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Central Restaurante

Calle Santa Isabel 376 | Miraflores, Lima LIMA 18, Peru
+51 1 2428515
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As featured in 3 days in Lima
Ranked #6 of 890 restaurants in Lima
Price range: $35 - $140
Cuisines: Peruvian
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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La Jolla, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

We had a delicious dinner at Central. Initially we were supposed to have our first meal in Lima there, but our flight was cancelled. Luckily, we were able to dine there on our last night in Lima. Superb food and service. Would eat there again. Although the chef/owner wasn't there, the meticulous attention to detail for the meal was still... More

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Toronto, Canada
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12 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

Central I think might be slightly overated. The service is quite good though on the night my wife and I visited, we did not get off to a great start with the 8 course tasting menu, as the second course was brought to us first and then with that confusion trying to be remedied we had course one and 2... More

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Aurora, Illinois
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

We arrived at central 10 minutes before our reservation the person at the door asked as to comeback at least 10 mins latter (awkward) walked around the corner to a cash station came back decent line waiting to get in everybody is guided to a nice bar ordered some amazing drinks and then we were seated at the dinning room.... More

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Miami, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

The service at Central is spectacular. Starting with the recommendations to the promptness and attentiveness, Central has the best service in Lima. I was able to taste some savory cocktails under the staff directives, and was stirred away from a less flavorful meal. I wish this was not a one visit review, but here we go. We got there and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

We ordered a la carte. Bread (coca leaf bread, sweet potato bread and quinoa bread) and toasted butter was amazing. Had the sixty mile fish starter which was like a raw fish with avocado dish. It was alright but we'd say la mar does better ceviche. We then had the foie gras tart to start. It was epic and portions... More

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Provincetown MA
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68 reviews 68 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

Absolutely perfect experience. We had the tasting menu which highlighted various offerings representing the different elevations of Peru. Extremely creative. There were about 16 or so courses and only one disappointed. The others were highly creative and total treats. We also had the wine pairing with each course which was delightful. The décor and ambiance were right up our alley... More

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New York, New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

We came here after trying to get a reservation for two weeks. Make sure you book this in advance! The ambiance is great, with a view of the kitchen where you can see the chefs at work. Each person is so focused and meticulously putting together their role of creating each dish. The dishes are fantastic. Very pricey, we both... More

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39 reviews 39 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

World-class food. Virgilio Martinez Veliz (find him in the Spanish or English Wikipedia) has been at top restaurants around the world, (also a spell with Gaston Acurio, the local founder of modern Peruvian gastronomy). He now comes No 1 in Summum 2013, the Guide of Top Restaurants in Peru - a major achievement in view of the level of the... More

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Portland
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61 reviews 61 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

You have to appreciate the uniqueness of this restaurant. the combination of unique flavors with the presentation. the service is impeccable. We had the tasting menu and the wine pairing and couldn't be happier. I won't say everything was fabulous but I will say it made me think and think and think about how foods were sourced and then constructed... More

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Lanzarote, Spain
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70 reviews 70 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

Well, it is not this kind of place where you leave hungry, great food, nice atmosphere and a fair Price, what else can I ask for???

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