What to do while in Lima? Well, eat. This city is definitely the capital of gastronomic orgasms with its mouthwatering ceviches, Peruvian coffees, and delicious-looking food markets everywhere. I must admit we did try to do a lot of sightseeing and surfing, but every single time we got distracted by pisco sours, tequeños, and of course, Ceviche. Freshly caught that same morning and in every different variety you can imagine. Heaven. And don’t even get me started on the ocean views at some of those places. A good sunset makes everything taste better! Since sharing is caring we do give away a few of our favorites.

ceviche at La Mar in Lima Peru

La Mar

All the credits for this place go to the American members of Team Seduction. According to them, when in Lima, you HAVE to go to La Mar. Who am I to disagree with them? So true. The Nikkei ceviche we had there was seriously one of the best things ever. I could have this for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, all day every day. La Mar will even turn seafood haters into lovers, no doubt about it.


Oh Rafael, what a pleasure it was to meet. Thanks to momma we got to spoil ourselves while in Lima, and there’s no better place to do that than at Rafael. Not only does this place looks surprisingly good, the moment you open the menu you are lost. There wasn’t one thing on the menu that I didn’t want to try. The mix of Peruvian and Italian cuisine and lots of seafood (of course) just makes you wish you were a dog without any sense of filling up.

dessert at Rafaels Lima
view mangos lima paragliding cliffs


Talking about dinner with a view. Although tucked away in the very commercial Larcomar shopping center, this place is definitely worth a visit. Mangos is built upon the cliffs, which gives you front row seats for the ocean. It’s a good spot for some snacks and a drink after a long stroll through Miraflores. Make sure you get there late afternoon so you can enjoy your cocktails with a sunset and paragliding daredevils.

Canta Rana

When in Rome, do like the Romans do. Or when in Lima, queue up in between locals to get a spot for lunch at Canta Rana. Definitely one of the best ceviches in town. Choosing between 17 variations of ceviche ranging from squid to shrimps to mixed fish and many more. You name it, they have it. Even if you only got 24 hours in Lima, this is a spot you don’t want to miss out on!

shrimp ceviche canta rana lima
buena vista cafe in Lima Peru

Buena Vista

Another place with a view. A bit away from the crowds, Buena Vista serves up real good coffee and delicious cakes. Their little garden up on the cliffs will make you never wanna leave. They do serve beers and good bottles of wine too. So why leave when it’s time for sundowners?

Lima is a foodie's heaven

Lima has been treating us so well. Leaving this place with our bellies filled with delicious food we are ready to discover the countryside again. The next destination is Huaraz, the ultimate opposite of a lively capital and home to some beautiful snowcapped mountains and glacier lakes. Let’s put those hiking boots back on and discover the world of the highest mountain range in South America!


sunset view from Miraflores Lima Peru

Photos by: M. Barends, J. Roeland ©

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