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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 927 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
Ottawa, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We took over the restaurant for an evening and Juan and his staff were accommodating in every respect, providing an exceptional meal. Their service was superb and their attention to detail and quality of the food excellent. We will definitely go back. One of Hamilton's best kept secrets that should be shared. Thank you for a great night..... very memorable.... More

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Ancaster, Canada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Great deal and a feel good place. Wasn't licensed when we were there but this May have changed. No hesitation recommending. Nothing fancy though.

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Hamilton, Canada
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195 reviews 195 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
107 helpful votes 107 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
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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35 reviews 35 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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
22 helpful votes 22 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
1 review
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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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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
1 review
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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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