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Don Fernando

#62 of 1,172 Restaurants in Lima
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Peruvian
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Av. General Garzon 1788, Jesus Maria, Lima, Peru
261-0361
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9:00 am - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Description: Family restaurant, specialty food of northern Perú, many fish And...
Family restaurant, specialty food of northern Perú, many fish And shellfish. Thuesday to Sunday only served at lunch.
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Good for:
Local cuisine
Breakfast/Brunch
Reservations

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  • 50
    Excellent
  • 14
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 0
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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
Most recent review
Very good comida norteña in Lima

Ceviche: +++ Chichararon mixto: ++ you can see the oil that was used was of good quality and new Picarones: + Super honey, but only 3 pieces!

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 10, 2014
sammakko
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Ambazac, France
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
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Ambazac, France
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Ceviche: +++ Chichararon mixto: ++ you can see the oil that was used was of good quality and new Picarones: + Super honey, but only 3 pieces!

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Caledon, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Peruvian food from the north is know for the fish and seafood. Fernando and Arturo Vera are the brothers owners and chefs. Their food is very tasty and it follows the tradition. My favourites dishes are the causa de cangrejo, conchas a la parmesana y el arroz de mariscos. The chef prepares for my gringo husband Aji de galling y... More 

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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19 reviews 19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014 via mobile

They say you have to go here for the arroz con pato, but I was a bit disappointed with this dish. The duck was a bit hard and the rice under taste. But the ceviche the corvina and the mariscos al pilpil were so great that I still recommend Don Fernando! Nice to see the owner cook him self as... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

I went again to this very good restaurant, its my favorite in Lima, because I am from north of Peru and live on Florida USA, so every time that I am going back to Peru and Lima, I had the "obligation" to go there and taste what is the best of north of Peru's food. The "pato acuyado" meaning duck... More 

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Hollywood, Florida
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72 reviews 72 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

After researching restaurants for my trip to Peru this was one of my finalists. I arrived for lunch without a reservation and they gave me a table without any problem. The cashier speaks some English. They even printed out English version of their menu for me. I ordered the Cabrito without bone. I got two pieces one with bone and... More 

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Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
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29 reviews 29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

Went here after touring the Huaca site. All the outside seating was occupied so we dined inside. We had a fantastic well presented delicious meal at an affordable price. Thoroughly enjoyed it. Go.

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Lima, Peru
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013

Good food, not such a nice location, i expected more from food perspective and did not find anything spectacular or out of the regular, though the octopus was really good so the ceviche

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Los Angeles, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

Wonderful place, very unassuming tuck in the Jesus maria neighborhood. The food is delicious, love that is traditional northern Peruvian style and not your small bites. Pricing is just right, great service! Will come back !

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Austin, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

Loved the atmosphere, the service with gusto, the seafood, the drink...Was with a group of family and friends with different desires and every one of us was raving about it. It was the best dining experience we all had in Peru! We were careful about what we ate for two and a half weeks just so we would be sure... More 

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Lima, Peru
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2012

Incredible menu, great food, authentic and original dishes. The tuna carpaccio in garlic and olive oil with avocado and tomato was delicious as well as the lenguado with cebolla aceivichado and olive oil. The two brothers who are the owners/chefs can match drinks and wine perfectly with the dishes. They were very kind and spent several minutes talking with us... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Av. General Garzon 1788, Jesus Maria, Lima, Peru
  • Location: South America  >  Peru  >  Lima Region  >  Lima
  • Phone Number: 261-0361

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
  • Cuisine: Peruvian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine

Description

Family restaurant, specialty food of northern Perú, many fish And shellfish. Thuesday to Sunday only served at lunch.
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 10:30 pm
Monday
9:00 am - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 10:30 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 10:30 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 10:30 pm

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