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El Norteno

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Esquilino
Peruvian
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Del Castro Pretorio,26, 00185 Rome, Italy
00390649381722
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 19
    Excellent
  • 25
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great Peruvian Food

Great Peruvian food and very original but definitely not a cheap place even though it looks so. A must for all the Latin food lovers!

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 17, 2014
zeven1
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Rome, Italy
Good for:
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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57 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Rome, Italy
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Great Peruvian food and very original but definitely not a cheap place even though it looks so. A must for all the Latin food lovers!

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London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Great Peruvian restaurant...food was delicious and service was very good! I had the Seco de carne with beans and rice, and my husband ordered Lomo saltado- meat was tender and the flavour was perfect! I would definitely eat here again.

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Lima, Peru
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014 via mobile

Dont miss the Lomo Saltado and arroz con pollo. Original peruvian flavours. Bravo!!! They have cusqueña beer. Prices are reasonable considering how big are the servings. We paid 10 euros per a lomo saltado and 2 people ate. We will be back for sure.

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Singapore
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28 reviews 28 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

we were please to stumble upon this place and on an empty stomach i might add. food portion was good and the spicy chutney blend well with the beer. i wished i had ordered the cerviche to sample

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San Diego, California
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87 reviews 87 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013

Nice experience and a great variety of items. Ceviche was very good, seafood was also good. The restaurant is a casual setting.

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Roma
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

It was the first time I was eating food from Perù. I like it, specially the main dish and one of their homemade cakes. I think you should pay attention of what you choose if you want to eat well, but I could see it was ok overall. The price it's ok.

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Abingdon, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013 via mobile

Lovely Peruvian food with the latinamerican taste. Highly recommend place with generous and delicious dishes and an excellent service. If you are looking for the south American cuisine, El Norteno is a must!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013 via mobile

So my In-laws and my Wife stumbled upon this restaurant the other night and we had to go back the day after because it was delicious. I had the Bistec with Egg and rice and beans and salad and OMG. My entire family aggreed that after having Italian food for so long we needed a change and wow we're we... More 

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Makati, Philippines
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241 reviews 241 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
343 helpful votes 343 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2012

After having more than our fill of Italian food, we wanted to try something different. We decided to try out this place located along Castro Pretorio and just a block away from our hotel and the Termini on the other direction. My dad was particularly lured when he saw they served Cabrito (goat) on the menu. Service by the Peruvian... More 

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Rome, Italy
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2012

We had dinner here and it was really good! We are visiting from Texas & my boyfriend was born & raised in Peru. We like trying Peruvian restaurants whenever we travel. We enjoyed the PAPA A LA HUANCAINA, CEVICHE, LOMO SALTADO, & CAUSA. Staff was very attentive and looked like they were very busy with plenty of customers. Will probably... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Del Castro Pretorio,26, 00185 Rome, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lazio  >  Rome>  > Esquilino
  • Neighborhood: Esquilino
  • Phone Number: 00390649381722

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 17 - 28
  • Cuisine: Peruvian

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Neighborhood Profile
Esquilino
Old school vibe from the very beginning is the only way to describe the Esquilino neighborhood. The Esquilino takes pride in being one of the oldest areas in Rome for its key location on one of the city’s famous seven hills. From an ancient neighborhood to its modern incarnation as a multicultural hub, Esquilino always has something going on—polyglot vendors debate street artists while kids play pick-up basketball games. Look around you: this area isn’t like the historic center. Liberty architecture, large piazzas, and long boulevards mix with archaic arches, secret side alleys, and beautiful churches like Santa Maria Maggiore.