Peru’s finest seafood is presented with a contemporary flourish at El Mercado, one of three restaurants in Lima led by Rafael Osterling (with Latin America’s 50 Best regular Rafael and Felix Brasserie also in the city). El Mercado veers toward a chic, laid-back approach with the indoor courtyard dining room, where the city’s coolest – and richest – residents flock every day for lunch. The myriad ceviches are up there with the best in the city and the rest of the sustainably sourced fish dishes, whether it be scallops served three ways or octopus, are all winners. Get there early to avoid the queues and grab a seat at the cocktail bar for a pisco punch.
Av. Hipólito Unanue 203, Miraflores, Lima, 15074