- Cuisines: Latin American, Local Traditional
NileGuide Expert tip:
Try the Lomo Saltado.
Located in an unparalleled setting -- within the compound of a 1,500-year-old adobe pyramid built by the original inhabitants of Lima -- is one of the city's greatest dining surprises. This beautiful and serene upscale restaurant, with knockout views of the pyramid and secluded in the midst of Lima's chaotic jumble, makes for a remarkable night out. The low hump of adobe bricks and excavation walkways are illuminated at night, and diners can take a tour of the construction and digs after dinner. The restaurant is handsomely designed in a rustic colonial style; you can dine indoors or out, but the best spot is surely the covered terrace. The menu is creative Peruvian, with fusion touches spicing up classic criollo cooking. Excellent appetizers include humitas verdes (tamales) and causitas pucllana (balls of mashed potatoes with shrimp and avocado). Main courses are focused on meats, such as rack of lamb, but I had an excellent marinated grouper with an interesting Asian twist. Desserts are worth saving room for; the napoleon, with chocolate mousse and passion fruit sorbet between chocolate cookies, is heavenly.
- © Frommer's 2013
- Very Highly Recommended 2010