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El Piloto

) #459 of 2,347 Restaurants in Lima ££ - £££ Peruvian, South American
Carretera Pan sur km 138, Canete | Imperial, Lima, Peru
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good50%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
22 May 2017
“4.5 An institution. Good roadside stop serving classic Peruvian. They have a branch in Asia which I reviewed by mistake”
24 Jul 2016
“Used to be better!”
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Peruvian, South American
££ - £££
Carretera Pan sur km 138, Canete | Imperial, Lima, Peru
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Reviewed 22 May 2017

Situated in the old Panamerican highway this is a staple for people visiting the area and traveling further south. Don't be put off by he busy highway and gas station next door. Step through an unprepossessing wooden/bamboo entry area into a light spacious room with...More

Thank 1anon
Reviewed 24 July 2016

This was one of my favorite restaurants in Lima, and after some years I think quality has dropped a little bit while prices are rising. Anyway, at this moment this is a still a respected restaurant to hace a great Lomo Saltado and many other...More

Thank Juan Carlos P
Reviewed 21 October 2015 via mobile

This is a restaurant just on a side of the highway. You can see several nice cars parked outside. The place is big and the food servings are not only nicely presented, but also big enough and certainly delicious.

Thank Franz G
Reviewed 11 August 2015 via mobile

Well decorated with very good service, El Polito will not disappoint. Especially in the food department. I had the corvina with mariscos which was served on a bed of potatoes alongside rice and a sauce that was absolutely out of this world. The prices are...More

Thank Makemeabeliever
Reviewed 19 February 2015

Hands down our favorite restaurant near Paracas, Peru. Always crowded and the food is always plentiful and good.

Thank Kim G
Reviewed 10 November 2014

The drive between Paracas (or Pisco) and Lima, Peru takes 4 or more hours depending on traffic. For visitors to Ballestas Islands or cruise ship passengers, it's a drive along a mostly undeveloped coast. In our case, we needed a place to for lunch along...More

Thank JacquieAdios
Reviewed 30 October 2014

This is a classical motorway restaurant from long ago....it has always been excellent and with time, thank God, it has kept its great food. Everything you try is best quality, fish and seafood are unbeatable, For dessert be sure to try "panqueques con manjarblanco", the...More

Thank patriciaDubai
Reviewed 2 January 2013

Stopped here on our way back to Lima and it was the best meal - we ordered a bunch of dishes and they were all fantastic - scallops, seafood rice, ceviche. Yum, yum, yum! A little truckstop gem.

Thank LEBK
Reviewed 4 November 2012

Known as the "Pilot" Restaurant with an extensive menu, and huge helpings of delicious fresh seafood, steaks, and local fare at great prices, you'll want to make this your must-stop for lunch and bathroom breaks. It's the highlight of our long drives to Nazca each...More

1  Thank kaysuzan
Reviewed 20 July 2011

I've been going to El Piloto for several years now, and it is always damn good. A bit more expensive than its more elegant Lima competitors, but worth every penny. This applies to both locales. The tacu tacu is outstanding!

Thank DiveDog13
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$25
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Carretera Pan sur km 138, Canete | Imperial, Lima, Peru
  • Location: South America  >  Peru  >  Lima Region  >  Lima
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