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“Chef's Tasting Menu Extraordinary” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Central Restaurante

Central Restaurante
Calle Santa Isabel 376 | Miraflores, Lima LIMA 18, Peru
+51 1 2428515
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Ranked #3 of 1,087 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
Seattle, Washington
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
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“Chef's Tasting Menu Extraordinary”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013

This was about as good as any meal I have ever had--right up there with tasting menu at Charlie Trotter's many years ago. An extraordinary diversity of subtle and new tastes perfectly blended and balanced in an unbroken string of wonderful dishes.

Visited March 2013
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Milford, Pennsylvania, United States
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“Unique experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

A hidden gem, you will not see a sign outside in fact if you are walking down the street it's just another ordinary door. However once inside an unusual site is laid out before you. A glass window looking into a busy kitchen preparing some of the most unexpected items are being cooked. Suckling pig, rabbit, lamb, goat are just some of the choices. Unusual breads, salads, appetizers,along with desserts, all have a Peruvian flair with wonderful flavors. Try this restaurant you will truly have a wonderful dining experience. Definitely a trip highlight!

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Budapest, Hungary
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45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
“Absolutely No. 1”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2013

One of the best meals I've ever had. We ordered the Menu of Origin, luckily just one for the two of us. Unfortunately I forgot to order just one assortiment of pairing wines. I ordered two, so I was pretty dizzy by the end of the excellent dinner. The menu consists of 10 meals like seafood, suckling piglet, goat, fruits, nuts and finally a refressing tea. Chefs are explaining most of the meals, so that's an experience, too. Unfortunately the wines are mainly from California and Europe, although I would prefer excellent local wines from Argentina and Chile. Don't miss pisco sour with coca leaves as an apetizer!

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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London
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
“Inventive Peruvian restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2013

Excellent.. As visitors to Lima with tight eating schedules and a desire to taste the best that Lima has to offer, we thought the restaurant ticked all the right boxes. The food was inventive, yet distinctly Peruvian, and the overall dining experience was great. Five stars!

  • Visited March 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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“fab find in Lima!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2013

This place deserves all the praise it gets. My husband and I had dinner here and loved every minute of it. Service is 5 star and food looks and tastes devine. I've been to seafood restaurants all over the world and this is a notch above most. They are creative and have unique flavors from the home-made bread to the desserts, eat here and you'll be happy you did.

I also recommend their Pisco Sours, which they have several special flavors of and any one you order you'll probably go for seconds.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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