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12 hours in Lima, Peru

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Next monday 12/21 I have a long layover in Peru.

What do you guys recommend for lunch? Ideally somewhere more casual where I won't feel out of place sitting alone. These 3 names keep coming up:
Pescados Capitales, Astrid y Gaston, y La Mar

Also, dinner choices... pollo al brasa from Pardo's, or takeout from a chinese/peruvian fusion place somewhere?

Thanks! Lengthy review of 4 months of food in Buenos Aires coming soon!

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  1. good choices all... I prefer Norki's for Pollo a al Brasa. As for choices for where you won't look to conspicuous for lunch... at the bar in La Mar for sure, you could also hit up Punta Sal in San Isidro area or Miraflores... Dinner? well are you by yourself again? It'd be nice to know where you're staying in Lima... it's huge. If you like Japa/Peruvian fusion.. it's excellent at Osaka or Hanzo or Toshiro's. There's lots of great Italian / Peruvian places too... I highly recommend Danica (San Isidro) for great fusion food or Antica (Barranco and San Isidro). Really there is so much great cuisine in Lima... and so much to choose from.. Like I said, it'd be nice to know what area you're staying. There's good places in every area of the city... some aren't so pretty and some are 5-star gorgeous.