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Las Canteras

2307 18th St. NW, Washington DC, DC 20009 (Adams Morgan)
202-265-1780
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As featured in Exotic Cuisines in DC
Ranked #93 of 2,650 Restaurants in Washington DC
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $20 - $25
Hours:
Tue - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tue - Fri 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Fri 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat - Sun 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Neighborhood: Adams Morgan
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Neighborhood: Adams Morgan
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Newtown Square
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35 reviews 35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

A "don't miss" experience. All sorts of unfamiliar flavors and preparations. Gary is a wonderful host; engage him to enhance the dinner. Food is really good but different. We Went there one Friday and had two fish dishes and two starters. Get the quinoa salad and one of the cebiches ( the least expensive one is superb). Halfway through dinner... More

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Doha, Qatar
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42 reviews 42 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Having fond memories of a recent Peruvian vacation, I decided to visit the highest rated Peruvian restaurant while in Washington DC. Las Canteras was very pleasant and the service was good. The Pisco Sours were delicious, but I had been forever spoiled by a place called the Huaringas Bar in Lima. The food was good overall, but varied in quality.... More

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Pensacola, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

One of the best Peruvian restaurants I tried.. Great atmosphere and music. Its hard to find a good restaurant that serves good ceviche. Great!!!!! 4 stars

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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104 reviews 104 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Coming from South America and spending much time in Peru, and trying Peruvian restaurants around the world, we found the food here to be just average - nothing wrong with it (other than a very odd and poorly conceived chocolate quinua cake), but nothing that stood out. Service is scattered and for the most part it seemed like the waiters... More

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

This is our go to place for good Peruvian food and drinks and it has never disappointed us. The ceviche is amazing and they have a great selection of Peruvian food. Service is excellent and the ambiance is great. We typically go for an early dinner and stay a bit longer drinking their delicious pisco sours. Great value for your... More

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El Segundo, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

My husband and I went here because of the reviews that I had read on here. I had the Chupe de Camarones and my husband had Quinotto with shrimp. We were so delighted with both of our meals. The service was excellent. I would definitely return on another trip to Washington, DC.

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North Hollywood, CA
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4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The food here was very good and the menu quite impressive. Some great wines (some traditional Peruvian to match the menu). The service was good and the atmosphere feels very hip and comfortable. The only problem is the acoustics. I literally had a sore throat by the time we left, from trying to have a conversation with the friend across... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

My friend and I were searching for a good Peruvian restaurant on the internet and found Las Canteras in Adams Morgan. When we arrived at 6 pm we were warmly received and seated. We ordered drinks that were delicious made with Peruvian liqueur, lime, chopped mint and cilantro. The atmosphere was lively but conversation was easy: no need to shout... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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84 reviews 84 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

We had a fantastic meal and experience. My husband loved his cebiche, with spicy lime juice and fresh seafood. My quinoa was delicious, cheesy and rich. The cocktail list is extensive and unique. The decor is nice, and the staff and service were very good. We thought prices were reasonable based on DC standards. This restaurant would be a great... More

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Portland, Maine
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5 reviews 5 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

Las Canteras has a wonderful menu and the best Pisco Sours I have had outside of South America! The menu provided an an interesting variety of Peruvian dishes for everyone in our group (which included a vegetarian and a child). The Ceviche Duo was plentiful and bright and delicious- we shared that for an appetizer and it did not last... More

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