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Central Restaurante

Calle Santa Isabel 376 | Miraflores, Lima LIMA 18, Peru
+51 1 2428515
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Ranked #7 of 1,006 Restaurants in Lima
Price range: $35 - $140
Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:30 am - 11:00 pm
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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New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

My wife and I celebrated our anniversary here and did the expanded tasting menu. Do the tasting menu. Just do it. We made a reservation via the website and they booked us at 9pm - but we stopped by that day and were able to move it to 7:30 pm - which leads me to believe that you can likely... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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140 reviews 140 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

We had the tasting menu with wine pairing at Central. The presentation was spectacular, the service was excellent and the food was very good. They very easily accommodated my dislikes and provided us with 18 flavours of Peru. The restaurant is not cheap and if you do not want to pay the price then we suggest you do not go.... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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114 reviews 114 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

The altitude tasting menu is phenomenal. I simply can't think of a better word! I'm quite sure I'll never eat anything as spectacular again, this is truly a once in a lifetime experience. Service was also exceptional.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

This restaurant is on a whole different level to what you expect. the guys at our travel agency UncoverlatinAmerica managed to book us a table last minute. Everything we had was exquisite but the pancetta i had melted in my mouth it was incredible. If you like food this place is a must! the service was exceptional the only downfall... More

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Asuncion, Paraguay
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646 reviews 646 reviews
485 restaurant reviews
1,303 helpful votes 1,303 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Central is an institution, and quite rightly so. Service is as good as you would expect from a restaurant of such category. The decor is a tad run down, but the see-through kitchen has a nice visual impact. And then there is the food, which is simply spectacular. This is a restaurant which can easily compete with several 2-starrred European... More

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Melbourne
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

We tried the altitude degustation menu and it was great. Most of the dishes were superb and delicious. There were probably one or two that didn't hit the mark for me but otherwise it was a fantastic meal. The vibe in the restaurant was towards the cool and funky side.

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Malena_Martinez, Gerente at Central Restaurante, responded to this review

Thank you for writing. We appreciate your comments a lot. Kind regards. More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

The title of my review says it all. This is simply one of my finest dining experiences. Every meal on the degustation menu brought something new and exciting and the wine matching was excellent. The presentation and taste of each dish will be forever imprinted upon my palate. The service was also extraordinary and we were made to feel very... More

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Malena_Martinez, Gerente at Central Restaurante, responded to this review

Thank you very much for sharing your experience here. We appreciate every word. Hopefully, we will have you again in our restaurant in a near future. Kind Regards. More

Cookeville, Tennessee
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

This year Virgilio Martínez Véliz offers the "Altitude" special menu, using food from all of Peru; east to west to north to south, across the varying altitudes of Peru. Paired with alcoholic drinks across the world (including pisco, of course). Well explained by servers and exceptional presentation. We went for lunch and spent 3 hours, but didn't even realize it... More

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Malena_Martinez, Gerente at Central Restaurante, responded to this review

We appreciate greatly your kind words. And will be looking forward to your next visit. Kind Regards, More

Los Angeles, California, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

A contemporary, cool, hip restaurant beautifully decorated with focus on the food. Try the hot ceviche for a twist on a Peruvian classic. Everything was delicious, however, the outrageously priced wines are clearly off putting....beware.

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Malena_Martinez, Wine Director at Central Restaurante, responded to this review

Dear Lauren, I'm certainly delighted to read that you enjoyed your experience at Central. I'd like to respond to your comment on the wine pricing. Please be aware that we are not located in the US and don't enjoy the same level of wholesale pricing. Being American and having worked in the US market for many years, I can tell... More

Mobile, Alabama
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

What a gastronomic experience at Central. The food exotic, yet exquisite; the presentation superb yet non-pretentious. The open kitchen could be viewed from inside the restaurant and that was quite a scene. The fusion menu allows for sampling of 11 or 7 Peruvian dishes with designations of altitudes where the crops were harvested or where the protein source was raised.... More

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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:
Sunday 6:30 am - 11:00 pm
Monday 6:30 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 6:30 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 6:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday 6:30 am - 11:00 pm
Friday 6:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 6:30 am - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 35 - 140
Cuisine: Peruvian

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