What to do in Lima’s hippest neighborhood

Screen Shot 2014-09-23 at 23.04.38Originally a luxury resort, the Barranco district is going through a renaissance.

Renowned galleries, stylish eateries, and killer bars have opened among the gorgeous mansions that were once home to wealthy Peruvians. Throw in Lima’s first boutique hotel, a ringside seat for spectacular summer sunsets, and a chocolate museum, and the question becomes: why did it take you so long to visit Barranco?

Chifa Chung Yion
Touted one of the best chifa (Chinese) restaurants in Lima, think big at Chung Yion, which is also known by the moniker Unión. It’s best to arrive hungry, the better to take in the vast, steaming vats of wonton in multi-meat broth and mountains of chaufa rice. If you can gather a group, upgrade to a cozy booth outfitted with mustard yellow-curtains for the ultimate private dining experience.

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