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1356 W Artesia Blvd, Gardena, CA 90248-3370
310-768-8768
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11:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 9:30 am - 9:30 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great food

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 22, 2015
Robert B
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El Segundo, California
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El Segundo, California
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21 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 

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Redondo Beach
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 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 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

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 

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Moscow, Russia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

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 

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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, Seafood, South American
Open Hours
Sunday
9:30 am - 9:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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