I was so excited to visit the ancient ruins of Huaca Pucllana. Just beyond the gate of this obscure building is an amazing, upscale restaurant.
On our second night in Lima, we got dressed up for the evening. It was a special evening and we were celebrating. Traveling with good friends is so much fun.
A full moon was high in the clouds lighting up the night. It created the most amazing ambiance. Wow just breathtaking! Think about it – each stone represents someone’s dedication to completing this pyramid. It is beyond comprehension how they can place all these stones by hand.
The food was delicious with its classic Peruvian flavor and the presentation was first class. I started with a Pisco sour, a traditional alcoholic drink. Pisco is a colorless or yellowish-to-amber colored brandy produced in winemaking regions of Peru and Chile
- 1oz Lemon Juice
- 1 Egg white
- 1-1/2 oz Pisco
- 3/4 oz Simple syrup – OMG, so refreshing.
I ordered the classic lomo saltado, with fried yellow potatoes and rice with corn. Did you know that Peru had over 4,000 varieties of native potatoes? Definitely a staple in the Peruvian diet.
I ate so much there was no way I could possibly fit dessert in, but I’m positive it would have been as delightful as the rest of this five-star meal.
The wait staff wore black and white tuxedos, creating an upscale vibe. A reservation is advised since this restaurant is popular with tourist. Especially if you would like to dine out on the terrace. I would say the service was exemplary for the number of tables.
Tomorrow we are off to Cusco!
Have you been to Restaurant Huaca Pucllana In Lima, Peru? Share your visit with me in the comments below!