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Plaza Itskatzu, Escazu/Plaza Antares, San Pedro, San Jose 10, Costa Rica
+506 2588 2318
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Ranked #34 of 305 Restaurants in San Jose
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $40
Cuisines: Peruvian
Good for: Doing business, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Doing business, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
193 reviews 193 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
141 helpful votes 141 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

This place is one of the best restaurants at the Plaza Escazu. Over the years I've eaten there many times and my last visit was also not disappointing. I had their signature beef (Lomito Chancay) and it was prepared quite well. But you will not be disappointed when trying other dishes, especially seafood. Their menu describes their plate in quite... More

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los altos
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

The pulpa (octopus) ceviche and the corvina ceviche were both wonderful, and totally different tastes. My husband took the opportunity to have the beef hearts and even I (who does not eat meat normally) thought they were incredible. I had light deep-fried yucca with seafood inside and they were also a hit. The waiter (a lovely man from Mexico) convinced... More

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Guadalajara, Mexico
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34 reviews 34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Whenever you are craving for a good ceviche (or cebiche), you can count on Chankay. I had the trio as an appetizer and it was soo good! Just one thing, I always have to ask for the sweet potato as an extra because they don't include it in the dish. To me any good Peruvian ceviche must have a piece... More

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Woodbridge, Virginia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

We went to this restaurant 4 months ago for the first time, we were surprised at how expensive it was, but as it was our first week in Costa Rica, we accepted that this is the way it must be. Our conclusion was - the ambiance is elegant, but the acoustics made it almost impossible to converse well. The staff... More

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Houston, Texas
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36 reviews 36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

This was a nice surprise. I generally enjoy Peruvian food but mostly if it is In Peru. I was not sure but I was pleasantly surprised by the variety and great tasting food. The Sangria was delicious and the Corvina (fish) was exquisite. Def. a place I will try again.

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Province of San Jose, Costa Rica
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

There are several Peruvian restaurants in CR, but this one is my favorite. Food is great! Location is convenient because of its parking lot. I like the entire menu, although I usually end up ordering the Chaufa with sea food, the lomito a lo pobre, the chupe de camaron, and their signature dessert suspiro limeño. Service is good, and the... More

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North Redington Beach, Florida
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

We only had 2 different appetizers the ceviche mixto and rare yellow fin tun teriyaki. Both were fantastic! The tuna was fresh and amazing. Nice atmosphere, great service. I'll be back soon! Maybe tomorrow!

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Panama City, Panama
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194 reviews 194 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014 via mobile

This was my last stop in my culinary exploration in Costa Rica. I ordered their Chaufa with shrimp . It was very similar to the nasi goreng from Indonesia or fried rice. It was a generous serving of rice and shrimp. The place looks very good and can get busy at lunch time. They have a breath freshener dispenser in... More

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Miami, Florida
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

The food Was amazing, the service was excellent, a place to come back. You can even come with your family. when your in San Jose don't forget to visit

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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34 reviews 34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Best peruvian food in CR. In fact some dishes are really really close to the ones in Peru, and have to say, that others have a different taste but in my opinion are even better. They have a really good variety, including must of the traddttionals, "lomitos", "corvinas", "tiraditos", "ceviches", "chaufas". The atmosphere in the resturant is not the better,... More

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Additional Information about Chancay

Address: Plaza Itskatzu, Escazu/Plaza Antares, San Pedro, San Jose 10, Costa Rica
Phone Number: +506 2588 2318
Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of San Jose  >  San Jose Metro  >  San Jose
Average Prices: USD 0 - 40
Cuisine: Peruvian

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