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“Elegance and good meat” 4 of 5 stars
Review of La Carreta

La Carreta
Av. Rivera Navarrete 740, San Isidro, Lima, Peru (San Isidro)
442-2690
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Ranked #105 of 927 restaurants in Lima
Price range: $25 - $100
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: San Isidro
Lima, Peru
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67 reviews 67 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
“Elegance and good meat”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

This is THE choice for executive dinner. Very expensive but with a very good cuts of meat and a very large wine selection! In the heart of San Isidro. Very good senior enviroment.

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  • Italian first
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English first
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Great meat, rude Waiter”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2012

Visiting from the UK we had the waiter's recommendation which was steak from Uruguay which was the best steak my husband and I had ever had. The waiter who helped us at this point was pleasant enough and helped us with our order and the wine.
It did feel like as we were not local we got a second rate service. A table of locals sat down after us and the service they received was significantly better than what we received.
When the bill came we had been charged for the bread which was given to us without requesting it. Combined with the poor service we received in comparison to others in the restaurant we decided not to tip. The waiter who dealt with the payment hung around and then when he realised we were not going to tip walked off and tutted at us. He then glared as he went back to the till. The staff need to learn that the tip is for service and as we received none they were not entitled to any.
Great steak though. If you can ignore the attitude in there it is really worth a visit.

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Lima, Peru
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62 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 30 cities Reviews in 30 cities
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
“Great meat to please the business palate.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2012

Strategically located to serve the financial crowd in Lima’s prime financial district, also known as Sanhattan (Manhattan in San Isidro). For close to 30 years La Carreta has consistently been serving some of the finest meat cuts in Lima. Built in a house to resemble a Casa-Hacienda, it provides a uniquely Peruvian atmosphere, rich in heritage and welcoming for its guests. It’s broken down into several comfortable sections, from bar, to main halls, to patios to a wonderful private dining room.
If you come here, you do so for 2 main reasons: for business meetings and for meat. All the cuts are great, particularly if you take the dishes off the grill (don’t spoil a good piece of meat with fancy sauces!). For those of us who need some “green” with our meat, the salad bar is excellent! Deserts are typical Peruvian, though they also carry a good chocolate mousse. The service is OK.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Quito, Ecuador
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16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Pricey..above average meat ...good atmosphere”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2012

There were 6 of us back in May 2012 , we tried the tira de asado , bife , and parrillada ...the service was good , meat above average quality , i have found the most enjoyable meat cuts either here or at El Hornero , but La Carreta has a nicer atmosphere ..you can ask for imported meat from Argentina or local beef ,all washed down with good Argentinian Malbec ....

  • Visited May 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Nice Stakehouse”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2012

Well located, good stake and fine service. Nice wine list and very nice deserts. All business clientela-

Visited March 2012
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