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“You are in PERU!!!!”

Lima 12 05 Peruvian Cuisine & Steak House
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Ranked #58 of 946 Restaurants in Cancun
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Good for: Scenic view, Bar scene, Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Valet Parking, Validated Parking, Waitstaff
Description: The greatest wealth that Latin America contributed to the world was not gold, but it's food. Not just its cuisine, but more importantly, the ingredients! Many of the emblematic European dishes we commonly know and love would not exist without the ingredients cultivated in Latin America and mainly, Peru. With a spectacular view of the Nichupte Lagoon and located in the heart of Cancun's famed hotel zone, Lima 12 05 Peruvian Cuisine and Steakhouse is the first 100% Peruvian restaurant in all of Southern Mexico.
Monterrey, Mexico
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“You are in PERU!!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2014 via mobile

Everything is very nice!! The service (the main person call by my name), the music, and specially the FOOD, the best for me and my family is the CEVICHE (any one), the reason for that: the CHEF is from PERU.
Everything is clean!! The bathroom very clean and nice too!!!
Well done.

  • Visited July 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Fantastic restaurant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2014

We visited Lima 12 05 on a Saturday evening before hitting the town in Cancun and it was wonderful. The restaurant itself boasts incredible views over the lagoon which was perfect at dusk and the service was incredible. But what really stood out was the food, the quality was amazing and the steaks were perfectly cooked and full of flavour. If you are looking for somewhere to eat in the Hotel Zone I don’t think you’ll find anywhere better – we loved it so much we’re actually planning a trip to Peru now !

  • Visited July 2014
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Eugeniolima1205, Manager at Lima 12 05 Peruvian Cuisine & Steak House, responded to this review, July 22, 2014
Dear Craigsloman,

I am so happy to hear that you are now planning a trip to Peru after your experience with us! I promise you will not be dissapointed. The flavors and dishes to had with us are only the tip of the iceberg as I know you will have such a culinary adventure.

Thank you for taking the time to write a review and share your experience with other travelers. We are very grateful for your kind words and we hope we get the opportunity of hosting you again in the future!

Safe travels!
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Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
“Great Food and service”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2014 via mobile

I tried this place because of what I saw on the Trip Advisor site and we were not disappointed. We had an assortment of appetizers and main courses which were very good. Service was also very good. I would highly recommend.

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Eugeniolima1205, Manager at Lima 12 05 Peruvian Cuisine & Steak House, responded to this review, July 22, 2014
Dear CaboKucera,

Thank you for your wonderful review and the photos you posted. We are so happy to hear you had a nice experience. We hope to have the pleasure of hosting you again when you come back for a visit.

Saludos!
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Washington, DC
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“Wonderful causas and other Peruvian fare”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2014 via mobile

What a great place. We've been to Gaston Acurrio's place in San Francisco, la mar, and this place is a rival for sure. Excellent food. Great trio of causas! We'll return for sure.

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Thank ejh25
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Eugeniolima1205, Manager at Lima 12 05 Peruvian Cuisine & Steak House, responded to this review, July 22, 2014
Dear ejh25,

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review of our restaurant. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us and that you will return! We can't wait for the opportunity to host you again here in paradise.

Saludos!
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Grab your llama and go!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 30, 2014

There's no lack of restaurants in the Cancun hotel zone offering surf and turf, mar y tierra, or any other iteration of the same thing. It can get a bit annoying. But, right under your nose, are restaurants that serve up high quality, tasty, palate-dazzling, and reasonably priced food. These places exist even next to the 'established" go to options. Such is the case with Lima 12 05. It sits adjacent to Destilleria on the restaurant strip. Peruvian cuisine is not easy to find outside of say, Peru. Yes, in NYC we have Peruvian chicken joints, but in Cancun where the majority of tourists lust for soulless cuisine, Lima 12 05 stand out like Machu Pichu amid a forest of mediocrity. Let's begin with starters. Peruvians know how to make ceviche, great ceviche. The enzymatic citric breakdown of lemons on fish truly is a thing of beauty. The fish, perfectly "cooked" yet still retaining that sushi-like texture amazes. Perfect acidity, saltiness, pepper heat, and refreshing. Peru, I believe, is where potatoes originated from and introduced to the new world. Needless to say, they have an immense variety to play with. Lima 12 05 takes on that tradition and turns out some incredibly tasty potato causas that must be tried. This dish epitomizes the concept of taking peasant ingredients and transforming them into something luxurious, delicious, and full of soul. It speaks of Peru's history. Take a bite and hug any near by abuelita. It's that good. Entrees were very good, but probably not as good as the ceviches and causas. That's okay because by the time you get to entrees you'll be satisfyingly stuffed. Staff was attentive, not overbearing, and polite. They weren't hell-bent on selling you the most expensive entrée as is the case in many other Cancun restaurants. In all, Lima 12 05 should no longer lie in the shadows of other restaurants, but then again, maybe its best that it stays a secret like Machu Pichu, much to the delight of people looking for a wonderful meal.

  • Visited June 2014
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Thank Rolly10
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Eugeniolima1205, Chef at Lima 12 05 Peruvian Cuisine & Steak House, responded to this review, July 1, 2014
Dear Rolly10,

Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a wonderful review! I always get so excited when I see someone write so passionately about our food. Much like our restaurant, Peruvian food is one of the world's best kept secrets. But...we are hoping that people see your review and come and see us! We want to whole world to know how great this cuisine is!

I just wanted to let you know that you are correct in that the potato is from Peru and we are also the inventors of the ceviche.

Thank you again for all your kind words! We look forward to the opportunity of hosting you again soon!

Saludos!

Chef Carlo and staff
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