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El Mercado

#21 of 1,257 Restaurants in Lima
#23 of 1,326 Places to Eat in Lima
Certificate of Excellence
Peruvian, Seafood
As featured in Best Food in Lima
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Hipolito Unanue 203 | distrito de Miraflores, Lima 18, Peru
+51 221 1322
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Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great peruvian food

You will get delighted in this peruvian seafood restaurant, we ordered several dishes and All of them were really good!!, The best ones I can recommend were The causa cabo blanco, pulpo al olivar, tacu tacu amelcochado, aji de gallina, and The shrimp tamal, All of them were astonishing!! In deserts... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
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Guayaquil, Ecuador
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Guayaquil, Ecuador
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124 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW via mobile

You will get delighted in this peruvian seafood restaurant, we ordered several dishes and All of them were really good!!, The best ones I can recommend were The causa cabo blanco, pulpo al olivar, tacu tacu amelcochado, aji de gallina, and The shrimp tamal, All of them were astonishing!! In deserts gol for The Apple crepes, The chocolate tart, The... More 

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Mexico City, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

I was absolutely blown away by so many dishes in this place. The quality and freshness of the seafood, the flavours in every dish. The level of spice was perfect as was the seasoning. Finally it was cooked exactly right. I cannot recommend it enough. Expensive but worth every bite.

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Boston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015 via mobile

This is a restaurant that executes the dishes with great precision. The result is a memorable tasty delicious meal. I would recommend the sandwiches with pejerrey .

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Hyped, happening... While there for lunch, people told me it was filled with local celebrities i didnt know... Honestly, the food was in line with any other good peruvian i visited. Nothing unique.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Go early, the queue is out the door otherwise, and with good reason! And get your tongue ready, it's going to have it's taste buds blown off. As fresh as you'd imagine, next to the market, and everything from traditional dishes to fabulous new ideas.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Mercado is one of our favorites for lunch, even though there is inevitably a lengthy wait for a table. It’s a very popular spot, particularly on the weekends. If you’re lucky, grab a spot at the bar to have a drink and snack while you wait – you can watch the chefs prepare some of the dishes. The pisco sours... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Went here today after reading about it online and seeing a few great TripAdvisor reviews. OH MY GOODNESS the food is so so delicious. Everything from the cocktails to the mains to the dessert and coffee was outstanding. Someone on TripAdvisor mentioned the tuna burger, then while we waited outside today a guy says to his friend "you gotta try... More 

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Cookeville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Enjoyed my last meal in Miraflores at this trendy upscale spot recommended by a friend. The wait was long but worth it! The ceviche and miradito selections were broad and yummy; the drinks cold; and the service impeccable. I recommend reservations because Peruvian lunches are major productions, lasting hours in some cases. With food like this, one can understand why!

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Probably among the best restaurant in town. Even if look not formal it is an elegant trendy place (also the chairs are high Brand). fantastic cockteils and very good food. it is costy but it is a really a good experience. It is very noisy ... but you can assume from the name !!! Plaits are not estravagant and follow... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Seemingly super trendy casual covered patio lunch spot on the "border" of the Miraflores District. Everything is fresh and full of delicious flavors. Ceviche, seared tuna sliders, just everything was excellent with attentive helpful service. It was well worth the stroll.

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Address: Hipolito Unanue 203 | distrito de Miraflores, Lima 18, Peru
Phone Number: +51 221 1322
Location: South America  >  Peru  >  Lima Region  >  Lima
Cuisine: Peruvian, Seafood

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Hipolito Unanue 203 | distrito de Miraflores, Lima 18, Peru
  • Location: South America  >  Peru  >  Lima Region  >  Lima
  • Phone Number: +51 221 1322

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Peruvian, Seafood

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