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“A welcome change.” 4 of 5 stars
Review of El Norteno

El Norteno
Del Castro Pretorio,26, 00185 Rome, Italy (Esquilino)
00390649381722
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Ranked #2,950 of 9,253 Restaurants in Rome
Price range: $17 - $28
Cuisines: Peruvian
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Esquilino
Makati, Philippines
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“A welcome change.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2012

After having more than our fill of Italian food, we wanted to try something different. We decided to try out this place located along Castro Pretorio and just a block away from our hotel and the Termini on the other direction. My dad was particularly lured when he saw they served Cabrito (goat) on the menu. Service by the Peruvian family was very friendly and it helped that we can speak and understand a bit of Spanish. I ordered the Pollo al Horno (chicken) which was I found quite delicious. My mom had a pork dish that I forgot but she liked it as well. About the only miss was their desserts. We nevertheless had a satisfying dinner.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Rome, Italy
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Good food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2012

We had dinner here and it was really good! We are visiting from Texas & my boyfriend was born & raised in Peru. We like trying Peruvian restaurants whenever we travel. We enjoyed the PAPA A LA HUANCAINA, CEVICHE, LOMO SALTADO, & CAUSA. Staff was very attentive and looked like they were very busy with plenty of customers. Will probably go eat there tomorrow AGAIN!

  • Visited March 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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