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Rafael

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Miraflores
Peruvian
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San Martin 300, Miraflores, Lima, Peru
242-4149
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, 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 of 5 stars
Absolutely Stunning!

Myself and 4 other friends decided to treat ourselves and go to this restaurant for our evening meal in Lima, and it was just incredible. We all got 3 course and got two bottles of wine for the table. For my course I got the scallops for starter with a lime jus. Now I thought this was a brave... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 19, 2015
Mike G
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
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English first
Lima, Peru
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

I've been multiple times to this restaurant and had several dishes. I've never been disappointed. The risotto w/lomo was great, spaghetti w/lobster was good. A friend ordered the osso bucco ravioli -- best entree at the table. However, my husband order the wagyu beef and had it cooked to medium rare and got food poisoning. He spent two days in... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

The whole atmosphere was about Rafael being the top Lima restaurant - a recipe to fail. Fish had mud taste, waiters were looking down on us not wearing a tie. Baby goat was delicious though. Stong 3 for its class

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Myself and 4 other friends decided to treat ourselves and go to this restaurant for our evening meal in Lima, and it was just incredible. We all got 3 course and got two bottles of wine for the table. For my course I got the scallops for starter with a lime jus. Now I thought this was a brave move... More 

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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

We had an amazing meal at Raphael. It was very relaxed and informal. All the waiters were very helpful especially the english speaking waiter. When my fish was not completely cooked they didn't hesitate to send it back to be properly cooked through. The meal was marred because we asked the restaurant to organise a taxi to return to our... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

This place is amazing, please sure to put it on your must go list but make a reservation with a few days in advance. Great atmosphere, nice service. I will definitely go back on my next trip to Lima to try other dishes. I didn't have reservation but I got early and was accommodated after 20 minutes at asmall table... More 

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Guayaquil, Ecuador
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131 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 via mobile

This great Restaurant, has a nice atmosphere, is very trendy, ask for The tuna carpaccio , you will be delighted with The truffle aroma, The Mini hamburgers were really tastefull, The mollejas and The foie were nice, The meat canelons were astonish and you should really try the fish, a confited mero really awsome!! If after All you still have... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

The Peking Duck and baby goat were absolutely spectacular! Fairly priced and outstanding culinary experience. Fine dining setting without being stuffy.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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63 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

We got, me and husband, a reservation at Rafael by chance, since it is very difficult to have one and we were lucky because the food is delicious, in a mixture of Peruvian modern cuisine. Also the restaurant is small and cozy, full of beautiful people and the right place to be when in Lima.

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Arlington, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

One of the best meals I've ever had! I went here without reservations and they were able to seat our party of 4 at the bar. I expected a lot based on previous reviews and was NOT disappointed. A must try while in Lima!

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Des Moines, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

This reataurat is a must, the food is spectacular! The grilled octopus starter is to die for. We came here twice in 3 days and everythign we ordered was very good and also at a very good price. The service is

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Additional Information about Rafael

Address: San Martin 300, Miraflores, Lima, Peru
Phone Number: 242-4149
Location: South America  >  Peru  >  Lima Region  >  Lima>  > Miraflores
Average Prices: USD $25 to $100
Cuisine: Peruvian

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: San Martin 300, Miraflores, Lima, Peru
  • Location: South America  >  Peru  >  Lima Region  >  Lima>  > Miraflores
  • Neighborhood: Miraflores
  • Phone Number: 242-4149

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD $25 to $100
  • Cuisine: Peruvian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine

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