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“tasty and fresh seafood, nice atmosphere and design”

Puntarenas Restaurant
Ranked #603 of 2,466 Restaurants in Lima
Certificate of Excellence
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Kids, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighborhood: Chorrillos
Moscow, Russia
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86 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“tasty and fresh seafood, nice atmosphere and design”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2013

Various seafood and peruan dishes, nice decorated hall. Also they have a playing ground for the children. Prices are rather good.

  • Visited December 2012
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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173 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Incredible tour of Peruvian favorites”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 13, 2012

Pisco Sours, Arroz con camarones, lomo saltado, ceviche, arroz con camarones, causas con congrejo, picarones at Playa de Dulce in Lima! The restaurant is very nice, upscale in a casual way: airy, open. Will definitely find my way back.

  • Visited December 2012
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Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Excellent seafood & great service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2011

To clarify, Puntarenas has two restaurants: one in Chorrillos, and one in San Miguel. My review will concern the one in San Miguel.

This restaurant, perhaps a bit off of the usual tourist trail, was my favorite place to eat when I lived in Lima in 2008. When visiting last summer, it was just as good as I remembered. The seafood is just perfect, and the staff is very welcoming and helpful. On several (most) occasions I have relied on the waiters advice, and I have never regretted it.

Here are some of the dishes that this place does really well: jalea mixta (fried seafood), ceviche classico (1/2 conchas negras (type of clam from the northern magrove), 1/2 fish), corvina (chilean sea bass) in shrimp sauce, and last but not least, grilled or fried fresh (whole) fish.

If you decide to visit the zoo (parque de las leyendas), this restaurant is within walking distance. However, this restaurant is more than worth the trip on its own. The quality matches that of Lima's most expensive restaurants, and the price is comparatively modest.

  • Visited August 2011
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