Peruvian

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Limo
Portal de Carnes
Cusco
Peru
PE

Limo is one of my favourite restaurants in Peru, and my favourite one in Cusco. I had read a review on Limo and really wanted to go there, mainly because the restaurant overlooked from above the main plaza of Cusco, Plaza de Armas, and had a nice view of the church in the square and the surrounding mountains. I thought it would be great to have dinner with this view, but the food was also superb.

Maija rated: 

4.00

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Alma - Cocina Viva
Av. Sesquicentenario 1970-1972, Sector Huaje, Puno 51
Puno
Peru
PE

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We were staying in the Casa Andina Private Collections hotel in Puno, which is one of the best, if not the best hotels in Puno, and offers a wonderful view of Lake Titicaca, the main attraction in Puno. The restaurant inside the hotel is called “Alma – cocina viva” which means “soul, live cuisine” when translated literally, and we went there to get some food when we were staying in the hotel, as we had tried a local restaurant in Puno centre, La Casona, and did not really enjoy it.

Maija rated: 

3.50

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La Casona
Calle Lima 423 (2do Piso)
Puno
Peru
PE

My boyfriend and I had arrived to Puno, small town in Peru, and we wanted to go for dinner. I checked my very trusted Frommers guide for suggestions and it did not speak very highly of any restaurant in Puno, but the one that stood out was La Casona, which calls itself a "museum-restaurant". It was hard to find La Casona as the Frommers guide had made a mistake in one of their maps, so we went to the wrong place looking for La Casona, but in the end we found it on the busiest Puno street. La Casona means big house and you enter the door from the street and then have to walk upstairs to the restaurant. To be honest with you it did look old school with a nice Spanish charm with lace tablecloths, high wooden chairs, but I had very different expectations when they said it was a “museum restaurant” as there were not that many things to look at really. It had some antiques and religious canvasses, but not enough to make you feel as if you were sitting in a very memorable dining room.

Maija rated: 

2.00

Location: 

Astrid y Gaston
175 Calle Cantuarias
Lima
Peru
PE

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This is supposed to be the 14th best restaurant in the world, according to the S.Pellegrino restaurant awards, and the restaurant is located in Lima, Peru and serves traditional Peruvian food in a sophisticated manner. The main chef Gastón Acurio is thought to be the Jamie Oliver of South America, ie one of the most famous celebrity chefs. He now has many restaurants across Peru, Latin America and also the States (including 6 other "Astrid y Gaston" restaurants in other countries), but “Astrid y Gaston” is his flagship restaurant in Lima (and the highest ranked by the S.Pellegrino awards) where he apparently creates the starter and main course dishes and his wife Astrid has created the desert menu.

Maija rated: 

4.00

Location: 

Ceviche
17 Frith Street W1D 4RG
London
United Kingdom
GB

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Initially I was very excited about going to this Peruvian restaurant in Soho that has just opened, as I love ceviche and I am going to Peru in 2 months time, but it did let me down a bit. Ceviche was ok, the sauce and taste were good, but the quality of fish they put it whilst not bad, were also not amazing. As for the main course, the waiter suggested a dish that he said was amazing, the "lomo saltado" (which i later found out was one of Peru's traditional dishes) and their best, so we trusted him, and I did not think it was great at all. We also had some skewers of squid (ok, not the best squid I have had) and a steak skewer (exactly the same steak as from the main course), and the sauces that went with these dishes were not the best as well.
date: 02/04/12


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Maija rated: 

2.00

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