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“Used to be better, Now just medicore...”
Review of Pescados Capitales

Pescados Capitales
Ranked #88 of 3,143 Restaurants in Lima
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $30 - $35
Cuisines: Seafood, Peruvian, Fusion
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Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, 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.
Reviewed November 10, 2017

This review is from our recent visit. I had visited the same place 3+ years ago and had very fond memories. This visit was a mixed bag and a slight disappointment. First, the place looked very different from what I remembered (and pictures from 3+ years ago had captured).

We tried the Patience (Gandhi) Ceviche which was really good. We also ordered grilled seafood platter in aji sauce and stir fried langoustines. After enjoying the ceviche, we waited almost 30 minutes before the other items showed up.. both items tasted ok but were barely lukewarm. Obviously they must have been sitting in the kitchen waiting to be picked forever... We were tempted to send them back but it was getting late and we were quite hungry.

We are not Spanish speakers though we know enough to manage simple ordering and basic questions but it always helps to have waiters who understand some English ... which is to be expected in all high end restaurants in large international cities. Out wait staff didn't understand a word !! and was completely useless in explaining or recommending anything... What also bothered us was that the person (other than who messed up our order) presenting the check, demanding a tip by pointing out on the receipt where tip should be added !!...

Not impressed. So many better options in the city.

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2  Thank PG13LA
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Pescados-Capitales, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Pescados Capitales, responded to this reviewResponded November 15, 2017

Dear Client,

Thank you for sharing your comments of your recent visit to our restaurant.

We are very concerned about your experience at Pescados Capitales. Many of our clients are not one time only customers but people that come many times and enjoy our service and food, however we have realized that you had a bad experience with us. As a consequence of your impressions we have talked to our staff and we are all committed to improve our service and food.
We are really sorry that Pescados Capitales did not match your expectations this time and we will be pleased to have you sometime again to change your impressions.


Kind Regards,
Albert Rojas M.
Auditor de Servicio - Grupo Civitano


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Reviewed November 8, 2017 via mobile

This place must have been good at some point but now it’s just expensive, paid 50 us for two ceviches portions are very small and it was nothing great.
With the amount of great food in this city I am surprise they stay in business.
Avoid it not bad but definitely not worth the price and portion.

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Pescados-Capitales, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Pescados Capitales, responded to this reviewResponded November 10, 2017

Dear Client,

We would like to thank you for sharing your experience and impressions of your recent visit to our restaurant.

We appreciate all your comments and we will share with all the staff of Pescados Capitales.

We look forward to welcoming you to Pescados Capitales soon.

Kind Regards,
Albert Rojas M.
Auditor de Servicio - Grupo Civitano

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Reviewed November 7, 2017 via mobile

Everything was good, but the Chita was served with vegetables with a very special/spicy favor. The Chita itself had the most delicious natural taste....so don’t miss it, if you this way.

Thank Lorenzo R
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Reviewed October 20, 2017

This restaurant was recommended to us by a fellow foody who frequently travels in South America. In a nutshell, the food is incredible, and diverse choices. A bit expensive, and despite being in a run-down neighborhood (which I actually was excited about, thinking that fishermen would be coming off the boats to unload seafood onto our plates), the restaurant is definitely upper-class, posh, and very, very "clean". That's good of course, but be forewarned that this is fairly classy dining and not the more modest but perhaps authentic fare that you will find at other places along the coast.

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Reviewed October 7, 2017 via mobile

Managed to get a table on our last day. Had an amazing ceviche with mixed seafood, and a delicious sea bass dish for main. Coupled with good Peruvian beer, this was a fabulous last meal!

Thank boots65
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