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Rafael

Travelers' Choice award winner
$$$$
Miraflores
Peruvian, South American
As featured in Best Food in Lima
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San Martin 300, Miraflores, Lima, Peru
242-4149
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 386
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  • 43
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  • 27
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  • 25
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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
Best food we had in Lima

Another reommendation by our tour company this place was magic, the food was incredible everythign we tried we loved. This place is a must when in Lima do not miss it.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
Dan R
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Arlington, Virginia
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
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Arlington, Virginia
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Another reommendation by our tour company this place was magic, the food was incredible everythign we tried we loved. This place is a must when in Lima do not miss it.

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Mexico City, Mexico
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

The place is small, load and crowded. We dined on a Friday evening. The appetizers were exceptional, especially the foie gras and grilled octopus. The ceviche was very good but not better than other good peruvian restaurants. I tried a fish on a pot with oriental flavor. It was DELICIOUS. Probably one of the best fish I've had. Desserts were... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Recently visited Peru with my 18 year old daughter and visited Rafael with a school friend who lives in Lima, The food was amazing. I've eaten at some of the best restaurants and this ranks with them. Its a place the locals go for great food. Worth the visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

The moment I walked in I knew the place was up to international standards. The aesthetic of the restaurant is clean, modern, classy and artsy. Superb wine list and cocktail options to start. The per glass wine list is short but each wine a superb option. The menu can be daunting as there are too many good options and not... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

In our last day in Lima we were looking for another restaurant as good as Cala, so we could finish our trip with another surprising meal. I looked up in tripadvisor for a suggestion and we ended up chosing Rafael as its menu seemed to have more options other than seafood. When you look at Rafael from the outside it... More 

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Haywards Heath
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Wow - if this place was in London I would be bankrupt in 2 weeks! Outstanding in every way. We shared starters - the octopus and the duck - which were perfect and just the right size. My main was the pork belly and I have never tasted anything quite as delicious. My sisters fish curry was also the best... More 

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GabyML1301
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

One of the best foods I´ve ever tasted! Creative and tasty, all dishes we taste were great and surprising! The octopus was perfectly tender, all fish was very fresh. Desserts really innovative and service impecable. Definitely a place to come back!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

If you only have time to visit one restaurant in Lima... this is one of your top 5 picks. Go for the foi gras and the scallops to start, and then let go. The bar is fun and trendy at nights... go early

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Midland, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

It located right in Miraflores and it the building is quite hidden which can be easy to miss because we didn't see the restaurant sign. The restaurant is small but charming. The foods was really tasty and we had a good time share our foods. There are some other restaurant that are better.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Dinner at Rafael was one of the best meals and experience I have ever had. I would highly recommend this restaurant and will definitely eat here the next time I'm in Lima.

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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, South American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions

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