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Calle 2 de Mayo 298, Miraflores, Lima, Peru (Miraflores)
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Ranked #16 of 951 restaurants in Lima
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $20 - $25
Cuisines: Peruvian
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Good for: Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Miraflores
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792 reviews from our community

87% Recommend
Rating summary
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

We wanted to go there. However, they have an extensive menu only in spanish. I don't think this is acceptable when you aim to satisfy foreign patrons as well as locals. Would not order a 40$ plate in a random manner. We went elsewhere. Miraflores has tons of good restaurants. Cheaper ones with bilingual menus...

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Lima, Peru
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

We went for an anniversary lunch and I was truly disappointed by the service, atmosphere and food. We were seated in a place that the waiters gathered and reached around and over us. The food was dry and unappetizing (salmon plate and a tacu tacu plate). I don't suspect I will return.

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Delaware, Ohio
18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Two years in a row I've been to Panchita. The drinks are well prepared by attentive staff. The bread is awesome. The menu is large and changed slightly over the past year but many good things remain. It's a solid choice when in Miraflores and you are looking for a good time. Wait staff has been helpful both times I've... More

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Denver, Colorado
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We dined here while on a recent vacation in Peru. When our waiter saw us struggling with the Spanish menu, he sent over another server to help us figure it out in English. We ordered the sampler appetizer, which was shared by 4 and still was more than enough. Each entree we enjoyed was well prepared and tasty. Try the... More

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London, United Kingdom
16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 via mobile

If you're looking for a good place to try the Peruvian speciality of beef heart anticuchon then Panchita is a good choice. The guinea pig on the other hand was a little disappointing - deep fried and a little sickly. The waiters were helpful but it's slightly strange that there was no English translation on the menu when the restaurant... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

This place was really excellent! The food was traditional Peruvian and it was done so well! It was a little inaccessible for English speakers, but hey, we were in a foreign country, we can't expect everything to be so easy. Our group all ordered different things and really kind of went on a whim not knowing what every ingredient was.... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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69 reviews 69 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

The food was as good as expected for one of the "Gaston" restaurants. It lived up to its reputation in the food quality. The ambience was a bit too serious for my usual taste and I felt like the wait staff were overly dry and formal considering the decor and set up.

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Laval, Canada
15 reviews 15 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

In the Miraflores district of Lima, we tried this restaurant from reviews from here and what a treat it was. Great location, food and service. Our waiter spoke both English and French and made great suggestions from the menu. We highly recommend.

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Boston, MA
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We ordered the appetizer sampler (huge!), and split what was essentially an impeccably cooked, juicy chicken milanese with fries. BEST cocktail of our trip -- a pisco-based drink with fresh passion fruit juice. Deliciously tangy and strong. Go here! Wish we had more of an appetite and a larger group so we could have tried more things!!

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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63 reviews 63 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Both the local Tourist Information Center and our tour guide operator recommended Panchita. We stopped for lunch, as the restaurant opened, and were quickly seated. By the time we left the place was packed. Our wait staff was friendly, attentive, informative and provided excellent service. The menu was in Spanish, and even though we had a fluent Spanish speaker with... More

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