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#15 of 1,651 Peruvian in Lima
#16 of 2,697 Restaurants in Lima
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Welcome to RESTAURANT COSTAZUL SEAFOOD. We have been cooking great affordable seafood with the freshest ingredients since 1989. All dishes are made to order and we are always looking forward to give the best peruvian and seafood culinary experience along with the warmth that characterizes peruvians. Plese note we are open tuesdays til sundays from 12pm-8pm (closed mondays). For groups or after hours reservations don't hesitate to write us an email. We look forward to your next visit with us soon!! Carlos Moscol-Manager
PRICE RANGE
$10 - $20
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
CUISINES
Peruvian, Latin, Seafood, Healthy, International
FEATURES
Takeout, Seating, Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Wine and Beer, Live Music, Dog Friendly, Non-smoking restaurants, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food was absolutely amazing. The octopus appetizer was superb! Even if you aren’t a huge fan of octopus, you will love this dish. It isn’t super chewy like octopus tends to be, and the flavors are fantastic. My wife got the seafood rice that...had an amazing flavor to it and surprisingly wasn’t spicy at all which made it perfect. I got the fried fish, calamari, and shrimp platter that came with a creamy sauce to dip and it hit the spot perfectly. Highly recommend coming here. It looks a little small and low profile compared to the fancy restaurants throughout the city, but the staff are very attentive, the vibes are great, and can’t beat top notch food.More

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed October 5, 2020

Had a great time at Costazul! They are amazing! Video coming soon! theweritoshow.com. Check them out for sure!

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed September 9, 2020

The best ceviche & octopus ever!, i also tried the pisco sours are amazing, nice job Costazul Seafood, the best service like always

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed July 15, 2020

We ate at this restaurant on our very first day of our trip, so hungry that we arrived with our luggage straight from the airport. Tired and starved we were welcomed by the owner and were treated to a beautiful tasting menu, ceviche, carpaccio, and...seafood rice. In effect, we didn’t taste anything as good as the food in this restaurant for our entire four city, two week tour of Peru. This amazing food set the bar too high for our trip and we were sadly disappointed at all other tastings. We had to eat there again at the end of our trip on our last night in Lima.More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed March 5, 2020

This small, family owned and operated restaurant is rightly famous for its seafood. Everything is fresh and prepared to perfection. Don't be fooled by appearances. While the dining room is casual and does not aim for glitz, the authentic Peruvian cuisine is the draw. My...wife and I go there frequently. You won't be disappointed either.More

Date of visit: March 2020
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cali589, Dueño at Costazul Seafood Restaurante, responded to this reviewResponded March 6, 2020

Thank you very much, dear client, for having given time to write this comment, which fills me with satisfaction for the duty accomplished and, on the other hand, reminds us every day, the great responsibility of having the freshest and most delicious seafood and fish....More

