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$5 - $23
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Latin, Wine Bar
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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Reviewed June 30, 2021 via mobile

Awesome colorful and delicious Peruvian cousine in a quite nice atmosphere. Try the unique Chicha Morada, it is an unexpected great and different soft drink. Then ask for some tequenos as an appetizer. Try the Taverna Ceviche and the Leche de Tigre Ceviche, both are...delicious. Don't miss a Cusquena blonde beer, it is really really good. We will definitely come back with friends.More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed April 18, 2021

Spaced out seating during covid, so comfortable to dine (indoor only). The Leche de Tigre ceviche is out of this world - maybe one of the best we've had. So sad they haven't been able to get beef hearts - we were looking forward to...that. The special Peruvian ribeye was lovely (remember medium rare is super red) and the fried seafood platter really well done with delicate breading on the fish - even tasty fried mussels! We were too full for dessert, but a small taste of the alfajores cookies was perfect. The ginger cocktail was divine and the white rasperry sangria brilliant. The Saturday night live music is a woman who plays multiple instruments and sings and keeps things lively; not sure about Fridays. Lots of Peruvian and diners. The staff are all fantastic and can all answer questions. This will now be on our go-to list for Dallas. It is truly a hidden gem as it's on the back side of a strip center and you can't see it from the road. Don't miss out - you will not be disappointed!More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed March 27, 2021 via mobile

Nice ceviche and cusqueña beer! Hidden gem in dallas. Good service. The manager is a peruvian speakes spanish. Near outlets..!!

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed July 2, 2020

We love trying different Latin cuisines and my husband found Lima Taverna to try. During the pandemic we have done very limited take out but we needed a break from my cooking so tried them out. Wow! After reading the reviews we tried three dishes,...two I found via recommendations & one that just sounded good. All were exceptional but the ceviche mixto was the most outstanding of the three. If you like ceviche, it is a must order. The proteins in this ceviche are shrimp, fish and calamari. The base (I believe) is coconut milk and lots of lime. Also in the dish are cilantro, purple onion, sweet potatoes & Peruvian corn. The flavor is unique and a bit spicy, somewhat like a Thai dish. The sweet potatoes for example tasted spicy. The combination of all those flavors will have you drinking the sauce through the last drop. The empanada appetizer is smallish, with one empanada. The green sauce provides a fresh note to the rich filling. The pastry crust is skillfully made and tender. After we finished it we were wishing for more. The final dish we had was the Lomo Saltado, a traditional Peruvian dish. While delicious, it was not as unique as the other two. Hospitality Factor: They took great care to be careful during my pick up because of COVID. They wore masks, observed social distancing and were considerate. I so appreciated that care as you don’t see it anywhere. Tips: This is a unique place that needs to make it. If you order for curbside, just know that you cannot pay online.More

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed September 16, 2019 via mobile

We found this restaurant on Trip Advisor when we were in Plano visiting a relative. Boy were we pleased with the experience! The owner (Elicio) was the perfect host and helped us make some menu selections from a list of traditional Peruvian main courses. The...ceviche was excellent (some the best we’ve ever had), and the Peruvian flan was also very good. If you are in Plano/Richardson, you have to check out this family owned Peruvian restaurant and the excellent host/owner, Elicio.More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed September 7, 2019 via mobile

My wife is Peruvian I have been to Peru many times. Try to find Peruvian food when I travel. Location is behind so easy to pass by because can’t see from Plano Parkway. Mayacuya juice just like in Peru. We ordered empanada tamale. Ceviche. Lomo...saltado. All excellent. Wife liked so much. She ate leftover lomo saltado for breakfast next day. We willl be backMore

