Is Lima Peru worth a trip? The short answer is YES!
I know a lot of people only stop in Lima because that’s where their international flight arrives and then it is onto Cusco. As I have said before there is more to Peru than Machu Picchu.
So what is there to do in Lima? Eat is my answer.
I had the pleasure of eating at one of the top 50 restaurants in the world right in Lima. Maido is a top rated restaurant and worth every penny.
I started off the meal with an amuse bouche that was almost too pretty to eat. Almost.
Next I had a scallop sushi. This was also delicious but didn’t really go with the rest of my order. I had decided that I wanted to try as many little plates as possible and this was good.
My main course was the octopus that was grilled with vegetables. This was amazing. I kept taking a bite saying this is so delicious. And then another bite and another. So good.
Next I had the pork rib lettuce cups which again were good but I was still drooling over the octopus.
And for dessert I had the bird’s nest mousse. White chocolate with cotton candy and just beautifully presented.
I once again stayed at the Tierra Viva Hotels in Miraflores. This was my favourite hotel chain in Peru. Nice, clean, comfortable rooms and a great price.
If you decide to make a stop in Lima I highly recommend Maiko. I would also like to share the new Lima Airport bus that I took from Lima to the airport. It is less than $10 and picks up at 7 stops in Miraflores. Such a convenient way to get to the airport with free wifi on board and an absolutely comfortable ride. Thanks Lima Airport Express for the lift!
As always all opinions are my own.
Tags: peru, south america