We visited the Larco Museum on a recommendation and it was well worth the 7km taxi ride to go there.
After the Museum we wandered down to the garden level and discovered a treasure in the cafe/restaurant. Set in a superbly-planted and maintained garden bursting with colorful and exuberant bougainvillea, the cafe part is open-wall.
The food is as good as (and often better than) anything you will find in Lima. We had the grilled sea scallops on the half-shell and the potatoes Huancaina, with a glass of wine each. Both were tasty - leaving that ‘I want more!’ feeling.
As we were eating, there was a hummingbird hovering in the flowers nearby. It was a magic day.
Side note: our waiter, Johnny, was helpful, attentive, polite, and professional. Beyond that he was delighted to learn that we live in NZ because his interest is geography and he doesn’t often meet other Kiwis. He astonished us with his knowledge about our tiny country.
The whole day was one to remember and to recommend to others. We recommend wholeheartedly !!