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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: Dinner, Drinks, Lunch, Late Night, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • 90
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  • 30
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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
    4.5 of 5 stars
Nice ocean view, filled with people, very good pisco sour!

I visited Cala during a night gourmet tour. This place reminds me of rooftop bars in NYC, except that instead of a view of concrete jungle, we have a view of the Pacific Ocean. The atmosphere is good, maybe a bit noisy, but the waitress and bartender served us good. The bartender demonstrate how to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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New York City, New York
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New York City, New York
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29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I visited Cala during a night gourmet tour. This place reminds me of rooftop bars in NYC, except that instead of a view of concrete jungle, we have a view of the Pacific Ocean. The atmosphere is good, maybe a bit noisy, but the waitress and bartender served us good. The bartender demonstrate how to make a pisco sour and... More 

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Locust Valley, New York
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140 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Cala was recommended to us and was very good. We enjoyed the beautiful view on the beach of Lima. The food was perfect on our first day in Peru! Highly recommended for your stay in Lima.

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San MAteo, CA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Cala was a wonderful surprise of delicious food in a great atmosphere. Their ceviche was phenominal, so tasty. Great Pisci Sours and friendly and efficient service

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Athens, Greece
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44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I went with a friend for dinner. The restaurant serves Peruvian food. It is located by the seaside and we booked a table in the verandah overlooking the ocean. I was very pleased with the fast and polite service.

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247 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went there for Pisco Sours on a Peruvian food tour. We got lessons on how to make them, which of course we did the rest without help. The bar, 5:00 was a happening place, with great inside or outside all views are spectacular with the ocean just below.

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Cala was everything we expected and more. From the excellent service to the great ambiance to one of the best and tastiest Peruvian food ever tasted by my group. I say that if you travel to Lima and don't visit Cala you didn't really go to Lima, Cala is a must!

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Dallas
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77 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is so close to the water that the sound of the surf nearly drowns out your conversation. It is mesmerizing. The upstairs restaurant has a long, narrow, enclosed outside terrace where lights shining on the waves offer a beautiful view of the bay. Go for that alone, not for the food or service. We flagged down the waiter... More 

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Davie, Florida
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I recently chose Cala for a private event for the MRO in peru. This was the worst experience i have ever had with a restaurant/venue. I plan all the events for my company. Cala was not prepared for our party. they did not have the layout we were promised. We were supposed to have an open bar and they did... More 

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Miami, Florida
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33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My second visit to this outstanding restaurant in Lima. The food is always fantastic and during the evening it has a great bar scene.

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Moscow, Russia
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39 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Sit on the terase enjoy sunset or jsut sea view and taste most amazing fresh sea food possibble. done with a special twist in best peruviean maners. defently a must while in Lima

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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
  • Cuisine: Peruvian, South American, Mediterranean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Scenic view

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?