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“Nice place to relax mid-afternoon” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Chala Costa Fusion

Chala Costa Fusion
Bajada de Banos 343, Barranco, Lima, Peru (Barranco)
252-8515
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Ranked #484 of 1,075 Restaurants in Lima
Price range: $0 - $100
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Barranco
Morristown, New Jersey
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38 reviews 38 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Nice place to relax mid-afternoon”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2011

Visited Barranco and found very little to do. Thankfully, we stopped at Chala's, near the Bridge fo Sighs. Sat on the outside porch and had a few pisco sours and ordered a few appetizers. It wasn't crowed and they let us take our time. Service was good, food was delicious, presentation was excellent.

Visited November 2011
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Lima, Peru
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“Although the food was not good we would visit again just to enjoy views...”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2011

We visited this restaurant at night, sit at terrace where atmosphere was very romantic because of street views and lightening, we really enjoy it so much. Cocktails were average; we do not like food it seems that something missing on dishes to testing well, same for desserts. We ordered a causa trio, aji de gallina bowls, and a testing menu for desserts. However, although the food was not good we would visit again just to enjoy the view and a romantic evening. Restaurant is really expensive for having regular quality food...

  • Visited August 2011
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Ottawa, Canada
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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Amazing food, great value and good service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2011

Had an amazing dinner here while staying in Lima's Barranco area. We had the duck cigars to start, then I had the trio of rice and my husband had salmon. The entree menue was bilingual (Spanish/English), but the appetizer menu was not so our travel Spanish/English dictionary came in handy (Our servers were attentive, but did not speak a lot of English. The manager on duty did, however!).

The atmosphere was very chic, but still welcoming.

It was very reasonable given the exchange rate, especially given that a promotion was going on where you received a 25% discount when you used MasterCard! So all in all, it cost us $50CAD for an appetizer, dinner and drinks for two. (Would have been $150CAD at home!).

We loved it so much that we tried to go back on our last night, but they weren't open yet (A lot of restaurants don't open until 8/8:30pm... and unfortunately we had to leave for the airport at 9pm).

  • Visited June 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Santiago, Chile
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Wow, still dreaming of the food!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2011

Fantastic food. I had the fettucini a la Huancaina (44 Soles), one of the best plates I ate in Peru. The restaurant is a bit on the pricey side. They charge you an unexpected 12 Soles “cover” chargeper person. Nevertheless definitely worth visiting and overall still a very good price/value relation (value is just unbeatable good! Yummy)! Fantastic food in a very nice setting at one of the best spots in Barranco.
Not to be missed!!!

  • Visited March 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Menlo Park, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“decent food, but too expensive and uneven atmosphere/service”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2010

Chala Costa was good, but seemed to be trying too hard and not quite in the right ways. The place was clearly aimed at tourists: it's prices rivalled those at Astrid y Gastón but without the food quality or service to match. The decór was trendy and modern, but the music was too loud to easily hear my dining companion or the waiters (and it didn't help translation, for while my Spanish is decent, it degrades rapidly in noisy conditions).

    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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