Best Restaurant Recommendations in Peru featuring the ‘Vinos, Piscos y gastronomia del Perú’ Group…

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Vinos, Piscos y gastronomia del Peru is a large and well-respected community of food lovers, restaurant owners, and gastronomy fans across Lima and all of Peru. Their Facebook group boasts an impressive membership of over 510+ people and is the go to place for sharing stories, recipes, tips and recommendations about food in Peru.

Membership to the online group may be free but its content is invaluable and provides a voice to all those who are passionate about food in Peru. The community combines years of experience, making their food recommendations some of the most reliable out there.

So, with this in mind, we decided to ask the group to vote on their favorite spots, from Peru’s Best Burgers to its Best Pisco Sour, so that we can feature their their recommendations in TheBesty app, under their very own profile in the Expert Recommendations section!

Last week we wanted their recommendation for the Best Place to Find the Best Cuy (Guinea Pig) in Peru. By the end there was a clear favorite with 48% of the vote. Here’s what they went for:

Best Cuy in Peru as voted by ‘Vinos, Piscos y gastronomia del Perú’
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Pachapapa

Carmen Bajo 120, Cusco, Peru

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#2 Kusikuy
Calle Amargura 140, Cusco 080, Peru

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Keep a look out for the next poll and if you want to see Expert Recommendations from Chile’s top local foodies, bloggers, and chefs, make sure to download TheBesty app for free!

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Best Restaurant Recommendations in Peru featuring the ‘Well Travelled Foodies in Peru’ Group…

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Well Travelled Foodies in Peru is a large and well-respected community of Foodies and  and fans across Lima and all of Peru that love food, delight in food, and want to share stories, tips, and recommendations with others! Their Facebook group boasts an impressive membership of over 400+ people and is the go to place for sharing stories, recipes, tips and recommendations about food in Lima and all across Peru!

Membership to the online group may be free but its content is invaluable and provides a voice to all those who are passionate about Peru’s Food Culture. The community combines years of experience, making their food recommendations some of the most reliable out there.

So, with this in mind, we decided to ask the group to vote on their favorite spots, from Peru’s Best Restaurants to its Best Pisco Sour, so that we can feature their their recommendations in TheBesty app, under their very own profile in the Expert Recommendations section!

Last week we wanted their recommendation for the place to find the Best Aji de Gallina in Lima, Peru. By the end there was a clear favorite with 68% of the vote. Here’s what they went for:

Best Aji de Gallina as voted by ‘Well Travelled Foodies in Peru’
Huaca Pucllana
8 General Borgono Cuadra, Lima 27, Peru

Keep a look out for the next poll and if you want to see Expert Recommendations from Chile’s top local foodies, bloggers, and chefs, make sure to download TheBesty app for free!

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Best Restaurant Recommendations in Lima, Peru featuring the ‘Peru Foodies’ Group!…

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Peru Foodies is a large and well-respected community of foodies and fans across Lima and all of Peru. Their Facebook group boasts an impressive membership of over 2,100 people and is the go to place for sharing stories, recipes, tips and recommendations about food in Peru.

Membership to the online group may be free but its content is invaluable and provides a voice to all those who are passionate about Peru and it’s food and foodie culture. The community combines years of experience, making their food recommendations some of the most reliable out there.

So, with this in mind, we decided to ask the group to vote on their favorite spots, from Peru’s Best Restaurants to its Best Pisco Sour, so that we can feature their their recommendations in TheBesty app, under their very own profile in the Expert Recommendations section!

Last week we wanted their recommendation for the Best Place to Find Lomo Saltado in Lima, Peru. By the end there was a clear favorite with 78% of the vote. Here’s what they went for:

Best Lomo Saltado in Lima as voted by ‘Peru Foodies’
Jose Antonio

Jr. Bernardo Monteagudo 200, Magdalena, Lima, Peru

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Keep a look out for the next poll and if you want to see Expert Recommendations from Chile’s top local foodies, bloggers, and chefs, make sure to download TheBesty app for free!

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Best Restaurant Recommendations in Lima feature “Living in Lima – Expat Support”

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Living in Lima – Expat Support is a large and well-respected community of expats who have found residence Lima and support each other in everything from how to get their laptop fixed in Independencia to where to find the best local food in Miraflores. Their Facebook group boasts an impressive membership of over 4,600 people and is the go to place for sharing stories, recipes, tips and recommendations in Peru’s buzzing capital.

Membership to the online group may be free but its content is invaluable and provides a voice to all those who are passionate about sharing everything Lima has to offer, including its fine array of restaurants, cafes, bars and takeaways. The community combines years of experience, making their food recommendations some of the most reliable out there.

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So, with this in mind, we decided to ask the group to vote on their favourite spot for ceviche so that we can feature their suggestions in TheBesty app, under their very own profile in the Expert Recommendations section! With inclusions such as Al Toke Rez and Maido Cocina making the cut, there was a lot of competition.

Here’s what they went for:

Best Ceviche in Lima as voted for by ‘Living in Lima – Expat Support’
La Mar Cebichería
http://www.lamarcebicheria.com/es/Lima
Av. La Mar 770, Miraflores, Lima

Keep a look out for the next poll and if you want to see Expert Recommendations from top foodies and chefs, make sure to download TheBesty app for free!

