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Culantro Peruvian Cookery

47 King William St., Hamilton, Ontario L8R1A2, Canada
905-777-0060
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Ranked #10 of 919 restaurants in Hamilton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $8 - $13
Cuisines: Peruvian
Dining options: Lunch, Reservations, Takeout
Description: Culantro Peruvian Cookery is a fast-casual spot on King William St. in Hamilton, Ontario’s Arts & Business district. We focus on preparing Peruvian food in-house using treasured family recipes for inspiration.Our aim is to turn our customers into raving fans by serving uniquely delicious yet approachable food at affordable prices – in the friendliest and cleanest setting we can manage.Specialities include lomo saltado (a Peruvian/Chinese fusion steak dish served over handcut fries), empanadas, rotisserie chicken, and Purple Corn Juice. Our dishes feature aji sauces on the side - made from-scratch from imported Peruvian chillies and herbs.
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Dining options: Lunch, Reservations, Takeout
Description: Culantro Peruvian Cookery is a fast-casual spot on King William St. in Hamilton, Ontario’s Arts & Business district. We focus on preparing Peruvian food in-house using treasured family recipes for inspiration.Our aim is to turn our customers into raving fans by serving uniquely delicious yet approachable food at affordable prices – in the friendliest and cleanest setting we can manage.Specialities include lomo saltado (a Peruvian/Chinese fusion steak dish served over handcut fries), empanadas, rotisserie chicken, and Purple Corn Juice. Our dishes feature aji sauces on the side - made from-scratch from imported Peruvian chillies and herbs.
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English first
Hamilton, Canada
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176 reviews 176 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

They unfortunately didn't make it clear before ordering that they only took cash/debit so we never got a chance to eat here since we couldn't pay. Too bad because the food seemed to be delicious!

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cabarete
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47 reviews 47 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

What a super meal. Simple ingredients, really well done. You will be hard pressed to find a meal this good for this cheap anywhere in Ontario, never mind Hamilton. Fresh, tasty and really well prepared. Watch for this one to grow!

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Chicago, Illinois
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28 reviews 28 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Whenever I am in Hamilton, I make an effort to eat at Culantro. I usually order lomo saltado, empanada special and pollo a la brasa. The meat is cooked to perfection and the sides (sweet potatoes and yucca fries) are one of the best I have had. This place is highly recommended. The waitress and owner are very attentive and... More

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Toronto, Canada
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47 reviews 47 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

I have been here a few times plus a takeout order. The chef is a very patient, hardworking man with specific cooking standards. This is a small authentic restaurant so their prices are about average, not cheap at all but not super expensive either. The various potates and fried foods are fantastic IF you love different spices and textures in... More

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Hamilton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014 via mobile

Simply delicious. The two of us had appetizers, mains, dessert and juice. Was fantastic and we look forward to returning soon.

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Toronto, Canada
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

I ate here last year, did not give a positive review and thought I would come back for another try. This time I had Pollo a la Brasa and chicha morada. Polla a la brasa is rotisserie chicken. The chicken was cooked to perfection - moist but fully cooked. I found the chicken good but not too flavourful - but... More

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Burlington, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Enjoyed our lunch, and the juice! Great service, owner is an excellent host! A nice little unassuming place!

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Hamilton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014 via mobile

This was a great find. The owner is really nice, which makes a big difference. It was very tasty food for a great price.

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Oakville, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

My 2 friends had been told about the great food available at this place... thus, we decided to go and try it .... we had a great time.... The service was very friendly and very accommodating.. and the chef/owner also a very nice and friendly person... the food was delicious..!, we shared the empanadas (beef and chicken), the lomo saltado,... More

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Brussels, Belgium
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16 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

I have been to Culantro a few times. The location is not great, but this no frills restaurant is a hidden gem. The food is of exceptional quality even if the choice is not large and some items on the menu were not available. We loved the empanadas and the roasted chicken. Also try their dessert empanadas! The service is... More

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