Wong hidden inside a house in a residential neighborhood. There’s about 10 tables and the chef breaks down the whole fish in front of everyone to make his amazing, simple, and perfect ceviche. Just fish, octopus, shallot, lime, salt, pepper – that’s it.

    Lomo saltado was another favorite. Our airbnb hosts took us to an ultra-casual, local place called Chinen way outside Miraflores. Great lomo saltado and hot sauce!

    Thanks for re-igniting the memories!

  • Fiorella

    I’ve gone to Lima for a month or two every summer cause I have family there. Our apartment is in the heart of Miraflores so we love to explore new restaurants there. I can’t believe you found the churro place in front of Metro haha. I go there all the time cause it’s cheap and soooooo sooo good. La Lucha is also great! Mmmmm 🙂 Another good dish is ‘anticuchos’, beef heart chunks on skewers. Sounds strange but it’s delicious!! Loved your post <3

    • http://www.GQtrippin.com/ Kieu – GQ trippin

      LOL! Where there’s churro, there’s us! Next time we’re in Miraflores, we’ll need to try anticuchos.. although it sounds weird. hehe

  • Fiorella

    I’ve gone to Lima for a month or two every summer cause I have family there. Our apartment is in the heart of Miraflores so we love to explore new restaurants there. I can’t believe you found the churro place in front of Metro haha. I go there all the time cause it’s cheap and soooooo sooo good. La Lucha is also great! Mmmmm 🙂 Another good dish is ‘anticuchos’, beef heart chunks on skewers. Sounds strange but it’s delicious!! Loved your post <3

    • http://www.GQtrippin.com/ Kieu – GQ trippin

      LOL! Where there’s churro, there’s us! Next time we’re in Miraflores, we’ll need to try anticuchos.. although it sounds weird. hehe

  • http://www.escapehunter.com/ Escape Hunter

    I’d try original Peruvian ceviche and Pisco – the brandy

  • http://www.escapehunter.com/ Escape Hunter

    I’d try original Peruvian ceviche and Pisco – the brandy

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