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Like Chinatowns in other countries, Lima's two-block Chinatown is the place to go for Chinese cuisine. The area has undergone a renaissance in recent years after a 1997 renovation in preparation for the 150th anniversary of Chinese immigration to Peru.
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Calle Paruro, Lima, Peru
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We were 6 visiting after walking from the historical Lima center and the main market near by. Although not many original chinese in the area, it was quite busy. Interesting place to people watch and see the locals.

Thank Arieh M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The chinatown of Lima is one of my favorite places in Peru, there are many chinese items to see, its very visited by many people between peruvian and foreigners, its a great point to learn about chinese culture, i saw some restaurants where thre is...More

Thank Philip B
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Not only can you eat well in any of the chifas around but you can also shop to your hearts content. The Barrio Chino is the original settling place of Chinese that came to Peru, so the food is out of this world. The chinese...More

Thank Cuatrodivas
Reviewed 20 June 2017

Best chinatown in South America. Small restaurants and shops. Chifas and people everywhere, colorful and hectic.

Thank 15frankhart15
Reviewed 26 May 2017

There you will find many houses of Chinese food, steamed. Ideal for breakfast-lunch or lunch. In addition they will find places where they can acquire ornaments, spices, among others made in china. There is a nice bow that Chinese identifies the neighborhood. It is located...More

Thank murdochl
Reviewed 22 March 2017

I visited this great place with my boyfriend and some friends, its a good place to appreciate the chinese culture that arrived to Peru, threre are many restaurants, it said that here are located the best chinese restaurants of Lima. I liked to see the...More

Thank lourdes a
Reviewed 2 February 2017

I have been here several times and i must say that is a quaint place. There's a lot of restaurants, clothes and souvenirs stores. Sometimes you can feel overwhelmed with the amount of people that you can find. Try to avoid your visit in the...More

Thank RodolfoMondion
Reviewed 4 January 2017

OK to just walk around and look at stores , but really nothing very special. Police warned us to NOT be there after dark.

Thank godofthearmadillos
Reviewed 3 October 2016

The china town is a smalll space that celebrate the chinese culture, there are many restaurants thet sell chinese food in addition, there are many stores that sell chinese souvenirs to have good luck, we saw a great horoscope on the floor, it was very...More

Thank Elyse F
Reviewed 30 September 2016

Barrio Chino is one of those places you visit once and cross it of the list...not much to see or do like most china towns you visit in larger cities like New York..

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