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“Another seafood success in Lima” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Alfresco

Alfresco
Malecon Balta 790, Miraflores, Lima, Peru (Miraflores)
444-7962
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Ranked #55 of 1,086 Restaurants in Lima
Price range: $15 - $20
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Miraflores
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“Another seafood success in Lima”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2013 via mobile

In a city where great seafood is found in almost every restaurant or food stand, Alfresco rises above the rest because of its original recipes and implacable focus on having the freshest seafood available. The Alfresco's grilled octopus is one of a kind, this 24 hour macerated and grilled to perfection wonder is exquisite...also the fried Chita fish is incredible among other dishes.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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“Effortlessly classy”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2013 via mobile

Loved the outdoor ambience & the service couldn't have been more attentive. Clearly gay friendly as well. The cerviche was first class & our seafood mains really very tasty. Generous portions. Not cheap but hardly extortionate by British standards. Classy, stylish dining. We were tempted to go again the following day!

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Terrific Food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2013

Our tour guide recommended this restaurant, and while clearly there was some promotion/compensation going on, it wasn't a tourist trap, or if it was, it was a nice one. Excellent food, good service. We loved the variety of things on the menu. Our kids ate shaved octopus with black olive sauce!

Visited December 2012
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
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“Excellent”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013

I went there about 4 days ago. The food was just amazing. I should have gone back to this restaurant with my family instead of going to the poor service, bad food Rosa Nautica.

Alfresco is quite expensive but worth the money!!

Visited December 2012
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“bad night at a good restaurant”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2012

We went here on the recommendation of a concierge (seems to be a theme on this restaurant), and the food was fine, but the service was abominable. As soon as we were seated, the waiter asked for our order, and when we said we would need a minute, he tried to strongarm us into his choices! He was definitely in a hurry, and we found out why. Shortly later, a large group was seated near us, and that was all she wrote. We were invisible. We even had to beg for the check, were unable to get drinks and never got all of our food. It was not inexpensive, so I will not be scurrying back to alfresco. There are other great places for seafood in Miraflores. I am not giving it a worse rating because it appears this is not the typical experience here.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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