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2021 Luces Awards: learn about the nominated restaurants and why they are benchmarks of a new Lima

At its 487 years of foundation, Lima, the beloved, revered and, sometimes, incomprehensible capital, continues in the process of changes and adaptations. Its gastronomy is no exception. Undoubtedly, Lima is a benchmark for Peruvian, Latin American and worldwide cuisine, as has been demonstrated by the restaurants positioned in prominent positions in regional and global rankings such as the 50 Best, for example, and events such as the Lights Awards 2021.

Restaurants nominated for the category best new restaurant They are not only a sign of hard work in the face of the crisis, they are also a thermometer of contemporary, tasty and creative Lima, which looks at the sea and captures its language, a more cosmopolitan Lima capable of capturing the flavors of other continents in its dishes. perfect match with national supplies.

Let’s meet the restaurants that opened their doors to the public between December 2020 and December 2021, and that will give a lot to talk about in the future. To vote for your favorite go to this link.

1. Warehouse

Fishery and cevichería that gives its soul to the plate. Warehouse guarantees fresh products fresh from the sea, with respect for the Minimum size and balance of flavors. They work directly with artisanal fishermen. Fish can be ordered to suit the customer, in different shapes and textures, as well as scallops, octopus or shellfish, only the customer decides the best way to taste the seafood. The ceviche is Almacén’s most acclaimed dish in its various presentations, with its corn pancake or its law chifles. Grilled octopus is another option, as well as the leche de tigre shots.


  • Amelio Plascencia Street 126, Miraflores
  • Contact: 947002976 – (01)4969164
  • Chef: Renzo Minan

2. Baan

Baan, an Indian word that means ‘house’, was also born during the pandemic, first in a dark kitchen format and then as a restaurant. At Baan, the intense flavors of Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia, Japan and China, as well as India, are combined with ingredients from our jungle. It is defined as the union between Asia and Peru, the richness and contrasts of both territories come together in their dishes. The tuna sashimi bites on a creamy avocado with green curry, the Thai shellfish tiradito with Thai tiger milk with chalaquita or the dim sums are just some of the Baan dishes that represent its variety.


  • Address: 295 Santa Luisa Street, San Isidro
  • Reservations and delivery orders: There are also nen Mesa 24/7 and Rappi
  • Chef: Francesca Ferreyros

3. Fire

Meat, lots of meat in its different versions and cuts are tasted at Fuego. This is a restaurant where they use various cooking techniques taken from other cultures and combined with “the Kamado, the embers, the grill, the ovens, the logs and the smoked foods,” says their website. The wings and Angus sweetbreads with Kamado, the tartar and carpaccio of thin loin, the pan of prawns or the shells with Kamado au gratin with huancaína are some of the proposals to start with. The Wagyu XL experience for 4 with tomahawk, t-bone, Angus Prime USA short rib and grilled salad with French fries, is a restaurant bet to share. In addition, you will find lomo saltado, milanese, side dishes and desserts, as well as a signature cocktail menu.


  • Address: 221 Coronel Inclan Street, Miraflores
  • Reservations: 960997041 /
  • Chef: Christian Bravo

4. Genki

Genki means ‘happy’ in Spanish. In this space in Miraflores, marine and Creole delicacies are combined with a Nikkei touch, so we will find ceviches, tiraditos or fish cracklings. In addition, they offer wings in different flavors: teriyaki, peruchas, acebichadas or crispy, and snack options such as razor shells with yellow pepper, shells with chimichurri, seafood empanadas or pota anticuchera. Among the most forceful dishes are the tacu tacu with seafood sauce or with fish, rice with seafood and characato nikkei.


  • Address: Jr. Arica 125, Miraflores
  • Orders and reservations: 998174079 /
  • Chef: Alonso Arakaki

5. Lila Dasso

Lila Dasso presents three different menus throughout the day: for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with certain snacks that are maintained. On the menu there are options of pastries, cakes and cocktails. You will find bites that are simple in form, but complex in substance. The Dasso street restaurant has a front terrace and an open-air backyard. Some peculiar flavors are the black bean and quinoa soy sauce (in the eggs benedict hollandaise sauce), corn miso in the french toast, saffron kombucha in the kouign amann (pastry), garum (fermented sauce) of meat in the tartare and kiwicha miso in the roasted cauliflower.


  • Address: Miguel Dasso Street 125, San Isidro
  • Reservations: WhatsApp 914269370
  • Chef: Jose Luis Saume

6. Ortega & Huaman

Its name combines the aspects that give rise to the restaurant’s menu: Mediterranean and Peruvian flavors. Ortega is the green olive of Mediterranean lands and Huamán is the Peruvian jug olive. In its menu you will find creative samples of flavors that dialogue very well, such as croquettes made with corn and on top of them a tasty Joselito ham; grilled entrails with a contrasting sweet sauce of malamado port and tucupí; the popular suckling pig in its juice, quince and lime puree, maca and mustard; or a burrata accompanied by greens, pistachios and lime that ends with a balsamic glaze, a dish that Ortega & Huamán recommends for these sunny days.


  • Address: Malecon 28 de Julio 385, Miraflores
  • Reservations: 979548606
  • Chef: Carlos Testino

7. Passionate Red Pizza

It started as a ‘dark kitchen’ and now has a place in San Isidro. Rossa Pizza Appassionata’s pizzas are original and unexpected. They offer artichoke and mushroom entrees, with some Rossa Wings (chicken wings with sweet and sour marinara sauce), melanzane alla parmigiana, stracciatella donuts and more. Pizzas are their calling card, but they also have dishes like baguette, chicken milanese, Mamma Rossa with calamarata pasta, pomodoro, basil, ricotta and olive powder, as well as amazing wines and desserts.


  • Choquehuanca Street 601, San Isidro
  • Reservations and delivery orders: 914777538 or via ️
  • Chef: Jose Luis Saume

8. Sapiens

In Sapiens, it is fire that takes the leading role and it walks through American Angus meat, fish, shellfish and vegetables. Its menu includes rice dishes and homemade sausages, and options such as aubergine, aubergine ragout and rustic pesto; pork bondiola coppa with three months of drying; grilled melon, prosciutto and roasted melon vinaigrette, among many other equally diverse dishes. The variety of ingredients and combinations is quite generous within its menu.


  • Av. Pardo y Aliaga 697, San Isidro
  • Reservations: 959717899 /
  • Chef: Jaime Pesaque


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