Santa Isabel, Miraflores 15074, Peru
Virgillio Martinez Veliz, who heads the kitchen of this eatery, right around the corner from the Miraflores Park Hotel, is another of the young chefs who studied abroad (Lutèce in New York) and returned to create contemporary Peruvian food. Central has already become a place for Limeños to see and be seen while enjoying the fusion (Peruvian, Mediterranean and Asian) cuisine in a chic setting. For a tasty light meal, it’s hard to beat the arugula and horseradish salad followed by salmon shiro miso. Reservations recommended.
Written by Melissa Biggs Bradley