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El Mercado

#12 of 2,287 Restaurants in Lima
Certificate of Excellence
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Hipolito Unanue 203 | distrito de Miraflores, Lima 15074, Peru
+51 221 1322
12:30 - 17:00
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Miami, Florida, United States
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34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A friend referred us to this lunch only restaurant and we weren't disappointed. The cocktails were amazing and unique to peru.

Thank chadf305
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219 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Having eaten many times at La Mar, this time we decided to venture a bit further and give El Mercado a try. We were positively surprised and invite other La Mar fans to copy us.

Thank Lata67
Bogota, Colombia
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Chef Rafael certainly developed a fantastic Cevicheria - with Maido this are my prefered restaurants in Lima. The service, the attention for details and the mood of the restaurant just makes it a perfect experience for anyone. Price is in the high end but certainly worth every penny.

1 Thank Juan C
Greensboro, North Carolina
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34 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a terrific small restaurant Had a business lunch there and everything we got was excellent. Don't mean to gush but this is a special place.

Thank Winston34
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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69 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a culinary treat of great proportions. The ceviches was phenominal (even for peruvian standards) and the grilled octopus even better. The lecche de tigre and pisco sour are must haves to drink. Venue really cool and great staff.one of many highlights in lima

Thank jellemir
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

During my days in Peru I visited different restaurants but definitly this was my favorite. I loved everything! I tried a cebiche, I was really worry at first because I don't like too much sea food, but it was perfect. And also my friends ordered Lomo Ensaltado and Aji de Galiina and it was better than in the others restaurants... More 

Thank Eileen Polanco A
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Loved El Mercado by Rafael. I've been to his other restaurant in Lima where the food is amazing, but El Mercado is more trendy and has a friendlier vibe- lots of young people, families having lunch. Recommend asking for lots of plates and sharing to try different things. Only downside- the wait is LONG. Can't reserve, for Sunday lunch we... More 

Thank PIN95
Delray Beach, Florida
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66 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We made a reservation at El Mercado for 1:00 lunch yesterday, and arrived early.The taxi driver we had couldnt find it,and we were about to give up.So happy we didnt. Service was good,although they put chips and dipping sauce on the table,which we didnt order,and they don't tell you they charge you for it.We ordered Ceviche Mixto,which was really good.Then... More 

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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59 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Delicious Peruvian classic sea food in an modern and elegant ambience - service is fast and very good - one of the best Pizco Sauer I had in years - try grilled octopus and ceviche - waiting list of 2 weeks for reservations - so arrive at 1200 ( it opens at 1230) to get a table if you don't... More 

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São Paulo
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320 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 174 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

good Pisco! The ambiance is pleasant and nothing presumptuous, although the tables are extremely close. The service, as I find in most Lima restaurants, is careless. But the food is worth it, once again I went for octopus a la plancha and it was great. At first we had the Causa which was also very tasty. For a lunch with... More 

Thank MEdelstein

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Peruvian, Latin, Seafood, South American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
12:30 - 17:00
12:30 - 17:00
12:30 - 17:00
12:30 - 17:00
12:30 - 17:00
12:30 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Hipolito Unanue 203 | distrito de Miraflores, Lima 15074, Peru
  • Location: South America  >  Peru  >  Lima Region  >  Lima
  • Phone Number: +51 221 1322

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