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El Mercado

#19 of 1,206 Restaurants in Lima
#19 of 1,268 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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Just absolutely wow.

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

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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106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
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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8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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180 restaurant reviews
272 helpful votes 272 helpful votes
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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Lima
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

You can't come to Lima and don't try the food here. It is spectacular! My all time favourite is the grilled octopus, much better than the ones I've had in Madrid! The ceviche is delicious, you should try the one called El Mercado which comes with flounder and fried squid. Desserts are super rich and yummy. This is a place... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015 via mobile

If you're in Milaflores, looking for a lunch spot and willing to pay a bit more for something delicious, this is it. Went yesterday around 12:30, and although it was full, we only waited five minutes for a table. Shared the limeñísima salad, scallops and tuna sashimi with my husband, along with a glass of white wine. Everything was fresh,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Very attentive waitress. Although the place was busy, she was very patient with me as I was asking for suggestions and making questions. The food was excellent. The neighborhood was not pretty, but don't be influenced by this.

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Singapore, Singapore
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116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

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

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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

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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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: Peruvian, Seafood

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