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Barrio Chino

Calle Paruro, Lima, Peru
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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.
  • Excellent17%
  • Very good42%
  • Average33%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible1%
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“chinese food” (10 reviews)
“lapin” (2 reviews)
“south america” (2 reviews)
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
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Calle Paruro, Lima, Peru
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"south america"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not that easy to find as it is not signposted. I came on a dull day and found it busy with people, streets dirty, fairly daunting, old not very clean looking restaurants and nothing special. Thank goodness I found the Cerichino restaurant which is a...More

Thank Daniel L
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Reviewed 28 May 2018

The chinatown was very interesting, i visited this chinese place with some friends, there are many stores, restaurants, souvenirs and chinese ornaments. we wanted to appreciate a little of chinese culture in Peru so we visited one of the restaurants that are located here. it...More

1  Thank Shay B
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Reviewed 29 April 2018

Like anything chinatown is filled with unnecessary stuff and more plastic do-hickeys in which eventually will sadly end up in the garbage or ocean, however, my advice is if you want traditional dim sum and bao buns go here! Look to see where the asians...More

Thank Roamwhileyoucan
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Reviewed 4 February 2018

Interesting place to walk around ... especially with all of the money changers in the streets, quite a spectacle.

Thank METRUN360
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Reviewed 28 January 2018

We visited Lima some days ago with my parents, we wanted to appreciate the architecture, in addition we wanted to enjoy the food. one of my favorite places in Lima was the chinatown which is very nice and interesting, there are many people buying in...More

Thank Nina f
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Reviewed 12 December 2017

If you are in the neighborhood go there by all means, you can't compare this to NY's china town but has tons of restaurant and all of them looked packed. Otherwise, the place is crowded, loud and a bit dirty - this was expected.

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Reviewed 17 October 2017

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
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Reviewed 6 October 2017

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
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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
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Reviewed 20 June 2017

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

Thank 15frankhart15
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