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Good budget restaurants in Lima

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Any recommendations? I'll be staying in Lima for almost a month and already know about the upscale, expensive options. I would love to learn about nice, inexpesive places, especially those popular with the locals.

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  1. Really depends on which neighborhood. I always used to stay in Miraflores where there are a lot of small, informal restaurants. Check them out for breakfast: fruit, coffee, bread, more if you want. You can get a feel for the restaraunt and can check out lunch and dinner options while you have breakfast.

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    1. re: Sam Fujisaka

      Thanks Sam. I'm staying in Miraflores. I guess I'll try out a few and then report back,

    2. You'll find more budget oriented restaurants in the Barranco area, especially along the walkway near the Puente de los Suspiros. Some of them are quite good, and most of them are about half the price of similar restaurants in Miraflores.

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      1. re: Casa SaltShaker

        Barranco is one of my favorite places on the planet. Other people have come to share my feeling over the past few years. The places along the Puente do los Suspiros cost about the same as the small--mostly breakfast and lunch--restaraunts in Miraflores.

        1. re: Sam Fujisaka

          I quite liked the Barranco atmosphere but I wasn't very lucky eating out there. I went to this restaurant Manos Morenas, mostly because I was passing by, it was way past lunchtime and I was starving from walking around the area. Found it too tourist oriented and also expensive. I also had dinner at this train wagon turned into restaurant next to the Puente de los Suspiros, which was nice, but also a bit expensive. Barranco is a bit far from my workplace, though, so not a neighbourhood I visit often. In Miraflores I really liked this arab restaurant across the road from park Kennedy called Lashesh. They have excelent sandwiches for under 10 soles.

          1. re: afatima

            I am also going in May and would much appreciate some actual reccomendations (not mentions of places people didn't like - these are not terribly helpful). Addresses would be nice!

      2. ???? Going to Peru in a couple months from now, and also would like any recommendations.