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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
202-265-1780
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11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
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: Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 31
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  • 24
    Very good
  • 5
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  • 1
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
delicious ceviche, great ambience

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
galtraveller22011
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Saint Augustine Beach, Florida
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Saint Augustine Beach, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

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 

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Beijing, China
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 279 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.

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Kansas City
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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!

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Lusaka, Zambia
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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 

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Lima, Peru
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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.

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Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 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 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 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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Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

We totally enjoyed our dinner at Las Canteras. The decor is very Spanish with the muted oranges and dark furniture. From the time we walked in the door we felt welcomed and comfortable. We did not have reservations but were there early for dinner (about 5:50 pm) and we had this fabulous table for two right in the front window.... More 

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Prescott,Az
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015 via mobile

I was raise and born in lima Peru so I'm really picky when it comes to peruvian restaurants in the US. I 10000% recommend this restaurant if you are looking to eat some authentic peruvian food. I more than love it and if I live in DC I will be going every week.

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Concord ma
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

The Ceviche Classico was terrific, every bit as good as ceviche I enjoyed in Peru a few months ago. Chocolate quinoa cake for dessert was amazing, served warm, about 2/3 of a cup in volume, slightly bitter very dark dark chocolate, a hint of quinoa texture, and wonderful. Our server was attentive and very polite - terrific. Interior of restaurant... 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
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?