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La Picanteria


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#34 of 3,084 Restaurants in Lima
Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2019 Winner


$15 - $45
Peruvian, Latin, Seafood

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Reviewed July 14, 2019 via mobile

We googled best ceviche and this place was close to where we were so off we went. At first I wasn’t interested in waiting two hours to be seated but everybody around me seem to think that was a great idea and well worth it....More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Karen P, Director de Relaciones Públicas at La Picanteria, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you. We wait for you again.

Reviewed July 4, 2019 via mobile

One of the best options for lunch in Lima. Choose a fish and have a soup, a ceviche and close with it cooked the way you want. The ambiance is great, service outstanding and food is excellent. Just don’t arrive or leave walking, not safe....More

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank galeon62
Reviewed June 4, 2019 via mobile

Unassuming exterior that made friends question what was touted as an amazing restaurant to try. We went on a weekday afternoon and had to wait about an hour- which we did at the bar. Friends didn’t love the over-blender-ing of the sour drinks but flavors...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank stephaniesE4972YU
Reviewed May 17, 2019

La Picanteria was the culinary highlight of our trip to Peru! The restaurant had a great vibe from the moment we walked in. We enjoyed pisco sours and roasted corn with chili at the bar before heading into the main dining room for lunch. We...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank lmhaugo
Reviewed May 14, 2019

My husband and I really love this place. We bring all of our out-of-town visitors here because its not only a really great restaurant but its also such a fun experience! Our guests usually love the concept of choosing not just a dish but the...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank _Kismet_B_2018
Reviewed May 8, 2019

La Picanteria is an interesting concept of a restaurant that strengthens the already strong food offerings in Surquillo. The secret of this place is the freshnes of the fish. You buy the entire fish and order how you want it cooked. I asked for a...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank Jorge G
Reviewed April 13, 2019 via mobile

Arriving early definitely pays off. You can spend the time before the restaurant openes in a bar, sipping pisco sour or beer and nibbling homemade fried corn with chili. You then get the table in the main dining room (not in the entrance lobby) and...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Matevz
Reviewed February 2, 2019

Great choice of fresh seafood cooked in many different ways. Great service and atmosphere. Need to arrive at 12 sharp if you do not want to wait..

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Jean H
Reviewed December 14, 2018 via mobile

You pick out the fish and it’s cooked 3 delicious way. We chose the 100g grouper and it was more than enough for 2. If you like seafood, there is no better place. Get there early (they open at 12). We got there 11:40 to...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank vipjetsetter
Reviewed November 9, 2018 via mobile

I want to go back to Peru, just to eat here. Warning, we were with folks that knew how to do this right, you have to get there early, pick your fish, lobster or you might miss out. This was my first ceviche experience...I might...More

Date of visit: November 2018
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Response from Zolashine | Reviewed this property |
I was with my wife and we ordered 900 g. fish and made it to 2 dishes (ceviches and yellow soup with rice). In addition to the fish, we ordered 200 g. of octopus and a glass of beer. The total was about 200 soles. I highly... More
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