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Francesco

#38 of 1,216 Restaurants in Lima
Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
Miraflores
Seafood, International
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Malecon de la Marina 526, Miraflores, Lima, Peru
442-8255
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12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Good for:
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions

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Visitor rating
  • 96
    Excellent
  • 39
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Solid, great food, great service, expensive but worthwhile

As we arrived we were greeted and welcomed by the owner even when we did not have reservation and were offered 2 seating options. We had conchas, tiradito and an outstanding rocoto filled with seafood. Amazing. The owner came twice to check if we were happy or needed anything. Servers very gentle... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
Luis E
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Weston, Florida
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
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English first
Weston, Florida
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

As we arrived we were greeted and welcomed by the owner even when we did not have reservation and were offered 2 seating options. We had conchas, tiradito and an outstanding rocoto filled with seafood. Amazing. The owner came twice to check if we were happy or needed anything. Servers very gentle and respectful. A bit expensive? Yes. Would I... More 

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Rome, Italy
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Went there without a reservation on a Friday at lunch time. No problem finding a table and the service was quick, except for the main course.. we waited about 20 minutes between the first and second courses. Paiche de la selva was an excellent choice. It was fish with a mushrooms sauce and it came with an excellent green risotto... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

Yes there are prettier, trendier places like Mercado, but for seafood this is hands down the best in lima. Love the tiradito, conchas a la chalaca, arroz con mariscos, arroz en tinta de calamar!!!

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Hampshire, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Francesco is, in my opinion, the best seafood restaurant in Lima. The food is absolutely delicious and the service is top notch. Try any dish at Francesco and you will know that you are having the best seafood there is. It is simply the best. They are at the high-end of the market but life is too short to not... More 

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San Jose, CA
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Francesco is one of only a few restaurants on the malecon (palisade) overlooking the parks and the ocean that are truly unique about Miraflores. Francesco is only open for five hours, noon to 5 pm. But don't get there at 5 and expect to be served. The chef quits at 5, so we suggest getting there by 4:30 or a... More 

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Islamabad Capital Territory, Pakistan
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

If you want to try out all the fragrant enchanting that Peruvian art in the kitchen can provide to you, you should step in here as a first place to discover in Lima, possibly. You may well come back very soon then.. Francesco is definitely the reference standard for top quality fish, seafood and charming recipies, and sophisticated yet very... More 

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Boston, MA
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Francesco is one of the best cebicherias in Lima. The Cebiche Francesco with a cream-sauce is incredible and is seasoned perfectly. If you are able to make a reservation ahead of time, ask for a table near the window so you have a nice view. The ambiance is OK - its not particularly modern or romantic, but the food is... More 

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Panama City, Panama
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48 reviews 48 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Located across the street from a beautiful cliff next to the sea. Great view. The food is delicious, creative and plentiful. I recommend the chicha morada drink. I tried a half a dozen different aperitifs and each was actually sensational. The salmon over mushroom risotto was simply delicious.

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New York City, New York
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Worth a visit for lunch. Great service, exceptional food, large portions. Ceviche, risotto with shrimp, bottle of Chilean wine. Perfect after a long walk in Miraflores area.

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Miami, Florida
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

The quality and presentation of each dish never stops amazing me. It is pricy, but well worth it. Recommend the "tiradito" (white) which is an original.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Malecon de la Marina 526, Miraflores, Lima, Peru
  • Location: South America  >  Peru  >  Lima Region  >  Lima>  > Miraflores
  • Neighborhood: Miraflores
  • Phone Number: 442-8255

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25 - 100
  • Cuisine: Seafood, International

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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