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Canta Rana

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Genova 101, Lima, Peru
+51 1 2477274
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Mon 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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45 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I can't think of a single restaurant in the US that remotely approaches the extensive menu of ceviches, as well as a spectacular array of various seafood dishes, most beyond description in their choice of herbs, sauces, and presentation. And, it's a neighborhood joint, not a high-brow white linen place, very boisterous and fun and loaded with locals who obviously... More 

Thank Doug H
Niagara Falls, Canada
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We arrived at Canta Rana today for lunch and there was about a 45 minute wait. It was extremely busy and to us that was a very good sign. We had the mixed seafood ceviche and the picante shrimp. The food came out so fast and was very fresh and flavorful. We loved every bite. If you're in the Barranco... More 

Thank jjjdlts93
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wow! I ordered the fish soup and my partner ordered the fish saltado and both were beautifully cooked. Great portion sizes, very peruvian! Actually, our meal here has been one of the best we've had in the whole of Lima. The restaurant is very quirky, has a local vibe, and big. Arrive early or expect to wait. The only downer... More 

Thank Cherry K
Lima, Peru
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166 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've eaten out a lot in Lima and gone through several iterations of "my favorite restaurant", and now, I can say that Canta Rana is definitely my favorite restaurant. It's not because the food is fantastic, the wait staff particularly attentive, or because the decor is incredible. Rather it is that this is simply a great neighborhood joint and I... More 

Thank Llywinda
Lima, Peru
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41 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We came here for lunch with the extended family. First I went to the bathroom and had to fight my way past three big gas (smelling) bottles, my first thought, what a dump. Than we checked the menu, and plenty of fish dishes and freshly made pasta. I went for the freshly made black spaghetti with a delicious curry looking... More 

Thank Mark v
London, United Kingdom
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162 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Came here twice in three days. Great decor - lots of old school World and Argentinian football memorabilia - reminded me of some of the pizza places in Buenos Aires. Locals and tourists alike. Particularly enjoyed the octopus salad and octopus in olive oil. We also ordered the Jalea which was recommended by the boss. Fried seafood on a bed... More 

Thank oliP21
Richmond Hill, Canada
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The atmosphere is interesting. Lots of old pics of soccer related people. Food and service is good. We were early for lunch (12.30 is early under Peruvian standards) There were four people other than the 5 of us. We were enjoying our lunch and got distracted by shouting at the bar. It was the owner(his pic is all over the... More 

Thank Oliver969
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31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed March 2, 2017 via mobile

Had the pleasure of spending a relaxed afternoon in this Sevicheriya followed by a walk to the near by beach side. Amazing food, fresh fish dishes, local but with a kick. Big recommendation!

Thank Inbal P
Valletta, Malta
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed February 27, 2017

I was taken here by a local friend and loved every second of it. The vibe was incredible, the food was authentic and delicious. This really is the most authentic food you'll get in Lima. To top this all off, it was extremely good value for money. This will definitely be the first place that I'll recommend to any friend... More 

Thank NikolSamm
Lo Barnechea, Region Metropolitana, Chile
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed February 25, 2017 via mobile

January 1st, Sunday in Lima is a hard date to find a memorable Restoran to celebrate sixteen family members from 62 to 5 years old. Canta Rana was the place chosen by one of our daughters. Is a classic Barranco's atmosphere. Most impressive was so many waiters welcoming us as if it were just another day at noon and not... More 

Thank Sergio G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Peruvian, Latin, Seafood, Soups
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Genova 101, Lima, Peru
  • Location: South America  >  Peru  >  Lima Region  >  Lima>  > Barranco
  • Neighborhood: Barranco
  • Phone Number: +51 1 2477274

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?