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El Mercado

Hipolito Unanue 203 | distrito de Miraflores, Lima 18, Peru
+51 221 1322
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Ranked #15 of 961 restaurants in Lima
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Seafood
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations, Late Night
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  • English first
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  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Bogota, Colombia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

You are in Lima! Is difficult to pick where to go since you are in one of the best cities to eat. Try as much places as you can.

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Calgary, Canada
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47 reviews 47 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014 NEW

El Mercado is casual place in Miraflores, with a huge menu and amazing food. We had ceviche, scallops with parmesan, grilled octopus, and a nice rice dish. All were fantastic and beautifully presented. The kitchen is open style and you can watch them cook the food right from the bar if you want...you can see how fresh everything is. The... More

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Seattle, Washington
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51 reviews 51 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

I rushed my husband and kids through customs and immigration at the Lima airport so we could make our 1pm reservations on Sunday. So glad we made it! (After that it's first come first served). This indoor/outdoor restaurant has a hip vibe with plants and trees, brick, a long bar and many locals wisely wearing jackets. We had the best... More

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Cartagena, Colombia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

You gotta be a very unlucky person if you go to any restaurant in Lima and you have a bad experience. Everywhere you eat, there's something incredible , but if you wanna have a really fantastic culinary experience, you MUST COME TO EL MERCADO!! Try the grilled octopus , the "jalea" the chilcano . Better yet . Try the whole... More

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Lima, Peru
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37 reviews 37 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Octopus is one of THE best I ever tried in a restaurant. Atmosphere is really good. Menu has too many options... Not sure if all ingredients are available, I recommend to ask first.

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Huntington Beach, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Try the mini tuna burgers, and the octopus (appetizer), and the ceviche, and the seafood pasta.... Everything I tried was AMAZING! I ate here 3 times in the 3 days in was in Lima. That says it all. Can be a bit of a wait to get a table, but grab a seat at the bar if you want.

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Lima, Peru
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

This is one my favorite restaurants in Lima. Went there twice for lunch on a Sunday. Place is always packed so bring time or make sure to arrive early. Nevertheless, while waiting you are served extremely yummy sweet potato and banana chips and can already indulge yourself with the first pisco sour. The interior of the restaurant is just amazing... More

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Sao Paulo, Brazil
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

I got a bad experience in my last visit to this restaurant. The food (pasta with seafood) was tasteless, both plates mine and the person that was with me. My colleague request to change the plate for another one . They brought the pasta again and apologize saying that in deed the first one was wrong. They did not mention... More

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New York City, New York
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72 reviews 72 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Tables can only be booked at 1 PM at El Mercado and we emailed from New York before our trip to Lima. We were a bit worried given that we were landing from Arequipa at 12 noon that Sunday but we made it in time for our reservation (the restaurant will give you a grace period of 10 minutes only)!... More

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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

The food is fresh and delicious. Service could be a bit slow on time to time but only because its full, but the attitude is great, so nothing to worry about. Great spot for large or small groups.

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