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“Top Restaurant” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Central Restaurante

Central Restaurante
Ranked #20 of 2,437 Restaurants in Lima
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$35 - US$140
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Valet Parking, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
New York
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152 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Top Restaurant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2014

Lima is a very important food destination now. Central is a high end restaurant that is great for business and otherwise. Service is top notch. Kitchen is behind glass wall. Food presentation amazing - great food.

Visited November 2013
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Clermont, Florida
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63 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Excellent Restaurant in a very safe and beautiful area of Lima”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2014

Central has some serious food, bread service was top notch. Octopus dish was spot on. Complimentary dessert amuse Buche sized bites were well made and tasty. Both fish dishes we had were artfully prepared and seared crispy to perfection but the doneness of medium/medium rare (by design I assume) made these whitefish tough to cut and chew. fully cooked and flaky white throughout would have made the experience a 5 out of 5 for us. Im sure dinner and the tasting menus would also shine.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Lima, Peru
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31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Delicious, did not disappoint!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2014

I dined here a couple months ago with my husband and a friend from Canada during her last night visiting us in Peru. It was a Monday, so they were able to accommodate our reservation easily, and were very easy-going when I called to say we would be about 20 minutes late (due to a flat-iron left plugged in and only remembered once the taxi was already half-way to the restaurant!)

The menu wasn't extensive, but everything we ordered was delicious, well presented, and cooked exactly to order. The service was attentive and well-informed, especially the sommelier. While I couldn't sample the great wine selection (I'm pregnant...who do you think forgot to unplug the flat-iron?!) my husband and friend were pleased with their wines and liked the wide selection of by-the-glass options.

After living in Peru for 1.5 years, we have gotten used to excellent dining at (relatively) affordable prices, and Central certainly ranks among the best we have experienced. We'll be back!

  • Visited March 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Montreal, Canada
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51 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Excellent Modern Peruvian Food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2014

Great restaurant, one of the best worldwide, I always enjoy dinner here. I came late, without reservation and they were able to accommodate me.

The wine list is great and very well priced, would have expected prices to be much higher! Ask for the sommelier, he is very well informed and knows his list inside out.

The Alturas 8 Degustation menu is a steal, you should definitely go that route. You'll be able to enjoy a wide variety of different plates, you can also select the wine pairing

Great location, you can also visit the kitchen, which is an added bonus. Located in the south of Miraflores, near Barranco.

Safe to walk to

  • Visited May 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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London, United Kingdom
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80 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“The temple of Peruvian delicate food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2014

WooW ... what a smash !
Yes it's expensive for Lima, Yes you can eat for less expensive .... but No you can't find this level of amazingless !
It is something you have to experience once in your life. It is memorable and clever.
The chef has idea and bring his experience on your plate.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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