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“Wonderful lunch with the ruins spread out in front of us--Wow!!”
Review of Huaca Pucllana

Huaca Pucllana
Ranked #35 of 2,505 Restaurants in Lima
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $25 - $50
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Good for: Local cuisine, Bar scene, Business meetings, Families with children, Scenic view, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Valet Parking, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighborhood: Miraflores
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Wonderful lunch with the ruins spread out in front of us--Wow!!”
Reviewed January 12, 2014

We had a memorable lunch here that was the highlight of our visit to Miraflores. We had read reviews that praised the restaurant, and we can only add to that praise. We made reservations on the internet from the US a few weeks earlier, and we couldn't have been more delighted with the experience. They seated us on the outside terrace looking straight at the ruins, and the service we received was superb despite our almost total lack of Spanish.
The menu (thank heavens they provided us with an English menu) was extensive, so choosing from so many mouth-watering choices was difficult. But, the assortment of appetizers was "just the ticket." We got to taste several dishes that we might not have dared to order otherwise--and they were delicious! This is an outstanding restaurant--the food is wonderful. We would return without a second thought. It's a Peruvian jewel.

  • Visited December 2013
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Santiago, Chile
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
“Confirmed reservation via Internet , but not at Restaurant!”
Reviewed January 11, 2014

We made a reservation in October 2013 to dine at this restaurant New Year's Eve. I received an answer stating : Your Reservation confirmed. When we turned up at the designated time , our name was not on their list!! Fortunately I could show them their response on my phone. They then admitted it was their mistake , offered to make a space for us although they were fully booked, but it turned out they had a "party" , a fixed menu and of course a price to match. We had no intention of joining the party , but they insisted we pay the full price. They offered we could return the next evening and they would give us a free bottle of sparkling wine. We really thought this a miserly offer seeing that we were let in the lurch on such a special night after we made an effort to make an early reservation. We left with heavy hearts , but just over the street Bodega gave us a table - after they explained they were fully booked as from 22h00 and we please had to be finished by that time. We had a lovely dinner! Thanks to Bodega!

  • Visited December 2013
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Thank Huyshen
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Lima, Peru
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16 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Tranquil & scenic setting, very good food and service.”
Reviewed January 9, 2014

Against the backdrop of an ancient Huaca and well away from the busy Lima streets, the setting makes for a very peaceful, quiet dining experience. The food was very good food (not superb) and the service is impeccable.

  • Visited September 2013
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Terrible New Years experience”
Reviewed January 9, 2014

We planned our trip to Peru over Dec throughout the year, and make booking and reservations as much as we can. For New Years eve we really wanted something special, and though this would be the perfect location for New Year eve dinner, before watching the fireworks.

Booking was made in Oct, and conformed in Oct.
Just to be sure there are no misunderstandings, in Nov we emailed again to confirm our booking for the 31st of Dec and the time and that I am a vegetarian, if they would cater for me.
Again we received a reply form Lucy (presumably the owner or manager) indicating that the reservation has been made and reconfirmed.

I still remember remarking that I was quite surprised that they do not have a set menu as most restaurants do on Christmas and New Year at an insane price.

New yeas eve came, and we took a taxi to the restaurant, at the gate a doorman asked if we had a reservation, we said yes and he looked on his list, he looked again and said we are not on the list, we might have the wrong restaurant. I different lady came out who spoke a better English, and informed us that they have been completely booked out for a private function for 400 guests.
Luckily we had the 2 confirmation emails on the phone, and showed this to her, we went though the guest list again, definitely not on there.

She advised that she is not sure why Lucy confirmed this with us and why we are not on the list, but she would see what she can do. We were advised that we can put us at a table for dinner, it would be R$350 pp, for the set menu dinner and the party - however as they are having a private function we cannot stay for the party, but would still have to pay the full amount pp. And unfortunately the set menu has no vegetarian options, but I can just remove the meat from the vegetables...

The one and only Lucy arrived, and seemed confused until we showed her her confirmation emails as proof, then she suddenly remembered, and apologiesed saying that there must have been a misunderstanding (after confirming twice via email) as we did not pay the deposit our reservation was cancelled - in none of the emails is a deposit or set menu or anything of the sort mentioned.
then her story changed, and she advised that we booked too early, and they only knew in Nov that they would be having a set menu and set price, so these emails regarding menu and deposit were only sent out in Nov - strange to me how we did not receive this email, as the second time we checked on our reservation, and she confirmed was done on near the end on Nov...

Unfortunately I cannot rate the food, but if this is the kind of service one receives for doing a new years eve booking in advance, then I can't think that the food would be much better.

  • Visited December 2013
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“Amazing view, average food.”
Reviewed January 8, 2014

The view is amazing, which makes for a great dining experience. However the food was good but not amazing (this after having visited incredible restaurants in the city). Still, it's totally worth it.
I recommend you go for dinner and then make the tour in the ruins.

  • Visited December 2013
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Thank Angela L
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