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Las Canteras

2307 18th St. NW, Washington DC, DC 20009 (Adams Morgan)
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As featured in Exotic Cuisines in DC
Ranked #123 of 2,626 restaurants in Washington DC
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $20 - $25
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Neighborhood: Adams Morgan
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Neighborhood: Adams Morgan
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43 reviews from our community

93% Recommend
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English first
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Top Contributor
104 reviews 104 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 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
1 review
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
5 reviews 5 reviews
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
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 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
Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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
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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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

We went to Las Canteras on the advice of a friend. I hadn't been to DC in years but knew there was wonderful and varied ethnic restaurants. The restaurant was not what I expected visually, as it was smaller and older than I thought. But the food and service were amazing. It was beautifully prepared and served and robust in... More

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London, United Kingdom
13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

This place was really busy and had a great atmosphere. I'd recommend booking on the weekend as we got lucky with a short notice 8.30 table. There were 4 vegetarian specific dishes which was great, and the cocktail list was extensive and very nice! The decor and toilets could do with an update but the food & service make up... More

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Washington DC
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014 via mobile

Our 11 year old daughter recommended Las Canteras after a school field trip. Our Saturday evening meal was delicious. My magic mojito hit the spot as did my daughter's Inca cola. Papas rellenas and shrimp were well prepared. The service was great.

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