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El Mercado

#16 of 1,329 Restaurants in Lima
#16 of 1,399 Places to Eat in Lima
Certificate of Excellence
Peruvian, Seafood, South American
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: Breakfast, Late Night, Lunch, 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
outstanding

to die for food - I had the hot Chevice - in a cool yet ncie setting.very nice service without being prepotentious, proud of their exquisit dishes

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
MichaelPdE
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Montevideo
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Montevideo
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

to die for food - I had the hot Chevice - in a cool yet ncie setting.very nice service without being prepotentious, proud of their exquisit dishes

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West Hartford, Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

The food at El Mercado was really good and so was the ambiance. It is undoubtedly one of the best upscale seafood restaurants in Lima. One thing that was very surprising was the service - very distracted and not so good. I would always choose La Mar over El Mercado, hence the 4 stars.

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The Woodlands, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

We were a party of five and each one of us enjoyed the food very much: it was made with fresh ingredients and the flavors were amazing. The majority of the dishes are based on seafood and there are very few options that do not include any kind of fish, seashells or octopus/calamari. The drinks -we ordered the non alcoholic-... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Wow, this place is a 10 out of 10 on food, drinks, ambiance and service! We tried four varieties of PIsco Sours, many variations on some of the best ceviche ever made by human hands! The "Tigre de Leche" a must do, Chuafa Nipon... I am drooling again! Followed by Desserts and a perfectly blended coffee and all is well... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Delicious peruvian cuisine and drinks, delightful and useful staff in a lovely open air space in Miraflores that makes you understand in detail why Peruvian food is so hot today around the world.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Food was so good we came back twice. Compared to La Mar this place had BETTER cebiche. That being said Cebiche is really all I can recommend, we tried a pasta dish and the mixed pulpo both of which were not anything spectacular.

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

El mercado is an experience unforgettable. You must visit. The plates are amazing and the atmosphere is very cool. You want more!

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

The restaurant has the best scene in Lima. Very fun atmosphere. The Nikei tuna fish was very fresh and delicious. As for the ceviche, not the best. We got one that had fried calamari and it took away from the fish. A definite stop while in Lima.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

I saw reviews of this place and decided to venture to it on my own. After an hour walking along the border of Miraflores I reached El Mercado. When I arrived it was barely noon so it was pretty much empty. The restaurant had a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. As I was alone I decided to sit at the bar,... More 

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Coral Gables, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

What and introduction!!!! After having visited different areas of the City we were all ready for some ceviche and some Pisco Sours. Our local expert (Liz Caskey) spoke highly of this restaurant and boy did she get it right. We had a spectacular meal, accompanied by some great drinks (PISCO!!!). It was a great start to our spectacular trip throughout... 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, South American

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