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El Rocoto

Peruvian, Seafood
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1356 W Artesia Blvd, Gardena, CA 90248-3370
310-768-8768
Today
9:30 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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Awesome Dinner

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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Redondo Beach
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66 reviews 66 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

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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39 reviews 39 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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63 reviews 63 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
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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97 reviews 97 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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110 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 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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54 reviews 54 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 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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59 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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55 restaurant reviews
200 helpful votes 200 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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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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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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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
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?