Get a taste for local life and local cuisine with this Lima food tour that takes you out of the touristy restaurants and into a local home. Learn to make ceviche and the perfect pisco sour, and get your shopping fix in a local market.
What to Expect
Learn more about Peruvians (and Peruvian food!) with a home cooked Lima food tour that will teach you to prepare traditional recipes handed down over generations. Even if you’re a novice in the kitchen, you'll be whipping up a classic ceviche in no time.
This Lima food tour takes you to a local family home in Chorrillos (south of Barranco and Miraflores). But before you go, you’ll stop at a local market to discover some Peruvian treasures. Explore a huge variety of fruits, vegetables, and fiery spices, and maybe make a purchase or two. From aji limo to aji mirasol and aji panca to cumin, plus the wonderful fresh limes, chirimoya, and lucuma fruits, this place really is a feast for your senses.
Next, you’ll travel like a local and take a city bus to Chorrillos in the south corner of Lima, a residential neighborhood free from touristy traps. Your Lima food tour takes you to the house of a local family, where the star is Doña Mechita, a caring Peruvian mother and the best cook in her family. She’ll share her family recipes and traditions with you in her home, and you’ll learn about culinary practices that reflect generations of local women.
You’ll learn to prepare a classic ceviche, Peru’s national dish, made with fresh fish caught that day and a yummy mix of limes, onions, coriander, and a few other secret ingredients. You’ll also try a surprising chicha morada. Never heard of it? This purple corn drink is typical of Lima, and the corn is believed to have healing properties — it has even been exported to Japan to treat cancer. Doña Mechita will also teach you to prepare a delicious causa limeña made with potatoes, chilies, and lime to accompany your ceviche. And to round it all out, you’ll enjoy a pisco sour, with a demonstration on how to make them just right using an original recipe just for you.
For Peruvians, sharing cuisine represents more than just eating — it represents knowledge, tradition, home life, and, of course, fun. So fancy learning how Peruvians cook? There’s no place like home to start.
- Local English-speaking guide
- Pisco sour cocktail
- Local transportation from Miraflores to Chorrillos
What's Not Included
- Items of a personal nature
- Tips and gratuities for your guide
Cancel up to 2 days in advance for a full refund
Know Before You Go
Latin Americans can be very conscious of appearance so try to be casual but conservative in your dress. Outside of beach areas halter tops and very short shorts should not be worn. When visiting churches or religious sites shoulders and knees should be covered.
This is a child-friendly tour. Children between the ages of 6 and 11 inclusively are permitted on this tour for the price indicated above. Children younger than 6 are permitted at no extra cost, but please make sure you inform your guides of this before you take the tour.