Cafés, Bars & Drinks
In Peru you’ll find a lot of places that call themselves “restobars.” This is partly a result of the pandemic, when bars were closed and only restaurants allowed to reopen with social distancing requirements. Some bars converted to “restobars” and some closed all together.
Peru grows some extraordinarily delicious coffee but not all cafés serve Peruvian coffee. If you’re a coffee person, ask what kind of coffee a place serves before you order, especially if you prefer tostado mediano (medium roast). The majority of Peruvians prefer tostado oscuro, (dark roast) so that’s what you’re more likely to find, except in places that cater to foreign tourists.
Hours & prices
At-a-glance information has also been provided for all the eating options in this app: the subtitles of each entry are marked with the codes:
b/l/d = breakfast/lunch/dinner
$ = main dishes mostly under s/20 ($5)
$$ = main dishes mostly s/20-s/50 ($5–12)
$$$ = main dishes mostly over s/50 ($12)