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“Great dishes”
Review of Saqra

Saqra
Ranked #28 of 2,591 Restaurants in Lima
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $18 - $35
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Peruvian, Contemporary
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Saqra, from the Quechua language meaning “little devil”, “naughty” or “mischief maker”. Saqra also refers to one of the characters found in the festival of the Madonna of Carmen in the village of Paucartambo, Cusco. Here, this happy little devil wins the heart of the Madonna with his childish pranks and mischief making as he dances around her playfully in the procession. These ideas inspired the creation of Saqra as a restaurant bar that offers modern Peruvian food where we reinterpret the Peruvian identity in a playful and contemporary key, conjuring up fun and colourful results. Saqra, in essence, is not really a place but a state of mind where this little devil plays a delightful host who wants that all his guests live a unique experience, where they meet again with their the inner child, sometimes long lost.
Sao Paulo, SP
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great dishes”
Reviewed January 31, 2014 via mobile

Great food!!! All dishes fantastic !! We ordered a ceviche, a salmon tartar and espada fish... Important: dishes are gourmet... Small portions... If your really hungry be prepared for appetizer, main dish and maybe something else (kid and husband left hungry...)... Service also great !! Totally recommend!!

Visited January 2014
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Los Angeles, California
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“Esquisite”
Reviewed January 31, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I are foodies. When researching places to eat during our brief stay in Lima, Peru, my husband discovered numerous favorable reviews for this restaurant; so, we made reservations for dinner on a Wednesday night, months before we arrived in Lima. Located in the posh Mira Flores district, Saqra is the perfect choice for a foreign guest. My husband and I dined on fried Panko shrimp served with fresh avocado slices and a remarkable Passionfruit and Pisco dipping sauce, chicken thigh chicarrones served with a quesco dipping sauce and an octopus and kalamata olive tapenade risotto. The dinner was fabulous. Each dish was unique and delicious. The manager on duty the night we ate at Saqra - Jessica - was welcoming and accommodating, hailing us a taxi for our return trip to our hotel. The prices at Saqra were very reasonable for the creativity and quality if the food we were served. We recommend this restuarant to all our friends and fellow travelers.

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new york
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17 reviews
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“Excellent Saqra Restaurant in Lima”
Reviewed January 29, 2014

This place was delicious. And being a vegetarian, I was very pleased with the menu. All the flavors and textures and mixtures! Cute decor, cozy! Our server was sweet, knowledgable and fun. The chef came out and spoke to us for awhile, a total sweetheart. We can not reco this place enough! The potato cappuccino was divine. And the ravioli in Andean chile pepper sauce. What was so so fabulous about this place with the fusion of cultures. They had the idea of Italian, but it was all done in a very Peruvian way...deeeelish! Menu is here: http://www.saqra.pe/carta/Carta_Comida_Ingles_2012.pdf Afterwards there is a great little live Jazz club just next door.

  • Visited December 2013
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Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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“Excellent evening at Saqra”
Reviewed January 21, 2014 via mobile

I dined at Saqra tonight and, it was a wonderful experience. Ambience and decor are very eclectic and unique which was a fun bonus. Food and drinks were amazing and the staff was kind, knowledgeable and attentive. If you are in Lima do yourself the favor and stop by.

  • Visited January 2014
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Delray Beach FL, USA
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“Relaxed atmosphere, authentic cuisine, fun staff”
Reviewed January 17, 2014

After shopping and walking around Miraflores, we four gals were ready for good food and drink. Saqra fit the bill. We were seated in a big booth with comfy pillows and quickly were served delicious pisco drinks. We ordered chicharrones de pescado and another de pollo, a salad dolce and dessert. You HAVE to order Picarones de piña... Delicious!!!! Our waiter was attentive and delightful.

Visited January 2014
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