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7 X the best Peruvian restaurants in Amsterdam you want to know about

14 February 2024
Photo credit: © Secret Garden Amsterdam, @secretgarden

Peruvian cuisine has been gaining popularity in our country in recent years – and for good reason. Anyone who has ever tasted real classics from the country is often immediately convinced. Peruvian cuisine is unique, tasty, and original. Therefore, we have an overview of the best Peruvian restaurants in Amsterdam for you to enjoy.

7 X the best Peruvian restaurants in Amsterdam

Amsterdam already has several ceviche bars – one of the most famous dishes from Peru. But the special country has more famous dishes: how about lomo saltado, steak strips fried with onion and pepper in a sauce of vinegar and soy sauce, or ají de gallina, a Peruvian stew with chicken. At the best Peruvian restaurants in Amsterdam, you can taste the authentic flavors of Peru – with a modern twist or old-fashioned recipes passed down from generation to generation.


Chef Christian Motte recently brought Peruvian cuisine to Amsterdam. Moche Amsterdam has since become the hotspot of Amsterdam East, where you dine and enjoy the tastiest ceviche our capital offers. In the building that we still know from Mr. and Mrs. Watson (a vegan restaurant), you can now enjoy Modern Ceviche; Moche.
Linnaeuskade 3h, Amsterdam,


‘Spending an evening at NAZKA is living the good life,’ the owners explain. Dining at NAZKA equals eating at a gastronomic level, with the best that Peru offers, from extraordinary classics to modern interpretations and innovative recipes from our kitchen. Chef Koosh Kothari has cooked at leading Peruvian restaurants such as Merito, Kjolle, and Central in Lima. Since Central was named the best restaurant in the world in 2023, an evening at NAZKA equals the best that Peru offers.
Van Ostadestraat 352-354, Amsterdam,

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Sjefietsche in de Pijp is the place to have an extensive Peruvian dinner or drinks until late. Sjefietsche was the very first real ceviche bar in Amsterdam. Of course, they serve ceviche but they also know how to serve other Peruvian fish dishes. Extra fun: check out their private dining options if you want a special place to celebrate your birthday or other party.
Van Ostadestraat 1, Amsterdam,

Cantina Caliente

Cantina Caliente in Amsterdam East offers the best of what Latin America has to offer. Peruvian ceviche plays a significant role, but there is room for homemade tacos, empanadas, and vegan dishes. At Cantina Caliente, you have also come to the right place for an extensive dinner, snacks, and a drink or dancing.
Roetersstraat 192,

Best peruvian restaurants amsterdam

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Yokomo Amsterdam

In the Rivierenbuurt, you will find Yokomo Amsterdam – a restaurant where the ‘Nikkei kitchen’ is central. They serve dishes with Japanese and Peruvian influences, with Latin America as the common denominator. The sea bass ceviche, as are the vegetarian empanadas and tuna tiradito, are highly recommended.
Geleenstraat 1h, Amsterdam,

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Secret Garden Amsterdam

In the Reguliersdwarsstraat – right between the bars and clubs – you will find Secret Garden Amsterdam, which lives up to its name. If you visit Secret Garden in the summer, you want to use the beautiful garden, which makes you forget that you are in Amsterdam. The menu features various types of ceviche (including one made from tomato), dishes to share, and an extensive selection of vegetables, fish, and meat from the grill.
Reguliersdwarsstraat 38, Amsterdam,

Peruvian Cuisine NL

Peruvian Cuisine NL is, without a doubt, one of the best Peruvian restaurants in Amsterdam. The menu may suggest otherwise, with pictures of the food (as you often see on the Spanish Costa Brava), but nothing could be further from the truth. This place serves excellent, authentic Peruvian dishes, such as patties steamed in banana leaves and strips of beef stewed in dark beer.
Bilderdijkstraat 181HS, Amsterdam,

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Fabrique des Lumières
NXT Museum
STRAAT street art museum
MOCO Museum for street and modern art
Amaze, an audiovisual labyrint
Food Tasting Tour of Jordaan area
Albert Cuyp Market Food Tour
Sightseeing Boat Cruise with unlimited drinks
Pancake Cruise
Micro Brewery Beer Tasting Tour
Fatbike e-bike tour (also to Amsterdam North)
Rent a bike by yourself and explore like a local
Outside of Amsterdam: windmills & Zaanse Schans
3 hour biketour: backstreets & hidden gems
Private Canal Boat Tour
Rijksmuseum with the Dutch masters
Van Gogh Museum, a staple in Amsterdam
Stedelijk Museum for modern art lovers
Canal Cruise in the evening
Discover the Instagrammable experience WONDR
The Upside Down
Get out of town and into the Dutch country side of Giethoorn
Drive-it-Yourself Tulip Fields GPS Audio Tour
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NEMO Science Museum
Paddle board tour on the canals
Go for a kayak-tour in Amsterdam
Amsterdam Light Festival boat tour
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Our favourite hotels in Amsterdam:
Pillows Maurits at the Park: this newly opened hotel is all about luxury.
Pulitzer Amsterdam: on the canals at the border of the Nine Streets and the Jordaan.
L’Europe: recently renovated, this hotel has the best spa with a view in Amsterdam.
Conservatorium Hotel: located in one of the most beautiful buildings in town.
Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam: if you have something to celebrate this is the one.
W Amsterdam: with lively restaurants and a posh rooftop bar with swimming pool.
The Hoxton: favourite lifestyle hotel right on the canals with great all day bar.
Hotel Jakarta: the most sustainable hotel ánd great value for money with a spa.
Hotel V: with two locations and a great restaurant, in the city center and East.
Sir Adam: with the coolest view over Amsterdam from the North side.
Sweets: a unique stay in former bridge houses.
Hotel Dwars: small scale and around the corner of the trendy Utrechtsestraat.
Hotel Mercier: pretty new hotel in the cosy and historic Jordaan district.
INK Hotel: lifestyle hotel in the heart of the city by MGallery.
Morgan & Mees: boutique hotel with restaurant in Amsterdam West.
Conscious Hotel Westerpark: in a beautiful building at the industrial Westergas area.
Ruby Emma: eco design hotel with a great skybar near Amstel station.
Generator Hostel: the best poshtel of the city located in a park.
The Social Hub budget proof in trendy East district close tho the subway.
Het Volkshotel: affordable and with a cool rooftop bar.
CitizenM: all you need is that XL bed (location near Amstel is great).
Motel One: budget design hotel with several locations in Amsterdam.

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