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

Taste the flavors of Lima by night!
Taste the flavors of Lima by night!
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Embark on a 4 hour-long walking food tour with our Street Food Tour in Lima’s Historic Center!

Meet with your guide and fellow foodies in front of the Gran Hotel Bolivar, in the famous Plaza San Martin at 4.30 pm (or 11 am) before heading to Lima’s very own Chinatown and to the biggest market of the city!

During this Street Food Tour in Lima’s Historic Center, you will have the chance to taste popular on-the-go delicacies that locals devour. 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 and immerse yourself into a truly joyful local experience. We designed this food tour so that you could feel like a real limeño!

This Street Food Tour in Lima’s Historic Center ends at the Plaza de Armas (main square) of Lima at 8.30 pm (or 3 pm).


    Please indicate if you are coming with children,
    from 0 to 11 years old they can come for free (USD$ 0.00), but no meals will be considered. In case you want them to be considered as commensals, please select the “teenager” price.
    Children from 12 to 17 years old pay less than adults.

If this tour is not exactly what you’re looking for, you might want to get inspired about other Day Tours in Lima. Or check out other gastronomic tour options we have in store for you. Or go to our blog to read and learn more about the Peruvian cuisine.

Price Includes

  • Tasting of 8 Peruvian dishes
  • 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

What to Bring

Why is this experience Impactful?

Of course, food waste can be an issue during this Street Food Tour in Lima’s Historic Center, as visitors don’t always manage to eat up. Therefore, the guide constantly observes the amount of food that people eat or don’t eat to adapt the size of the portions and reduce food waste to the absolute minimum. Other litter is being avoided during this tour as well. We give metal spoons for the tastings in the market to avoid the use of single-use plastic. 

Around 8 different small vendors are visited during this tour, which generates an additional income for all of them. In addition to that, part of your money will go to the Impact Eat Foundation established in Canada in 2020, supporting small producers in Peru thanks to sustainable agritourism activity. 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.

Read here how the Sustainability Score was elaborated

Frequently Asked Questions

About Street Food in Lima

Do we eat a lot during this food tour in Lima?

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.

With the only exception that we can not adapt this tour for vegans. If this is your case why not trying our: Vegan Peruvian Food Tour in Artsy Barranco

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 the 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 this Street Food Tour in Lima at least 1 week in advance to make sure it’s not sold out, but we accept bookings up to 12 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 stop 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 Street Food Tour in Lima for your party as it 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. You can do this by selecting “Infant” in the booking form.

Children between 6 and 11 can still go for free as long as they share the food with their parents. Also, select “Infant” for them.

For children of 12 years and older, or those that want to eat like the rest, please select “Teenager” for a special child discount.


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 via the enquiry form of this tour and pay for a private food tour in Lima. 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. This is why we always recommend to eat (or drink) street food in Lima at places that were recommended by at least one local person. 

General questions

For questions about booking a tour, prices, preparation for your trip, health and safety or other themes, please check our Frequently Asked Questions page. If you can’t find your question & answer, email us and we’ll add it!

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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 embarked on a mission that is to make you discover how incredible Peruvian gastronomy is through authentic culinary experiences.

We met Impactful Travel when they were still called RESPONSible Travel Peru 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.