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El Rocoto

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1356 W Artesia Blvd, Gardena, CA 90248-3370
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun 9:30 am - 9:30 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Long Beach
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My eyes were bigger than my belly! The ceviche sampler has 4 different varieties of ceviche that were delicious. But the piece de resistance was the Parihuela Salvaje! Try it, you won't regret it... think creamy, smoky seafood soup.

Thank Keith F
Los Angeles, California
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Food was great and the service was good. They were packed for lunch but we got our food fast. Not an inexpensive lunch. But well worth it. I would just not go there every day.

Thank John A
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33 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

Although the menu is fantastic across the board, the ceviche is by far my favorite. The serving of fish is good sized, and the mix of flavors is just right. I've eaten ceviche here about 20 times and it is always great. The ceviche mixto is also good. By far my favorite is the pulpo al olivo, the octopus with... More 

Thank Sarah M
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2016 via mobile

My ceviche and arroz verde were honestly tasteless. I had Peruvian food in a couple of restaurants in Barcelona and I gave them 4 and 5 out of 5. They were good. I can only give this restaurant a 2 out of 5. Service was ok. Cleanliness was a 3 out of 5.

Thank Osos Z
Burbank, California
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2016

Been coming here for some time, but I moved out of the area and just recently rediscovered this place again. Great neighborhood spot- friendly service. Food is amazing! My favorite is the Tallarin Verde (with/ Grilled steak) and the chicken tamal is so tasty. They also offer a great Pisco Sour- which according to my husband is very tasty and... More 

Thank rosalyngreenhaw
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 15, 2016 via mobile

This is one of the best peruvian restaurant in California....really good food, generous portions, good taste and good prices! The drinks and the service are good too! Very clean and quiet place. They have ranking Zagat. Just go and enjoy the peruvian food!

Thank Julio A
Gardena, California
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65 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 10, 2016

This is the 2nd neighborhood gem I am reviewing. Visited on a recent Thurs for a pre-game meal with 2 buddies. The restaurant itself is not distinctive from the outside (its in a strip mall), but I was pleasantly surprised once inside - high ceilings and a roomy, semi-elegant space. Since we were early (6ish), it was not busy and... More 

Thank NoCalDad
South Gate
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54 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2016 via mobile

The service is always nice, and food is always delicious. I've tried lomo saltado in other restaurants, and I always end up coming back here

Thank Lily O
Bigfork, Montana
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82 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 22, 2015

I had the pleasure of having lunch here 3 weeks ago. As a retired chef, I have spent my life exploring and learning about new cusines and this place had my head spinning. The mixture of cultures that form the backbone of Peruvian food is such a interesting blend . We only had the eating power of 3 people but... More 

Thank Jeff W
El Segundo, California
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35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2015

Had a lunch meeting here. None of us had even been it was just well located. We all really enjoyed the food, even the picky eaters in the group. (we had aji de gallina, lomo saltado, one of the 'mariscos' dishes. The food and decor were great, the place was a little loud, even past the standard lunch run time,... More 

Thank Robert B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Peruvian, Latin, South American, Seafood, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Large groups, Families with children
Open Hours
9:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1356 W Artesia Blvd, Gardena, CA 90248-3370
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Gardena
  • Phone Number: 310-768-8768

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?