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Central Restaurante

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Peruvian, Asian
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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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
Excellent food, just prepare yourself

We got the Mater Alturas, a 17 course tasting menu. We opted for the infusions pairing rather than wine which was quite interesting. Together we paid $400 for everything and were quite full. Understand this is an experience, not an everyday place. Virgilio delivered one dish to our table personally... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 28, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

We got the Mater Alturas, a 17 course tasting menu. We opted for the infusions pairing rather than wine which was quite interesting. Together we paid $400 for everything and were quite full. Understand this is an experience, not an everyday place. Virgilio delivered one dish to our table personally which was cool. Perfect service and fascinating food. Chocolate ice... More 

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Regina, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

We like trying these tasting menu types of restaurants, but this place wasn't worth the $400 US we spent. First of all, we walked by the place numerous times trying to find it, because there is no sign on the outside of the door. The air conditioning was over the top ridiculously cold. Then there are too many waiters, who... More 

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Groningen Province, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

There are no dislikes for. It was a brilliant experience. We choose for the menu Mater Elevations with fantastic wine pairing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

When I made a reservation at a place that was just named the 4th best restaurant in the world I was a little nervous. Usually with restaurants of this level of notoriety comes a certain level of stuffiness that I don't really care for when dining. I was so happy to have had such a nice dining experience at Central... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015 NEW

Everyone once in a while one is fortunate enough to be a witness and enjoy something truly unique and special. Central was an incredible experience, went there twice in one week. Thanks to Virgilio and his team for the great moments, everyone one at the restaurant was extremely friendly and courteous. The food? Please do yourself a favor and try... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Not just a meal - this was a culinary experience. My husband and I were thrilled to get reservations here for the time we were in Lima and Central did not disappoint. We had the tasting menu and my husband did the wine pairing, while I just had a glass or two. The service was amazing, and each plate was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

It was the utmost best experience I had in my life. Not only the presentation of the dishes but also the soul of the food was extraordinary. I will remember this meal forever.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

We had a wonderful lunch in Central with two friends... We ordered the tasting menu and every dish was a surprise and delicious. The staff was super friendly and spoke a excellent english. Don't forget to order the pisco sour in the bar while you wait for your table. Ah we reserve a table with 1,5 weeks in advance

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

We ordered the short tasting menu (11 courses vs 17). I am usually a very picky eater, but I decided this evening I would just go with the flow. It was an amazing meal! I could not tell you what anything was, but the presentation and the taste was everything you would expect and then some! We were seated upstairs... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Party of six, ordered menù degustaciòn. A masterful combination of well balanced and unknown flavours, food presentation, preparation, colors and tastes. Service at same excellence level. In a few words: No wonder why is one of the best restos in the world. If you go to Lima you must go to Central. Don't forget to book in advance.

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Additional Information about Central Restaurante

Address: Calle Santa Isabel 376 | Miraflores, Lima LIMA 18, Peru
Phone Number: +51 1 2428515
Location: South America  >  Peru  >  Lima Region  >  Lima
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
Average Prices: USD 35 - 140
Cuisine: Peruvian, Asian

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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
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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