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed August 25, 2019

We wanted to experience a South American dinner. The reviews for this place were good so gave it a try. First it is in a place of North Dallas where change is the way. Maybe in 5 years that will come. As a result the...location seems to be deserted. Then, maybe because of the above when you get into the restaurant you had max 20% is busy. The food: expensive with some Latin flavors. The wine: the most expensive cheap wine I've ever seen. One option under $100 bottle. Maybe good wine in the wrong ambiance. The owner, chef, and everything, seems to still be in California (where he just came from) and charge San Fran touristic prices. Over all we gave it a try but we'll never go back there.More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed August 6, 2019 via mobile

During a family road trip in Texas and New Mexico, we stopped by for some comfort Peruvian cuisine. The decor is modern yet cozy with warm earthy colors. My family loved the music as they were playing songs from my childhood! The menu boasted all...the comfort foods I was used to growing up and I couldn't make up my mind what to choose. Luckily between my entire family, we chose almost one of everything we wanted. After making our selections, we noticed a weekly menu board and changed some selections. Soon enough, the appetizers and entrees starting arriving and they did not disappoint! Each dish was a delight to see as they were visually appealing and smelled delicious! I was pleased to see that everything was not too salty or overseasoned and tasted like the dishes I grew up eating, just fresh and flavorful. Portions were adequate as we could not finish everything yet we managed to squeeze in a few bites of the dessert cookies, alfajores! Some of my favorites like the lomo saltado (tender beef strips with veggies and fries), tacu tacu (mashed beans and rice), chicharron (fried pork belly) and papa a la huancaina (boiled potatoes with a homemade creamy cheese sauce). The owners were super friendly and nice as they were acquainted with their customers and stopped by to chat and check on their meals. Also, a must have is the chicha morada, a purple corn drink that is sweet and refreshing! Definitely worth stopping in while in Plano, TX.More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed July 4, 2019 via mobile

Make sure you are not in a rush as service can be slow as food is prepared fresh. Very authentic and flavorful. Clean and friendly service, excellent atmosphere. Great place to relax and enjoy time with your family or friends.

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed July 2, 2019 via mobile

We came here because of a coupon, but we will return often because this restaurant really has some great food. It’s entrees are beef, fish, pork, etc. cooked in a way you may not have seen before, and the sauces they have are great. For...example, on the recommendation of the manager, we had an appetizer/side dish of sliced potatoes covered with an exquisite yellow sauce that was lightly spicy and a perfect taste match to make the appetizer fantastic. My wife had a park chop cooked with vegetables & it was very, very tasty. I had a stir fry with sirloin strips in it, and it was nothing short of fantastic. They had a very nice array of appetizers, main courses, and desserts. We will be coming back to try some of the seafood dishes, which were very much like what you see on an American upscale restaurant menu.More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed February 7, 2019 via mobile

Dinner here with the Dallas IDA. Had the Lomo Saltado entree. OMG. Never really had Peruvian food before but this was incredible. The owner chef Eliseo Figueroa was our host for the evening and he is a genius. The food matched with his wine selections...was perfect. A must try in Plano or Dallas.More

Date of visit: February 2019
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Reviewed September 30, 2018 via mobile

Excellent food! Quiet enough to enjoy good conversation without yelling. Live music started as we were leaving. A few people were dancing. Very relaxed, friendly and comfortable . I had the seafood stew and it was wonderful. Tried empanada for appetizer and little cookies for...dessert. Both were very flavorful. I would return to try other menu options.More

Date of visit: September 2018
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Reviewed September 25, 2018

This place is amazing. Authentic peruvian cuisine, managed by the owner. The food is the best I have had, and it rivals the best places in Lima where I have eaten.

Date of visit: September 2018
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Reviewed July 27, 2018 via mobile

Everything was amazing start to finish. Great ambiance, even had live music. Can’t wait to come back again!!

Date of visit: July 2018
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Reviewed July 15, 2018 via mobile

The food is good and the live music they have on Saturdays is excellent. However the owner needs to hire more waiters. The one they have is very ineficient especially when they have big parties to serve.

Date of visit: July 2018
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Lima Taverna is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4