Street Food, Market & Old Eateries Tour in Lima’s Historic Centre

Historic Centre, Lima
  • 4 hours
  • 13 Flavors
  • Adult $59 USD
  • Under 18 $49 USD
Shared & Private Groups options available

Street Food, Market & Old Eateries Tour in Lima’s Historic Centre

Adult $59 USD
Under 18 $49 USD

Urban flavors surrounded by colonial landmarks

During this walking food tour in Lima's historic centre, you will sample more than 13 Peruvian foods and drinks. All are 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 food wise, while going through the Historic Center of Lima. You will discover Peru’s capital main square (Plaza de Armas) and many historic buildings! The best tour to connect with Peru's history and local culture.
This Lima food tour received a rating of 5 stars on TripAdvisor
  • 4 hours

    Group food tour (English-only):
    - 16:30-20:30

    Private food tour:
    - Anytime
  • Local Expert Guide

    For this Lima food tour, you will be paired with one of our licensed tour guides. All are very knowledgable and passionate about their food, country and culture.
  • Free Cancellation

    Cancel for free (minus processing fees) up to 24 hours before the food tour' start time, no questions asked. For last minute requests, we will do our best to find a win-win solution.

Urban yum

Your adventure begins here. Are you ready?

  • 13 Flavors
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    This 4-hour Lima food tour will allow you to discover the Historic Centre of Lima, including Mercado Central, which is Lima's largest market. Your guide will take you to a variety of places filled with locals, which will allow you to connect with the true and authentic way of stimulating your tastebuds in this part of the Peruvian capital.
    While strolling through the history-rich streets of Centro de Lima, you will have the opportunity to taste typical street food and visit popular history-filled eateries among locals. These will include an ample variety of tasty bites and drinks that are highly consumed by locals but sometimes not that easy to come by as tourists.
    Aside from discovering new flavors, another important component of this food tour is to discover the story, the cultural background, and the current context associated with each bite. That's correct, "yummy" reactions are not enough for us, we aim at creating those "wow" and "oh interesting" moments too.
    It's a walking food tour, with 5 to 20 mins of walking between each stop, but to make this more interesting and dynamic, we included some very historical stops on the way so you don't get bored in-between bites.
    Throughout this food tour, you will be accompanied by a specialized licensed tour guide, who will act as your new local best friend, ready to answer all your foodie questions and beyond. Don't hesitate to throw historical, cultural and political stuff into the ring, we trained them well for pretty much any battle.

Testimonials

  • Great introduction into Peruvian food culture

    The street food tour in central Lima was a great opportunity to learn more about the diverse food culture of Peru which is very interesting as a foreign visitor. The focus lies on the everyday food Limeños consume - and goes from a market visit with fruit tasting over street food in Chinatown to more exotic things as cow heart and delicious deserts. Our guide explained a lot about the culinaric life in Peru and some aspects of Peruvian history. Would definitely recommend this tour for every foreign visitor in Lima!
    Canis – United States – Jul 2023
  • Do the food tour, just don't eat before hand!

    Evelyn was super nice and knowledgeable. We ate so much and a variety of foods. Plus I highly recommend this tour as it takes you to the plaza mayor and the old part of Lima and its history (which Evelyn is very knowledgeable about). You can see her pride in her country and the food. Plus a special thank you from the Canadians who had no wifi and Evelyn who kindly helped us (and waited patiently) get an Uber home! We arranged a pickup to get to the tour through the company, which was well worth it as we were staying in barranco.
    Heather – Canada – Jun 2023
  • A must in Lima!

    Amazing food tour! Highly recommend. Tried a lot of foods that we would have never tried just walking around the streets of Lima. Great food tour coupled with a tour of the old Town. Our guide was great as well!
    Mia – New Zealand – Jun 2023
  • Amazing tour!! I really recommend it!

    Excelent tour! That was an amazing experience, we really loved it from start to end. Zarela was a very cool and fun guide!! Im definitely visiting Peru again!!
    Armando – Dominican Republic – May 2023
  • What a great experience!

    Our tour guide, Evelyn, was absolutely fabulous. She explained everything very well, pointed out historical areas throughout tour, and was kind and patient with all questions and our taste buds! This tour gave a great look at what the locals eat without emptying the bank! I appreciated the kindness of the vendors. The walk was very doable and food was great!
    Jonathan – United Kingdom – May 2023

Additional information

What is included

  • Tasting of 13 Peruvian flavors
  • Licensed expert tour guide
  • Dedicated travel support while you are in Peru
  • For Private Groups only: pick up and drop off included (for LIM Airport or Callao cruise terminal, please reach out before booking)
  • For Shared Groups only: pick up and drop off not included

Additional data

  • This tour is not recommended for people with reduced mobility (walking distance)
  • Please note that we do not mix languages in our Shared Group Tours – make sure that you select the right time slot, whether you speak English or Spanish. If you require the guide to speak another language, please book a Private Tour. For the comfort of the group, be it shared or private, guides will not be providing their service in multiple languages simultaneously.

Meeting point

Where do we meet?

  • Gran Hotel Bolivar, Centro de Lima
  • Group food tour: 16:30 / Private food tour: anytime
Remember that
For this Lima food tour, your guide will be waiting for you in Gran Hotel Bolivar's main entrance – facing Plaza San Martin. Don't be late, we have a 5-min tolerance policy!

Questions?