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Rafael

Travelers' Choice award winner
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Miraflores
As featured in Best Food in Lima
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San Martin 300, Miraflores, Lima, Peru
242-4149
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Sunday
Closed
Hours:
Mon - Wed 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Mon - Fri 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Thu - Sat 8:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Lima, Peru
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34 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is definitely the best first-class restaurant of Lima. Far superior to all in service, the staff is always very friendly, the food and atmosphere. Located in the district of Miraflores, it is a small and exclusive restaurant and reservation is required. Ideal to go at night for dinner or meet friends at the bar where there is always a... More 

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626 reviews
280 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 253 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had dinner at Rafael to celebrate our anniversary recently and had a great experience. The restaurant is relatively small and beautifully decorated. We had made a reservation well in advance, which turned out to be a good idea - it was packed throughout our entire meal. The menu is quite extensive and includes both traditional Peruvian options and more... More 

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Stamford, Connecticut
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32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Loved our waiter - the cute Portuguese guy with the British accent and a "nervous stomach" (so we could trust his recommendations - and they were spot on!). The food was amazing from beginning to end. The grilled bread and various spreads was a delicious start and the entrees were no disappointment.

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Thank Jen B
Santiago Metropolitan Region, Chile
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40 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A fine small place at a corner of Mirafllores, where if you are like, Joao will guide you to same pleasure of key plates, lots of flavors and sensations.

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New Jersey
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41 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had an early reservation and arrived even before the official opening time but were welcomed in to have a seat at the bar. Good Pisco Sours, creative dishes -seafood ravioli, tuna, catch of the day in a coral emulsion. If service was slow it was because we couldn't make up our minds as to what to order. As for... More 

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Thank MarchessadePolo
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Rafael was a great find and the service and food was excellent. I recommend the ceviche and suckling pig soft tacos.

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Thank lauriecasa
Rio de Janeiro
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29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was completely amazed by the restaurant. But, make a reservation in advance. I loved the service and the food! Very romantic environment with candles. Lovely and delicious food! We ordered the octopus as appetizer and green pasta as main and all was completely amazing! On the contrary of some other reviews, I did not have any issues with the... More 

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Thank Aline G
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Good food, slow service, and they charged us for the complementary bread. And the butter. And the olive oil... ...........................................................................

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Mexico City, Mexico
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was there for business and did not book in advance. Since it was within a short walking distance from my hotel, i decided to show up. Hostess was kind and while there was no availability in the restaurant, she offered me a table by the bar. They'd serve tapas but also full a la carte. Had a pisco cocktail,... More 

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New York City, New York
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37 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The cooking at Rafael is based on Italian Haute Cuisine mixed with Peruvian influence. Don't expect to find pizza or pasta on the menu. This is traditional Italian fine dining, priced correspondingly but well worth the experience. If you enjoy exquisite gastronomy, this is a place to visit.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$25 - $100
Cuisine
Peruvian, Seafood, Mediterranean, South American
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Valet Parking
Good for
Business meetings, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Special occasions
Open Hours
Monday
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
8:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
8:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
8:00 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: San Martin 300, Miraflores, Lima, Peru
  • Location: South America  >  Peru  >  Lima Region  >  Lima>  > Miraflores
  • Neighborhood: Miraflores
  • Phone Number: 242-4149

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?