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Street Food & Old Taverns Night Tour in Lima’s Historic Center

Taste the flavors of Lima by night!
Taste the flavors of Lima by night!
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  • 4 Hours
  • Group Size: 1 - 8
  • All year around

Embark on a 4 hour-long walking food tour with our Lima Historic Center’s Street Food Night Tour! Learn about the main historical sites and discover the architectural landmarks of Peru’s capital like the main square (Plaza de Armas), the Government Palace, the Cathedral of Lima, Plaza San Martin and more! While discovering the city, you will get to sample 10 types of foods and drinks, which are all popular on-the-go dining options among locals. Watch out, this is not the typical pisco sour and ceviche tour, we take you slightly off the beaten path.

Meet with your guide and fellow foodies in front of the restaurant Soperos Unidos, our first stop. During this food tour, you will have the chance to taste popular on-the-go delicacies that locals devour when the night comes. While trying some tasteful local treats, you’ll be learning more about Peru’s history and interesting facts around the local – informal – economy and daily life in Peru.

In the historic center of Lima, you will get to observe Lima’s most emblematic architectural masterpieces, of Spanish and Moorish heritage. It will also be a great opportunity for you to watch people and immerse yourself into a truly joyful local experience – we designed this food tour so that you could feel like a real limeñ@!

Although it’s very likely that you will have the chance to taste everything on the menu, please note that it might slightly change depending on seasonality and product availability. But don’t worry, you won’t feel hungry at the end of this Lima’s historic center food tour.

Suitable for vegetarians.

Price Includes

  • Tasting of 8 Peruvian flavours
  • Sampling of 3 Peruvian drinks
  • Official expert guide in English
  • Sighting of Lima Historic Center's main attractions, Overview of Peru and Lima history

Price Excludes

  • Pick up & drop off (can be arranged at extra cost)
  • Non-listed food
  • Local 18% sales tax, which can be exonerated by sending us a passport scan/photo of every tour participant
  • Feeling hungry – seriously!

What to Bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Reusable water bottle

Why is this experience RESPONSible?

We visit several small entrepreneurs in the neighborhood, supporting the local economy. In addition, with the purchase of the tour, travelers contribute to the Impact Eat foundation, established in the wake of the pandemic. The mission of the foundation is to improve the quality of life of small producers in Peru through an agritourism network at the national level, training producers in terms of sustainable tourism and agritourism, but also promoting their products in stores. In addition, we give metal spoons to our guides for tastings in the market and thus avoid the use of single-use plastic.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do we eat a lot during this food tour?

We recommend to only eat a light lunch. In terms of food portion, this food tour could be described as an above average-sized dinner that includes desserts. We promise you’ll have a good night sleep after – such a bargain, right?

What if I have dietary restrictions or allergies?

If you suffer any allergy o dietary restrictions, make sure to inform us during checkout and we will take the necessary precautions.

Can you pick me up and drop me off from/at any location in Lima?

Although pick up and drop off are not included in the tour price, it can be arranged at an extra cost from/to pretty much anywhere in the city. Of course price will vary depending on the distance and the type of vehicle you need for your party. If you want to be picked up or dropped off in your hotel, at the airport, the Callao cruise port, Miraflores, Barranco, San Isidro or a museum, please reach out to us and we will send you a quote in no time!

Do I have to book in advance?

We recommend to book at least 1 week in advance to make sure it’s not sold out, but we accept bookings up to 6 hours before the tour starts. Also, if a date appears as sold out or blocked, please reach out to us – there’s likely something we can do for you (we will try for sure!)

Is this food tour physically demanding?

Between each stops there’s a 5 to 10 minutes walk on average. A light 25-minutes walk takes place between stop #1 and #2 for sightseeing purposes. Please note that this longer walk doesn’t include any stairs and our guide will make sure to adapt the speed to your needs. We have had people aged 3 to 83 years old on this food tour, and so far so good!

Can I book this food tour as a private tour?

Absolutely! You can book a private food tour for your party as is, or you can customize this tour so it caters to your needs and expectations. We are used to design tailor-made experiences for small and big groups – we even went up to 150 people at once!

What if I don’t drink alcohol?

If you do not drink alcohol, don’t worry we will provide non-alcoholic drinks instead. Please make sure to add that information in the “Additional comments” section when you checkout so we can prepare for it. Of course, no alcoholic beverages will be served to our guests under 18 years of age.

Is this tour family friendly? If I am bringing an infant/very young child, do I need to purchase a ticket for them?

Traveling with a child under 6 or an infant? If they’re not going to directly participate, or if you prefer to share your food with your little one, there is no need to purchase an extra ticket. However, still let us know if you’re going to bring a child under 6, so our guide knows and will be prepared for it.

Is it possible to book this food tour at a different time?

Yes, it’s possible! However, please note that you will need to reach out to us at [email protected] pay for a private food tour. The times shown on our website are small-group shared tours.

Is this tour wheelchair accessible?

Yes! Unlike other tours, this tour is 100% wheelchair accessible, and we are super happy about it!

Is Lima safe?

Just like in any big city, you have to be careful with your belongings in crowded areas. In the case of this tour, you will want to watch your pockets in the last portion of the tour, where it can get very crowded on Fridays and Saturdays. Of course, Peru being a country with big inequalities showing off the latest smartphone or an expensive watch in the street could unfortunately make you a target for thieves. But if you keep a low profile, you should be more than fine! We know the area quite well and after attending 2000+ guests, we have never had any problem.

How likely am I to get sick?

With our tour, extremely unlikely. All the stops are carefully vetted by our team and we run regular checks to make sure they maintain the same standards, both in terms of quality of the food as well as hygiene. Food poisoning is of course something that shouldn’t be ignored in Peru, so we always recommend to eat or drink at places that were recommended by at least one local person. combine with positive online reviews. 


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Emilie Couillard

I am Canadian and I live in Quebec. I have a BA in International Studies and Languages. After having traveled the world, I decided to specialize in community and solidarity tourism. It is during an international cooperation trip that I did in 2013 that I fell in love with Peru.

I have lived for several years in the capital where I developed a friendship with Jessy Caiado, another expat in Lima. Together we embark on that great adventure that is Exquisito Peru. Our mission is to make you discover how incredible Peruvian gastronomy is through authentic culinary experiences.

We met RESPONS in our beginnings in 2018 and we loved their commitment as well as the shared values, since developing a sustainable and responsible tourism is a pillar of our activities. To reinforce our social commitment, we have established the Impact Eat Foundation in Canada in 2020, to support small producers in Peru thanks to sustainable agrotourism activity.