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El Mercado

#22 of 1,216 Restaurants in Lima
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Hipolito Unanue 203 | distrito de Miraflores, Lima 18, Peru
+51 221 1322
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Very good food and all fresh. Everything was perfect. Service was also very friendly and we got even a very cheap drive-home service. Food is expensive but worth it.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
Daniel K
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Singapore, Singapore
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63 reviews 63 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

Very disappointing recent visit - everything seems just a little worse than before. The place seems to now be catering to tourists with a menu full of items not bad but just not as good as before - flavors are muted, service is a little less personal... it has lost the special touches which made it an amazing restaurant. Still... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

Very good food and all fresh. Everything was perfect. Service was also very friendly and we got even a very cheap drive-home service. Food is expensive but worth it.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 via mobile

First off I will unequivocally say the food we had at lunch was incredible. We went for lunch around 2 and decided to sit at the bar so we can ask the chefs what's fresh and see what's going on. Our waitress didn't come see us for 20 min and after asking if we wanted water came back 15 min... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Just fabulous apparently I have to use more than two words to satisfy trip advisor. This restaurant is good but I do know of one better. Ha ha!

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Canada
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132 restaurant reviews
525 helpful votes 525 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015 via mobile

I booked a table by email 2 months ago and kept a copy in my Inbox. I never thought I would need it as evidence. When we arrived at El Mercado at 1pm, the hostess could not find my name on the list. I told her I had booked online. The manager came over and asked me if I had... More 

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Lima, Peru
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

What I liked most about El Mercado is the arquitecture. It's roofless so you feel like you are eating outside, in the open. Very nice selection of furniture and decorative objects. The food was also very good. The only con is the noise. It gets fully packed and I really had to shout to get myself heard.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

I'm not afraid to say this is THE best seafood restaurant in Peru. I recommend picante de mariscos and don't miss the suspiros as a dessert.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Restaurant had a great vibe. Meals and service were spot on. Restaurant fit out was chic and added to the atmosphere. Great for lunch and a more casual dining rxperience

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Very good seafood, inventive and fresh. Service on the times I have come here has been fine, but I have been in a relaxed, Friday-afternoon pace the last few times I have eaten here to be fair. This place can be a bit of a "scene" on Thu and Fri, which may or may not add to the appeal -... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Highly recommended! Not only excellent food bit also great service. The restaurant can be a little bit loud but I think is part of the whole experience of eating at this great place. It's worthy to ask personal for some recommendations! I love it!

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Restaurant Details

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: Seafood

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