Lunch is served next to the Moray ruins. Dine on a delectable 8-course meal of flavors sourced directly from the picturesque Peruvian landscapes that surround MIL restaurant. Top chef Virgilio Martinez uses these ingredients to create innovative dishes that honor Peruvian culture and nature. Immerse yourself into the story of Peru and its long-standing food traditions by eating at MIL Centro.
“Peruvian territory is very diverse, but we wouldn’t be this biodiverse if it wasn’t for people. If it wasn’t for our cultures.” - Malena Martinez
The MIL Experience aims to preserve ancestral knowledge through traditional methods of cultivation and food preparation techniques.
Working alongside local communities, world-renowned chefs, biologists, and anthropologists have collaborated to create this unparalleled foodie experience.
The menu at MIL has a deep connection to nature. MIL’s research branch Mater Iniciativa works to catalog and conserve Peruvian ingredients so you can enjoy them for decades to come.
Virgilio Martinez and his team at MIL experiment with ultra-local high-quality ingredients to create unique flavors for an innovative menu you won’t find anywhere else.
Virgilio Martinez is a world-renowned chef and owner of the highly esteemed restaurants Central and MIL Centro. His foodie experiences take you beyond the plate and immerse you into a flavorful journey through the landscapes of Peru. Chef Martinez crafts innovative and must-try dishes that have catapulted him to the forefront of the global culinary scene.
Central was recognized with 15th place in World’s Best list. It was voted the #1 restaurant in Latin.
Virgilio was the winner of the World’s Top Chef award and featured in the Netflix docuseries Chef’s table.
MIL was established in the Sacred Valley.
MIL was South America’s Best Restaurant by FOOD & WINE.
Virgilio featured with Zac Efron on Netflix and Gordon Ramsey on National Geographic documentaries.
At Peru For Less, we’re travelers like you. Travelers seeking new experiences over dinner tables just often as at Incan ruins. Your Peru For Less travel advisor will craft your Peru itinerary with foodie highlights, enlightening tours with local English-speaking guides, transportation, and comfortable hotels. Immerse yourself into the fragrances and flavors of local cuisine by dining at MIL Centro on your way to Machu Picchu.
Central has been on the World’s 50 Best Restaurants list since 2014 and has climbed its way close to the top. In 2017, Central was voted the #5th best restaurant in the entire world. Today, it’s ranked #6.
Since it first opened its doors in 2018 until today, MIL has been continuously voted by FOOD & WINE, World’s 50 Best, and Forbes as one of the best dining experiences in Latin America.
Lunch Experience - MIL can be enjoyed in all of our itineraries by adding in 1-day in the Sacred Valley.*
*MIL is located over 11,500 ft above sea level. We recommend spending at least 24h in high-altitude beforehand to enjoy your meal to the fullest.
Dinner experience - Include 1-day in Lima as you prefer, in the evening you’ll be picked up for dinner at Central.