Our Favorite Peruvian Food at Tanta Restaurant in Lima, Peru

Join us for our favorite Peruvian Food at Tanta Restaurant in Lima, Peru. After coming to Lima, Peru several times over the years we now feel some of the best Peruvian food you can find at the city is at Gastón Acurio’s Tanta Restaurante. What makes it our new favorite restaurant in Lima is the high quality of everything we’ve tried along with the diversity of the menu when it comes to the appetizers, mains and desserts. Everything is so beautifully prepared it looks like artwork yet without jacked up prices to match. You can come to Tanta order a lot of food and not come away with a ridiculous bill. at the end. In terms of value for Soles spent it is some of the best Peruvian food we’ve had in Lima to date. What do you think? Have you tried Tanta before? What is your opinion?

Here is a complete list of the Peruvian foods we sampled at Tanta:

1) Chicha Morada (Peruvian purple corn drink)
2) Cusqueña Negra (Dark Peruvian Beer)
3) Causa with chicken and peach
4) Causa pulpo with octopus
5) Trout on a slice of bread
6) Grilled scallop with cheese
7) Leche de tigre (tiger’s milk with ceviche and canchita)
8) Verde Arroz con Pollo (Green rice with chicken)
9) Papa a la huancaína and Ocopa (Potatoes with creamy sauces)
10) Raspberry layer cake
11) Suspiro a la limeña (Manjar blanco caramel sauce and meringue)

Our favorite restaurant in Lima, Peru information and hours:

Tanta
Address: Av Vasco Núñez de Balboa 660, Miraflores, Lima 15074,
Hours: Monday to Sunday 12–10p.m.
Phone: +51 1 4445231

Tanta – Larcomar
Address: Circuito de Playas 3773, Miraflores 15074, Peru
Hours: Monday to Sunday 9a.m.–12a.m.
Phone: +51 1 4469357

Jorge Chávez International Airport (Tanta)
Address: Avenida Elmer Faucett s/n, Callao 07031, Peru

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Our Favorite Peruvian Food at Tanta Restaurant in Lima, Peru Travel Video Transcript:

Another day in Lima and that means another restaurant to visit. Today we are going to be eating at Tanta. This is a really famous restaurant by Gastón Acurio. It is actually a chain. It has become so popular. That they have different locations all over the city. We’ve been there once before. And we were so amazed by the food. The presentation. Especially the buffet table. Where you can grab like little bites to sample. A little bit of everything of Peruvian cuisine. That we were like we need to come back. We need to bring the camera. It just so happens to be one restaurant a few blocks down from our apartment. We’re heading over there for lunch.

The food has arrived. Everything you can see on the table right now with the exception of the beer is all mine. One thing I love about this restaurant is that they have this huge bar with like a buffet style. Actually it is not buffet because you kind of like pick and choose what you want to have. They have like individual bites in tapas size. You can have your own customized plates basically.

If you want to sample a lot of Peruvian food without ordering a massive portion this is perfect.

I ordered two causa’s. Which are made with potato. And this one has chicken and peach. And this one has octopus. I’ve had both of these before and I love them. I also got an empanada with ground beef and this has icing sugar on top. It is really popular for Peruvian empanadas to have icing sugar and then you squeeze a little bit of lemon. You have the sweetness and sourness.

In terms of price point that came to just over a 139 Soles which was $42 US dollars total. 21 per person and to be honest that was absolutely insane value. I mean all of the food was just incredible. I’m even going to just say it this is my favorite Peruvian restaurant right now in Lima, Peru.

This is part of our Travel in Peru video series showcasing Peruvian food, Peruvian culture and Peruvian cuisine.

Esto es parte de nuestra serie de videos Travel in Peru que muestra la comida peruana, la cultura peruana y la cocina peruana.

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