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El Pez Amigo

#70 of 1,206 Restaurants in Lima
#71 of 1,269 Places to Eat in Lima
Certificate of Excellence
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Peruvian, Seafood
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Av. La Paz 1640, Miraflores, Lima, Peru
445-9783
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12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations

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  • 100
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  • 46
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great traditional Peruvian Seafood

El Pez Amigo is something of a Pervian identity gem. They don't tell tourists. One of the best ceviches around and now that the seasonal ban on fresh water shrimp (Camarones) is over, a great at place to have them. Remmber, in Peru, langostinos coe from the sea and camerones from fresh water... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 9, 2015
Chinapjs
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Top Contributor
208 reviews 208 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

El Pez Amigo is something of a Pervian identity gem. They don't tell tourists. One of the best ceviches around and now that the seasonal ban on fresh water shrimp (Camarones) is over, a great at place to have them. Remmber, in Peru, langostinos coe from the sea and camerones from fresh water. Try the arroz con Camarones. Ask for... More 

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New Hampshire
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129 reviews 129 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

My husband and I had an excellent lunch yesterday at El Paz Amigo. In Spanish the name means "friendly fish". The restaurant was a short walk from our hotel Miraflores Park. The menu is all in Spanish but the owner speaks English and came over and made suggestions for us. We had a sampler of five different fish dishes prepared... More 

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Riverside
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Very friendly staff, delicious seafood, very good Pisco sour. Prices are reasonable and very central. Good experience!

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Houston, Texas
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33 reviews 33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

We were staying in a hotel near El Pez Amigo, and our concierge recommended that we give it a try. So glad that we did! The menu is in Spanish, and we had a little trouble reading some of it, so our waiter recommended some dishes for us. Everything was amazing! The ceviche is so delicious, the grilled octopus was... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

I had a short window of time in Lima in which to explore Milaflores. Looked up the best ceviche in Milaflores and every review pointed to this one. I took a very pleasant walk from the Parque del Amor, past the mall in the face of the cliff, 15 minutes further to this restaurant. I'm so glad I did! The... More 

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Hampshire, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

I was invited by friends in Lima for lunch to Pez Amigo. My expectations were high based on the comments submitted via Tripadvisor as well as by Limeños in Lima. The experience was not great: food was good but not great, drinks are incredibly expensive; and the service could have and should have been better. All in all, I will... More 

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Miami, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

one of the first and one of the best restaurants that spearheaded the renaissance in Peruvian cuisine…great food, great service always…cannot go wrong…

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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

First of all let's start by saying the prices are about 30% higher than other ceviche restaurants in the area. Is this justified? Noooo... not when they are selling the smallest servings and the least tasty food of comparable restaurants. First alarm bells went off when the bottles of water they brought were the smallest I've ever seen. Didn't even... More 

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Lima, Peru
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 via mobile

Great Peruvian food - one of the best restaurants in Lima. I live next door and order delivery all the time.

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England
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41 reviews 41 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We had an excellent lunch here, with fish soup and salmon as main courses, and also beers and puddings. The food was delicious and nicely served, in very large portions too. The waiter was very helpful with translations and advice, and the cost was about £28 for an exceptional meal.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Av. La Paz 1640, Miraflores, Lima, Peru
  • Location: South America  >  Peru  >  Lima Region  >  Lima
  • Phone Number: 445-9783

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 25
  • Cuisine: Peruvian, Seafood
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?