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Central Restaurante

Travelers' Choice award winner
$$$$
Peruvian, Asian, South American
As featured in Best Food in Lima
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Calle Santa Isabel 376 | Miraflores, Lima LIMA 18, Peru
+51 1 2428515
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12:45 pm - 3:15 pm
7:45 pm - 11:15 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 12:45 pm - 3:15 pm
Mon - Sat 7:45 pm - 11:15 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer

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  • 205
    Very good
  • 76
    Average
  • 38
    Poor
  • 24
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
A Ture Gem

If dining out was just about the enjoyment of good food, then places like Central Restaurant would not exist. Central takes the dining experience to a whole new level. And yes, the hype is true - this place totally deserves to be called the 4th best restaurant in the world. I travel to Lima... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
Wayne C
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Portland, Oregon, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

If dining out was just about the enjoyment of good food, then places like Central Restaurant would not exist. Central takes the dining experience to a whole new level. And yes, the hype is true - this place totally deserves to be called the 4th best restaurant in the world. I travel to Lima frequently. I've eaten at just about... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Wow. Wow. Wow. I went in somewhat skeptical - just how could a restaurant be so good? After 3 courses of the 17 courses Maters Altitudes tasting menú I was converted., and let myself be seduced by flavours, textures, scents and ingredients mostly new to me. Without a doubt one of the best gastronomic experiences of my life. ...and the... More 

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Tilburg, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Unique experience , we took the menu with 18 small dishes, every dish was a piece of art with a unique flavour. Wine was perfect, my wife who was pregnant was treated with much attention and had some marvelous fruit juices , the staff was very friendly and professional, for being one of the best restaurants in the world the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Perhaps it was the weight of expectations, perhaps our jaded palates, but Central failed so very comprehensively to deliver on its promise. Front of house was the first trip-up. Having made our reservations 5 months ago (to celebrate our wedding anniversary) while in Lima, we arrived a few minutes before our reservation, only to be shown to a table quite... More 

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Fox Point, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

One of the anticipated highlights of this current trip to Peru was to dine at Central after it's recent ranking of #4 in the world. We arrived at our 8pm reservation right on time and was warmly greeted and seated. We chose the 17 course altitude menu and was amazed at the plating and quality of the service. It's going... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

We only had one night in Lima and wanted a special way to end our wonderful Peruvian vacation. We were able to secure a dinner reservation two months in advance and we were not disappointed at all. My husband and I each had the 11-course Mater Elevation tasting menu and each item was quite an experience and quite tasty. My... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Great experience in Central ! My friend and I had to book just over 2 months ahead to be sure to have a spot and it was worth it! We had the short Menu (11dishes) with the wines (4 glasses) that were paired and it was a real treat. Presentation was a delight and we'd be happy to go back... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

We booked well in advance as we only had 2 days in Lima. Expectations were high - and really we were ready to be impressed. Restaurant looks amazing - the kitchen is centre stage with chef and cohorts entertaining us with great enthusiasm. Waiting staff are "the bit extras" in this show. We weren't too hungry and therefore opted to... More 

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San Francisco, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

We showed up without reservations and asked to sit at the bar with six empty seats. We wait 45 minutes to access one of those chairs. At the end we stuck it out and enjoy some appies and wine but felt very small and like the restaurant was doing us a favor filling empty seats! Amazing. Anyway, I was so... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Central has almost every component for a perfect gastronomic experience. A small and pretty nice room, extraordinary service and attention coming even from it's Chef - who is tremendously generous with his time engaging in conversations with all customers - and mouth-watering dishes. Should we highlight areas of improvement we would say the room is a bit small for the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Calle Santa Isabel 376 | Miraflores, Lima LIMA 18, Peru
  • Location: South America  >  Peru  >  Lima Region  >  Lima
  • Phone Number: +51 1 2428515

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 35 - 140
  • Cuisine: Peruvian, Asian, South American
Open Hours
Monday
12:45 pm - 3:15 pm
7:45 pm - 11:15 pm
Tuesday
12:45 pm - 3:15 pm
7:45 pm - 11:15 pm
Wednesday
12:45 pm - 3:15 pm
7:45 pm - 11:15 pm
Thursday
12:45 pm - 3:15 pm
7:45 pm - 11:15 pm
Friday
12:45 pm - 3:15 pm
7:45 pm - 11:15 pm
Saturday
7:45 pm - 11:15 pm

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