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8 hours in Centro Historico - where to eat lunch?

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8 hours in Centro Historico - where to eat lunch?

Hola TA Lima,

The more I research this trip and the more I 'walk' in Lima via Google Streetview, the longer I want to spend in Centro Historico. I love architecture, churches and good food. Originally, I thought I could allocate 3-4 hours and then return to Miraflores for lunch. Now I realize that 3-4 hours is NOT enough to visit the buildings and take a leisurely stroll from Iglesia de Santa Rosa to the Basilica de San Francisco. This means I'll have to eat lunch in Centro Historico too. xochitl mentioned in an old thread that there are some good restaurants near the old Post Office but I haven't found much on TA or other Internet websites. The only thing I found was Tanta and El Fayke Piurano. The latter is shown as 'closed' on TA and the address is wrong but the restaurant website is still active...http://www.tripadvisor.ca/Restaurant_Review-g294316-d1059255-Reviews-El_Fayke_Piurano-Lima_Lima_Region.html

http://www.cevicheria-faykepiurano.com/

So here are my questions:

1) Any suggestions for lunch? Prefer NOT to eat fast food like KFC.

2) Is the Tanta in Centro Historico open only at lunchtime?

3) How about La Muralla? tripadvisor.ca/Restaurant_Review-g294316-d22…

Thanks in advance.

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11. Re: 8 hours in Centro Historico - where to eat lunch?

Nope, definitely NOT tomatillos. The Peruvian green tamales are colored with culantro, cilantro or some other green herb. Actually the version from T'anta was not one that I liked! I don't know why, perhaps there was too much of the particular herb that they used. I have had other versions at Mistura and other places, and they were okay.

The branch of T'anta downtown (the only one I've been to) is not worth the expense. I would rather eat at Pardo's chicken!

If you are going to be walking between the Plaza de Armas and Plaza San Martin, another very traditional place is Bodega Queirolo, good spot for lunch specials. Even Gaston has been there, apparently.

Jirón Camaná 900 (entre Jirones Quillca y Camaná)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZL-YYAhmJ5g

Edited: 4:50 pm, June 26, 2014
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12. Re: 8 hours in Centro Historico - where to eat lunch?

"You can eat the tamalitos at once, but they will hold their shape after a few minutes."

They would not last a few minutes in my house. Corn, cilantro and spinach are some of our favourite things. They would be gone in a flash. Thanks for the recipe!

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13. Re: 8 hours in Centro Historico - where to eat lunch?

What an interesting video! If it's good enough for Gaston, it will surely be good enough for us. ;-) thanks again, mlgb.

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