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Jose Antonio

Jr. Bernardo Monteagudo 200, Magdalena, Lima, Peru (San Isidro)
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Ranked #154 of 979 Restaurants in Lima
Price range: $25 - $100
Sun - Sat 12:30 pm - 12:00 am
Cuisines: Peruvian
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Buffet, Late Night
Neighborhood: San Isidro
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Lima, Peru
Top Contributor
127 reviews 127 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Jose Antonio is a perfect place to get the classic Peruvian dishes without the novoandino dishes. The aji de gallina is to die for, as well as their classic lomo saltado. The restaurant is decorated with colonial and Peruvian artifacts. The food and atmosphere is well worth the cost of the meal.

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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

We visited this restaurant after a taxing trip from a Galapagos cruise via Guayaquil and Quito. The welcome and service were warm; the food hearty and well-prepared.

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Toulouse, France
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

They offer all the most known and unknown peruvian food classics. Nice place to go to, good meals to taste and to share. You can go there without hesitating. Un cadre colonial agréable. Les grands classiques de la cuisine péruvienne. Bonne adresse, sans surprise (ni bonne, ni mauvaise d'ailleurs!!)

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Lima, Peru
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Very elegant from the valet service all the way to the tablecloths and impressive decorations of authentic colonial and more recent artifacts worth a few pennies. That didn't influence my demanding appetite and curiosity of the quality and taste of their cuisine. A good friend of mine who shares the same culinary weaknesses as mine invited me allegedly to "a... More

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Birmingham. Alabama
19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

They recommend us this restaurant, and to be honest I was expecting more, a very traditional place in Lima, Peru. The food is traditional and fare, but not out of this world.

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Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

Trad. The best "Lomo Saltado" (cook-up of beef, onions, tomato) in Lima the way your (Peruvian) Grandmother used to make it. Or for a new twist on Lomo Saltado go to Gastón Acurio's Tanta restaurant.

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Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

It is an old restored house, with nice food and very good service. The ceviche was excelent but the main course was average. I eould come back

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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41 reviews 41 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

This restaurant is vastly overrated. It serves poor to average two star Peruvian food at five star prices. Service is average at best. An example of what I mean is their fish. "What sort of fish do you use?", I asked. "You have a choice of Lenguado o Tilapia", answered the waiter. "What!!! Tilapia!!! That cheapest of cheap farmed, frozen... More

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Iquique, Tarapaca, Chile
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57 reviews 57 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2013

Mu\y review addresses specifically the José Antonio located at La Floresta con Primavera. Most of my reviews quote "Very good" or "Excellent" but if I share my experiences, is has to reflect the facts to the Tripadvisor readers. It was a bad experience compared to the reputation and cost in that place. The house is very nice and stylish, with... More

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Montgomery, Alabama
5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013

I don't think I've ever had better restaurant food in my life. The special lomo saltado was to die for. Our server was also very attentive and friendly.

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