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Central Restaurante

Travelers' Choice award winner
As featured in Best Food in Lima
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Calle Santa Isabel 376 | Miraflores, Lima 00018, Peru
7:45 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Mon 12:45 pm - 3:00 pm
7:45 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri 12:45 pm - 3:00 pm
Sat 7:45 pm - 11:00 pm
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Adelaide, Australia
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28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My mum and I finished our 5 week visit to South America with lunch at Central. I booked before we left Australia to make sure we could get in and I'm so glad we made the effort, it was absolutely amazing! The staff were all lovely and the food was simply incredible. Mum was speechless on a number of occasions... More 

Thank ElliseMc
Quito, Ecuador
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29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Eating at a Top 50 restaurant, you don't really know what to expect in terms of flavors, you just expect them to be incredible. Central provides an experience that is difficult to match, starting from the extremely amicable staff and the laid-back atmosphere (for such a premium restaurant, of course). The ambiance and staff reflect Chef Virgilio's personality. The food... More 

Thank PabMella
Oslo, Norway
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38 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We were here in July 2016 in relation with a trip to Cusco and Machu Picchu. The Michelin guide is not represented in Lima, but having dined a many 1 stars, some two and some three star restaurants I must say that everything in this restaurant delivers at a high two or more likely a three star level. The chef... More 

Thank AndyK24601
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Was very exited about dining at Central. They are no 4. in the World's 50 Best Restaurants and no 1. in Latin America. Expectations were sky high but they delivered very high standards and innovativeness in every single dish in their 18/19 courses journey. I have never tasted the most of the ingredients before and none of the dishes I... More 

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San Francisco, CA
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I'm from San Francisco, where Gary Danko's and The French Laundry set the bar. I thought that Central was supposed to be in the same category but, sadly, it is not. The food is far too pretentious and, well, just not that great. I ordered the smoked duck with quinoa, and my dining companions ordered the scallops tartine and beef... More 

Thank williamk888
Durham, NC
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Simply amazing! By far the best meal I have ever had. The wine and beer pairings were truly inspired! You could taste the artistry and the underlying inspiration in each dish. We were seated at 8pm and finished around 11:30pm, unfortunately we had to rush the last couple of courses, since we had to be at the airport at 12am.... More 

Thank Becca S
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Central was part of our weekend food tour. Totally happy for the choice. Unique dishes, tastings and execution. Every dish surprising somehow. Appointment needed. Always full. Good luck!

Thank Sebastián B
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It was the highlight of my time in Lima! The food was an experience and not a meal with so many layers of flavors. I was surprised that my favorite course was the clams, but it was fantastic. The staff and environment were great and for the 4th best restaurant in the world (in 2016) the price was great at... More 

Thank Jaclyn W
Miami, Florida
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Visited this restaurant several times and every time its just as good as the first time that keep me coming for more. There is a reason why this restaurant its in the top 4 in the world . Love at the first bite :-) Service is also impeccable.

Thank jay b
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40 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I went to Lima on business and wasn't expecting any gourmet experience. Due to a last minute client cancellation, I was invited to dinner at Central. Amazing experience since my friend - and inviter - was friend of the sommelier Based on high (altitude) the menu is a revision of ancient ingredients of Peruvian food/culinary Take the 12 dishes and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$35 - $140
Peruvian, Latin, South American, Pacific Rim, Gluten Free
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Validated Parking
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
12:45 pm - 3:00 pm
7:45 pm - 11:00 pm
12:45 pm - 3:00 pm
7:45 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Santa Isabel 376 | Miraflores, Lima 00018, Peru
  • Location: South America  >  Peru  >  Lima Region  >  Lima
  • Phone Number: +5112428515

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?