ámaZ and we decided that it was a place we were interested in trying out. It helped that we happened to wander past the place when we were exploring near our apartment, so we made a reservation and went the following evening. The place is located in an office building and there is just a sign in the window, so it was kind of a wonder that we noticed it. The dining area comprises two levels, the lower level, where the entrance is located has tile floors and turquoise walls with banquette seating and a bar in the center of the room with hanging lights over it. The upper dining room very much had a jungle hut motif. It had wooden floors and round booths around the edges with wicker "roofs". The round tables in the center of the room used black lounge chairs around inlaid wooden tables. The menu had a lot of stuff that looked potentially interesting, it took a little bit of time to decide what we wanted to order. I say what we wanted to order, because everything on the menu was designed for two or four people. An odd numbered party would have to plan accordingly and a single diner would be eating a lot or bringing something home. We started things out with Giant Amazon Snails which were sliced up, mixed with Chorizo and Quinoa with a Camu Camu Sauce (Camu Camu is an Amazonian fruit plant similar to Guavaberry), and returned to their shells, which were about the size of my fist. We were given wooden spoons with which to eat the mixture. The snail was cooked perfectly and was very tender and had a very savory taste with spice provided by the chorizo. It was unusual and very good.
Dinner at ámaZ was amazing even if it was slightly annoying to have to coordinate with someone else what we would order. The flavors were great and I definitely had several things that I have never had before and likely may never be able to have again. I would happily recommend this to others and would happily return if I were to be in Lima again.