Peruvian gastronomy is a celebration of Peru and Lima has been declared the gastronomic capital of Latin America thanks in part to the vastness and exquisiteness of our dishes.
The richness of our cuisine is based on our culture’s miscegenation which involves the coming together of people from many parts of the world, including Spain, Africa, China, Italy, and Japan. True to tradition, the new generation of Peruvian chefs focuses on innovation and research in order to keep achieving the highest international distinctions.
Prizes and Recognition
For eight consecutive years Peru has been awarded the title of the World’s Leading Culinary Destination by World Travel Awards. This esteemed travel accolade, presented in Oman, has been awarded to Peru every year since 2012. Peru is so proud to be recognized among several other fantastic destinations.
Peru’s capital city of Lima is one of the world’s great gastronomic cities and was recognized by The World’s 50 Best Restaurants as home to two of the top 10 restaurants in the world in Central (6) and Maido (10) as well as Astrid y Gastón (67) rounding out 3 in the top 70.