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  • Enjoy delicious homemade cuisine with a local Peruvian family and learn a few secret recipes
  • Taste classic local dishes such as ceviche and causa limeña
  • Visit a bustling local market in Lima to shop for fresh ingredients
  • Experience Lima like a local, taking city transportation to a neighbourhood far off the tourist trail
The Lima Home Cooked tour starts and ends in Lima. The Lima Home Cooked is a food tour that takes 4 hours.

Hungry for Peru? Get a taste for local life and local cuisine with this Lima food tour that takes you out of the touristy restaurants and into a local home. Learn to make ceviche and the perfect pisco sour, and get your shopping fix in a local market filled with foodie goodies. Then settle in for a fun family meal with new friends.
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“We had a wonderful adventure with Lima Home Cooked. Our market visit was very informative and spending time in the home of our host was a special treat. We learned how to cook several Peruvian dishes, a hands on activity! We would highly recommend this cultural experience!!!!!”
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Learn more about Peruvians (and Peruvian food!) with a home cooked Lima food tour that will teach you to prepare traditional recipes handed down over generations. Even if you’re a novice in the kitchen, we’ll have you whipping up a classic ceviche in no time.

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.
what’s included
Transport
  • Local transportation from Miraflores to Chorrillos
Guide
  • Local English-speaking guide
Others
  • One Causa limeña
  • One Ceviche
  • One Maracuya drink & one pisco sour cocktail
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  • Items of a personal nature
  • Drinks
  • Tips and gratuities for your guide
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Other Practical InformationMeeting start point : The Front Door of the Virgen Milagrosa Church, next to Miraflores City Hall in Kennedy Park. Meeting end point : Local home in Chorrillos district
CancellationCancellation for this Lima Home Cooked tour is free up to 48 hours before the chosen start date - full refund will be given. If cancellation is made less than 48 hours before the chosen start date, no refund applies.
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