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“Expensive and mediocre”

La Tiendecita Blanca
Ranked #2 of 35 Coffee & Tea in Lima
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $20 - $25
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Good for: Large groups, Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Miraflores
Level 5 Contributor
58 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Expensive and mediocre”
Reviewed December 16, 2012

I think the title sums it up. I had heard good things about it here so excitedly went for dinner. I was greeted by a waitress who was rude and condescending who then proceeded to upsell everything on the menu. Ugh and uncomfortable to say the least.

I had one of the pastas with tomato sauce which was just sort of meh. It was weirdly sweet but bland. Dousing it in salt and pepper and cheese kind of helped add some kind of flavor but I could have made a better dish at home with sauce from a can.

So after all this the bill is thrown down on my table with the waitress informing me tip wasn't included. (was she mad I refused desert, who could blame me?)

I haven't had such an upleasant experience of both subpar food and not only bad (ie slow) service but rude as well!

I certainly felt resentful paying the bill which is significantly higher than other places probably because they're getting by on their reputation at this point, though from the looks of it things are sliding.

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Lima, Peru
Level 5 Contributor
70 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Little Switzerland on Miraflores”
Reviewed December 6, 2012

This is a very nice a cozy restaurant in front of parque Kennedy. The most important one in Miraflores district on Lima city. Ask for a red wine meat fondeau, exquisit! and for dessert! the chocolate fondeau is THE option. If you think is too much (The dishes are very big) Try the "Torta de Queso" Is not a simple chesse cake, is a "Torta de Queso"

Visited October 2012
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New York City, New York
Level 5 Contributor
62 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“on the rise again !!!”
Reviewed November 30, 2012

Very good cafe/restaurant/bar, for any time....with a special dish for lunch each day of the week...The food quality has improved since last time.... few years ago.

Visited November 2012
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Colchester
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50 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Good experience”
Reviewed November 23, 2012

The most expensive meal we had during our visit to Peru but very reasonable all the same. Excellent food which ranged from Swiss fondues to Peruvian dishes. Good service and a live pianist for a while. I agree that the cheap light shades seemed out of place with the rest of the decor!

  • Visited November 2012
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Bogota, Colombia
Level 6 Contributor
232 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“Cozy”
Reviewed November 14, 2012

It's a lovely place in Miraflores Distric, nearby hotels, shopping centres, and Parque Kennedy. The service is excellent and the enviroment in the restaurant reminds me of Paris. Is not cheap neither expensive. The desserts are great!

  • Visited November 2012
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