Las Mesitas Review
Filled with a dozen or so marble-topped tables, this small, old-fashioned café is half a block north of Parque Municipal. The constant stream of Limeños are drawn by the traditional recipies and reasonable prices. Share a few humitas, steamed tamales that you season with pickled onions and bright yellow ají hot sauce, or try the local specialty, pescado a la chorrillana (fish in a tomato, onion and hot pepper sauce), or arroz con pato (a rice and duck dish seasoned with beer). If the floor's pinwheel design doesn't put you off balance, then the spinning dessert display certainly will. Try the manjar de lucuma, a pudding made from a native fruit, or mazamorra morada, a pudding with prunes and blue corn juice.
- Address: Av. Grau 341, Barranco, Lima, 04
- Phone: 1/477–4199
- Location: Barranco
- Credit cards accepted.