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El Mercado

#14 of 1,949 Restaurants in Lima
Certificate of Excellence
As featured in Best Food in Lima
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Hipolito Unanue 203 | distrito de Miraflores, Lima 15074, Peru
+51 221 1322
12:30 pm - 5:00 pm
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Tue - Sun 12:30 pm - 5:00 pm
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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33 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was probably my favorite restaurant in Peru, and the food in Peru is unbelievable. I ate here my first day in Peru, and I spent the rest of my trip trying to recapture the magic and deliciousness of this ceviche. It's so freaking good. And that's just the best part. The pisco sour, octopus, and deserts were all amazing.... More 

Thank Daniel S
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A relative living in Lima recommended this place over La Mar so we decided to give it a shot. We arrived about 30 minutes prior to the restaurant opening but we had already made a reservation too. We were seated right away once they opened the doors and we were all immediately impressed with the menu and decor. We ordered... More 

Thank Tiffany Q
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73 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I wasn't sure if give 5 points or not but it's my favorite! What the hell!!! For lunch on Saturday's is really good, getting a reservation is a pain in the neck but if you go before 1 pm, you will wait a few minutes Lady host believes she is the owner and you have to smile at her in... More 

Thank Guillermo V
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Another place you must go for lunch excellent food friendly staff and must try to go early before opening for lunch that way you don't wait to be seated

Thank Glo29
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Having been to Maido, we can comfortably say that El Mercado was an amazing (and better) experience. From the delicious Pisco sours to the dessert, El Mercado blew us away with the quality of its presentation, typical yet innovative Peruvian dishes and impeccable service. A must for any travellers passing by Lima.

Thank gregfa10
Lima, Peru
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A lot of people told me that Mercado was the best cevicheria in Lima, I been living in Lima for more than a year now and a lot of the ceviches that I've tried on the street or in local cevicherias are a lot better. Don't get me wrong the food is really good and the service is great as... More 

Thank Pedro F
Kitzbuhel, Austria
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

perfect food and drinks - a hipster place with fancy food to enjoy to the max. The atmosphere of the place let us stay for the whole afternoon with a big variety of delicious dishes and pisco sours!!!

Thank Adrianolo
Milan, Italy
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I had lunch here with my boyfriend and we really enjoyed this place! The ceviche was great, the causa was amaizing. We also tried the tiraditos and the small fish hamburger. The waitress was really nice and helpfull Definetly reccomended

Thank ElenaG21047
Sliema, Malta
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36 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic place for fresh local food. We had an amazing cevice with a glass of the local drink (Pisco sour). This place has to be visited as its probably THE number 1 regarding quality ! Definitely happy of beeing there :-)

Thank spinolabay
Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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433 reviews
247 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant had been recommended by food experts to us, so we decided to visit it for lunch during our final day in Peru, before leaving for Europe again. What an excellent decision. We were profesionally received, even without reservation. As it was fully booked, we were invited to the bar where we already enjoyed Aperol Spritz cocktails, checked the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Peruvian, Latin, Seafood, South American, Pacific Rim
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups
Open Hours
12:30 pm - 5:00 pm
12:30 pm - 5:00 pm
12:30 pm - 5:00 pm
12:30 pm - 5:00 pm
12:30 pm - 5:00 pm
12:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Hipolito Unanue 203 | distrito de Miraflores, Lima 15074, Peru
  • Location: South America  >  Peru  >  Lima Region  >  Lima
  • Phone Number: +51 221 1322

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?