Wagyu steak tartare
Calle Tahiti 175, La Molina, Lima
+51 1 368 1046
Chief reason to visit: A butcher’s shop and restaurant all rolled into one, Osso is the place to go in Lima for all the best cuts, from perfectly cooked ribeye to flavoured sausages (cheddar, rocoto pepper marmalade and limo chilli). Almost everything is grilled over the barbecue and there’s a casual a la carte as well as a tasting menu to be eaten with the hands only.
Typical dishes: Osso carpaccio, deconstructed cutlets, artisanal hamburgers.
A few words on the chef: Garibaldi’s wife Andrea signed him up for a masterclass in San Francisco with meat maestro Ryan Farr in 2010; he then spent the next three years learning about sustainable butchery in the US and France and developing ideas for his restaurant.
A brief history: Osso opened in 2013 with just one semi-secret table at the back of Garibaldi’s meat emporium. But it proved so popular, not least with visiting international chefs, that it soon expanded into the adjacent dining space it occupies today.
What’s the vibe? Casual, noisy and rustic – this is a joint to get your hands dirty and your (meat) juices flowing.
Images: Musuk Nolte