Gringa en Lima


La Gloria

Hands down my favorite Miraflores Lima restaurant. The cozy bar is the perfect place to camp out with a pisco sour or a glass of cava before indulging in a delicious meal made from fresh local ingredients. The extensive menu has something for everyone and the intimate atmosphere makes every meal here a special occasion.


I’ve never had a meal at Rafael, lunch or dinner, that wasn’t exceptional. From fresh greens to succulent morsels of lamb, every bite is is a treat at this Lima restaurant. The service here isĀ  on point, and the dining area relaxed yet upscale. The bar at Rafael is always lively and is a great place to grab a drink on a Friday night.

Central Restaurante

This Miraflores newcomer is a hot fusion restaurant of the moment in Lima. I have truly never seen such beautiful presentation at another restaurant and the service is absolutely impeccable. Each of the dishes on the carefully selected menu is created with care behind a glass wall that leaves the chef in prime view of diners. A chef’s table in the heart of the kitchen is the pinnacle of culinary chic. The cool bar is a mellow place to grab a drink before dinner or before heading off to another nearby Lima restaurant.

La Bodega de la Trattoria

Whether you’re in the mood for a light salad or comfort food, La Bodega de la Trattoria serves up classic Italian favorites to curb your craving. The atmosphere is casual and neighborhood, a clear local favorite for an easy satisfying lunch.


A favorite restaurant in Lima with tasty Italian Peruvian cuisine. This upscale spot has a laid back atmosphere like many Lima restaurants, with modern decor. It’s centrally located and the well-planned menu won’t disappoint.


A beautiful little spot tucked away across from Dal Macia and down the street from La Bodega de la Trattoria in Lima. I head here when I’m craving a crisp salad or plate of pasta with eggplant and veggies. I can’t get enough of the flatbread they serve with olive oil before lunch hits the table!

Antigua Bodega Dal Macia

I love that this Miraflores cafe and restaurant is one of the few places that’s open all day. My schedule’s a mess when I’m running around the city, and it’s nice to know that you can stop in this Lima restaurant during mid-afternoon for a scrumptious goat cheese and leek tart or the classic Peruvian food favorite, lomo saltado.

La Mar

La Mar is another winning Lima restaurant recipe from famed chef Gaston Acurio. The place for fresh seafood in a chic environment with a modern yet classic Peruvian twist. Get there early and come hungry!