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Mario's Peruvian & Seafood

$$ - $$$
Central L.A
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5786 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90038-3844
+1 323-466-4181
11:30 - 20:00
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Sun - Thu 11:30 - 20:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 21:30
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Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

Locals love this small Peruvian spot and they flock to it knowing they will find excellent food at very reasonable prices. Service is quick and the food uniquely typical... not outstanding or elegant but tasty and filling. And, top it off cans of Inca Cola - a cross between a Cream Soda and a Green River. The only downside here... More 

Thank davidkravitz2016
Lisbon, Portugal
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13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

Fresh seafood but limited range. little creativity in the preparation of dishes. Fair price for the quality.

Thank charlottebeaumont
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016

First, they make you wait for almost an hour outside under the sun even when they had open tables inside the restaurant. Make sure when you write your name you make the perfect traces, if not they will call with another name, you will have to wait then forever. When they call you you sit to wait another hour, by... More 

Thank Maria E
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

Somewhat peruvian food good taste but not the greatest I am peruvian and I must to say it is not the greatest peruvian food i tried.

Thank Rodolfo C
San Francisco, California
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22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016

Mario's is by far my favorite Peruvian Restaurant. I have been here several times and Mario's does not disappoint. If you are going to eat there be prepared to wait. There is a wait list you have to put your self on. The dishes I continuously order are the: Lomo Saltado, Chicken Fried Rice. Don't get me wrong there are... More 

Thank Robert R
Los Angeles, California
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31 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

I really love this restaurant, the food is really good. My favorite dish from here is their ceviche mixto and their Saltado de pollo. It get very crowded sometimes and you might have to wait a while to get a table. The staff is very friendly. The only thing I have to say is that I do find it a... More 

Thank zaydarosales
Tampa, Florida
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81 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016

This place was recommended by a friend that lives in the area, I ordered 2 dishes just to try a Ceviche and another seafood selection. Both were amazingly good, you honestly feel like you are in Peru! The service was fast and friendly and the price range from $10-$15 max. Really Awesome!

Thank lebdude
Pasadena, California
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2016 via mobile

I had the ceviche de pescado, chupe de camarones, and lomo saltado. Huge plates and lots of flavor. You always have to wait but its worth it.

Thank carlanie03
London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2016

I love the seafood fried rice. Great place with delicious food. This is my first time to eat Peruvian food and I really enjoyed it.

Thank TommyT15
Palmdale, California
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2016 via mobile

I have been going there since I was a kid I'm 39 now and I must honestly say no Peruvian restaurant can compare or even come close to Mario's. It's the best Peruvian place ever!I recommend the Lomo saltado omg it's to die for! I haven't met anyone who doesn't like thier food. Sometimes there is a wait but it's... More 

Thank Deepsteve1

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Peruvian, Latin, Seafood, Spanish, South American
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5786 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90038-3844
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles>  > Central L.A
  • Neighbourhood: Central L.A
  • Phone Number: +1 323-466-4181

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