Monte Seco, Lima, Peru
T'anta Lima Reviews
T'anta, simply delicious... :P Nov 07, 2008
T'anta is owned by Gaston Acurio, one of the most famous and best chefs of Peru. He has a restaurant, which is very good and famous, but sometime ago he decided to open a cafe which is not as pricy as the restaurant, but serve high quality food too.
This chic café is comfortably stylish and there is bound to be something on the menu that will hit the spot. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner it is a slightly upscale version of a Peruvian café with a casual and modern atmosphere. It's perfect for quick, casual eats in the café or for takeout. They started with the location in Miraflores but right now there are 3, each of them very comfy and charming.
Regarding the food, they serve tasty salads, paninis, Peruvian sandwiches, homemade pastas and excellent desserts, which according to me are the highlight. They also serve tapas, blending the local and European flavours :P Tapas with a Peruvian twist.The one in charge of the desserts is Gaston's wife: Astrid and she does a terrific job! You may come just for a coffee or a cocktail, but I guarantee that you'll end up trying one of the desserts they offer. She uses the Peruvian ingredients for the traditional desserts and the result is just awesome! They don't take care only about the taste, but also about the presentation of every single dish.
One dessert that I found really great is the "tartita de maracuyá" (passion-fruit tart). Exceptional! Mal found here the best "Tres Leches" in the city. Doesn't matter which one you choose, all the desserts are so good... I feel like a child in a candy store, haha, well actually I'm one :P a big child, haha.
They also serve cocktails and happy hours in its location in Downtown.
The service is very good too. Although the place is always packed, the waiters have time to take good care of the customers. I asked about each dessert and the waiter was so patient and explained about everyone, haha. He also gave me some recommendations.
By the way, T'anta means Bread in Quechua - the Inca's language :)
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