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El Mercado

Hipolito Unanue 203 | distrito de Miraflores, Lima 18, Peru
+51 221 1322
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Ranked #19 of 946 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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Huntington Beach, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

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
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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
Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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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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Quito
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

I travel every month to Lima and I'm searching for the best restaurant experience. Up to the moment this is one of my favorites. The tuna was excellent, It's a very nice place (not high end) but the ambiance is cool. Definetly I recommend it.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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54 reviews 54 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Great atmosphere and fresh, delicious sea food. We went on a Saturday and the place was heaving - reservations are strongly recommended unless you don't mind sitting at the bar (we did so, and it was fine). The ceviches and scallops were awesome. It's fairly pricey, but still cheaper than an equivalent meal in the UK or US.

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Denver, Colorado
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Get the conchitas and tiradito, the traditional ceviche, and thank me later. Seriously the food here is great, the service is excellent, and the atmosphere is very nice. This is on the list of places we will always visit for lunch when we are in Lima for a week. It wouldn't be where I would have lunch if I only... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Food was amazing, service was superb, and the place was so cool! We went there with a couple of friends and just ordered various dishes to share. Everything was incredible!

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Lima, Peru
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

I chose El Mercado as my birthday restaurant and had lunch there with 13 people. I had been there twice before and love the food, so I felt it was a great spot for a special occasion. The grilled octopus, and mini cuban sandwiches are very good appetizers, as well as their wide selection of ceviches and tiraditos. I ordered... More

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