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El Otro Penoncito

#10 of 50 Restaurants in Ica
Certificate of Excellence
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Bolicar 255, Ica, Peru
(056) 23 3921
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Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 24
    Excellent
  • 12
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
El Peñoncito es un peñon

Tonight we were fortunate to have dinner at this lovely restaurant. My husband has visited this place at least 5 times and has praised it to no avail. Four if us had a fabulous meal. I had sole in an herb sauce with sautéed asparagus. It was so tasty. The owner and his wife make a marvelous team... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 23, 2015
LaranyirizaIrizarry
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Bloomfield, New Jersey
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1 review
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

If you like basic but overpriced food - it's a nice enough place. Nothing special however and the waiter (owner?) will milk you for all he's worth including insisting you upgrade to his 'signature' (read overpriced) dishes, trying his 'special' (which it isn't) Piso and then, to add insult to injury, adding service charge to the already overpriced meal (practice... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

We went there on a whim as per recommendation from Lonely Planet. The owner greeted us so warmly - but you could tell he is a business man - a cross between Chef Gordon Ramsey (confidence in his food/arrogant) and Saul (breaking bad) and your local used car sales man. Of course, we were suckered in! He "encouraged" us to... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 via mobile

Amazing food and a friendly service! We felt very welcome! The restaurant is passed down from generation to generation (3rd already) and the owner is one of the best bartenders in Peru! We tasted the pisco sour and it was amazing!! It's a cosy place with lovely paintings and a great atmosphere! We highly recommend this place to any kind... More 

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Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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47 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015 via mobile

The oldest restaurant in Ica is run by the sweetest family. However, the warm welcome and service does not do enough to make up for the food. There is an overwhelming number of dishes on the menu but the owner 'recommended' what was available. The dishes that came out were bland, and in my case, the chicken had a sickly... More 

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Lima, Peru
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106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

I went here for dinner with a group of 9 people and we were the only people in the place (from 7-9pm). The menu was quite extensive but after talking with the waiter (who was also the owner), he clearly was steering people in the group to certain items since they only had a few ingredients in stock. Despite the... More 

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Apopka, Florida
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

We went for a late lunch but they didn't have a lot of items that were on menu a little pricy but the food that was available was good. I don't think it deserve a number 1 rating if that's the case were in trouble..

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Tena, Ecuador
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

After many kilometers by motorcycle and even so many plates with rice and chicken, we weren't that enthousiastic to try the pollo iqueño... But we did. Chicken stuffed with spinach an pecan nuts... that's something else!! More than delicious. To be honest.. .by the time we finished our plates we ordered one plate more to share. Accompanied by good Pisco... More 

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Bloomfield, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Tonight we were fortunate to have dinner at this lovely restaurant. My husband has visited this place at least 5 times and has praised it to no avail. Four if us had a fabulous meal. I had sole in an herb sauce with sautéed asparagus. It was so tasty. The owner and his wife make a marvelous team. Their attention... More 

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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

I went in El Otro Peñocito with a friend. The food fasted good and well served. Staff was very friendly. It seems that this already is the third generation running this great restaurant. I can recommend this restaurant for any tourist or local.

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London, United Kingdom
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83 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

The food was great and the owner could do no more for us... We were the only people in there but still, was lovely. The cerviche was yum, so too was another fish dish I had. Lemonade also worth a try. A bit more pricey than other places but by no means outrageous. The owner was also very good at... More 

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Address: Bolicar 255, Ica, Peru
Phone Number: (056) 23 3921
Location: South America  >  Peru  >  Ica Region  >  Ica

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  • Address: Bolicar 255, Ica, Peru
  • Location: South America  >  Peru  >  Ica Region  >  Ica
  • Phone Number: (056) 23 3921

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