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Cala

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Costa Verde, Playa Barranquito, Barranco | Espigon B-2, Circuito Vial Costa Verde, Barranco, Lima Lima 4, Lima Peru, Peru
252-9187
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Romance
Bar scene
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Consistent high quality, modern atmosphere, great food

I visit Peru often and like to explore different restaurants. However, Cala is always a must for "ceviche" and "tiraditos". It is not a traditional cevicheria but more of a modern ambience, water front restaurant with great food. Their "saltados" are great too if you like cooked comfy food.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
CabetoMaldonado
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Cambridge, Massachusetts
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

I visit Peru often and like to explore different restaurants. However, Cala is always a must for "ceviche" and "tiraditos". It is not a traditional cevicheria but more of a modern ambience, water front restaurant with great food. Their "saltados" are great too if you like cooked comfy food.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

Friends & I stopped by after visiting the Larcomar. We didn't have reservations but it seemed fine, we were seated within a few minutes. We sat outside, which was nice because of the view & it was a warm day. The food was so good! And the pisco cocktails were just as good, if not better. Aguaymanto pisco cocktail was... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 via mobile

Excellent place when you look for a good fish with a Peruvian Style. The service is good and the ambiance and view excellent. I order a Mero that was grilled to perfection and the smell to the sea and the breeze coming from the ocean increased the experience of one of the best fish in Lima. You must try the... More 

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Weston, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

We were visiting Lima with my wife, we were invited to this restaurant by our good Peruvian friends. We were seated (party of 6) in a very nice spot in the restaurant with great view to the ocean, the food was incredibly good, our friends picked the dishes which we all shared. We had a delicious feast, we had ceviche,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Nice place. Good food and service, and was nice to be right over the crashing waves. Definitely recommended, however also recommend reservations.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

My fiancé and I were visiting his family in Lima, Peru and decided to try some great seafood. This place was recommended, I wish it wasn't. We were in a group of 10 and the hostess told us to go upstairs and have a seat at a table that was available which I found odd for a "high-end restaurant". We... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Cala is an upscale restaurant with an awesome view. Ceviches were delicious. Service was great. Great restaurant for couples. Highly recommended

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Trendy place, with good drinks, good music and good food, need a reservation in order to get into the place, you have to ask help to the hotel to help you out to get a reservation

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

First of all, the location is stunning! We had a table right on the water on a beautiful evening and the setting was awesome. The restaurant is beautiful as well. We had a few different appetizers, the ceviche was excellent. The plates were beautifully prepared and elegant to look at. Pisco sours were on point!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015 via mobile

We had the steak with mushrooms and seafood platter. Both dishes were excelent. The Pisco sours were very good and potent.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Costa Verde, Playa Barranquito, Barranco | Espigon B-2, Circuito Vial Costa Verde, Barranco, Lima Lima 4, Lima Peru, Peru
  • Location: South America  >  Peru  >  Lima Region  >  Lima>  > Barranco
  • Neighborhood: Barranco
  • Phone Number: 252-9187

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25 - 100

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?