I start with an old photo from La Mar restaurant on Avenida Mariscal de la Mar as a tribute to Gaston Acurio who suffered the slings of society scoffing at him for opening a restaurant “out” on La Mar (yes, he has laughed all the way to the bank, but also straight into the hearts of most Peruvians and he is now considered a national treasure). True, La Red had been there but that is part of the folklore of La Red, and La Mar was the leader in “haute cuisine” places on La Mar. Now look how many have popped up in the past year (some even in just the past few months):
Poke Pacifiko, Av Mariscal La Mar 555, Miraflores: make your own Hawaiian style raw fish salad here.
Statera, Avenida Mariscal La Mar 463, Miraflores: like Central but with bigger portions.
La Verdad de la Milanesa, Av Mariscal La Mar 684, Miraflores: “chicken fried” restaurant. To do something in the style of Milan is to bread(crumb) and fry something.
Huh, Av Mariscal La Mar 760, Miraflores: new healthfood place.
Roll & Co., Av Mariscal La Mar 733, Miraflores: hand made ice cream (on a cold plate in front of you).
Maketto, Av Mariscal La Mar 830, Miraflores: new “street food” looking (it looks like an alley in Tokyo?) sushi place.
Las Barras de Ronalds, Av Mariscal La Mar 825, Miraflores: a ceviche chain.
Mayta, Av Mariscal La Mar 1285, Lima: they re-opened on La Mar.
La Pizza de la Chola, Av Mariscal La Mar 1085, Miraflores: Chola’s pizza place. Seems so long ago that he opened this place in June…
Maria Panela, Av Mariscal La Mar 1035, Miraflores: new Brazilian home cooking.
Parallel to La Mar:
Frida, Calle Gral Mendiburu 793, Lima: Jeronimo and Tinga Tu Taco chef Moma’s new Mexican place (but also seems so long ago that it opened — it was August…)
Tribu, Calle Gral Mendiburu 1028, Miraflores: it’s new.
Sakura, Avenida del Ejército 820, Miraflores: upstairs near the western end of this street. Japanese food.
Nami, Av. del Ejército 182, Miraflores: sushi.
Las Tres Suecas, Av. Gral. Córdoba 1193, Miraflores (turn right at the western end of La Mar): a Swedish cafe and shop.
On the “Barranco side” of La Mar (as in, these are in Barranco but Central once was in Miraflores):
Kjolle (Pia Leon, wife of Central chef) Av. Pedro de Osma 301, Barranco: Virgilio opened a place big enough for his wife and partner to get her own name in lights (she is also the owner of Central but no one remembers that).
Dhaasu, Av. República de Panamá 245, Barranco: Indian food.