Lima Food Tour, Lima

4.9 (16 reviews)

Overview

One of the best ways to discover Peru's capital city of Lima is through its food. With an eclectic combination of indigenous, African, Asian, and European culinary influences, Lima is one of the world's most impressive gastronomic and cultural centers. This food tour begins early in Lima's historic center with a visit a local mercado (market) to taste the local produce, sample spices, and enjoy some fresh-baked bread.

Other highlights of the tour include attending a cooking class and preparing traditional ceviche, a dish of fresh seafood marinated with salt and lime juice, as well as a pisco sour—a Peruvian classic cocktail. In fact, part of the tour involves tasting different types of piscos, a high-proof local brandy made from grapes. There's also a stop for lunch at one of Lima's top restaurants to enjoy a delicious meal on a patio overlooking the Pacific ocean. Finally, it's a short stroll to the bohemian district of Barranco, a popular oceanside neighborhood, for a relaxed afternoon drinking coffee and sampling Peruvian desserts like tres leches cake.

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Travelers often mention

Summarized by AI based on kimkim traveler reviews

Knowledgeable Guides

Multiple reviews highlighted the knowledge and friendliness of the guides, such as Carlos, Patricia, and Amy, who provided insightful information about Peruvian history, culture, and cuisine. (5 mentions)

“Carlos, our guide, was excellent!” — Kakoli K.
Lots of Food

Many reviewers mentioned that there was a lot of food provided during the tour. Some even suggested coming on an empty stomach to fully enjoy the experience. (5 mentions)

“Lots of amazing food and restaurants!” — Kari A.
Interactive Experience

The tour includes interactive elements such as making ceviche and participating in a pisco sour demonstration and tasting, which were highly appreciated by the participants. (3 mentions)

“Really loved the variety, the interaction - make your own ceviche and the pisco sour demonstration and tasting” — Michaela S.
Desire for More Fish

A review mentioned a wish for more fish dishes, specifically ceviche, to be included in the tour. (2 mentions)

“I wish there was more fish including Ceviche.” — Dion F.

Traveler reviews

16 total ratings, 8 with reviews
4.9
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5.0
Guides, Drivers and Staff
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5.0
Dion
Dion F.
Flagami, FL | Reviewed on Jun 24, 2024
Well rounded sampling of delicious Peruvian foods. Our guide was very knowledgeable so we enjoyed learning about the foods as much as eating them. I wish there was more fish including Ceviche. Also, it's much more of a food tour, we did not explore very much of the city Read more

Well rounded sampling of delicious Peruvian foods. Our guide was very knowledgeable so we enjoyed learning about the foods as much as eating them. I wish there was more fish including Ceviche. Also, it's much more of a food tour, we did not explore very much of the city

Tips for future travelers

Don't eat breakfast! Bring a tip for the tour guide and driver

Quality of Experience
Each culinary experience was unique
Food
The quality of food was all top notch
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Enjoyed learning about the foods as much as eating them
Transport
Comfortable van
Kari
Kari A.
Denver, CO | Reviewed on Jun 15, 2024
Loved this tour! Lots of amazing food and restaurants! Make sure you go on an empty stomach. Read more

Loved this tour! Lots of amazing food and restaurants! Make sure you go on an empty stomach.

Tips for future travelers

Don't eat breakfast at your hotel!

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Michaela
Michaela S.
Atlanta, GA | Reviewed on Jun 10, 2024
Amazing end of our trip - while we thought we ate it all, Carlos sure had some aces in his sleeve. The food and the setting in the restaurants (Limara and the one by the ruins) were true gems, as was the market - we were worried we are not going to be able to eat anymore as the tasting menu was a lot of food. Really loved the variety, the interaction - make your own ceviche and the pisco sour demonstration and tasting. Truly well done - and we got to see a bit of Lima too! Read more

Amazing end of our trip - while we thought we ate it all, Carlos sure had some aces in his sleeve. The food and the setting in the restaurants (Limara and the one by the ruins) were true gems, as was the market - we were worried we are not going to be able to eat anymore as the tasting menu was a lot of food. Really loved the variety, the interaction - make your own ceviche and the pisco sour demonstration and tasting. Truly well done - and we got to see a bit of Lima too!

