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La Picanteria


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#40 of 2,966 Restaurants in Lima
Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

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$15 - $45
Peruvian, Latin, Seafood
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
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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
Thank olgah650
Reviewed October 11, 2018

We had an assortment of wonderful soups, beef and seafood. Do not miss this “truly Lima” experience. Make a reservation or enjoy the lively bar while you wait.

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank Soxnole
Reviewed October 10, 2018 via mobile

Do not expect great service or fancy location. Be ready for long standing before you sit. The menu is just simple. Pick the fish and weigh so they prepare three dishes out of it. You will eat a fantastic food sharing a table with other...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank bernardos539
Reviewed October 8, 2018 via mobile

We like to eat local. The Picanreria seemed the right thing and we were not disappointed. We have chosen for two a 1.2kg half the Chita ( a Peruvian sea bass - white fish) and had it as Ceviche for starter with some sea urchin....More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Norcrossmum
Reviewed September 15, 2018 via mobile

I am peruvian and i can assure you this is the best place to fin seafood in the whole city, there are plenty but nothing like this, it is unique, also drinks are the best! I recommend the ceviche caliente (hot ceviche)

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank rosasedu
Reviewed July 15, 2018 via mobile

Excellent food, northern style. You choose your fish and they cook 3 dishes for you. I chose a 2kg Chita for 4 people. It was enough food. I chose a ceviche, a garlic preparation and a soup. The place is very small and doesn’t take...More

Date of visit: July 2018
1  Thank Jorge_E_VT
Reviewed July 2, 2018

This place is unique. Your experience starts choosing the fish, then you have to select several ways of getting the most of it. Cebiche, Soup, Grilled were our selections, and I regret nothing, just wonderful.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank S1PRA
Reviewed June 11, 2018

Got there saturday around 2 pm. The place was so crowded but managed to orden drinks while wait for table. The hostess told us the waiting time was around an hour. 2 hours later the table still missing. When asked if they forgot us after...More

Date of visit: June 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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