Lima, the capital of Peru, is one of the most visited gastronomical destinations in the world. In fact, Peru has been the best culinary destination in the world for many years now.
Though there are plenty of incredible Peruvian dishes, Peruvian ceviche, the national dish of Peru is probably the one that has everyone drooling. Even after years of travel, ceviche is still one of our favorite dishes from around the world.
No Peru itinerary is complete without including a visit to some of the best cevicherias (ceviche specialty restaurants). Guess where are some of the best places in Peru to try authentic Peruvian ceviche? The capital of Peru, Lima.
To try this amazing Peruvian national dish, you probably think you have to spend a lot of money. However, this is far from the truth.
Peruvian ceviche does not have to be expensive. There are plenty of restaurants that allow you to try good and authentic Peruvian ceviche for cheap. But if you want to splurge on some of the best food, Lima has 2 of the top 50 restaurants in the world.
Here are 7 of the best restaurants for ceviche in Lima on a budget!
Best Restaurants For Ceviche In Lima
1. El Cebiche De Ronald
El Cebiche de Ronald is a small hole-in-the-wall restaurant that is famous among the locals, but hardly known among the tourists. There is limited seating in the restaurant, and if you are visiting during lunchtime, you might have to wait some time.
The menu only serves a few dishes, but these few dishes have enough flavor to make you come back for more. Its most popular dish has to be the trio set, which is a set with 3 dishes – traditional ceviche, chaufa de mariscos (seafood fried rice), and chicharron de calamar (calamari).
If you want to sample a little bit of everything, the trio is a great option.
Their traditional ceviche comes with boiled sweet potato, plantain chips, corn, and a little bit of calamari. This is definitely my favorite on the menu.
El Cebiche de Ronald makes the ceviche fresh in front of you. Their kitchen is open-air so you can see every single step of the process.
From cooking the fish with their fresh lime to putting the final touch into the dish, you can see where your food is coming from and how it is made.
As a result, their ceviches are some of the freshest I have ever tried in Lima, and surprisingly one of the cheapest too.
In fact, El Cebiche de Ronald used to be just one restaurant but now has opened up many other stores around Lima. I definitely recommend trying the original restaurant.
- Address: Av. Ignacio Merino 2427, Lince 15046, Peru
- Hours: 11:30 AM – 4:30 PM Daily
2. Barra Maretazo
Barra Maretazo is a restaurant that has 23 years of experience cooking Peruvian cuisine. Without a doubt, you already know this is one of the best restaurants in Lima for Ceviche.
Located in Miraflores, one of the best neighborhoods to stay in Lima, Barra Maretazo has some amazing interior aesthetics to match its mouth-watering food.
They believe that if you are having seafood or ceviche, it should be more than just a “taste” experience.
For that reason, they have boats where you can sit and enjoy your meal. Or if you want to be even closer to the sea, they have a sand bar where you can dip your feet in the sand while you sip on a Pisco sour (the national drink of Peru) and enjoy a traditional Peruvian ceviche.
Just like many of the restaurants in Lima, visitors can either have a traditional ceviche, or mix it with other seafood. We particularly like the one with fresh shrimp, so give that a try when you are there!
For appetizers, don’t miss out on leche de tigre, which translates to tiger’s milk. It is something they use to make ceviche!
- Address: Calle Alcanfores 373, Miraflores 15074, Peru
- Hours: 12 PM – 10 PM Daily
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3. Costazul Seafood
Costazul Seafood, or Blue Coast Seafood in English, is a restaurant that uses some of the freshest ingredients to prepare its affordable dishes.
Located in the beautiful and safe neighborhood in Lima, Costazul Restaurant is a small cozy space with big flavors and friendly services. Their menus are diverse but the waiters are more than happy to explain to you what the dishes are.
When we visited, we didn’t know what we wanted to order, but the waiter helped us select the perfect dishes, and they were all incredible and good-portioned.
Without a doubt, try their traditional ceviche, which comes with boiled sweet potato, Peruvian corn, and thinly-sliced red onions. Their other seafood dishes are also incredible, especially the octopus. We also had a Pisco Sour here and loved it!
- Address: Calle Berlin 899, Miraflores 15074, Peru
- Hours: Sunday: 12:30 PM – 6 PM | Monday to Saturday: 12:30 PM – 8:30 PM
4. Punto Azul
If you have ever walked around the neighborhood of Miraflores, then you have probably walked past Punto Azul. Frequently indicated by a line of people waiting, Punto Azul is definitely perhaps the most famous restaurant in Miraflores, and its ceviche is simply heavenly.
Their Peruvian ceviche is definitely one of the best I have ever had in my life. The fish is seasoned and cooked so perfectly that it melts in your mouth.
Every bite was just one step closer to heaven.
