Private Lima: Home-Cooked tour16 reviews
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 (yes, we mean food — the best kind of 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 neighbourhood 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 surprisingly good Maracuya drink. Never heard of it? This passion fruit drink is typical of Lima and is one of the most consumed beverages by limeños. 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.
- Professional guide
- Cooking class
- One Causa limeña
- One Ceviche
- One Maracuya drink & one pisco sour cocktail
- Lcal transportation from Miraflores to Chorrillos
Cl. Lima 345, Miraflores 15074, Peru
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- NOTE: Due to Peruvian tax regulations, you must bring your original passport and Andean immigration card along with you on the tour. If you do not have these, you will be charged a tax of USD 15.
- This is a child-friendly tour. Children between the ages of 6 and 11 inclusively are permitted on this tour at the rate as same as adults. Children under the age of 6 are permitted to join this tour free of charge. Please inform us at the time of booking if you’ll be bringing a child under the age of 6.
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Near public transportation
- Infants must sit on laps
- Most travelers can participate
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