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El Mercado

#16 of 1,887 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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Los Angeles, California
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22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Seriously, I am not exaggerating, but today I had the most delicious seafood I've ever had in my life.... All the dishes we tried were absolutely delicious, everything tastes so fresh... The environment of the restaurant is exquisite and the service was spectacular. We had lenguado and el mercado ceviche, tiradito clasico, and locro de camaron. Yes, it's a little... More 

Thank zaydarosales
Los Angeles, California
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I spent a few days in Lima and couldn't leave without trying this restaurant. It was recommended by many friends and also read several fantastic reviews on food blogs and magazines. Everyone was right! The food is delicious, the environment is great with a nice modern touch. The restaurant is located on a beautiful and safe area (Miraflores) and the... More 

Thank James R
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Wow!!!! The best fish restaurant in the planet. Amazing dishes, Great presentation, Great taste, Great service, comfortable. The ceviche is probably the best I ever had.

Thank Purus
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It's a MUST....my advice is order the food to share.. is a tradition in Peru to share the food .. we said " plato al centro" this means everything is to share...

Thank Zeusperu
Mexico City, Mexico
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78 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Exquisite food. The place is highly recommended, feel free to chose anything on the menu. Definitely this place serves one of the finest piscos, no doubt about it.

Thank Fabian G
Madrid, Spain
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33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A really great option of Peruvian food from the famous chef Rafael. We went there for business, enjoyed the atmosphere and the great tasting food.

Thank Franck_Adela
Boston, Massachusetts
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84 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A truly wonderful brunch spot and amazing cevecheria. Set in a stunning courtyard shaded with trees alive with music and the sound of twittering birds. The space is lively and filled with energy – the seafood stunning. Good to come early (noon) because it fills up. We had multiple ceviche including a mixed ceviche (fresh fish and also fried calamari),... More 

Thank Jesstwiga L
Singapore, Singapore
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129 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 199 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Previous visit was disappointing but clearly things are back to normal with a great service, delicious ceviche and other dishes and overall still a very solid performance after all these years. This is a really great restaurant, glad to see it is back to standards.

Thank apactraveller
Santiago, Chile
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've been in Lima many times due to business situations, so I've tried many restaurants there. I have to say that peruvian cuisine is one of my favorites, and El Mercado definitely occupies a special place in my mind. The restaurant is located in Miraflores, which is a really nice neighborhood, and it doesn't call your attention from the outside;... More 

Thank TarHeel37Raleigh_NC
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181 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 193 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

if it was to visit just one place (although i visited maido) it would be this. I mean the place rocks: and you realize this the very moment you pass the entrance. the vibe of this buzzing restaurant is second to none, young people, old people, executives, businessmen, everyone is here, chatting, talking eating, drinking and having a real good... 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, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, Business meetings, Bar scene
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?