Fodor's Expert Review L'Eau Vive

$$ El Centro French

Run by nuns who serve satisfying (though not extraordinary) French food and sing the "Ave Maria" nightly at 9, L'Eau Vive sits in a restored mansion across the street from Palacio Torre Tagle. Trout baked in cognac and duck in orange sauce are two dishes that bring the locals back time and again. The floors and furnishings do not do justice to the colonial architecture.

French Casual Lunch Dinner $$ French Fusion

Quick Facts

Jr. Ucayali 370
Lima, Lima  01, Peru

01-427–5612

Known For:
  • Singing nuns
  • Inexpensive three-course lunches
  • Delicious trout baked in cognac
  • Solid French cooking
Restaurant Details:
Rate Includes: Closed 3:30–7:30 and Sun

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