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“Delicious seafood”
Review of Pescados Capitales

Pescados Capitales
Ranked #48 of 2,556 Restaurants in Lima
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $30 - $35
Cuisines: Seafood, Peruvian, Fusion
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Local cuisine, Large groups, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations
Description: There are close to 2,000 cevicherias in Lima, but this one offers the best food in a great environment. Stop by at lunch and see why they have the best ceviches in town.
Houston
Level 5 Contributor
47 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Delicious seafood”
Reviewed May 11, 2013

We went here after a harrowing tax ride through many intersections to a relaxing semi-outdoor seafood adventure. The restaurant is casual, but nice. The grilled squid appetizer was fabulous, as the cebiche and other fish entrees we had.Excellent desserts, good service.

Visited April 2013
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Miami, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Over-rated”
Reviewed May 4, 2013

While the fish was fresh and tasty, prices were a bit high and service was inconsistent and mediocre at best. Too bad, the ambience and food have the potential to make this a great restaurant !

Visited April 2013
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Bogotá, Cundinamarca, Colombia
Level 4 Contributor
29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Maybe, my favorite restaurant”
Reviewed May 2, 2013

Always that I eat octopus, I remember Pescados capitales. It's a huge problem, because It's the best octopus that I ever ate in my life and anyother octopus it's crap for me. Also, the leche tigre it's perfect. Don't forget to ask if they have concha negra. You lose your trip to Lima if you don't go to this restaurant.

  • Visited March 2013
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West Palm Beach, Florida
Level 5 Contributor
34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Amazing lunch!”
Reviewed April 26, 2013

My husband and I will never forget our lunch at Pescado Capitales. It was delicious and the service was great. Some waiters spoke better English than others and were helpful when it came to reading the menu. We got there about 15 minutes before it opened but they let us come in and sit down. They even brought us the classic Peruvian corn snack and water. We didn't have a reservation and it was no problem they sat us once they opened. There is an indoor dining area which is bigger but we chose to sit outside. We started with 2 Pisco Sour's that were delicious. Next we ordered the Cebiche de Lenguado (traditional sole ceviche) which was out of this world delcious and the Tequenos Capitales (3 different types of Wontons). For an entree we split Gula which was grilled rock fish with a crispy garlic sauce over potatoes, onions and fresh vegetables. It was also delicious! Next time we come we would order the grilled octopus as other tables around us ordered and it looked wonderful. Great spot and wish we had gone back for dinner but we will go again!

  • Visited April 2013
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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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“Unfortunately we only had 45 mins...”
Reviewed April 25, 2013

We were on a hurry and need to leave to the airport. 45 mins for ceviche, causa de camarones and pulpo a la oliva. All excellent.
we told the waiter we were in a hurry, he delivered accordingly and friendly
hopefully next time in Lima will have more time

  • Visited April 2013
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