Prime for a night out at 14 Inkas (Cra. 12 No. 84-85; 471-257-4824), where the mod, white interior and pre-club crowd are a sleek backdrop to an assortment of traditional Peruvian ceviches.
Turn your meal into spectacle at Andrés Carne de Res, a 700-seat carnivorium on the outskirts of town, where massive cuts of beef are paired with liter-sized margaritas, folksy merengue singing, and salsa dancers. Reservations are essential, but you’ll still wait for a table.
Take a self-guided food tour along Calle 29 in San Martín district, which is emerging as a culinary hub for pan-Mediterranean eateries. Try housemade pumpkin ravioli at the sun-drenched Gigi Trattoria (Bis No. 5-74; 571-232-7122), Colombian-style chuleta de cerdo (BBQ pork ribs) at Donostia (Bis No. 5-89; 571-287-3943), or a variety of Spanish tapas at Rueda’s Tabula (Bis No. 5-90; 571-287-7228).