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Central Restaurante

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Calle Santa Isabel 376 | Miraflores, Lima 00018, Peru
+51 1 2428515
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Sunday
Closed
Hours:
Mon 12:45 - 15:00
19:45 - 23:00
Fri 12:45 - 15:00
Sat 19:45 - 23:00
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is suppose to be #5 restaurant in the world. I was extremely excited going there as well as to Lima as so called the culinary Capital of the World. Well - all hypes aside - its OK, just a mediocre place which would hardly survive in Manhattan. On the back light of poverty throughout Peru and Lima in particular... More 

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Miami Beach, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

He takes you to the different levels of the altitudes for his Artistic Food, Creative concept and presentations . Service is outstanding . Taste of food is interesting. If you are open to different experiences this is a definite for your list in Lima restaurants. It is also pricy and it is a set menu (2 from which to choose)... More 

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New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The restaurant experience of your life. Be open minded to go on a cultural tour of Peru. Expensive but a treat once in awhile is good for the soul and the tummy. Virgilo not only professional but super attentive. He came to our table and greeted us. We were not able to get a reservation so we took the risk... More 

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Chino Hills, California
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Knowing this is the 4th best restaurant in the world, we had to check it out on vacation in Lima. We booked a prime dinner time reservation for 7pm on a Saturday 3 months in advance. We secured the reservation on their website on the day the seats were released. I appreciated the informative menu and the use of indigenous... More 

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Trujillo, Peru
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Upon entering the restaurant, one could tell this wasn't a similar restaurant to the trattoria next door. The staff were attentive but the hight of professionalism, the ambience stunning, the lack of windows balanced by the views of a fantastically worked professional kitchen, well deserving of the platitudes it has received. The table we were served on was made with... More 

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Neoules, France
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29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The best restaurant i have been to in Peru. Good food, friendly people! what else you need? Love the place

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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My friend and I dined here for lunch a couple of days ago. This is a place where one must make reservations 3 months in advance for dinner. It is listed as the #1 restaurant in S. America. We did not have reservations. They do a lunch Monday through Friday, so we decided to be at the front door before... More 

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Seoul, South Korea
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

First thing to keep in mind if you're going for the Mater Elevations menu (16 courses) is that the portions seem to get bigger and more meat-centric as you go, and it can be a struggle to finish everything (the missus couldn't). The last 3-4 courses are deserts which is OK though. The menu can be hit and miss -... More 

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New York, NY
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

High expectations were set when we went to Central for dinner. They exceeded well beyond that. We did the full tasting with pairing. It was an experience to remember. For those who might find 10+ wine pairings a bit much, I'd suggest sharing between 2 people. :) Ricel and his team was great! Can't wait to try the new place... More 

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Centerville, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Overall an excellent restaurant. However, the service during the tasting menu was rushed, to the point of causing discomfort and unfortunately degrading the experience. (As a comparison, the service at a top competitor in town was slow, elegant, and truly enjoyable.) The Central tasting menu selected was excellent and told a good story of Peru cuisine. Rather than drinking straight... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$35 - US$140
Cuisine
Peruvian, Latin, South American, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner
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, Validated Parking
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic, Bar Scene, Business meetings
Open Hours
Monday
12:45 - 15:00
19:45 - 23:00
Friday
12:45 - 15:00
Saturday
19:45 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Santa Isabel 376 | Miraflores, Lima 00018, Peru
  • Location: South America  >  Peru  >  Lima Region  >  Lima
  • Phone Number: +51 1 2428515

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