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“They deliver on the hype”
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, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Large groups, Families with children
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.
New York
Level 3 Contributor
20 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“They deliver on the hype”
Reviewed August 4, 2013

3 different people had recommended this restaurant, including 2 locals, when we were planning our trip so expectations were sky high when we came to Pescado Capitales. Luckily, the experience did not fall short.

The dining room is an airy, spacious areas with plenty of natural sunlight, so it feels like an outdoor dining experience with great ambience.

The menu is quite unique and witty in its descriptions and lends some personality to the experience, although almost to the point of being confusing at times. Luckily, the staff is very knowledgeable and can serve up recommendations.

We ordered the 3x3 cebiche and White Sea Bass with shrimp in creamy sauce, along with pisco sours, passion fruit juice and desert. Both entrees were tasty and fresh, especially the sea bass.

Definitely make reservations in advance for both lunch and dinner.

  • Visited May 2013
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Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Still thinking about”
Reviewed July 30, 2013

I don't usually bother with restaurant reviews on Trip Advisor but this restaurant is DEFINITELY worth a visit while in Lima. We were taken by a semi local (a colleague married to a Peruvian) and it was by far the meal I had in 9 days in Lima. The menu descriptions are delightfully fun as well. .

The best way make the most of the options is to share at least starters as the extent of the menu is a little overwhelming. We had a few ceviche options (all lovely) and then my "Humility" main was a to die for pasta and I am still thinking about it a week later. The prices are higher than other options but not substantially so and the quality was outstanding.

  • Visited July 2013
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Doha, Qatar
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Lunch with family”
Reviewed July 30, 2013

Had a great lunch with the family at this wonderful restaurant. Service was excellent and, although a little pricey, this was by far the best seafood I have ever had in Lima.

  • Visited July 2013
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
Level 5 Contributor
87 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Great Calamari and Pulpo Parrilla”
Reviewed July 28, 2013

Sunday lunch with a number of co-workers. Good fun. The appetizers were fantastic but the mains were nothing to brag about. Go and have a number of appetisers, pisco sours, wine and some laughs. Skip the mains as there is better value out there.

  • Visited July 2013
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Stafford, Virginia
Level 5 Contributor
56 reviews
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“Better In Lima”
Reviewed July 24, 2013

I have read many of the reviews on TA regarding this restaurant and I saw that it was "hit or miss." We must have dined there on a "miss" night. My expectations were not met after reading some of the better reviews for this dining establishment.

The food was average at best and the portions were small for the price.
Look elsewhere if you have high expectations.

  • Visited July 2013
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