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“Typical food at a popular venue”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of El Bolivariano

El Bolivariano
Ranked #55 of 2,472 Restaurants in Lima
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: Peruvian, Latin, Gastropub
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Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children, Bar scene, Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Drinks, Late Night, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Buffet, Cash Only, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
London
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54 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Typical food at a popular venue”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 14, 2013

We went here with a couple of my Peruvian cousins who live nearby in Pueblo Libre.

Firstly the venue is huge and has areas to suit your taste - if you want a bit of a dance, there is a big room at the back where you will find young locals dancing to the latest latin rhythms. If you want a quiet place to eat, there is a room just for that. If you want a bar without dancing, then there is one of those too. There is also a nice outside area where you can get fresh air with some drinks.

The food is very good, criolla-style and served in large portions. The pisco sours are mixed to perfection too.

Pueblo Libre is not on the tourist trail itself and I would express a bit of caution on wandering around it late at night (as a tourist), however, this is a solid, secure venue where you can get a real feel for a local fiesta.

Incidentally, it also near the big artisan market of Avenida La Marina where you can get some top quality gifts / souvenirs at far cheaper prices than in Miraflores or the historic centre.

  • Visited March 2013
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Linkoping, Sweden
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42 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Classic Place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 8, 2013

Fabulous set in a cool old building - you feel the history here. Very tasty food - whatever you order. In the evenings, a lot of people meet here and drink in a special manner: every table has a bottle of Pisco, ginger ale and lime. You drink, eat, dance and have a great time. Simple, but cool

  • Visited February 2013
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Wroclaw
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227 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 267 helpful votes
“very good food and nice atmosphere”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2012

A friend recommended this place for us and we are greatfull. The food was very tasty, combination of peruvian and creolian cuisine and the portions just HUGE. It is better to share if you don't want to eat too much. I was hardly able to have a half of mine! The staff was very nice as well as the whole colonial atmosphere. I also loved the music!

  • Visited November 2012
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3 Thank b_architect
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Very delicious food at good value”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2012 via mobile

My party of three ordered "typical"criolla dishes of anticucho, tiradito, rocoto relleno and an amazing pie-like dish with mashed potato, avocado and crab meat - apologies for not remembering its name. All were excellent, hearty dishes, very generous portions. Service was attentive but not intrusive, and it was a pleasure dining in the house with old-world charm. And the bill came up to about 40 soles per person, or USD15.50, which is great value as good restaurants in Lima don't come cheap. To walk off the lunch, one could visit the excellent Museum of Anthropology nearby :)

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Thank seepea
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Lima, Peru
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47 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Excellent: best value for money in Lima”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 19, 2012

This restaurant is in unfancied part of Lima: Pueblo Libre. But the food is to die for - traditional Peruvian cuisine, in a traditional Peruvian ambiance. The Sunday lunch buffet is the best value anywhere in Lima. Excellent food, very reasonable price for an excellent array of food, and a pisco sour thrown in!

Visited July 2012
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