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Culantro Peruvian Cookery

47 King William St., Hamilton, Ontario L8R1A2, Canada
905-777-0060
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Ranked #12 of 902 restaurants in Hamilton
Price range: $8 - $13
Cuisines: Peruvian
Dining options: Lunch, 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.
Restaurant details
Dining options: Lunch, 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
1 review
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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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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Paris, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

My husband and I found this gem of a restaurant by searching online for the best restaurants in Hamilton. We are so glad we found it! The food is absolutely delicious, the service is wonderful and the presentation is beautiful. The menu is small but varied and they have daily specials. The yucca fries are indeed "to die for"! The... More

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Hamilton, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

We have just had a terrific meal at a great price at culantro . It is a five star meal at a one star price .very friendly service makes you feel like home. We will definitely go back , very classy food.

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Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

We love this restaurant lots! Unique flavours and excellent service! We will be returning! Love the chicken, empanadas and they have fantastic desserts!

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Brooklyn, New York
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

My wife and I stopped in here on our last day in Hamilton, Ontario and were very pleased. Juicy, succulent, well-seasoned chicken. Yucca fries. Wonderful beef empanadas. Perfectly prepared quinoa salad. The sauces were quite good too. My only complaint is I would have preferred a little more cumin on the chicken but otherwise we were very satisfied.

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Hamilton, Canada
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3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

while having dinner with a friend (carne & pollo empanadas) the waitress asked if we liked spicy she brought us a few different sauces to try and we fell in love; each sauce was so different and flavorful. Thanks so much Culantro!!

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Burlington, Canada
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31 reviews 31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

The food was excellent. We had the chicken plate with quinoa salad and fries as well as the beef dish. Everything was flavourful, great portions and delivered quickly! Only downside is they do not yet have their liquor license. We will be back!

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Toronto, Canada
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9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

I am always on the lookout for good Peruvian food and after reading the reviews on Tripadvisor was very eager to try Culantro. I had an opportunity to go to Hamilton from Toronto and made an effort to have lunch here. I had hoped to have chicha morada but unfortunately they had none so settled for Inca Kola - a... More

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