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El Norteno

Via del Castro Pretorio 26, 00185 Rome, Italy
+39 06 4938 1722
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  • Excellent28%
  • Very good39%
  • Average20%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“ceviche” (5 reviews)
“chicken” (2 reviews)
“latin food” (4 reviews)
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Peruvian, Latin, South American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
Via del Castro Pretorio 26, 00185 Rome, Italy
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Reviewed 13 September 2015

Where to start?!? We ordered 3 mains and 1 starter/tapas to all arrive at the same time, the tapas arrived first, it was lukewarm, one of the mains arrived after a while when the plantains were already cold. After another while the second main arrived,...More

Thank RubinoBlu
Reviewed 27 July 2015

Our Peruvian friend took us to this restaurant near Roma Termini Station. It was everything he promised, with genuine Peruvian dishes well prepared and very reasonably priced. I selected the Seco de Cabrito. Delicious! The family requested Ceviche and Lomo Saltado. Everyone was satisfied. It...More

Thank mmbcross
Reviewed 25 July 2015 via mobile

The food is very authentic Peruvian; the ceviche is absolutely classic. But my ceviche mixto was over spiced and the plate was swimming with a soupy marinade. You may not be able to get better Peruvian food in Rome, but it does get a lot...More

Thank jms-on-the-road
Reviewed 12 July 2015

We found this place by accident, but for someone who is not really into just pizza&pasta this reastuarnat is a must-be! All the dishes we have tried werwę delicious and the portions were huge!

Thank Marek L
Reviewed 19 May 2015

We were so happy when we saw this restaurant walking distance from Casa Romana. Great food and atmosphere. If you want to taste Italian food with a latin twist, this is the place.

Thank Javier P
Reviewed 17 December 2014

Great Peruvian food and very original but definitely not a cheap place even though it looks so. A must for all the Latin food lovers!

Thank zeven1
Reviewed 15 October 2014

Great Peruvian restaurant...food was delicious and service was very good! I had the Seco de carne with beans and rice, and my husband ordered Lomo saltado- meat was tender and the flavour was perfect! I would definitely eat here again.

Thank JandF_0509
Reviewed 4 October 2014 via mobile

Dont miss the Lomo Saltado and arroz con pollo. Original peruvian flavours. Bravo!!! They have cusqueña beer. Prices are reasonable considering how big are the servings. We paid 10 euros per a lomo saltado and 2 people ate. We will be back for sure.

Thank PamelaMontes
Reviewed 3 June 2014

we were please to stumble upon this place and on an empty stomach i might add. food portion was good and the spicy chutney blend well with the beer. i wished i had ordered the cerviche to sample

1  Thank ranaeel
Reviewed 12 December 2013

Nice experience and a great variety of items. Ceviche was very good, seafood was also good. The restaurant is a casual setting.

1  Thank Sally M
Old school vibe from the very beginning is the only
way to describe the Esquilino neighbourhood. The
Esquilino takes pride in being one of the oldest areas
in Rome for its key location on one of the city’s
famous seven hills. From an ancient neighbourhood to
its modern incarnation as a multicultural hub,
Esquilino always has something going on—polyglot
vendors debate street artists while kids play pick-up
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$19 - US$31
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via del Castro Pretorio 26, 00185 Rome, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lazio  >  Rome>  > Esquilino
  • Neighbourhood: Esquilino
  • Phone Number: +39 06 4938 1722
  • E-mail
ristorante “El Norteno” è situato nel cuore di Roma, a pochi passi dalla stazione Termini, ed offre alla sua clientela il meglio della gastronomia Peruviana, squisita nelle sue specialità di pesce e frutti di mare tipici delle coste nordiche del Perù, nonché nei ricchi piatti di carne propri della cultura andina . Il locale è ampio, accogliente e familiare e dispone di un confortevole spazio esterno. Offre un ottimo rapporto tra qualità delle materie prime offerte e i prezzi praticati.
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