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“Two more visits to eat excellent Peruvian food”
Review of El Kero

El Kero
Ranked #15 of 1,091 Restaurants in Isesaki
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Reviewed November 27, 2017

Since our first visit to El Kero we have returned two more times, once for dinner and once for lunch. While most local Japanese restaurants tend to close at around 2pm after lunch and then reopen for dinner around 5pm, El Kero stays open. And it's always crowded.
Our plan is to try everything on the menu.
I am a huge ceviche fan, but the El Kero version can be very cilantro-heavy. It varies though, and it's never the same.
The second time we went there for dinner, there was a group of western foreigners in there who decided to go there after reading my initial El Kero review on Tripadvisor. Very Inception-like situation :-)

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Reviewed October 9, 2017

El Kero is hard to find, impossible to get to if you are not driving. It looks like a normal private house where the ground floor has been turned into a small restaurant. I think there are just eight tables there.
When we were there, we were the only two customers who weren't Peruvian. The food is delicious and apparently authentic enough for Peruvian people to eat there. "It tastes like home" one of them said.
We ordered pollo a la brasa (half chicken, price 1050 yen) and Lomo saltado (1300 yen) plus two Inca Colas.
The food was delicious and we will be back to try everything else they have on the menu. And judging by what other customers had coming to their tables, there are also things that are not on the menu that can be ordered.

The portions are big enough to share. You are warned if something is spicy (the amazing mustard sauce). Other than that the service is what you would expect at a family-run Peruvian restaurant. Efficient but very laid back.

Of course both Spanish and Japanese are spoken.

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Reviewed February 25, 2016 via mobile
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