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Las Canteras

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Adams Morgan
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2307 18th St. NW, Washington DC, DC 20009
+1 202-265-1780
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 15:00
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Sun 12:00 - 22:00
Tue - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Tue - Fri 11:00 - 15:00
Fri 17:00 - 23:00
Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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Lewes, Delaware
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44 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

Visited this restaurant while in DC, the meal was superb and the staff could not have been friendlier The ceviche and lomo saltado ( basic staples of Peruvian cuisine ) were delicious. Strongly recommend this place! We will return next time we visit DC

Thank Japando
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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52 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

In Adams Morgan neighborhood, a very nice Peruvian place. As Argentininans, it was very nice to eat some ethnic food while listening excellent Latin music. The service is excellent, prices are acceptable, and the food is really, really good. Strongly advisable is the dessert called Suspiro a la Limena

Thank Julian C
Santiago, Chile
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

Very cute, small restaurant with buena onda. Food was excellent and the ceviche was very fresh and the perfect appetizer. Service is a bit slow but worth it.

Thank GringoLoco9
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

Definitely the best Péruvien restaurant in the DC area. Mostly the duo de ceviche and the sudado de pescado are just delicious!

Thank Weisseli
Dunedin, New Zealand
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

Excellent meal, excellent service! Fantastic flavours and couldn't fault our experience in any way. Cocktails were interesting we had the Mango sour and Pomegranate Sour... followed by Cebiche and two different platter dishes. So good. Highly recommend.

Thank eiriesol
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47 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

We planned dinner here based on other reviews and the fact that we wanted to check out Adams Morgan neighborhood. The neighborhood was eclectic and fun to wander. This restaurant looks unassuming from the outside, but do not be deceived. Inside was small but welcoming. We started with the Pisco Sour which was delicious and just a bit sweet. The... More 

Thank 470carold
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

Came here for NYE expecting a delicious, special meal and was pretty dissapointed. The dishes missed the mark - too rich, too spicy, too cold, too bland... nothing was AMAZING. PRO: I'd say the best dish a stuffed yucca appetizer. CONS: Pisco sour was about 4 sips for $12. The seafood pasta was WAY too heavy. The complimentary bread they... More 

Thank Jessica R
Savannah, Georgia
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122 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

We had a very good dinner at Las Canteras. The service was great and the complimentary bread, butter and very spicy sauce was enjoyed. The bottled beer prices start at $5.00 each. The entree prices were about $18.00 each and the asparagus was a side order. Las Canteras is not an inexpensive place to dine but we enjoyed it.

Thank wishiwasrich
Kansas City
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94 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

I discovered the great flavors of Peruvian food too late in life, but I found Las Canteras just in time. Every friend I take there loves it! They are friendly as well...this is a must visit...enjoy!

Thank Beachluvinfamily
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

Our authentic Peruvian dinners were exceptional and the service was outstanding. I had never eaten Peruvian food before but the Lomo Saltado Platter was delicious. Pisco Sour was a nice before dinner specialty. Dessert was Suspire Limena and very enjoyable. Don't be afraid of this adventure-your taste buds will thank you.

Thank DaveDuquesne

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$25
Peruvian, Latin, South American, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2307 18th St. NW, Washington DC, DC 20009
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Adams Morgan
  • Neighbourhood: Adams Morgan
  • Phone Number: +1 202-265-1780

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?