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Canta Rana


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#119 of 2,966 Restaurants in Lima
Certificate of Excellence2015, 2017 - 2018 Winner

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Legendary cevicheria, football sanctuary in the heart of Barranco, familiar spot, delicaies factory, unforgeatable feasts and eternal toasts scenary. Much more than a cevocheria, a place of pilgrimage in the most bohemian neighbourhood of Lima.
Special Diets
Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Peruvian, Latin, Seafood, Soups
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A huge hit with the locals ( and tourists) we had to wait 30 minutes. We were handed a ticket and waited in the street, but it was well worth the wait. The restaurant is very small and is heavily decorated with memorabilia on the...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank RebeccaAyris
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This little restaurant has amazing food!, I will definitely go back, the ceviche and the pisco sours are really good!

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Trip55220
Reviewed February 4, 2019

In a city that is known for its cuisine, la Canta Rana stands out as a great example of well priced, delicious food in a comfortable, unpretentious atmosphere. The ceviche was off the charts, as was the arroz con mariscos. We also had an order...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank YFeisty1
Reviewed January 24, 2019

The singing frog restaurant is a popular place with locals and tourists. The ceiling and walls of the restaurant are decorated with photos and soccer memorabilia. We chose ceviche and a dish named “ causa “ that reminded me of a miniature round savory cake....More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Veronica H
Reviewed January 22, 2019 via mobile

I had a few days to spend in Lima and asked several friends from the area where I could go for good ceviche, almost all of them recommended Canta Rana without hesitation. It was delicious! Portion sizes were large, fish and seafood was fresh, and...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Scarlett2400
Reviewed January 18, 2019

This is one of the best seafood restaurants I've been to anywhere in the world. You can tell by the queue at the front door! Everything was fresh, tasty and perfectly cooked. We had the ceviche (of course!) which was zesty and delicious, then our...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Paul B
Reviewed January 3, 2019 via mobile

Get here early to avoid the queue! Rustic dining space with football scarves and sepia photos adorning the walls. Try the langostinos al ajo (adopted from the famous tapas kitchens of Andalucía) and the grilled octopus, then wash it down with a zingy Bloody Mary...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank danpadvisor
Reviewed December 31, 2018 via mobile

First of all be sure to arrive before noon...after that it’s packed with locals and hard to get in. I went with my wife, who is from Lima but lived in the states for 20 years. Great ceviche, the fried calamari was ok...but the seafood...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank kickingit2019
Reviewed December 16, 2018

I'm really glad I got to eat in this restaurant. My peruvian friends' mother recommended this so we went there. I understood that the owner is Argentinian so the restaurant mixes traditional peruviann and argentinian food. We ordered several traditional dished and they were amazing....More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank CatyBogdan
Reviewed November 25, 2018

Food in that place is simply delicious! Ceviche Imperial was sooo good there that I want to go back and eat it again :-) We had also shrimps, rice with sea food and some smoked tuna with avocado and drinks and everything was very tasty...More

Date of visit: March 2018
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Eileen C
January 7, 2019|
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Response from SofiaTKI | Reviewed this property |
Creo que solo el ceviche de champignones. La mayoría es comida del mar, pescados y mariscos.
May 20, 2017|
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Response from 300taliat | Reviewed this property |
I don’t know if reservations are possible. I advice to get there early because it is full during lunch hour.
February 24, 2016|
Response from BTravelMore | Reviewed this property |
Hi Pentagramwookie, I cannot edit the review that I wrote to attach pictures but if you message me your email I'll send them to you. Bruno
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