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“Great food!”
Review of El Mercado

El Mercado
Ranked #14 of 2,515 Restaurants in Lima
Certificate of Excellence
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Bar scene, Business meetings, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Bogota, Colombia
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28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Great food!”
Reviewed August 15, 2014

You are in Lima! Is difficult to pick where to go since you are in one of the best cities to eat. Try as much places as you can.

Visited May 2014
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Calgary, Canada
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51 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Wow...”
Reviewed August 13, 2014

El Mercado is casual place in Miraflores, with a huge menu and amazing food. We had ceviche, scallops with parmesan, grilled octopus, and a nice rice dish. All were fantastic and beautifully presented. The kitchen is open style and you can watch them cook the food right from the bar if you want...you can see how fresh everything is. The only complaint is that the waitress had a bit of a hard time remembering my water and our bill was tallied incorrectly twice. Make sure to get some leche de tigre to go with your meal!

  • Visited August 2014
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Seattle, Washington
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59 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“Fabulous Sunday Lunch”
Reviewed August 8, 2014 via mobile

I rushed my husband and kids through customs and immigration at the Lima airport so we could make our 1pm reservations on Sunday. So glad we made it! (After that it's first come first served). This indoor/outdoor restaurant has a hip vibe with plants and trees, brick, a long bar and many locals wisely wearing jackets. We had the best ceviche and tiradito here, perfect with a crisp Albariño. My son loved the chaufa (stir-fry under an omelet). What a fabulous way to start our vacation in Peru!

  • Visited August 2014
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Miami Beach, Florida
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69 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“A little piece of heaven in Lima ”
Reviewed August 6, 2014 via mobile

You gotta be a very unlucky person if you go to any restaurant in Lima and you have a bad experience. Everywhere you eat, there's something incredible , but if you wanna have a really fantastic culinary experience, you MUST COME TO EL MERCADO!! Try the grilled octopus , the "jalea" the chilcano . Better yet . Try the whole menu. Way to go Rafael Osterling. . Great place !! Congratulations!!

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Lima, Peru
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52 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Menu is to large”
Reviewed July 31, 2014 via mobile

Octopus is one of THE best I ever tried in a restaurant. Atmosphere is really good. Menu has too many options... Not sure if all ingredients are available, I recommend to ask first.

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