A Romantic Dinner in Lima by the Ocean


Surely there is nothing better in life than enjoying a romantic dinner with your special someone while watching the waves crash along the nearby shore. This may just be the perfect way to end a day in the Peruvian capital. Lima has many excellent restaurants where you can have a romantic dinner with your partner, completely disconnect from the noise of a major capital, and forget about the stresses of life back home. However, if you are looking for the absolute dining experience in Lima, then you should head straight to Barranco. This neighborhood has the reputation of being the city’s most romantic, not to mention the most bohemian, and, what’s more, it also has some of the best views of the Pacific Ocean.

Start your romantic night by crossing the iconic Puente de los Suspiros, a historic bridge that has served as an inspiration for many writers and artists. The story goes that if you cross the bridge without taking a breath, then you’ll be lucky in love.

Continuing along Ermita, a cobbled street that leads to the sea, you soon see the soft lighting of Acantilado de Barranco, a restaurant nestling on the shore with fantastic views of the Pacific Ocean. Arrive just before dusk so that you can take in the full glory of the magnificent sunset. The sound of the crashing waves, the stunning view, and the refined atmosphere all combine for an unforgettable night.

Seated on the garden terrace, surrounded by soft candle light, why not order a classic Peruvian aperitif such as Cholopolitan or Cholo Lindo? The setting is perfect for an intimate conversation or to simply admire the breathtaking view. You have all the time in the world, so sip your pisco (an amber-colored brandy produced in Peru since the 16th century) and watch the darkness descend over the ocean. Afterward, try one of their appetizers, such as the crab bruschetta, followed by lasagna and a glass of wine.

On the other hand, if you want to combine your ocean view with expertly prepared seafood, then try the white fish with salsa de mariscos (seafood sauce) or the crayfish gratin. Not only is the food to die for but, as you dine, you will hear soft music, the sea breeze, and the lapping of the waves. Could you ask for anything more during your visit to Lima? After finishing the meal with a great-tasting coffee, stroll arm-in-arm with your partner along the shore and take in the amazing views of the city and the ocean.

Although Lima has many wonderful places to enjoy a romantic dinner, dining at Acantilado de Barranco is an experience on a totally different level, thanks to the sophisticated setting, exquisite food, and spectacular views.

  • Restaurante Acantilado de Barranco

    Calle La Ermita. 102 Barranco, Perú


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