Although officially in autumn still, this week in Lima, Peru, started out grey and reminded us that winter is around the corner. That is not necessarily a bad thing! The restaurant scene in Lima gets even busier as the locals no longer spend their weekends at the beach resort in the south. It is time to catch up with family and friends over a nice meal, and during a cold winter day (well, it is all relative since winter in Lima is low 60s), there is nothing better than a nice chupe de camarones, or shrimp soup! This famous dish from the city of Arequipa is a creamy chowder, that packs enough spice to warm you up on a cool day. What are the top restaurants in Lima where you should try it? Most cebicherias serve this wonderful soup, but we have a few recommendations for you:
EL RINCONCITO DE TIABAYA
Founded back in the 50s, this traditional picantería is part of the history of traditional food from Arequipa in Lima. Don’t expect anything fancy, just outstanding food.
Jr. San Miguel 962, Surquillo.
Although this restaurant is famous for the Peruvian-Italian fusion, their Chupe de Camarones is one of the best in the city. It isn’t cheap, but the quality of the products and taste make it well worth it.
Malecón de la Marina 526, Santa Cruz, Miraflores.
Arequipan food is one of the tastiest in all of Peru and this restaurant specializes exclusively in this type of cuisine. There's no wondering why it made our short list. While there, also try the Rocoto Relleno!
Av. Aviación 4907, Surco
Av. Federico Villarreal 360, Miraflores
ALL ABOUT LIMA
Sam and Lucas are an American-Peruvian couple who have run the top tour in Lima for the past six years. It’s no coincidence that the best activities in Lima have to do with Peru’s amazing cuisine. This Kansas City girl and Lima native have lived all over the world in their corporate past lives but they traded in the daily grind for sharing their love of good food, showing off the city’s secrets and meeting awesome people along the way.
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