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“Good compromise restuarant”
Review of Canta Rana

Canta Rana
Ranked #56 of 2,762 Restaurants in Lima
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Seafood, Peruvian
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Neighborhood: Barranco
Reviewed November 6, 2012

I was in Lima with someone who is gluten and dairy intolerant and doesn't like seafood. If that sounds somewhat challenging for dining options - it was! But this place had stuff all of us could eat. I got a ceviche mixto, others got beef or chicken with rice and potatoes. Simple place, neat decor, would be fun to watch a soccer game there for sure.

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Thank Mary E
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Reviewed November 5, 2012

Lot of choice, from the typical ceviche to different kinds of meats and seafood, you have a bit of everything, so it's a good place in Barranco to try some Peruvian food. Not that expensive, not the cheapest though.

Thank laura x
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Reviewed October 29, 2012

As you can see from the other reviews Canta Rana is a great place for seafood. Located in the charming Barranco district it is surrounded by great old buildings and a short walk from the Bridge of Sighs, making it not just a great restaurant but a great destination. I had Sunday lunch here and it was loud and bustling and crammed full of a diverse variety of people. As I sat at my little table on my little stool in the corner I felt less like a woman traveling alone than a guest at a party! The servers are all so friendly you can't help but get into the spirit of great dining. I ordered the causa con langostino - a local dish of mashed potatoes spiced and layered in a timbale with shrimp, avocado and a light pink mayo sauce and then topped with a squeeze of lemon. It was so good I actually gasped at the first bite. So unctuous in the mouth, richly textured but subtle in flavor. Every ingredient came through in perfect harmony, In short, WOW, Then a plate of perfectly fried calamari,. It was so hard to choose because everything is wonderful. That's the only problem with eating alone - you can't sneak a bite from your companions plate! I plan to return for the cebiche and one of the gorgeous soups. Do not miss Canta Rana when you are in Lima.

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Reviewed October 22, 2012

OK, some folks have reviewed Canta Rana and said the food was bland. I think they must have been in a bad mood. This is a joyously good place to eat. The menu is massive - 200 items, perhaps. Every possible kind of ceviche, ultra-fresh seafood and other Peruvian classic dishes in huge portions. Super casual, covered with soccer memorabilia from around the world. Packed with locals from morning 'til late at night. I was in heaven.

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Thank MediumRare1
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Reviewed October 10, 2012

Had a good dinner here with grilled fish and rice. Very local with a funky decor with football shirts and photos of the owner

Thank Krishna B
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