José del Castillo: Discover the Flavours of Homestyle Peruvian Cooking in a Gourmet Experience

Less than two years after its opening in 2015, Peruvian Chef Jose del Castillo’s restaurant Isolina gained a spot in the top 50 restaurants in Latin America. The restaurant, now ranked 41st in the continent, is located in Barranco, Lima and serves delicious traditional and homemade limeña food. We spoke to José who told us more about himself, Isolina, and his inspirations.

base_imageCastillo explained that his love for cooking started with his family restaurant, called La Red, which was created by his mother 35 years ago. He was young at the time, and used to work there with her along with his other brothers. After a while they all went off to follow their own career paths while he stayed there helping to manage the restaurant – he was always more interested in the business side. After the restaurant grew he needed to learn how to cook in order to manage the business in the best way possible, so he started taking classes about 15 years ago, and from there his passion grew.

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Mitsuharu Tsumura: Bringing the Flavors of Japan to Peru

Peruvian chef Mitsuharu Tsumura’s exceptional talents in the kitchen have not only earned him celebrity status as a judge on Masterchef Peru, but have also gained his restaurant, Maido, the title of the second best restaurant in the whole of Latin America.

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The restaurant, based in Lima, serves Tsumara’s take on Nikkei – a hybrid of Japanese and Peruvian cuisine. It is widely regarded as the best restaurant in Lima and in Peru as a whole. The restaurant celebrates its 7th year in business this year and has grown from just 18 employees when it started to an extensive team of 65 people, all working together to provide the best gourmet experience.

We asked Tsumura about how his career as a chef and consequent success materialized. He explained that while at first he never considered it as a career, he had always loved cooking from a young age, and thinks it’s something he inherited from his grandmother who was also an excellent cook.

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Everything You Need to Know About Booking an Airbnb in Peru

With over 2 million listings in 191 countries, Airbnb has become a key part of people’s travels. However, how do you know what sort of place to book? Where will a swimming pool and a barbecue be essential? When would it be better to stay away from the city centre and when should you be right in the middle of it all? Here’s everything you need to know about booking an Airbnb in Peru to help you out.

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Miraflores is a must

If you’re flying into Peru it’s more than likely that your first destination will be the capital city, Lima. So if you decide to stay for the night and have a look around, then your best bet is to find an Airbnb in the Miraflores district. This is the safest and most upmarket area of the city, offering parks, beaches, and trendy shops and cafes. Here you’ll be looking at private rooms from $10 USD per night and entire apartments from $25 USD per night. However it will be well worth it, with lots to see and do, from food walking tours to paragliding over the Pacific Ocean. By getting an Airbnb, you’ll save on a hotel while getting the peace and quiet you’ll crave if you’ve had a long flight, and that you won’t find in the local hostels.

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7 Things To Do Other Than Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu is undoubtedly Peru’s number one tourist attraction – and the whole world knows it. That’s why even the most basic of trips there will cost you a whopping $300 USD, a figure that many young backpackers simply don’t have to spend. That’s why we’ve created this list of the top 7 Things To Do Other Than Machu Picchu. Read on…

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Explore Colca Canyon

Just a bus ride away from MP, Southern Peru’s Colca Canyon is more than twice as deep as the world-renowned Grand Canyon and probably slightly more interesting too. How many people do you know who have had a photo at the Colca Canyon? Marvel at the soaring Andean condors, one of the largest birds in the world, as well as up to one hundred other different bird species, 300 types of plants, and even thirty cactus species (if cacti are your thing). The Colca Valley meanwhile, is an area of astounding scenic beauty. What more could you ask for?

Why it’s better: Out-do your mate’s boring story about their trip to the Grand Canyon by being able to tell people you’ve visited somewhere that’s twice as deep (and therefore twice as cool).

Money saved: $225 USD

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5 Things To Do Before Your Trip to Peru

If you’re planning a trip to Peru for the first time, you might be wondering what you need to do to prepare before leaving. Here’s five essential things to stick on your list, in no particular order…

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Vaccinations

Peru is one of the most beautiful and diverse countries in South America, from its ancient ruins to its astonishing jungles. However all that can’t be without its risks and its important to top up your vaccinations before you go. The CDC and WHO recommend that traveller’s receive vaccinations for yellow fever, typhoid, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B and rabies, particularly if the jungle is on your itinerary. Put some money aside to buy bottled water too as the standard of the tap water can vary depending on where you are.

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Don’t be bored on the sand; go Sand Boarding

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If you’re gutted about missing the skiing season, do not fear; sand boarding in Huacachina is the answer. In fact, with so much sand in Southern Peru, you’d be foolish not to try it, whether craving the rush from speeding down a slope at 60mph (rumoured to be the fastest downhill speed possible on a sand board), or simply looking for a unique day out with friends and family. On top of the thrill of sand boarding, you can marvel at the views from atop the world’s tallest sand dune – known locally as the ‘Everest of the Desert’ – as well as dipping your toes in the oasis, said to be inhabited by a Peruvian mermaid (we’re not promising anything).

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