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Don Fernando

#253 of 1,833 Restaurants in Lima
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General Garzon Street 1788, Jesus Maria | Lima - Lima, Lima, Peru
+51 2610361
Tue - Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I chose to have my last lunch in Peru here and I'm glad I did! The service was fantastic, attentive but not invasive and very friendly. They let me have a selection of small portions of different dishes as I couldn't decide what to have. Everything was really yummy, especially the sea bass ceviche. I highly recommend making the trip... More 

1 Thank Victoria B
Lima, Peru
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70 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2016

We were there last sunday, the local is kind of rustic inside, like the typical restaurants you find in the northern of Peru. We ordered a northern appetizer to share, rice with duck , espesado and picarones...everything was delicious, it is a great option for lunching a northern food without travelling far away.

1 Thank Pinkittyrose
Miami, Florida
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Every time I'm traveling to Peru and I want to eat an amazing meal from the north of Peru in Lima I go to Don Fernando. Everything they make is authentic Peruvian food from the north, the flavours are always right on point. You will not be disappointed with the quality of food they prepare...I always want to go back!

2 Thank Nathy20015
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

The restaurant is nicely decorated, to service starts with "leche de tigre" free of charge, simply delicious. The Cebiche de Corvina is simply delicious. The seco de cordero great, the best I have ever had. After a wonderful meal, the owner came to greet us and we had a very nice chat. I would strongly recommend it.

1 Thank Ovejo
Ambazac, France
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Ceviche: +++ Chichararon mixto: ++ you can see the oil that was used was of good quality and new Picarones: + Super honey, but only 3 pieces!

1 Thank sammakko
Caledon, Canada
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20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Peruvian food from the north is know for the fish and seafood. Fernando and Arturo Vera are the brothers owners and chefs. Their food is very tasty and it follows the tradition. My favourites dishes are the causa de cangrejo, conchas a la parmesana y el arroz de mariscos. The chef prepares for my gringo husband Aji de galling y... More 

1 Thank Irenacha
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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32 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014 via mobile

They say you have to go here for the arroz con pato, but I was a bit disappointed with this dish. The duck was a bit hard and the rice under taste. But the ceviche the corvina and the mariscos al pilpil were so great that I still recommend Don Fernando! Nice to see the owner cook him self as... More 

Thank Thapimsta
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

I went again to this very good restaurant, its my favorite in Lima, because I am from north of Peru and live on Florida USA, so every time that I am going back to Peru and Lima, I had the "obligation" to go there and taste what is the best of north of Peru's food. The "pato acuyado" meaning duck... More 

Thank Luis L
Hollywood, Florida
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72 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

After researching restaurants for my trip to Peru this was one of my finalists. I arrived for lunch without a reservation and they gave me a table without any problem. The cashier speaks some English. They even printed out English version of their menu for me. I ordered the Cabrito without bone. I got two pieces one with bone and... More 

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Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 via mobile

Went here after touring the Huaca site. All the outside seating was occupied so we dined inside. We had a fantastic well presented delicious meal at an affordable price. Thoroughly enjoyed it. Go.

1 Thank irishrfc05

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $15
Peruvian, Seafood, South American
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: General Garzon Street 1788, Jesus Maria | Lima - Lima, Lima, Peru
  • Location: South America  >  Peru  >  Lima Region  >  Lima
  • Phone Number: +51 2610361
Family restaurant, specialty food of northern Perú, many fish And shellfish. Thuesday to Sunday only served at lunch.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?