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El Norteno

#3,903 of 9,374 Restaurants in Rome
#4,440 of 10,494 Places to Eat in Rome
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Neighborhood:
Esquilino
Peruvian, South American, Chinese
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Del Castro Pretorio,26, 00185 Rome, Italy
00390649381722
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 24
    Excellent
  • 33
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 4
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  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Peru in the middle of Rome!

Our Peruvian friend took us to this restaurant near Roma Termini Station. It was everything he promised, with genuine Peruvian dishes well prepared and very reasonably priced. I selected the Seco de Cabrito. Delicious! The family requested Ceviche and Lomo Saltado. Everyone was satisfied. It is not... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
mmbcross
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Miami, Florida
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London
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

Where to start?!? We ordered 3 mains and 1 starter/tapas to all arrive at the same time, the tapas arrived first, it was lukewarm, one of the mains arrived after a while when the plantains were already cold. After another while the second main arrived, this was a soup but again it was cold, we had to send it back... More 

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Miami, Florida
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126 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Our Peruvian friend took us to this restaurant near Roma Termini Station. It was everything he promised, with genuine Peruvian dishes well prepared and very reasonably priced. I selected the Seco de Cabrito. Delicious! The family requested Ceviche and Lomo Saltado. Everyone was satisfied. It is not pretentious, but a pleasant location on a tree-lined street just half a block... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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92 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 via mobile

The food is very authentic Peruvian; the ceviche is absolutely classic. But my ceviche mixto was over spiced and the plate was swimming with a soupy marinade. You may not be able to get better Peruvian food in Rome, but it does get a lot better than this. Service average for a Friday night, pleasant, accommodating, friendly. Not a bad... More 

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Mragowo, Poland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

We found this place by accident, but for someone who is not really into just pizza&pasta this reastuarnat is a must-be! All the dishes we have tried werwę delicious and the portions were huge!

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Thank Marek L
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We were so happy when we saw this restaurant walking distance from Casa Romana. Great food and atmosphere. If you want to taste Italian food with a latin twist, this is the place.

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Thank Javier P
Rome, Italy
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44 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 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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Thank zeven1
London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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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Thank PamelaMontes
Singapore
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34 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 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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137 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 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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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, South American, Chinese

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  • 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.
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