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Canta Rana


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#129 of 3,033 Restaurants in Lima
Certificate of Excellence2015, 2017 - 2019 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.
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Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Peruvian, Latin, Seafood, Soups
Takeout, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Highly recommended! Great food and friendly atmosphere :) The fish of the day is only 35 soles, you really get your money's worth

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank So_arneng
Reviewed May 19, 2019 via mobile

This was locally recommended to us on our visit to Barranco for it’s Ceviche, it did not disappoint, I had the mixed plate Ceviche and the flavours and and amount of fish were excellent!

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank KellyH845
Reviewed May 15, 2019

With a very comprehensive menu with multiple combinations of the same dish, it would seem like an insurmountable task to pick a couple, but this is exactly where the joy of visiting Canta Rana resides. If you're lucky to make it past the front door...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank L M
Reviewed May 14, 2019 via mobile

Depending when you go you may have to wait in line at the door. There is somebody working there who will put your name on a list and give you a ticket with a number. It is worth the wait, though. The ceviche and especially...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank Lydia F
Reviewed May 9, 2019 via mobile

We ate on a weeknight at around 1900. The restaurant was largely empty at the time so we got a table straight away. The restaurant is very popular and shows photos of the many famous people who have eaten at it. The decor is plain...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank Vegemitelover
Reviewed May 3, 2019 via mobile

Excellent food, friendly service and authentic local color made Canta Rana my favorite restaurant in Barranco. Enjoyed the scallop soap, with abundant shell fish in a rich seafood seafood broth with carrots and herbed accompanied by a nice glass of Chilean Chardonnay. Great spot.

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank Mark H
Reviewed April 30, 2019

They are busy for a good reason. From ceviche to octopus to whatever, all the food was well prepared. I'm not sure there were grandmothers in the kitchen, but in front she was managing everything to satisfy guests. Food was well prepared, fresh, etc.

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Messman1
Reviewed April 21, 2019

First of all, in fairness, we went around 8 pm on the Saturday before Easter, so the staffing and the size of the crowd might have been an unusual match-up. The bottom line was one poor waiter practically running to service upwards of 35 guests....More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Rick G
Reviewed April 7, 2019

This place is all time, we ate like kings on multiple occasions. Local feel, relaxed Argentina futbol obsessed decor, cold drinks, fun and pleasant staff. Ceviche over and over. The lines can get a bit insane, so I found it best to hit it after...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank svb2284
Reviewed March 24, 2019

Our group of 3 chose ceviche pescado, ceviche mixto, and the yucca fries. You can get your ceviche spicy or not, and our choice of spicy was great! We finished the ceviche, but not the fries, so the dishes were big portions. Lemonade was good...More

Date of visit: March 2019
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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 Bruno D | 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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