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El Espada

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Peruvian, South American
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Piura cuadra 5, Mancora, Peru
(073) 258 338
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Good food but long wait

We had good food and good atmosphere but had to wait for quite a while before dishes were served. They are a busy restaurant because of their success and delicious fish. To ease the waiting after a while the staff brought some nice and tasty banana crisps. No working wifi.

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
PhilAndFab21
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Antwerp, Belgium
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Antwerp, Belgium
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

We had good food and good atmosphere but had to wait for quite a while before dishes were served. They are a busy restaurant because of their success and delicious fish. To ease the waiting after a while the staff brought some nice and tasty banana crisps. No working wifi.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Espada II was of is a bus station - let's get that out of the way. It is the best seafood I have had aside from some of the private resorts. It is clean and the wait staff are personable and pleasant, even when I have just had banana chips and a coke. Here are a few favorites: Risotto w... More 

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Madrid, Spain
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014 via mobile

The food was ok, but it was completely overpriced. We eat much better for half the price in Mancora. The staff was not willing to work , it seemed we were bothering... So no tip, for the first time in our trip. But food was ok.

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Montreal, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 260 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

This is not high end dining, but the place was packed and we always figure if its full, its good! The service was good, the ambiance interesting with the caged birds in the back and the price was right. We had the fish with fries and a small salad, quite tasty but run of the mill… Not a bad place,... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

It was average seafood, we ate there the first night, had some crab potato thing and beers... not so exciting... many other better choices in town.

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Lima, Peru
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013

Came here cause I'd already heard about El espada before, but I think got confused cause there was another restaurant with the same name which was older than this one (same owner I think). The food was not that good and it took some time to come out (the girl'd already told me so). There were not enough prawns or... More 

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Cusco, Peru
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2012

It seems that almost every restaurant in Mancora has the exact same menu, only the name of the restaurant at the top changes...but Espada made the tastiest version of the same food. They even modified our order a little to meet our request. Glad we found it.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2012

Large restaurant in the town with a lot of dishes to choose from. Fish and seafood are the best but you still get something else if you are not into peruvian food.

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Boston
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2012

The food was just ok. However the part that was a problem that week in Mancora were the flies. That kiled out appetite

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New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2012

I like to go here for a late morning beer (11:30am) & snack of fried yucca sticks! It's big & open with lots of people walking by.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Piura cuadra 5, Mancora, Peru
  • Location: South America  >  Peru  >  Piura Region  >  Mancora
  • Phone Number: (073) 258 338

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 25
  • Cuisine: Peruvian, South American

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