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La Picanteria


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#38 of 1,643 Peruvian in Lima
#43 of 2,703 Restaurants in Lima
Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2019 Winner


$15 - $45
Peruvian, Latin, Seafood

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We arrived on a Saturday for lunch right as they opened at 12:15 and the entire restaurant was full in minutes. Seating is at picnic tables where you are elbow to elbow with people you won't know. Servers can be overly efficient and brisk and...More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed January 15, 2020

They use the entire fish! you have the option to pick 3 ways to eat it! Not only was the food delicious but they also had one of the best pisco sours I've had in Lima. It was a pleasant experience as well as a...More

Date of visit: July 2019
Reviewed January 2, 2020

Its been my second time in this restaurant and I just cant wait to come back to Lima to try it out again. It`s and incredible concept what they have. If you don`t like to share your table nor food, this wont be your cup...More

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed November 19, 2019 via mobile

Perfect place to have a Peruvian ceviche and other interesting seafood local plates. Be ready for a great culinary experience.

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed November 4, 2019

My husband and I had been told about this place and were super excited to go. We loved it! A huge recommend from us. Here's the low down: First up, this restaurant is in the Surquillo neighborhood, just across the expressway from Miraflores. Tons of...More

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed October 7, 2019

The restaurant is very simple, yet clean and pleasant. Today's catch Seafood are listed on a chalk board showing quantity of each item remain available. Every minute some staff walk over and revise the number. Every dish we tried was fresh and tasteful. The waiter...More

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed September 18, 2019 via mobile

We stumbled upon this restaurant without realizing how delicious it would be! They seat you next to people at long tables like a Bavarian bierhaus. Both drinks were delivered quickly, despite the business, and delicious. You order a fish and they cook it for you...More

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed August 25, 2019 via mobile

Excellent quality/price restaurant. The fish is extremely fresh and the preparation are really tasty and unique. Highly recommended. We had to wait for a table, but it was worth the waiting.

Date of visit: August 2019
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
Karen P, Director de Relaciones Públicas at La Picanteria, responded to this reviewResponded August 4, 2019

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
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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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