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Lima's Taste

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West Village
Peruvian, South American
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122 Christopher St, Corner Bedford St, West Village, New York City, NY 10014
212-242-0010
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12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 5
    Excellent
  • 7
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Good, not great

I'd like to rate this place as somewhere above average but below very good. The room is very pleasant and the service was attentive without being overbearing. The menu offers many authentic Peruvian options starting with the Pisco sour and ceviche. I had ribs and my husband had paella. Both... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed November 21, 2015
lranewyorkparis
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New York City, New York
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New York City, New York
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99 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015

I'd like to rate this place as somewhere above average but below very good. The room is very pleasant and the service was attentive without being overbearing. The menu offers many authentic Peruvian options starting with the Pisco sour and ceviche. I had ribs and my husband had paella. Both were better than okay but both were lacking.....something. Not as... More 

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Thank lranewyorkparis
New York City, New York
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61 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015 via mobile

This is truly an under-recognized family run place. The setting is simple but the food and drink delicious. It is really a bargain for NYC but don't forget your cash because that's all they take. I have been here twice and last night I tried the paella. It was loaded with interesting seafood including octopus and squid. They also have... More 

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Thank 12345rover
New york
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157 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015 via mobile

I do not like to give bad reviews; I usually try to find something positive. In that case, the Pincho of beef heart was excellent. But... the beers were not cold to start, the ceviche which should be a staple in a Peruvian joint, was way under average. But the worst was the waiter's attitude. Like it was doing us... More 

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Thank Alain L
Briarcliff Manor,N.Y.
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49 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 via mobile

On July 4th, we were invited to a dinner by the owner of this restaurant and promised an experience and as promised by Nelida , it was a treat. A smallish restaurant/bar on Christopher Street, it looked casual and welcoming. This is what we were served for a good 3 hours---- Chicken wings with fries,ribs, ceviche,mussels, squid, whole fried fish,... More 

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Thank jeelaylone
Connecticut, USA
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34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 via mobile

My wife and I visited Lima's Taste on Saturday night. It was a great little place in a nice part of the Village. Excellent ceviche!! The plantains were also very good. I highly recommend it!

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Thank Energysaver
new orleans
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37 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

I digested (thank God) the most horrible food I have eaten in a long time. Why did I eat here? It is simple. I had miles expiring in my credit card and used some of these miles as a coupon for this restaurant....only because it is a very nice area of the Village and where I have my favorite shoe... More 

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Thank Azulica
Lima, Peru
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34 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015 via mobile

Nice place. The food and drinks are very good. Try the Lomo Saltado, the best i've ever had. The waitress was very kind.

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Thank Flor V
North Pole, Alaska
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014 via mobile

I got off work crazy early today and went for a beer and a snack and enjoyed it thoroughly. Lovely and small, the doors and windows all open with a breeze rolling through as the music played at just the right level. Fantastic service and good food. The staff was incredibly kind and made our food with care. I had... More 

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Thank Jared B
Hamilton Square, New Jersey
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301 reviews
216 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Peruvian food and cocktails. We only stopped in for lunch to watch the World Cup. Typically they're not open as early. Their fries with sausage and dipping sauces was different, but very good. The sausage tasted more like a hot dog. Nice variety of draft beers and cocktails. My wife had the margarita which is served in a martini glass.... More 

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Thank Daveflstc07
Sheffield, England
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53 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Well situated in the lively West Village, with a nice atmosphere but the food is very ordinary, with, ironically the ceviche the weakest dish we had. Service is friendly but not very efficient, slow and wrong orders delivered to tables.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 122 Christopher St, Corner Bedford St, West Village, New York City, NY 10014
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > West Village
  • Neighborhood: West Village
  • Phone Number: 212-242-0010

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 25
  • Cuisine: Peruvian, South American
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Monday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am

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

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