10 Best Food Tours in Lima For A Peruvian Feast

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Taking food tours in Lima is a delicious way to discover why Peru’s capital is a top gastronomic destination in South America.

Local food guides, who know the city intimately, will introduce you to the hidden gems, local restaurants and innovative chefs.

We can attest to the deliciousness in Lima, having scouted the local food scene while in South America.

On your Peru travels, dive into the local food scene. Take any of these 10 best food tours in Lima for an unforgettable Peruvian feast.

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Food Tours in Lima To Choose From

Lima Food ToursPrice ($USD)Group SizeStart TimeDuration (hours)Location
Lima Ultimate Peruvian Food Tour$89Max 109:30 am, 3:00 pm, 5:00 pm4hBarranco
Lima Gourmet Evening Food Tour $145Max 104:45 pm5hBarranco district
Food & Art: Lima Colors and Flavors Walking Tour$60Max 109:00 am4hChorrillos and Barranco
Market Food Experience 9 Peruvian Snacks$17Max 121:00 pm2.5hChinatown
Trending Flavors Miraflores Walking Food and Drinks Tour $50Max 109:30 am4hMiraflores
Street Food & Old Taverns Tour $69Max 1011:00 am4hHistoric Center 
Local Markets Food Tasting Experience$56Max 102:00 pm3.5hSurquillo and Surco
Full-Day Lima Culinary, Historic & Traditional Tour$170Max 69:00 am8hChinatown and Barranco 
10 Tastings of Lima With Locals$71.33Private Every half hour from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm3hLima Center
Lima Vegan Peruvian Food Tour$119Private 10:30 am, 11:00 am, 12:00 pm, 1:00 pm, 2:00 pm4hBarranco
Prices for these food tours in Lima are in soles (PEN). We provide USD conversion at the time of writing. Prices and availability may vary slightly when you book your class. 

Top Peruvian Food Tours in Lima

1. Lima Ultimate Peruvian Food Tour

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Barranco is one of Lima’s most vibrant neighborhoods. It has a dynamic local scene in a hip and bohemian atmosphere.

This Lima Ultimate Peruvian food tour takes you on a culinary adventure with 15 tastings of traditional Peruvian dishes, exotic fruits, and local drinks.

For over 4-hours, your knowledgeable guide will take you to the best restaurants and eateries to discover the local attractions and delicious flavors.

Tastings include Peruvian food specialties like Aji de Gallina empanada or chicken chili empanada paired with Peruvian coffee. 

Ceviche, Causa Rellena, exotic fruits, and Andean punch are many other flavors you’ll sample along the way.

A chocolate tasting session as well as learning how to make Peruvian Pisco Sour are other highlights on this Lima ultimate Peruvian food tour.

You’ll have more than enough to eat and will leave with a great introduction to Peruvian gastronomy in a fun neighborhood.

Cost: $89 per person

Time and Length of Tour: Approximately 4 hours. Tours start at 9:30 am, 3:00 pm and 5:00 pm

Group Style: Small group tour of a maximum of 10 people 

2. Lima Gourmet Evening Experience Food Tour

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Savor Peruvian cuisine in four restaurants – Photo credit: The Lima Gourmet Company on Facebook

For an exclusive and upscale food tour in Lima, consider this evening experience tour with transportation provided.

In this Lima evening gourmet experience, you will enjoy fine dining at 4 hip restaurants, including one beach restaurant and lounge. 

This 5 hours evening gourmet experience kicks off over cocktails with spectacular views of Lima’s coastline. 

With a Pisco Sour cocktail in hand, you’ll learn about this iconic Peruvian drink while savoring the ambiance.

Two restaurant stops follow for tastings of Peruvian signature dishes and desserts. The first stop is at a 2,500-year-old archeological complex.

And, the next stop is for a modern twist on Peruvian traditional foods from celebrated local chefs.

The night ends in Barranco, where you explore the main attractions while strolling under the moonlight.

If you prefer a similar experience, but in the daytime, there is a daytime gourmet experience that also offers a memorable experience in Lima.

