My wife and I will be passing through Lima on the way to and from Cusco, and the flights work out such that we'll have a Saturday breakfast, two Saturday lunches, and a Friday- and two Saturday-night dinners.
We'd really love to put together a variety of great Lima experiences and would appreciate your recs... we like everything from the fanciest places to holes in the wall. Though food is generally much more important than ambience to us, but we're open to trying unique ambiences with decent food. And of course, anything that you can only get in Lima or Peru is always great to know about. For what it's worth we both speak Spanish so talking to cab drivers won't be a problem.
Here's what I was thinking, would love opinions pro or con:
We arrive Friday afternoon after a long overnight flight, staying at the Sheraton downtown, and I was thinking that maybe we'd take a nap and then the first Friday night we'd hit the Museo Larco (open til 10pm) and then the Cafe del Museo, which looks pretty good and is right there... Maybe not the top 3 places to dine in Lima but convenient and pretty good for tired souls... Happy to be talked out of this idea... Thoughts?
Saturday we'd have breakfast in a favorite local place (gotta be ceviche, right?), do some sightseeing, have a nice long afternoon lunch somewhere, wander around and then have dinner.
The following Saturday, we'd do roughly the same but possibly try to check out a new part of town... No breakfast since we're flying in from Cusco that morning.
Finally, any fruits/drinks/ snacks we shouldn't miss out on?
Tom in LA