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Restaurant Romana

Peruvian, South American
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J Balta 512, Chiclayo, Peru
(074) 22 3598
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7:00 am - 1:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 1:00 am
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 28
    Excellent
  • 54
    Very good
  • 41
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good food, service, and quality

This restaurant on the main street is a gem. They serve food quickly that is well prepared and plentiful. Romana is always full of locals who enjoy the local specialties like cabrito (goat), pato (duck) and ceviche, My wife loves the seco de res (stewed beef). Prices are not tourist inflated but... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 18, 2015
Ugene
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Oregon
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Oregon
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51 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

This restaurant on the main street is a gem. They serve food quickly that is well prepared and plentiful. Romana is always full of locals who enjoy the local specialties like cabrito (goat), pato (duck) and ceviche, My wife loves the seco de res (stewed beef). Prices are not tourist inflated but very reasonable for what you receive.

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Thank Ugene
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015 via mobile

I went Friday on the morning with my cousin to take a breakfast and was good. Just a little detail if you like Expresso coffee don't buy there cause they make artesian coffee, I'm complaining for how taste my coffee and they explain to me( my fault) but the food was yummy and the bread too. 😋

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Thank Mari R
london
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35 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 via mobile

We ate here twice on our recent trip to Chiclayo. Staff could not have been more helpful in advising us re the menu. We ate in the evening which is not the time most Peruvians eat their main meal. There were lots of people in for tea and cake! The pisco sours were good and the food a good deal... More 

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1 Thank ajl99
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015 via mobile

We had the duck tacu tacu, which is good, and the señor de sipan (goat, green rice, stewed beans) which was delicious. Portions are massive so no pudding that night, but we went back another time and had the apple pie (good) and chocolate cake (OK, but a bit dry). Staff were friendly and attentive both times.

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Thank Josie M
Boulder
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136 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 175 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

We dined at this restaurant one evening and found it to be frequented by locals. No one spoke English and there was no menu in English either. We sort of guessed what to order and every dish turned out to be very good. We would recommend dining there without hesitation.

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1 Thank Monty1424
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20 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

The staff is nice but not always very organized. The restaurant is not super clean and the food is mediocre.

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Thank sarag5195
Montreal, Canada
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

good service friendly people food quality good right location close to the main park and one of the main streets in chiclayo

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Thank cachorro1961
Abbotsford, Canada
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168 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

Recommended by our private guide, this tiny local restaurant is very close to Hotel Costa del Sol Chiclayo. Attentive service; limited English spoken. We ordered the ceviche: huge portions, tasty, but not exceptional.

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Thank Tess S
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

One of the oldest & most traditional restaurants in the city. Food is OK and servings are enormous, but I think it is overrated by locals. I should've follow my instincts and go to Fiesta Restaurant

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Thank Christian I
St. Charles, IL
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32 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

Great food and pisco sours. Papa rellenos and ceviche was very good! Right near the man square! Excellent service!!!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: J Balta 512, Chiclayo, Peru
  • Location: South America  >  Peru  >  Lambayeque Region  >  Chiclayo
  • Phone Number: (074) 22 3598

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Peruvian, South American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 1:00 am
Monday
7:00 am - 1:00 am
Tuesday
7:00 am - 1:00 am
Wednesday
7:00 am - 1:00 am
Thursday
7:00 am - 1:00 am
Friday
7:00 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
7:00 am - 1:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?