Seafood, like in the chaufa pictured here, anchors the vast majority of Pisco y Nazca's menu.

Pisco y Nazca Ceviche Gastrobar

At Kendall's Pisco y Nazca, the service is spot-on. Try the fine pulpo pepion, built on a comforting corn stew jazzed up with a hefty dose of ají amarillo. The octopus tentacle atop sports a fantastic crisp but remains fork-tender — no easy feat. If the team here can replicate such reliable Peruvian plates that burst with flavor, they might also have Peru's first golden goose.