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Rafael

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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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7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The decor and style is less intersting and rather plain but it does have nice natural light. Would recommend this restaurant but only if you can't get in to the other bigs (Central, IK, AG, Maido, ect) They deliver fresh delicious bread but it's not free. For an appetizer, I got the steak of fois gras. I questioned whether I... More 

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Melbourne
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Elegant and comfortable are the two words that came immediately to mind as I stepped through the door of Rafael. An exposed brick wall separates the restaurant from the small bar and lounge area and there's a long cream banquette running along one wall. All of the waiters carry scrapers to ensure that your starched linen table cloth is not... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had reserved a month ahead of time and so glad we did, the place was packed on a Wednesday night. We were very impressed with the variety of the menu and the service was exceptional. From the expertly mixed martinis to the delicious apps and main meals, absolutely no negative comments to give. It is pricey by Peruvian standards... More 

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Miami Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great tapas & food, good service, intimate and cozy, fun bar, good drinks. What is not to like about it?

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Ashburn, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Food is just OK. There are many and better choices to go in Lima to experience the wonderful peruvian cuisine. They charge you for service upfront with an odd description of if they were charging for the bread. They do not serve you water unless you order bottled water. They are not good with drinks. OK with food.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the restaurant to celebrate my birthday and the food was excellent and the service from Joao was first class. I had ceviche and a beef curry my wife tuna tartare and ravioli had a nice bottle of Cloudy Bay which was a nice find in Peru. I would have given this place 5 stars had it not been... More 

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Santiago, Chile
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were in Lima for culinary tourism...We had high hopes for the visit, but it didn't lived to match them. We got a rather late reservation (10:30pm), and servers look tired a little stressed. We got the sensation they were actually waiting the shift to end, which wasn't good to set the ambiance for a enjoying nice food. It seems... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Rarely does one get an outstanding starter, main course AND pudding. Brilliant ! Romantic, cool without trying too hard, this place is populated by Lima's 30-50 year old elite. Prices of course are high but justified. There's nothing pretentious either which is relaxing. Rafael's mother apparently insists on one dish being on the menu which is a handed down recipe... More 

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La Floresta, Uruguay
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Restaurant is nice, offers typical modern Peruvian cuisine. Ambience is nice too and service is efficient and polite. It is not a cheap restaurant but its food is worth the cost. I had the typically local ceviche and it was indeed excellent. Second course was a seared tune fish slices with salad. To say it was excellent would be an... More 

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Cuenca, Ecuador
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We enjoyed a great meal here on our last night in Lima. It certainly matched, and even exceeded, other high-profile restaurants we dined at during our stay. Make sure you have a reservation or you could end up eating in the bar area. On a recent Tuesday night at 8:00 pm, the place was nearly full. We started with some... More 

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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, Pacific Rim
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar scene, Local cuisine, Romantic, Business meetings, 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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