Reviewed March 3, 2020

We enjoyed excellent food with splendid service from Christian; as well as from Manuel and Carlos Junior (the son of the owner Carlos Moscol). When we reached their entrance, Manuel greeted us with charming warmth. When I told him that I did not speak any...Spanish, he said no problem, my partner does. And Christian’s greeting with the friendliest smile was thrilling. DELICIOUS FOOD & DRINKS Two of us friends started with drinks — Chicha Morada for my Peruvian friend, who enjoyed it so much that he finished a jug full! My gin was . . . Fan . . . Fan . . . Fan . . . FANTASTIC! . . . Manuel the great bartender/mixologist and a master artist in decorating drinks, crafted the lemon slice adorning my gin into a gorgeous looking Inka Sun! The image of the sun on my glass of gin was a thrilling reminder about everything we’d learned earlier that day, of its importance in ancient Peruvian culture! And interestingly, my name in India also means the “Sun”. So, the drink that Manuel prepared was a Sun, about The Sun, for a Sun! Great start to our fun time here. For our first course we shared WANTANES ESPECIALES — Special Seafood Wantons (fried) — and stuffed with Crab meat and shrimp. The Wantons were spectacular! They were served with three salsas (the word “salsa” in Lima is used as a generic term for any sauce, it does not define what in USA is called Salas). Costazul’s three salsas included a lemon juice sauce, a Tamarind sauce, and a fiery-hot chili sauce from local Peruvian chilies. We mixed a bit of all three together and found this concoction to be the tastiest for us. In fact, we found this sauce mixture so delicious that we saved it for the next course, our second course. These seafood wantons were a superstar. We’ll definitely be back to eat these again. We ate these in the same way that Madrileños eat racioni, (where friends share and eat from the same dish/plate). Hugely fun! For the second course one of us ordered a PESCADO A LA PLANCHA (fish chosen by the chef and served grilled). This was not great, and we would not order it again. For the additional cost of Sole 10, our second choice for the second course tasted spectacular. Our second choice for the second course was CORVINA A LA DONOSTIERRA — Sea Bass fillet grilled in extra virgin olive oil and sautéed in a garlic and pepper butter; served with potatoes and white rice. The Sea Basis in Peru is particularly famous, I’d read about this while preparing for this visit. So, our expectations were high, and it tasted exceptional. Once again, wonderful Christian helped to make our meal more special by getting us a fresh salad instead of the white rice. NICE ATMOSPHERE On our summer afternoon visit, this place reminded me of a fisherman’s shack by the ocean. It was the perfect setting for the fresh seafood we enjoyed. Their simple country-style décor was very nice. It was spot-on for relaxing after our intense sightseeing. PRICE Our total cost, including the cost of drinks, was Soles 162 (which is equal to about US $ 25 each) plus we gave a big tip as a token of our gratitude. GREAT SERVICE We took our time to leisurely appreciate their cooking, not thinking about anything else, focusing entirely on their food and our fun. A huge part of our enjoyment was the work of our waiter Christin. He discussed the menu in perfect English, shared his recommendations, answered our questions, and came back many times to answer our continuing curiosities about their enticing dishes. He remained fantastic throughout our meal! He was very well informed about the food. He was very good-natured and politely gave all the time we need to decide what to eat, and later, to take all the time we wanted to enjoy it. Throughout our meal he was cheerful; and his service was attentive, warm and personalized. He was fantastic. At the end Carlos Junior the cheerful Peruvian and son of the owner, brought us a gift from the restaurant, two glasses of homemade Pisco. That was an amazing experience. We enjoyed sipping it like an after-dinner liqueur. Carlos Junior helped me appreciate that the Peruvian tradition of homemade Pisco is probably as widespread here as the making of homemade Raki is in Greece. The best pisco I’ve tasted is homemade pisco! Ultimately when we were leaving, all three of our co-hosts — Carlos Junior, Christian and Manuel — walked to the door to say goodbye, in the best tradition of saying goodbye to much loved family/friends. Their final friendliness was a fantastic finale to our magnificent meal. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED — WE WILL DEFINITELY RETURN I love seafood from multiple long visits to Spain, Catalonia, Greece, France, USA, and coastal towns in India. That’s one of the reasons for choosing to eat here. Costazul exceeded our high expectations in every way. It was our good fortune to discover it. In 11-days of eating at the great restaurants in Lima this was one of our best meals. Big thanks to — Christian, Manuel and Carlos Junior — and everyone in the Costazul/Moscol family — the chefs, servers, and everyone working in the kitchen and restaurant. And, lots of gratitude for the wonderful memories we’ll enjoy lifelong. May every person at Costazul be showered with as many good things as there are stars in the sky. We will definitely dine here again on the next visit to Lima. Highly recommend this restaurant to everyone who loves good seafood.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed January 23, 2020

Cozy place with delicious seafood! We met owner of restaurant with his family. They were sitting next to us and played guitar and sang Spanish songs. Awesome live music! We loved this place.

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed January 16, 2020

We had a wonderful experience here. Delicious and affordable pisco Sours, and WOW all of our seafood appetizers and shared plates were incredible. Staff were super friendly and welcoming. Gave us a nice treat of sample liquors at the end of the meal. So fun!...One of our favorite meals in Lima so far. OCTOPUS in olive oil was incredible (my personal fav)More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed January 16, 2020

one of the best meals i’ve had in lima! stumbled upon this quaint little place and it truly knocked our socks off! the server recommended the octopus, wontons and ceviche special and it did not disappoint. the passion fruit pisco was so fresh and tasty!...they surprised us with complimentary shots of pisco and digestives at the end which made it so memorable :)More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed January 15, 2020 via mobile

This place seems to have lots of very good reviews however when we went along 14/1/2020 the service was very lack lustre in deed Apart from the guy working in the kitchen area the other two staff spent most of their time on mobile phones...talking or playing games - very little attention to the customers Food was average and about 20% more expensive than elsewhereMore

Date of visit: January 2020
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Response from gmoscolp | Property representative | Reviewed this property |
yes we will be open on 12/31 and 1/1 until 5pm
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December 24, 2016|
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no we will be closed 12/25 and 12/26.
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