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Alfresco

#61 of 1,206 Restaurants in Lima
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Miraflores
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Malecon Balta 790, Miraflores, Lima, Peru
444-7962
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12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Good for:
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 333
    Excellent
  • 210
    Very good
  • 81
    Average
  • 29
    Poor
  • 14
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Best octopus ever!!

We just visited Lima and this restaurant was recomended by a tour agent on the street. The service was very professional, the waiter was very nice and sugested some plates for us. I have traveled to different countries where sea food is a speciality but Alfresco's octopus was really spectacular and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 11, 2015
Mario A
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

We just visited Lima and this restaurant was recomended by a tour agent on the street. The service was very professional, the waiter was very nice and sugested some plates for us. I have traveled to different countries where sea food is a speciality but Alfresco's octopus was really spectacular and was the best I have ever had in my... More 

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Los Angeles
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

We ate here based on the recommendation of our hotel's concierge. While it’s clearly a popular place, we weren’t especially impressed with the food though perhaps we picked the wrong things; a couple ceviches and cocktails were about $40.

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Lima, Peru
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

For locals this is a OK restaurant for Peruvian food. Much better are Francesco, el grifo,(my favorite by far of Peruvian homey food) la mar.

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Compared with many places in Lima this is - in my opinion - a little inferior. Quality of food is not bad, but is not easy to place the order. Not very professional waiters give the impression to just try to sell you the expensive options independently of your will. To much used to first trip foreign visitors they only... More 

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New York City, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

Risotto w/shrimp - salty Pulpo (octopus) - absolutely delicious... Even the 2nd time around... Service - mediocre...

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Brampton, Canada
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51 reviews 51 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Excellent restaurant in Miraflores district. Seafood a specialty. Flavorful and wonderful presentation. Great wine list. Very cool decor. Highly recommend it.

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Malibu, CA
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43 reviews 43 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

We started with ceviche and we never made it past the ceviche on the menu. Dive into the ceviche sampler plate with four different ceviche styles. The flavors of each one are superb, mouthwatering, and unlike any sampler plate I have experienced. We ate at pricier, trendier restaurants while in Lima--but this is the ceviche that I still daydream about.... More 

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New Bern, NC
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35 reviews 35 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015 via mobile

We ate here twice because we were so impressed with the freshness of the seafood and the friendly staff. Ceviche was wonderful, my husband had a piece of salmon in a curry sauce and we finished it with a divine chocolate mousse. I wish I was still there.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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159 restaurant reviews
155 helpful votes 155 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

The ceviche is very good but their main fish fishes are just ok, nothing special, and high priced for average food. The waiters are friendly and the atmosphere is nice, but there are better restaurants around for the money. We were disappointed. Even the chocolate dessert with ice cream only Looked Good but missed on flavor.

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New York City, New York
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32 restaurant reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

In Lima to join a tour I was on my own for a few days before I joined up with the group. I wanted to stay in the Miraflores area since it is within walking distance to the Pacific Ocean and although I didn't know it at the time, close to the native Indian Market. Alfresco was recommended by one... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Malecon Balta 790, Miraflores, Lima, Peru
  • Location: South America  >  Peru  >  Lima Region  >  Lima>  > Miraflores
  • Neighborhood: Miraflores
  • Phone Number: 444-7962

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 20
  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?