We are vegans-no-oil-added, which is a pretty restrictive diet. Arrived in Lima four days ago and tried three times to get different local restaurants to fix us something we could eat without problems, failed all three times, and not due to language difficulties, as we passed out a paper explaining our diet in detail which we had translated into Spanish. First time there was cheese cooked into the quinoa, second time, in spite of everything, the veggies were swimming in oil, third time everything arrived with grated cheese sprinkled all over the top.
So when we walked in to Paraiso de la Salud, which is only a block away from the central Plaza des Armas, and spoke with the waitress, showing her our translated requirements, we were hopeful but not confident.
Our meal was WONDERFUL, and CHEAP. Plenty of steamed veggies and potato over brown rice. The veggies included generous portions of asparagus and artichoke heart as well as lots of other types. All very nicely presented. They also included a huge slab of soy protein underneath it all which we did not eat, and tomorrow they will leave that out.
The price was just over half what the other places had charged us, the pair of us ate VERY well for only 20 soles total (about $8.50).
I don't think we will eat anywhere else in Lima.
THANKS, Paraiso de la Salud !!Pros: Vegan No Oil available, Friendly, Cheap