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Anniversary Restaurant in Lima, Peru?

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jhebs Sep 3, 2011 08:56 PM

I'm going to be in Peru next year for my 5th Anniversary and I want to take my wife out to a nice dinner. What is the best restaurant in Peru for an Anniversary dinner?

For background, we are from Chicago and we've eaten at many of the nicer places here (Schwa, Next, etc.). We definitely appreciate good food, and don't mind paying for it, so price isn't a big worry for the dinner (at least, I don't think so based on some of the Lima restaurants I've seen so far!)

Thanks in advance for the rec's!

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    TracyS Sep 7, 2011 12:37 PM

    My husband and I really enjoyed Astrid y Gaston. We had not managed to secure a reservation in advance (highly suggest you do if you decide on it), but a very nice employee saw us hovering outside and found a spot for us in the front more casual room.

    The cuisine was traditional ingredients with some modern international influences, and the best meal we had in Lima.

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      Jolyon Helterman Oct 4, 2011 06:34 PM

      Restaurant Central was probably the best food I had in Lima. Rafael, too, but it's not as romantic.

      Other good meals I had on my trip there in September:
      • Astrid y Gaston
      • La Mar
      • Pescados Capitales
      • Malabar
      • Fiesta

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        DRD Oct 5, 2011 04:46 AM

        I have been to most of the restaurants above, and agree all are very good. However, if you are going to be in Cusco, I suggest Cicciolina. It was the highest quality food I have had in Peru.

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        Worldwide Diner Oct 9, 2011 07:05 PM

        I highly recommend the cuy pekinese (Peking guinea pig) at Astrid y Gaston, especially if you like Peking duck. You won't even know you're eating a rodent.

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        billpleese Oct 11, 2011 05:54 PM

        lucky you...Lima offers some of the finest dining such remarkable flavours -there are so many great restaurants with delightfully fresh and creative fusion dishes. Chance it and wait til you arrive and ask the locals for the latest hot spot.... Lima is a culinary paradise. Our favorite was was a recommend from the hotel backed up by the taxi driver who got us to the restaurant. Every meal was memorable. Happy Anniversary.

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          Eat2learn Jan 7, 2012 08:17 PM

          Quimera offers a great dining experience. You can also browse the reviews on Peru this Week under the food section. Good luck and happy anniversary!

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