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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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“capon” (2 reviews)
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Calle Paruro, Lima, Peru
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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
Reviewed 25 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 21 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 1 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 29 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..

Reviewed 15 September 2016

Like every chinatown ... it is crowded with local and tourist. There are many chifa restaurant around. Some do have "mooncake' during lunar festival!! Having Chifa here is not only more authentic than other part of the city, but also cheaper.

1  Thank May L
Reviewed 2 August 2016

I went with my friends to barrio chino, i liked to visit this interesting place, there are many chinese resturants to enjoy a fusion between peruvian food and chinese food, we saw on the floor an interesting horoscope about chinese culture, its visited by many...More

Thank Emily C
Reviewed 14 July 2016

Intersting Chinatown, it is next to Central Market, one of the older commmercial stores in town.Is a few blocks, close to the Peruvian Confgress.Full of Novedlties. Visit Lima, City of Kings!

1  Thank Juana Rosa E
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