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Jan 20, 2013 05:19 PM

Needed - dinner in Lima and Cuzco

I will be in Lima only on a Sunday night. What are my best options?
I will be in Cuzco for three nights and am interested in some variety? Upmarket and local
Any suggestions?

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    1. La Mar is my favorite in Lima, though it is lunch only. But it is SO worth the trip, if you can get there. Pescados Capitales was also quite good. I regret not getting to Astrid y Gaston, so that's another option.

      Cuzco: Pachapappa and Granja Heidi were solid choices. If you're burned out on Peruvian and need something different, Jack's Cafe is good. Unfortunately, my trip was several years ago and that's about all I can remember.

      1. What is your price range and where are you staying in Lima? If you are in the Miraflores area, La Mar and Astrid Gaston are the popular choices. Mayta is a favorite of mine as well as La Gloria. In Barranco Amor y Amar is great.

        As for Cuzco, if you like pork, just walk down Ave. San Andreas and pick a place frying up pork, last time i was there, 2 years ago, Pachapappa is a good take on Peruvian, Cicciliona is the crowd favorite to go to, think Italian with Latin influence. The Market is Cuzco is worth hitting up for food.

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        1. re: jester99

          Oh yeah, the market in Cuzco is great. I still think about the lunch I had there: a giant plate of rice, fried potatoes, fresh cucumber, tomato, and onion, and a fried easy egg. I think it ended up costing around 70 cents.

        2. Thanks for all the ideas. The problem is that so many Lima restaurants are closed on Sunday for dinner.

          1. If you don't make it to Astrid y Gaston in Lima, or you just love Gaston Acurio's food, then you should hit up Chi Cha in Cusco. His preparation of Cuy Pekinese (guinea pig in the style of Peking duck) is fantastic.

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            1. re: Worldwide Diner

              Absolutely second Chi Cha in Cusco. Amazing food.
              Cevicheria Sonia in Chorrillos is a classic--I don't know if they are open Sunday.