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“Just as good as I remember!”
Review of El Pez Amigo

El Pez Amigo
Ranked #163 of 2,591 Restaurants in Lima
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $25
Cuisines: Seafood, Peruvian
Dining options: Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Richmond, California
Level 4 Contributor
40 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Just as good as I remember!”
Reviewed July 26, 2014

Went back this time I was in Lima for a few days....Still fantastic...I had one of the ceviche mixto selections and also ordered an entree of a baked fish and potatoes, but the ceviche serving was so large I ended up taking the entree to go and having it later for dinner. Do take the advice of your waiter about the specials, and enjoy a delicious meal with more locals than tourists (always a good sign). Luis once again visited my table to make sure I was happy, which I certainly was. If you are traveling solo like I was, this is a very comfortable place to dine alone.

  • Visited July 2014
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Thank bneedell
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English first
Lima, Peru
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Excellent food and service”
Reviewed July 24, 2014

The fish was well prepared and very fresh. The staff was friendly and very attentive.The owner made excellent suggestions and recommendations.The ceviche mixto was delicious.The restaurant is quaint and warm.The deserts were made with fresh ingredients and the cappuccinos
were some of the best we had in Lima.All and all a great culinary experience!

  • Visited July 2014
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Thank EscapeKey2014
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Santiago Metropolitan Region, Chile
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
“Good restaurant”
Reviewed June 29, 2014 via mobile

Good place to take a business lunch and food is good. Costumer service is average and is possible find crowed the place.

Visited May 2014
Thank Octavio P
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New York City, New York
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Never felt so uncomfortable”
Reviewed June 26, 2014

We came here on our very last day in Peru, thinking we could get one last nice meal before we leave. Things started out well when we got there. I showed the waiter a picture of the "seafood w/ rice" (I got the picture from a previous review posted on Tripadvisor!).

When the food came out, it was fried rice with fried fish and looked nothing like the photo. Okay, it was a misunderstanding, that's fine. But instead of sending it back, they asked us if we wanted to order another dish, or take out. No, we want you to give us the correct order! I don't think that was so hard to understand. Finally someone else came over and said they would take care of it.

Then the waiter went to the next table of customers (locals) and started GOSSIPING about what just happened. and i heard the word "Chino" thrown about a couple of times. Ok, yes, we are Chinese, do you want to take a picture?

THEN, the OWNER comes out and pretends to survey the restaurant, but obviously came out to stare at us foreigners. I have never felt so uncomfortable.

My husband owns two restaurants, and we have seen our share of crazy customers, and let me tell you, we were VERY polite and understanding, but i do NOT appreciate being gossiped about in front of my face and being stared down by the waiters and the owner.

  • Visited June 2014
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5 Thank Nanabutt
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Luis C, Propietario at El Pez Amigo, responded to this review, July 6, 2014
Google Translation
Sr. Consumidor, me parece que se esta exagerando lo sucedido, ya que en un principio se le dijo que lo que pidió su esposo, fue interpretado como un Chaufa de Corvina, cuando muestra la imagen en su celular,se ve que lo que pedían era un Arroz con Mariscos, el cual fue cambiado inmediatamente.Yo soy el propietario y en ningún momento me acerque a Uds, ya que lo que Uds. pidieron fue solucionado sin ningún problema de parte nuestra y de Uds. No ha habido burla sobre su Nacionalidad ,aquí recibimos de todos los países y NUNCA , ha habido queja alguna , sobre burlas a las personas que atendemos.Tal es asi que Uds. salieron después de haber cancelado su consumo,sin manifestarnos incomodidad alguna.Siento mucho que Uds. interpretaran que nos habíamos burlado de Uds. y que se digan cosas que no sucedieron,igual creo que reaccionarían Uds. si es que pasara en sus Restaurantes,pero en el mio ,no suceden estas cosas.
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Sao Paulo, SP
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“6 stars!”
Reviewed June 16, 2014 via mobile

Quality, Price, Service and Location. I follow the Trip Advisor recommendation and not disapointed. The owner was there and we had a nice conversation. I tried three courses, all delicious and fresh. I had not more than 40 minutes to eat and they were very efficient on to serve three courses.

Visited February 2014
Thank Cnomoto
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