Cost: $145 per person

Time and Length of Tour: Approximately 5 hours. Tour starts at 4:45 pm

Group Style: Small group tour of a maximum of 10 people 

3. Food & Art:  Lima Colors and Flavors Walking Tour

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Sample fresh fish offerings at a famous market

Step off the beaten path and explore the local food scene in two distinctive Lima neighborhoods.

This 4-hour Food & Art: Lima colors and flavors walking tour takes you first to Chorrillos district a  “fish town,” in a local neighborhood that hosts one of the city’s famous fish markets.

As you discover the local fish species you’ll sample the best ceviche made fresh from the day’s catch.

As you walk towards the Barranco district, you’ll stop at two other popular markets for unique tastes of Peruvian flavors.  

At these local markets, you’ll sample exotic fruits from the Amazon Rainforest, street food from the Andes, and many more traditional Peruvian foods.

As this is also an art tour, you’ll also be introduced to unique murals and street art along the way.

In Barranco, where the tour ends, you’ll visit local galleries for more exposure to Peruvian artistic talent. 

Your fun and knowledgeable guide will make sure your culinary experience is nothing short of extraordinary. 

Cost: $60 per person

Time and Length of Tour: Approximately 4 hours. Tour starts at 9:00 am

Group Style: Small group tour of a maximum of 10 people 

4. Market Food Experience 9 Peruvian Snacks

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Anticuchos is a must try while on Lima food tour

Visiting a local market in Lima, Peru, is one of the best ways to taste various Peruvian cuisine street food delicacies.

This market food experience, 9 Peruvian snacks is a  2.5 hour culinary journey through Peru’s diverse culinary flavors.

Your walking tour starts with a visit to Chinatown to learn how Chinese culture has influenced Peruvian cuisine.

Lima’s Chinatown will surprise you with authentic Chinese foods, such as Siu Mae, Peruvian Chinese Chifa fusion dishes, and much more.

At the city’s main market, Mercado Central, you will try local dishes like Papa Rellena, Anticuchos, and Ceviche, or snacks like Choclo con queso.

At other local market stops unique Peruvian street foods like Mazamorra Morada for dessert and drinks like Chicha Morada or Lucuma Juice will delight you.

This small group tour in Lima goes beyond food and dives into the culinary culture in Peru.

The experience of seeing the local ingredients at the markets and then tasting their transformation into Peruvian delicious food will leave you enriched.

Cost: $17 per person

Time and Length of Tour: Approximately 2,5 hours. Tour starts at 1:00 pm

Group Style: Small group tour of a maximum of 10 people 

5. Trending Flavors: Miraflores Walking Food and Drinks Tour 

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Stunning view of Miraflores district

As the name suggests, this Miraflores walking tour takes you on an exciting Peruvian cuisine exploration in the Miraflores district. 

Spend about 4-hours on this Miraflores walking tour with a local guide, diving into Peruvian food, history, and culture.

Before heading to a Miraflores local market, you’ll start your walking tour at a coffee shop for a taste of Peruvian coffee. 

You’ll try a traditional pork sandwich, which is a popular street food to whet your appetite.

At a local market in Miraflores, you’ll explore local ingredients, and exotic fruits and meet some of the market vendors.

At a nearby local restaurant, you’ll sample dishes made with traditional recipes including a freshly prepared exclusive ceviche dish.

Paired with a Chilcano, a long drink prepared with Peruvian Pisco, you’ll have the perfect combination of Lima food and drinks.

A Peruvian traditional dessert will end your Miraflores food and walking tour. If you are staying in the Miraflores neighborhood, this is one of the best food tours in Lima to take.

Cost: $50 per person

Time and Length of Tour: Approximately 4 hours. Tour starts at 9:30 am

Group Style: Small group tour of a maximum of 10 people 

6. Street Food & Old Taverns Tour in the Historic Center of Lima

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Picarones, sweet and crispy donuts rings

This is one of the best food tours in Lima that combines food and drink tastings with landmarks in Lima’s historic center.

This 4-hour street food & Old Tavern tour starts with visiting Lima’s architectural landmarks left as heritage by the Spanish conquerors. 

