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About Lima te Llena
Our authentic, local, and in-depth Peruvian food tours in Lima take you beyond the cliche and obvious as you discover Peru's capital with our well traveled expert foodie guides.
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wwtraveller07 wrote a review Jan 2017
Hong Kong55 contributions6 helpful votes
This is a long overdue review. We had a wonderful food tour guided by friendly Jose in Sep 2015. The wet market he showed us was really interesting - even though to us who are from HK and are used to seeing funny stuff at Chinese markets! We tried the TRF dishes, a strange drink, lovely seafood and some Peruvian Mama dishes - all were awesome! If you really wanna know the true side of Lima, pls join Lima the Llena!
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Date of experience: February 2016
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gordy3000 wrote a review Nov 2016
Brussels, Belgium317 contributions88 helpful votes
We did the gourmet walking tour of neighbourhood markets in and around Miraflores. Julio was an excellent guide and it was really interesting to hear about the different varieties of fruit and other food. Also the ceviche that we had at the end of the tour was fantastic. The only thing that I would advise is that I might be a good idea to give a hand-out with a photo and name of each fruit we encountered. That way it would be easier to remember what we tasted. But absolutely recommended.
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Date of experience: August 2016
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Cecilia58 wrote a review Oct 2016
Granada Hills, CA33 contributions9 helpful votes
We met our guide, Julio, outside McDonald's near Kennedy Park in September 2016. Julio is very knowledgeable about the history and food of Peru and we learned so much!!! He took us to a local market to sample some of the most delicious fruit we've ever tasted. You must try chirimoya and passion fruit! My husband is a vegetarian and Julio made it a point to make sure he had vegetarian ceviche...soooo delicious and my seafood was incredible. Julio went out of his way to make sure we enjoyed some tasty treats. I highly recommend this tour!
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Date of experience: September 2016
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ericrO3151XJ wrote a review Oct 2016
10 contributions7 helpful votes
I arranged for a custom tour of Lima during a 12 hour layover. My guide, Julio, and driver arrived promptly and we immediately set off for a tour of the historic district. There happened to be a street festival that closed off the streets, but because this was an intimate tour my guide and I were able to hop out of the car (leaving my luggage safely behind with the driver) and experience the procession honoring a saint first hand. Being such a small group allowed me and Julio to pop in to various nooks and crannies around the historic district that I could not have seen with a larger group tour -- including a church where a wedding was in progress, a local bar where I was allowed to hop behind the counter and make my own pisco sour, and a tiny coffee/sandwich shop with a hidden alcove where we enjoyed freshly roasted coffee, roasted pork sandwiches, and local cheeses. Shortly after we headed to local night market where we sampled anticucho, arroz con leche, caramel custard, emoliente, chicha morrada, and picarones. I was offered even more food which I sadly had to turn down as I was completely stuffed. We made a few more stops including Miraflores for some empanadas and a cliffside stroll overlooking the beach, and then onto my favorite part of the tour -- the artsy Barranco neighborhood. In Barranco we saw tons of street art, yet another street festival where a dance and singing competition was in progress, and a charming bar where we sipped beers and listened to a local musician before heading back to the airport. Julio was a very knowledgeable and enthusiastic guide who really gave me insight to his favorite parts of Lima. I felt like a got a local's experience that was authentic, and that Julio was very flexible about the itinerary. They did not skimp on the food options at all, and I was disappointed at myself for not leaving enough room as there were plenty more offers of food and drink along the trip that I had to turn down. Believe me, you will NOT go hungry. The booking process was very easy thanks to Connie in the main office, who checked in several times during my tour to make sure things were running smoothly. I was very happy with the experience and thought it was a tremendous value. If you hired a taxi on your own, just the roundtrip fare from the airport to the city center would be $100 USD, plus you'd have to pay to store your luggage at the airport. With Lima te Llena I had my own driver at my disposal who could be summoned at a moment's notice when my guide and I were ready to go to the next destination, secure luggage storage, and so much food, cocktails, and beer I had to turn it away. Julio even walked my bags to the ticketing counter once I was dropped back off at the airport. Class act company. Definitely recommend.
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Date of experience: September 2016
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Tom G wrote a review Oct 2016
San Francisco, California7 contributions5 helpful votes
My time at Mistura with Lima te Llena was awesome! Initially, before I made the reservation I had reservations, thinking it was too expensive. I'm very happy several friends suggested that I not be so cheap. Having a guide meant having transportation to and from the event and someone else responsible for navigating the numerous stalls. Connie, the sales person, was friendly and responsive. Some of the companies I dealt with ahead of my trip to Peru weren't, so I think it's important to recognize the great service Connie provided. Julio, my guide, reminds my of an uncle (though Julio is much younger). Julio is passionate about his country's food, is very good at explaining the history behind it, and excellent at translating that interest to me. He scored me many samples, just by asking the vendor "Un poquito para me amigo? El es de los estados unidos." That allowed me to take advantage of Peruvian's tremendous generosity and their desire to share the prize of their culture -- their food -- with foreigners. Julio did an excellent job not only ensuring that I had the chance to sample diverse array of food and drink, but he also was successful at navigating me to more obscure foods I was hoping to try, including the only stall that had concha negra. Lima te Llena has my sincerest thanks and highest recommendation for delivering on a superb tour and for helping make my trip in Peru so memorable.
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Date of experience: September 2016
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