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Malecon de la Marina 526, Miraflores, Lima, Peru (Miraflores)
442-8255
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Ranked #50 of 1,136 Restaurants in Lima
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $25 - $100
Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Cuisines: Seafood, International
Neighborhood: Miraflores
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Reservations
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Rome, Italy
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27 reviews 27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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
10 helpful votes 10 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
16 helpful votes 16 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
30 helpful votes 30 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
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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Miami, Florida
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54 reviews 54 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Trio Cecviche will let you taste 3 different types of amazing flavor combinations. Flounder in cognac sauce is a must. Is not frequented by tourists as the weight is very long and if you dont make reservations is not that easy to get a table. A must go while in Lima.

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Additional Information about Francesco

Address: Malecon de la Marina 526, Miraflores, Lima, Peru
Phone Number: 442-8255
Location: South America  >  Peru  >  Lima Region  >  Lima>  > Miraflores
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
Average Prices: USD 25 - 100
Cuisine: Seafood, International

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