Plaza San Martin, Jiron de La Union, and Basilica San Francisco are just a few famous attractions on your Lima street food tour itinerary.

In between stops at the historic sites, you’ll enjoy tastings of Peruvian street food and traditional dishes.

Some of the traditional Peruvian dishes you’ll try include Tamale, Chifa, or Chinese Peruvian fusion foods, local sandwiches, and more. 

Going along with the food will be drinks like Emoliente herbs drink, Pisco Sours, and other surprising drinks.

The portion sizes on this Lima food tour are quite generous, so come hungry and be prepared to eat. 

Adventurous eaters will also want to try Afro-Peruvian street food like Anticuchos or beef heart and Pancita innards.

For sweet delights, seasonal fruits, churros, and Peruvian Picarones donuts will be a treat for the taste buds.

This is one of the best food tours in Lima’s historical center to consider.

Cost: $69 per person

Time and Length of Tour: Approximately 4 hours. Tours start at 11:00 am and 4:30 pm

Group Style: Small group tour of a maximum of 10 people 

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7. History and Local Markets Tour with Food Tasting

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Delve into the heart of Peru’s culinary and cultural heritage

Discover the best of Peruvian cuisine and taste regional foods from the Andes, Amazon Rainforest, and Pacific seacoast.

With private transport provided, this 3.5-hour food history and local markets tour offers a unique experience at two of Lima’s renowned markets and a famous vineyard. 

At the local markets which are located in two distinct neighborhoods, try exotic and seasonal fruits from different parts of the country.

As you walk around the markets with your guide, you’ll get an in depth understanding of the cuisine and local produce.

One of the most unusual Ceviche dishes you’ll taste incorporates the unique flavors of “cushuro,”  an indigenous seaweed. 

This “ceviche with cushuro” will be one of the most surprising, yet best ceviche you’ll savor in Lima.

Other tasty dishes you’ll try will be Chaufa de Cecina and Juanes de Pollo, two typical dishes from the Amazon jungle.

Your Peruvian culinary journey continues to Ugarelli Vineyard, famous for its sweet, semi-dry, and young dry wines, as well as Pisco and macerated wines production.

This food tour in Lima from local markets to vineyards is one of the best food tours for highlighting unique aspects of Peruvian culture.

Cost: $56 per person

Time and Length of Tour: Approximately 3.5 hours. Tour starts at 2:00 pm

Group Style: Small group tour of a maximum of 10 people 

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8. Full-Day Lima Culinary, Historic & Traditional City Tour

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Archbishop’s Palace in the historic center of Lima

Lima, a South America culinary capital, offers a wonderful blend of history, culture and a thriving local food scene. 

This full-day culinary and historic Lima tour takes you on an 8-hour culinary adventure in the Barranco district, Chinatown, and Lima’s center.

You’ll get acquainted with Peru’s history as you explore the historic center of Lima, a UNESCO Heritage Site, also known as the City of Kings or “Ciudad de los Reyes.”

The Barranco neighborhood will delight you with its local market, where you will taste a wide variety of indigenous fruits and fresh products.

You will discover the “Chifa” cuisine, a gastronomic blend of Chinese and Peruvian influences, at Lima’s Chinatown, the largest one in South America. 

This Lima food tour also includes an exclusive Ceviche tasting at a local restaurant. You’ll meet one of the local chefs and visit the kitchen and learn how to make this iconic Peruvian dish.

This food tour concludes on a sweet note, with a tasting of Picarones, the famous Peruvian dessert.

This full-day experience culinary experience is one of the best ways to experience Lima through its combination of food and history

You’ll travel comfortably with private transportation and your dedicated guides will ensure you leave with an in depth understanding of Lima and Peruvian cuisine. 

Cost: $170 per person

Time and Length of Tour: Approximately 8 hours. Tour starts at 9:00 am

Group Style: Small group tour of a maximum of 6 people 

9. The 10 Tastings of Lima With Locals: Private Street Food Tour

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Stroll by the Government of Peru building on this food tour

Learn about Peruvian food culture and the Lima food scene on a private Lima food tour.

