Peruvian cuisine is really hot right now and this chef is the real thing. You have to try this restaurant! Chef John Marquez, 38 years old and a native of Lima, Peru, has been inspired by memories of time spent with his grandmother and by his family's culinary traditions.

Lima is located at 2151 Salvio Street, between Mt. Diablo and Grant Streets (fronting Todos Santos Plaza), in Concord, California and will be open daily from 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. for lunch and dinner. www.limaconcord.com. (925) 309-7774.