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“A wonderful surprise with excellent food” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of La Nacional

La Nacional
Ranked #427 of 2,439 Restaurants in Lima
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Families with children, Business meetings
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Santiago
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110 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“A wonderful surprise with excellent food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2013

This small restaurant is located in an area full of restaurants. The decor is very modern. Food is more like modern peruvian food. The menu has all you need. I tried the Lomo Saltado which was out of this world!!. The cheese mini empanadas as an appetizer, simply delicious. Service very very good. I was very pleased and will definitely return for lunch or dinner. Reservations are required if you want a table. Always crowded.

Visited August 2013
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  • English first
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  • Portuguese first
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English first
Lima, Peru
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142 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“A very good, new restaurant in Lima”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2013

Unfortunately some of the top restaurants in Lima seem to have made the business of food more important than the food itself, including resting on past laurels and opening other restaurants all over the place. La Nacional is a place where the chef cares about the food and the result is a very good dining experience.
I agree with the other comments - nice décor, good service and veryngood food. My wife and I have gone a few times now and favorites include an excellent duck dish, the gourmet pizzas, the bread and, of course, the deserts. The also make very good cocktails. One thing to know, however, is that unlike almost all of the other restaurants on La Mar, this is not a seafood restaurant. No ceviche, sorry.
La Nacional has an interesting idea regarding wine. They have a long list of wines and will charge you S/. 40 above the store price. I hope this idea catches on because wine at most restaurants in Lima is overpriced.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank SilverLlama
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Lima, Peru
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39 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Excellent experience”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 7, 2013

I was very impressed with the high quality service of all the wait staff here. I visited La Nacional with a group of 8 people, and really enjoyed their appetizers, especially the veggie pizza and the complimentary cornbread. This cornbread is seriously one of the best things I've ever tasted. I must have eaten a whole plate on my own, and was fortunate that they are very generous with serving you more if you ask for some. My main course was a roasted chicken dish with a puree made from pallares (A Peruvian bean) that was so delicious it melted in my mouth. We also met the owner and his wife, who were very personable and took time to say hello to several of the costumers that evening. Overall a great meal, and a wonderful ambience!

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Camille M
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Lima, Peru
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“La Nacional”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 17, 2013

A new restaurant in ceviche quarter, ie in La Mar street, except this one also opens at night. Cool decor and design with a predominant trendy mix of wood and cement. Food is good but maybe lacks simplicity; flavor are good. It is more of international dishes adapted to Peru than the reverse...recommendable by all means, but try to get a table in the main room rather than the ones aligned in front of the bar.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Nabil K
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Lima, Peru
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59 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“La Nacional”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 7, 2013

Wonderful food, excellent service! Desserts are to die for!!! We went there with a couple and we had a lovely time. Service was impeccable and all other patrons seemed to be enjoying themselves as much as us. I will definitely return!

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank AmaliaB162
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