Central Restaurant

Central Restaurant

Central is an unmissable part of the itinerary, with its tasting menu travelling from 25 metres below to 4,200 metres above sea level. Central made its debut on The World’s 50 Best Restaurants list in 2013 at No.50 and has since rocketed to No.4. Chef Virgílio Martínez’s star has been rising rapidly for the last few years, coinciding with Lima’s ascent to become one of the world’s leading foodie destinations.

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2 hrs
Available Days:
Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
Any time between Thu Jan 01 1970 12:45:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time) and Thu Jan 01 1970 21:30:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
Hotel Transport Included
Mobile Ticket Included
Offered in English, Spanish

Martínez trained in kitchens in London, New York, Bogotá and Madrid before opening Central in 2009. He cooks alongside his head chef and wife, Pía, and says their work/life relationship is “a beautiful thing”. When Central first appeared in The World’s 50 Best Restaurants list in 2013, Pía and Virgílio travelled to London for the awards ceremony just four days before returning to Lima to get married. Life has been similarly hectic ever since.

Style of food
Avant-garde Peruvian

Typical dishes Hot ceviche of langoustines and corvina fish; Mask of the Suckling Pig with black onion and sweet garlic; pseudocereals with quinoa and kañiwa. Standout dish: Marine Soil: Razor Clams, Pepino Melon, Aji Chili Pepper

Martinez also owns Lima and more casual Lima Floral in London – handy if you live on the other side of the pond.

What to Bring

Should you or any member of your party have a food allergy, dietary restriction, or intolerance, please let us know in advance so we can adjust the menu accordingly. Menu and prices are subject to change until booking confirmation.

What's included

Tasting Menu without drinks, it can be 14 or 11 courses according to your chosen selection. Transportation can be included in case is required.


Many of our tours and activities offer transportation pick up & drop off options from several locations and destinations. Options vary by tour, see “BOOKING REQUEST” for full details.

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