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El Mercado

#18 of 1,280 Restaurants in Lima
#18 of 1,350 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: Lunch, Breakfast, 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
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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

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
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

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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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

We had our hotel make a reservation in advance for Sat brunch, but restaurant didn't get it. It's just 2 of us, so we sat down in one of the waiting area tables, ordered a drink and ate some house made chips (which they do charge for). Told wait was 1 hour, but ended up being a short 15 mins.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015 via mobile

This place was recommended by a friend who lived in Lima as " people in the know say it is better than Gaston's" obviously we can't compare having only been here but it would take some beating! On a Sunday at 3:30ish our party of 5 waited about 20 minutes to be seated but were served drinks and nibbles on... More 

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

We went for lunch (7 people). My wife's entree never made it to the table after reminding the waiter three times!! Then she orders dessert and they don't bring it either, while forgetting my coffee as well. When we order the check they of course are charging everything. We would never recommend this place - expensive, pretentious, and with very... More 

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Florianopolis
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015 via mobile

A pleasant surprise. Best way to eat seafood in the launch. The owner was very nice with us. Very good service. I recommend.

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Marina del Rey,CA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

The is a must for lunch. You have never had ceviche like this.Tasty,fresh,unique. the place was packed with locals so that tells you something

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Guayaquil, Ecuador
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73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 via mobile

You will get delighted in this peruvian seafood restaurant, we ordered several dishes and All of them were really good!!, The best ones I can recommend were The causa cabo blanco, pulpo al olivar, tacu tacu amelcochado, aji de gallina, and The shrimp tamal, All of them were astonishing!! In deserts gol for The Apple crepes, The chocolate tart, The... More 

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Mexico City, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

I was absolutely blown away by so many dishes in this place. The quality and freshness of the seafood, the flavours in every dish. The level of spice was perfect as was the seasoning. Finally it was cooked exactly right. I cannot recommend it enough. Expensive but worth every bite.

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Boston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015 via mobile

This is a restaurant that executes the dishes with great precision. The result is a memorable tasty delicious meal. I would recommend the sandwiches with pejerrey .

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Address: Hipolito Unanue 203 | distrito de Miraflores, Lima 18, Peru
Phone Number: +51 221 1322
Location: South America  >  Peru  >  Lima Region  >  Lima
Cuisine: Peruvian, Seafood, South American

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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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