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“Fairly good, but not excellent”
Review of Rafael

Rafael
Ranked #23 of 2,730 Restaurants in Lima
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $25 - $100
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Miraflores
Reviewed June 14, 2013

Rafael was recommended to us by several people, so our expectations were high. We made a reservation and as we arrived we were seated, which was good since we have heard that some clients have experienced problems with their reservations. The restaurant is small and has a bar so the probabilities of experiencing some waiting time is high.
Some of our plates were really good. The Octopus, the calamari and the goat cheese gnocchis were really good appetizers. The Salmon satay and the tuna and buffala montaditos not as good. For the main plates most were ok, but none to remember.
Service was really good, although neither the appetizers nor the main plates came together (some people had to eat first while the rest of the plates arrived).
The restaurant is expensive for to the lack of decor, the portions and the quality of the food overall. If you have tried many other restaurants, this is an option you can try. If you are looking for the top restaurants in Lima, this is not in the top 10 in my opinion.

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Thank FRDR
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Reviewed June 13, 2013

We almost stayed out as reservation are needed at least one week ahead. Loved the dishes, service and piscos. One of the best dining experienced we had so far. Congrats Rafael!

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Reviewed June 3, 2013

Outstanding food, seafood possibly best in the world! The service is great too, a must when visiting Lima

Thank JoeJourneys
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Reviewed May 28, 2013

Took our friend here for his 40th birthday. Had an amazing Pinot Noir from Chile (Pinot Noir from Chile?? I know!), unbelievable fois gras, scallops, duck with chaufa... and langostines in a truffle sauce. Best restaurant in Lima? Maybe! (I fell asleep at Astrid y Gaston).

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Thank gafa123
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Reviewed May 27, 2013

Very very good. My wife and I are foodies and have eaten at some great places in the World. This is great. Unpretentious, nice young and friendly staff, amazing food. We were in town for just a few days and had to try the best, we also tried Central. We passed by two days in advance and the place was full for Friday night, the very pleasant chap taking the reservations told us to try anyway. We did, and were soon found a perfect table. The food was exceptional: stuffed baby squid, ceviche etc. The waiter were so nice and game for us to have a perfect evening, suggesting dishes, offering the option to share some plates we may have otherwise not ordered. Would go back to Lima just to visit this place again.
When we left the place was full and hopping, the bar full. Great atmosphere too.

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Thank quintayino
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