Fantastic Food Experience
Restaurant: Lima
Reviewer: Aalok Wadhwa | 29th April 2016 | Reviewer Rating (Out of 5) 4.25

Ever since I tasted Peruvian food a decade ago, it has mesmerized me. The food is delicious and seemingly simple to make, but delights in its complexity with its influences from the indigenous population including the Inca and cuisines brought in with immigrants from Europe, Asia and West Africa. So obviously I was very excited to find out that India’s first Peruvian restaurant has been opened by Michelin star chef Atul Kochhar at the tony BKC address.

As I enter, the restaurant décor is exciting. There’s a green ceiling, salmon pink walls, a bar and low-hanging lanterns, and an open feeling with its natural lighting. It seems to be designed to look like a South American restaurant and it succeeds in creating an exotic vibe.

I start with a most vibrant Kumquat Basil Caipirinha (Rs 600) that immediately puts me in the right mood.


      Kumquat Basil Caipirinha                       Margarita

For food, obviously the first dish I have to order is the iconic ceviche which I do immediately on being seated. Ceviche is a 2000 year old dish that originated in Peru, typically made from fresh raw fish cured in citrus juices, such as lemon or lime, and spiced with ají or chili peppers. Here, in Fish Ceviche (Rs 850), Indian sea bass is cured in lime and is served with avocado and red onion. It is a fantastic dish that is light, refreshing and amazes both with its taste and myriad textures.

                                    Fish Ceviche

Scallop Tiradito (Rs 1150) essentially cured scallops sashimi with a sauce made of chillies, and topped with cucumber ribbons making it vibrant and luxurious dish, well worth the hefty price tag.

                                Scallop Tiradito

Smoked Grill Yucca (Rs 350) is essentially tapioca with has been grilled and served. It is great by itself or as an accompaniment to the dishes, dispensing the need for any breads. The main course of Pork Chickarron (Rs 1000) or pork ribs is great with a generous fatty layer making it a juicy treat.


            Smoked Grill Yucca                                     Pork Chickarron

I would recommend coming here and indulging yourself in some of the treasures from a remarkable cuisine.

The review was anonymously done after paying for the meal.

Ratings (Out of 5)         

Food: 4.5 | Ambiance: 4.5 | Service: 4.0 | Value: 4.0 | Overall: 4.5

Meal for two: Rs.2000 | Alcohol: Yes | Credit Card: Yes | Wheel chair friendly: Yes

Address: G 2,Maker Maxity, BKC, Bandra (East), Mumbai 400051

Tel 022 30005040, 022 30005041


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Restaurant Information
Lima Lima
2 North Avenue, Maker Maxity, Bandra Kurla Complex, Mumbai
Telephone: 022 30005040, 022 30005041 view on a map
Opening Hours:
Cuisine: South American
Average Price: Rs. 2000 - 2500