The flavor of the spices combined with the freshness of the raw fish was nothing like I have ever tried before. It reminded me of some of the best sushi I have had in Japan, but better. Come here and your taste buds will thank you.
Punto Azul has the traditional ceviche and the Punto Azul ceviche. Personally, I liked the traditional ceviche more than the Punto Azul one. The Punto Azul ceviche uses Aji, which is the orange sauce you see in the picture above, to make the dish a little spicier and adds a little twist to it.
Don’t forget to try the chicha morada, one of the most traditional Peruvian drinks, here as well.
- Address: Calle San Martin 595, Miraflores 15074, Peru
- Hours: Sunday: 11 AM – 4 PM | Monday: 12 PM – 10 AM | Tuesday to Saturday: 11 AM – 12 AM
5. Canta Rana
Canta Rana is not your typical restaurant. The spaces are cramped and it could be noisy, especially during peak hours. However, that does not stop the locals and the tourists from flocking to this famous cevicheria every day.
The atmosphere is more local, which is amazing if you are a traveler that wants to mingle with the natives. And if you are lucky to visit during a football match, expect the place to be crowded and rowdy. Peruvian are die-hard football fans and one of the best places to watch the game is Canta Rana.
Dining at Canta Rana is more than just about the food, it is about the entire experience. Yes, you can have delicious ceviche as well as other seafood dishes, but nowhere in Lima would you find a restaurant that is full of energy and charm.
If you happen to be in Barranc, make sure you check out this iconic ceviche restaurant!
- Address: Genova 101, Barranco 15063, Peru
- Hours: Sunday and Monday: 10 AM – 5 PM | Tuesday to Saturday: 10 AM – 10 PM
6. Mi Barrunto
Mi Barrunto is probably the most famous restaurant for ceviche in Lima. At the moment, it has over 13 thousand reviews of Google. It is a restaurant that is located a bit further away from the main tourist area. For that reason, Mi Barrunto is mostly visited by locals.
Now you must think, if this place is visited by locals, it must be cheap. That is far from the truth. Mi Barrunto is actually quite an expensive restaurant, more expensive than some of the nicer restaurants in the fancier neighborhoods such as Miraflores or Barranco.
Even with such high prices, the locals flock here. Why? The seafood and ceviche here are top-notched. The atmosphere is welcoming. Locals come here to hang out on a Saturday night, chat with friends, and enjoy some amazing food.
If you don’t believe me, just check out, Mi Barrunto’s extensive menu.
The downside is since it is such a local restaurant, the interior is not as posh as the other restaurants in Miraflores or Barranco. The restaurant is also located quite far and it is unsafe to walk in the surrounding area of the restaurant. For that reason, the only way to get there is pretty much just with an Uber.
Every dish at Mi Barrunto is fantastic. We recommend trying the leche de tigre, seafood rice, and of course, the traditional ceviche. They have their own Mi Barrunto ceviche as well if you are looking for flavors that are a little bit more unique.
And of course, make sure you get a glass of chicha morada! It is one of the best I had in Peru!
- Address: Jiron Sebastian Barranca 935, La Victoria 15018, Peru
- Hours: 10 AM – 5 PM Daily
7. Delfino Mar
If you are looking for a more upscale restaurant to enjoy some ceviche, then make sure you head to Delfino Mar. Just a few blocks from Love Park (Parque Amor) in Miraflores, Delfino Mar is very easy to get to.
The restaurant’s atmosphere itself is quite the opposite of Mi Barrunto or Canta Rana, it is peaceful and quiet. It is almost as if you were at a Michelin-starred restaurant in New York City.
Here the tranquility lets you focus on your food better. Every mouthful of ceviche is an unforgettable memory that you can savor for the rest of your life. This is also a great place to take someone on a date!!
Though ceviche is its specialty, the restaurant also has plenty of other outstanding dishes such fried fish and even lomo saltado! What’s even better is that you get to enjoy your food as your admire the views of the sea from Delfino Mar!
- Address: Jorge Chavez 509, Miraflores 15074, Peru
- Hours: 10 PM -5 PM Daily
Best Places For Ceviche In Lima Map
We know how hard it is to find the perfect place to eat ceviche in Lima. That is why we have created the map above so you can know exactly which are the best restaurants near you and how long it’ll take you to get there.
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Where To Stay In Lima To Eat Good Ceviche
The best place to stay in Lima for ceviche has to be either Miraflores or Barranco. I personally like Miraflores a little more because there are just so many cevicherias to choose from.
Other than that, the neighborhood itself, especially the cliffs by the Malecon is gorgeous. Miraflores is safe and quiet, but nightclubs and bars are also within walking distance.
There are plenty of amazing things to do in Miraflores as well!
Even if you are not here for the ceviches, Miraflores is the neighborhood you want to stay in when visiting Lima.
Here are some recommendations for specific places to stay in Lima, Peru!
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