La Picantería

Lima, Peru

From a converted wooden house, Héctor Solís deals in fabulously fresh and casual seafood. The no-frills picantería (a lunch-only restaurant usually found in the Arequipa region) lays out daily catches straight from the sea on a bed of ice in front of a blackboard listing what is available and the price per kilo. Simply select your fish and weight then decide how you want the kitchen to prepare it from one of eight ways. Choosing a few different preparations is recommended: a soup to start, followed by a ceviche and then grilled. Best to turn up early as there is a limited amount of fish on offer each day, once it’s gone, it’s gone.

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Location

Francisco Moreno 388, Surquillo, Lima, 15047

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