This 10 tastings of Lima street food tour is a fun and delicious way to discover Lima food at your own pace with personalized attention from your guide.

This 3-hour culinary adventure takes you to the city center, where you will visit popular places like the Central Market or Chinatown.

The menu of this private tour includes a wide variety of tastings, from savory to sweet. 

You’ll try Peruvian cheese and olives, indescribable local fruits, Chinese dumplings, Ceviche and more. 

On the sweet side, Peruvian desserts like Churros, Turron and others, will surprise you. m

Beyond Pisco Sours, Peru has many more unique beverages you’ll discover. From Andean coffee, to corn-based fermented drinks, get ready for a memorable experience.

As this is a walking tour, you’ll stop at iconic monuments, like the San Francisco Basilica, museums, the Cathedral, Government Palace, and others.

This is one of the best private street food tours for an immersive Peruvian culinary and cultural experience. 

Cost: $71.33 per person

Time and Length of Tour: Approximately 3 hours. Tours start every half hour from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm

Group Style: Private group tour 

10. Lima Vegan Peruvian Food Tour

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Yummy vegan ceviche – Photo credit: Exquisito Perú on Facebook

Explore another side of Peruvian cuisine and taste 14 traditional  and vegan dishes in the Barranco district of Lima, Peru.

This 4-hour private vegan Peruvian food tour, is focused on Peruvian traditional flavors with a vegan twist.

After starting out with organic Peruvian coffee and avocado toast, you’ll participate in an interactive and fun biodiverse workshop. 

In this workshop, you’ll learn about Peru’s biodiversity as you explore local produce, unique fruits, seasonal vegetables, grains, and more. 

As you explore the Barranco district, you’ll even stop into a local artist’s gallery for a bit of art culture. 

Your vegan culinary adventures continue where you’ll sample delicacies like mushroom Ceviche, Quinoa salad, and even vegan Lomo Saltado.

To pair with your food, you’ll relish Pisco Sours as you learn from a mixologist how to craft the best Pisco Chilcano drink.

Ending on artisanal sorbet, you will leave with a in depth understanding of the country’s unique flavors and some of the best vegan Lima restaurants to visit later.

Cost: $119 per person

Time and Length of Tour: Approximately 4 hours. Tours start at 10:30 am, 11:00 am, 12:00 pm, 1:00 pm and 2:00 pm

Group Style: Private group tour 

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What to Consider When Choosing a Food Tour in Lima Peru

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All food tours in Lima offer something different

Although food tours in Lima may seem similar, the experiences and features are unique from every tour. 

As you plan your Lima culinary experience, here are a few things to consider.

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What Kind of  Experience Do You Want?

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Claire and Rosemary in front of Lima Cathedral

Before booking your Lima food tours, note your preferences and the experiences you want to have.

Do you want to visit a particular neighborhood in Lima? Some tours go to hip and trendy neighborhoods, while others focus on the historic center or Chinatown.

Is there a specific experience you want to have? Some Lima tours visit the local markets, while others focus on restaurant experiences.

Do you want the company of other food lovers, or do you prefer a private tour experience instead?

How much time do you have in your itinerary? Do you want a half day, evening or full day tour in Lima?

With these considerations in mind, select the best food tours in Lima for you and your group.

What Is Your Budget for Your Lima Food Tour

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Another important aspect is your budget for any of these food tours in Lima.

The best food tours in Lima range in price from $17 to $170 per person

However, depending on the size of your group, you may be able to negotiate discounted rates.

On a positive note, all these tours have a free cancellation policy up to 24 to 72 hours before the tour.

Frequently Asked Questions – Lima Food Tours

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Cost Of Food In Lima?

An average meal for one person at a restaurant in Lima costs around S/.26 (approx. $7.03)

What is the Most Famous Food in Lima? 

The most famous Lima dish is Ceviche, a raw fish or seafood dish marinated with lime juice, onions, and chili. In Peru, it is served with sweet potato, toasted corn, and plantain chips. You may also see it spelled Cebiche.”

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