Hidden gems – Huaca Pucllana

Lima, Peru is a sprawling and modern city.  When I was there I was fortunate to have  a native recommend a restaurant I don’t think I’ll ever forget.  It’s called Restaurant Huaca Pucllana and sits at the foot of some truly stunning Incan ruins.  What’s so surprising is that it’s in the heart of Miraflores.  The cuisine was world class.  I started with a mayacuya (passion fruit) pisco sour.  Then opted for a traditional appetizer featuring the large Andean corn I’d grown so fond of.  For my entree I ordered a beef tenderloin with roquefort sauce, and I don’t think I’ve ever had a finer or more perfectly cooked piece of meat in my life.  The meal, setting and service were all so divine I made my husband return the next day to tour the ruins and have lunch at Restaurant Huaca Pucllana before flying home.

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