Tips for future travelers

Do not eat breakfast even though the hotel ones are so nice !

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Food
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Kakoli
Kakoli K.
India | Reviewed on Sep 21, 2023
Brilliant tour! So much to learn, eat, drink! Highly recommended! Carlos, our guide, was excellent! Read more

Brilliant tour! So much to learn, eat, drink! Highly recommended! Carlos, our guide, was excellent!

Tips for future travelers

Definitely opt for this tour! Do not eat breakfast or eat very little, because you’ll be eating all day!

Quality of Experience
The food places chosen were top notch! Hadn’t expected such a premium experience!
Food
Excellent food choices! Great Pisco Sour at Limana Bar!
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Carlos was well informed, very nice and articulate!
Transport
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Runita M.
Omaha, NE | Reviewed on Dec 08, 2022
We had a great time with Patricia!! Her knowledge of Peruvian history, culture and food is very impressive. We enjoyed all the restaurants she took us too. Especially the one where we learned to make coconut ceviche. Very well planned and fun for all. Read more

We had a great time with Patricia!! Her knowledge of Peruvian history, culture and food is very impressive. We enjoyed all the restaurants she took us too. Especially the one where we learned to make coconut ceviche. Very well planned and fun for all.

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Stewart
Stewart G.
Saratoga Springs, NY | Reviewed on Nov 13, 2022
Amy conducted a good food tour. She was friendly, fun and informative. I liked the market visit very much. It is always fascinating to learn about unfamiliar foods and she did a good job and I’m glad she included the fish monger. I loved all of the stops that were included and the last stop for a large meal was so good I wish I had a doggy bag for leftovers.
I have to say that calling it a “cooking class” is a stretch. I would be fine if it were not billed as such and just listed as the...
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Amy conducted a good food tour. She was friendly, fun and informative. I liked the market visit very much. It is always fascinating to learn about unfamiliar foods and she did a good job and I’m glad she included the fish monger. I loved all of the stops that were included and the last stop for a large meal was so good I wish I had a doggy bag for leftovers.
I have to say that calling it a “cooking class” is a stretch. I would be fine if it were not billed as such and just listed as the other stops.

Tips for future travelers

Eat a light breakfast. It was pretty funny, Amy asked each couple if they had eaten breakfast and all of us had. She was surprised. There is plenty of food on the tour.

Quality of Experience
Food
Food market was great. Lots of fruits and veggies I had never seen before. Amy provided a box with a nice selection of fruits to try. She described and explained them all. Also great to make a stop at the fish monger.
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Transport
Kimberly
Kimberly A.
Hampton, NE | Reviewed on Oct 21, 2022
Tour guide, Kimberly was a delight and very personable Read more

Tour guide, Kimberly was a delight and very personable

Tips for future travelers

Bring your appetite

Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
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Tiffany
Tiffany H.
Manhattan, NY | Reviewed on Aug 21, 2022
This tour was a fun and easy way to get a good flavor of Lima. Carlos was incredibly knowledgeable about the medicinal value of all
Of the rich variety of fruits and vegetables the Peruvian cuisine offers. His love for Lima and for food were infectious. Highly recommend. It was great for my 12 and 16 year old as well!
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This tour was a fun and easy way to get a good flavor of Lima. Carlos was incredibly knowledgeable about the medicinal value of all
Of the rich variety of fruits and vegetables the Peruvian cuisine offers. His love for Lima and for food were infectious. Highly recommend. It was great for my 12 and 16 year old as well!

Tips for future travelers

Do not eat breakfast before beginning! There are many delicious foods and drinks offered all along the route.

Quality of Experience
Food
Vegetarian friendly
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport

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