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Las Canteras

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Adams Morgan
Peruvian, South American
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2307 18th St. NW, Washington DC, DC 20009
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tue - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tue - Fri 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Fri 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Authentic Peruvian food

The cebiche is excellent. We had the arroz con pollo and the aji de gallina. Both were delicious. Both of us had wines from Chile which were superb.

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 11, 2015
Ellen M
Scottsdale, Arizona
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

I was referred here by a friend of the owner, so was very excited to try this local restaurant. The ceviche was ABSOLUTELY FANTASTIC, and the pisco sours were cute and well-made. Sadly, the rest of my meal was a disappointment. It started off slowly...the first two slices in the bread basket were fluffy, fresh, and amazing, especially when paired... More 

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

The cebiche is excellent. We had the arroz con pollo and the aji de gallina. Both were delicious. Both of us had wines from Chile which were superb.

Thank Ellen M
Long Island, New York
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

Las Canteras very good Ceviche!!!!!!! highly recommend it, Maracuya Sour was incredible as well, overall I would return for the previous mentioned only, expensive

Thank CJ2203
Saint Augustine Beach, Florida
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119 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

Went to Adams Morgan for dinner, and decided to try Peruvian food here in DC. Las Canteras felt welcoming, ambience is great for a quiet dinner. We ordered the Ceviche, very tasty and fresh white fish. Also had Lomo Saltado (usually order this when I go to a Peruvian restaurant), their version is very tasty with the right amount of... More 

Thank galtraveller22011
Beijing, China
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644 reviews
267 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 295 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Peruvian food is one of my favorites, and this place does not fail to disappoint. A bit higher priced than some of the hole in the wall places for Peruvian that I am used to, since it's clearly meant for a bit of a different demographic. All the food is delicious with beautiful preparation.

Thank Jon1796
Kansas City
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54 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

All I have to say is that most of the times I eat here - employees from the Consulate of Peru are eating there! You should too. Try the Lomo Saltaldo!

Thank Beachluvinfamily
Lusaka, Zambia
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57 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

My boyfriend and I went for dinner last Saturday. Service was good and we were seated immediately. The food was above average but nothing to rave about really. The pisco cocktails were good but not remarkable. I do have to say their green sauce and bread was pretty awesome.. I smeared the sauce on my food too! Aside from that,... More 

Thank wishful0traveller
Lima, Peru
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

I might be a bit biased given that I'm Peruvian, but I was not impressed by the food here. Maybe my expectations were too high. I liked the rustic feel of the restaurant and the service was good, but I don't think I will be going back.

Thank Libra_Girl78
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75 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

OK, we were heading to our favorite restaurant and they had no power so we went to Las Canteras. I'm more of a conservative when it comes to food and I only found 1 thing on the menu I would like. The meal was good, the service was POOR. I asked for a refill on my drink mid meal and... More 

Thank OldDudeDiver
Phoenix, Arizona
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201 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

My husband wanted ceviche and he was not disappointed. He had two types. I had the Lomo Saltado and it was very similar to the dish I had in Lima. We made our reservations at the last minute so was told that it would be 9:45pm. We were told to call around 9:00pm and perhaps they could get us in... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2307 18th St. NW, Washington DC, DC 20009
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Adams Morgan
  • Neighborhood: Adams Morgan
  • Phone Number: 202-265-1780

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 25
  • Cuisine: Peruvian, South American


Open Hours
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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