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Jose Antonio

#237 of 1,361 Restaurants in Lima
#258 of 1,432 Places to Eat in Lima
Certificate of Excellence
San Isidro
Peruvian, Pizza, South American
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Jr. Bernardo Monteagudo 200, Magdalena, Lima, Peru
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12:30 pm - 12:00 am
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Sun - Sat 12:30 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Buffet, Reservations

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    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
All time classic Peruvian in Lima!

This classic Peruvian restaurant has been around for over 30 years and has kept its style and quality. All dishes are classic, hearty Peruvian cuisine and most days you can try them on their buffet. This is not the refined Peruvian cuisine that most reviews are about today, however, for a feel of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
Zoltan L
Lima, Peru
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015 NEW

i went for lunch one sunday after not going there for a very long time. we had various plates . lomo saltado which was very good. lomo a la pimienta. aji de gallina and desserts too. 3 leches, flan o crema volteada like it is called in peru. and last but not least picarones. we also had coffee wich was... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

The place looks quite typical and cosy. Portions are huge so do not order more that one dish. The quality of food and wines is very good and the service is very solicit. It is worthy a visit if you are spending a night close to San Isidro.

Atlanta, Georgia
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51 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

High quality fare, old school attentive service - and charming all around. Shades of Casa Lucio. A Lima standard, always enjoyable. Recently beef heart was spectacular.

Lima, Peru
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192 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

This classic Peruvian restaurant has been around for over 30 years and has kept its style and quality. All dishes are classic, hearty Peruvian cuisine and most days you can try them on their buffet. This is not the refined Peruvian cuisine that most reviews are about today, however, for a feel of the more classic, this is the pace... More 

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235 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

This is a lovely "typical" bustling restaurant, in a kind of off-street plaza,ten minutes walk from the Melia Hotel in San Isidro or a short taxi ride from the centre of San Isidro/Miraflores. Patronized by smart locals and a few tourists, you cannot go wrong, especially if you are up for trying new things. It helps if you try out... More 

Los Angeles, California
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

The Jose Antonio is a lovely, charming, old-school restaurant that serves genuine Peruvian food. The food was great, the service was excellent but, as happens in some many countries, the waiter convinced me that the "servicio" of 10% was for the kitchen staff and did not include the waiters. As a result, I tipped an additional 15% and was later... More 

Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

The relenos are unbelievable- a sauce that defies description or comparison. My entree of sea bass was fresh, well textured and also had a great garlic sauce. Very good service and ambiance. One of the best pisco sours, and complimentary to each arriving diner. Big plus, it is open for dinner on Sundays, something that is hard to find in... More 

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Lausanne, Switzerland
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86 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

There are a very few places I know that can rivalise with Juan Antonio's lomo saltado. It is quite pricey considering the actual cost of the ingredients – you can find a "decent" lomo saltado for half of the price – but when you taste it for the first it, you quickly see that it is well worth the money... More 

Caledon, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Every trip that we do to Lima we go to Jose Antonio in Magdalena to eat the Peruvian dishes that we miss living in Canada. Our favourites are the Aji de Gallina, Papa rellena, Cebiche and Tamales. The prices are good and the restaurant is decorated in the colonial style, it is more visited by business people.

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

I love to go to all kinds of places,fancies or not I have to enjoy their food. Jose Antonio it is fancy,quiet expensive, food was good I had the Arroz con Pato, was good; different flavor in every restaurant I go…. and have this dish (which is my favorite). Service was ok, my friend ask to get her dessert warm... More 


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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Jr. Bernardo Monteagudo 200, Magdalena, Lima, Peru
  • Location: South America  >  Peru  >  Lima Region  >  Lima>  > San Isidro
  • Neighborhood: San Isidro
  • Phone Number: 445-4042

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25 - 100
  • Cuisine: Peruvian, Pizza, South American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Doing business


Open Hours
12:30 pm - 12:00 am
12:30 pm - 12:00 am
12:30 pm - 12:00 am
12:30 pm - 12:00 am
12:30 pm - 12:00 am
12:30 pm - 12:00 am
12:30 pm - 12:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?