I’ll be honest. I wasn’t too keen on trying out another Virgilio Martinez restaurant. I had been very underwhelmed by Central in Lima. But Chris Pople told me that I really ought to give Lima a shot, and so I did. And I was VERY happy I followed his sage advice because truly, this was a creative and interesting and fresh and bright and luscious meal. Somehow, the waitstaff was even able to convince me to order salmon, something I very rarely order outside of Japanese restaurants because it’s one of the few things I can cook myself. The staff deserve a gold star for that feat alone. Really a terrific meal. Also, I liked the space. It is small and intimate and not trying to be too many things to too many people.
Verdict: You should go here. Have the salmon. (Seriously, I never say that. This is amazing.)