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El Rocoto

Peruvian, South American, Seafood
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1356 W Artesia Blvd, Gardena, CA 90248-3370
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9:30 am - 9:30 pm
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Sun 9:30 am - 9:30 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Seating, Waitstaff

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    4 of 5 stars
Best Lomo Saltado in town!!!

The service is always nice, and food is always delicious. I've tried lomo saltado in other restaurants, and I always end up coming back here

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Lily O
South Gate
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South Gate
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24 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The service is always nice, and food is always delicious. I've tried lomo saltado in other restaurants, and I always end up coming back here

Thank Lily O
Bigfork, Montana
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38 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

I had the pleasure of having lunch here 3 weeks ago. As a retired chef, I have spent my life exploring and learning about new cusines and this place had my head spinning. The mixture of cultures that form the backbone of Peruvian food is such a interesting blend . We only had the eating power of 3 people but... More 

Thank Jeff W
El Segundo, California
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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Had a lunch meeting here. None of us had even been it was just well located. We all really enjoyed the food, even the picky eaters in the group. (we had aji de gallina, lomo saltado, one of the 'mariscos' dishes. The food and decor were great, the place was a little loud, even past the standard lunch run time,... More 

Thank Robert B
Redondo Beach
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80 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We came here with friends on a recommendation and we LOVED it ! OMG – it was so good, it's now our new go to restaurant. First off – Jonathan, our waiter we had, is the best you can get. He was so attentive with us that – I have not seen anything like it in a long time. My... More 

Thank PoopiRedondoBeach
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39 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015 via mobile

My wife and I enjoy eating out. This restaurant is actually around the corner from our home. We walked to the restaurant and it is not what we had expected. Both dishes were a little too salty for us and I am not accustomed to picking cracked shells out of my entree. Some of the chunks of meat were a... More 

Thank LA-Gluttony
Moscow, Russia
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112 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 via mobile

I have been to this place several times and I can say that papa a la huancaina here is for sure the best in LA. Also they have nice lomo saltado. Personally, I didn't like chupe de camarones here - there was added some weird fish and it didn't seem quite authentic. Otherwise, the drinks are traditionally delicious. The service... More 

Thank asyagrig
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114 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 via mobile

Friend took me here for lunch and I was a bit skeptical so I ordered the daily special which was the Arroz con Pollo (Chicken with rice). First came the soup and it was done just right, quite authentic, though they could have used regular corn instead of sweet corn to give it a more authentic taste. Then came the... More 

Thank Billy C
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216 reviews
158 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014 via mobile

Fresh bollios w/ seafood dipping sauces. Got the Malaya skirt steak- very flavorful; arroz marisco yum too; their winner in my book is the salsa criolla - I m an onion hater but this I love! I know it's purple onion but doesn't taste like onion - love the way they pickled it- Limey perfect. Decor modern, staff a bit... More 

Thank Janjust16
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83 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

This is the Peruvian Rest I will recomend , if you live or visit around this area.We went today for a Peruvian Breakfast, the best food to ask for this purpose is: "surtido" that is a juice made with various fruits, very good, then a "pan con chicharron", that is fresh bread with pork and come with fried sweet potatoes... More 

Thank Viviana42California
Gardena, California, Usa
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106 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2013

What can I say I fell in love with this place! 1st time I picked this place off of the internet. It was my welcome to the office luncheon with my new boss. This place gets pretty packed for lunch so it must be good right? It was delicious. The portion are huge a lunch plate can easily. I ordered... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1356 W Artesia Blvd, Gardena, CA 90248-3370
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Gardena
  • Phone Number: 310-768-8768

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Peruvian, South American, Seafood
Open Hours
9:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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