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Francesco

#63 of 1,281 Restaurants in Lima
#67 of 1,351 Places to Eat 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
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 14
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  • 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
Francesco-Best fish restaurant in town-A must for your next visit to Peru

This is a family owned restaurant, the food is superb and the service great. We were a party of four people sitting in a magnificent table with ocean view. We had as a shared appetizer the following:" Causa de Camarones" which is a local type riced potato filled with shrimp, "Ceviche a la... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 12, 2015
Rachel S
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Miami Beach, Florida
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
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Miami Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

This is a family owned restaurant, the food is superb and the service great. We were a party of four people sitting in a magnificent table with ocean view. We had as a shared appetizer the following:" Causa de Camarones" which is a local type riced potato filled with shrimp, "Ceviche a la Francesco" a house version of ceviche and... More 

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nashville
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

The Restaurant has a nice view, I don't know if the personal was tired that day (Sunday) but the service was cold and the servers were more interested in talking and joking around amongst themselves rather than keeping an eye on our table. The food was excellent, the Tacu Tacu with Saltado de Mariscos was one of the best dishes... More 

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BRASILIA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

We ate well at Francesco´s, conveniently located on the Miraflores coast road (the Malecón) overlooking the sea. I thought it was a bit clunky at lunchtime for a top restaurant (people doing business deals, etc) but it perhaps simmers down to something a bit more romantic in the evenings. Falrly high price.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

I was not impressed with the Francesco in Coral Gables, overpriced and tasteless ceviche but their counterpart in Lima is different. For starters service is excellent to the point that I almost ask not to come around my table again. Lunch was very good, I did not want to try the Pisco Sour because they told me they make it... More 

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Aguadilla, Puerto Rico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

I visit this restaurant at the "El Callao" neighborhood... the place is cool, its another house in the area, if you dont know about it you never founded. Good stervice, very good food but expensive. My best option the ceviche in the house sauce...

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Every time I visit Lima I go to this restaurant since is one of my mom's favorites. Always leave happy with the food but I think its over priced, for example Gastón Acurio's La Mar was less expensive.

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Weston, Florida
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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
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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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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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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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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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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
  • Price Range: $ $ $ $
  • Cuisine: Seafood, International

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Doing business
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?