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Culantro Peruvian Cookery

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47 King William St., Hamilton, Ontario L8R1A2, Canada
+1 905-777-0060
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11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 1:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout
Description: Culantro Peruvian Cookery is the dream of a Lima & San Francisco-trained...
Culantro Peruvian Cookery is the dream of a Lima & San Francisco-trained chef who found himself far from home. We select Hamilton Farmer's Market veggies & meat daily and import Peruvian chillies & exotic fruits to create our simple yet sophisticated dishes. We have a small core menu of Peruvian favourites, with frequent specials including Peruvian Asian dishes like ceviche and tiraditos.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Happy anniversary Kathleen😘

Pisco sour was nice. I had the shrimp cervica and quarter chicken with Quinoa salad delicious. My dinner companion had the white fish gluten free batter with house vegetable salad. The place was small not fancy but the food was good.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Pisco sour was nice. I had the shrimp cervica and quarter chicken with Quinoa salad delicious. My dinner companion had the white fish gluten free batter with house vegetable salad. The place was small not fancy but the food was good.

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Hamilton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Don't eat at Charred; eat at here. It is so, so much better. The food is the best, everything is made with care, and the service is friendly.

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Our party of 3 ventured into this small restaurant after finding it on Tripadvisor. We were not disappointed! Our waitress was excellent, friendly and attentive in explaining the food items and making suggestions of things to try since we had never tried Peruvian food before. We really enjoyed everything we tried from appetizers to dessert. When one of our party... More 

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Toronto
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Walked into an empty restaurant shortly after 4:00. The sole person working there seemed to take exception that I had not made a reservation. When I looked at the menu, there were only two entrees, Lomo Saltado and roast chicken - boring. When I asked if there were more entrees because I was puzzled that one of the most recommended... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

fabulous little spot located on King William in the heart of Hamilton. Food is fresh prepared and purchased directly from the farmers market. The owner / Chef Juan Castillo was warm , gracious and pleasure to meet! I enjoyed the Chicha Morada , the house drink made from purple corn and beautiful spices. I also had the chicken with mushroom... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015 via mobile

followed the recommendation of others and was well rewarded! The food's delicious and service is excellent - empanadas were great as was the nightly special. Make sure you try the house-made Chicha Morada - the perfect drink after a hot summer day. Easy walk from the convention center, city hall and the Sheraton. Decor feels more like strip mall take-out... More 

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Hamilton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

I've been here a couple of a times and the food has been incredible. The owner is also one of the nicest souls you'll ever meet. He always goes above and beyond to make sure you are enjoying your meal and is genuinely passionate about his food/culture. Highly recommended. Go immediately. Get the alfajores.

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Hamilton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

New Food Friday #6 & #27 We loved this place so much that we went back and plan on going again. The first time we went we ordered: Pollo Empanada Quinoa Empanada Lomo Saltado Pollo A La Brasa - Quarter Pineapple-banana Dulce De Leche Empanada The second time we were preparing for our trip to Peru and ordered: Fruit Ceviche... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

oh my goodness, empanadas were DELISH! It's a small place but it's super cute and hey, the food is awesome!!! -Well priced as well for about $25 my boyfriend and I had awesome empanadas with fries (4 empanadas with 2 side order of fries) -The chef was so nice!!! Super friendly came out from the kitchen to say hello to... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

So glad we found this restaurant on Tripadvisor before heading into Hamilton, as we would have missed out on an amazing dinner. The empanadas were excellent (chicken, beef and 2 dessert ones) as well as the roast chicken and a skirt steak dishes. The quinoa, vegetable and various sauces we tried were incredible! Very friendly wait staff, small and unpretentious... More 

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Additional Information about Culantro Peruvian Cookery

Address: 47 King William St., Hamilton, Ontario L8R1A2, Canada
Phone Number: +1 905-777-0060
Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Hamilton
Open Hours:
Monday 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 1:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 8 - 13
Cuisine: Peruvian

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 47 King William St., Hamilton, Ontario L8R1A2, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Hamilton
  • Phone Number: +1 905-777-0060

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 13
  • Cuisine: Peruvian

Description

Culantro Peruvian Cookery is the dream of a Lima & San Francisco-trained chef who found himself far from home. We select Hamilton Farmer's Market veggies & meat daily and import Peruvian chillies & exotic fruits to create our simple yet sophisticated dishes. We have a small core menu of Peruvian favourites, with frequent specials including Peruvian Asian dishes like ceviche and tiraditos.
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
1:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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