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El Rocoto

1356 W Artesia Blvd, Gardena, CA 90248-3370
310-768-8768
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Ranked #10 of 268 Restaurants in Gardena
Hours:
Sun 9:30 am - 9:30 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Seafood
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  • English first
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English first
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43 reviews 43 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

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

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98 reviews 98 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

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

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california
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25 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
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

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Gardena, California, Usa
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49 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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california
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137 reviews 137 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
175 helpful votes 175 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

Inside is freshly updated and modern. Menu is extensive, includes the typical items that can be found in LA Peruvian mom and pop restaurants and some other things less common, like anticuchos of beef heart, and Chinese-Peruvian dishes. Of course people complain that it is 'expensive' but it is not really, considering the huge portions. During weekday "Happy Hour" they... More

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6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013

Anything we eat her is yummy. Make sure to drink some Peruvian Punch or an Inca Cola. No dislikes here.

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Los Angeles, California
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6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2013

In the South Bay in L.A. there are few Peruvian restaurants, but the one that sets itself above all of them is EL ROCOTO, located on Artesia Blvd and Normandie Ave, in the city of Gardena, Ca. They have been opened for several years now, and they have won a few awards. The food is first class and abundant. Although... More

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17 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2013

It's being a while since my last visit. Yes, it was remodeled and the menu was slightly changed but some dishes were still the same somehow.... Well, I'm glad to say that it kept improving and it's a place I'd like to go more often now. If you have not tried this place yet, well, what are you waiting for?

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California
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49 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2012

The other day my travels took me back to El Rocoto, this great Peruvian restaurant in Gardena, I had two of my friends with me and I wanted to impress them with a great lunch. I'm happy to report that my plan worked out great. Since I have a week spot for chicken with rice, that's what I ordered -... More

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Lynwood, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2011 via mobile

This is my favorite Peruvian restaurant. My husband is Peruvian so I have tasted authentic Peruvian food in his family so I must say that Rocoto taste just as good as home made. The people here are friendly and we always get great service. Great for families or even just a nice dinner with ur loved one. I absolutely recommend... More

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