We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices


#25 of 2,083 Restaurants in Lima
Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Calle 2 de Mayo 298, Lima, Peru
+51 1 2425957
12:00 - 00:00
Open now
All hours
Sun 12:00 - 17:00
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 00:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

2,900 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 856: English reviews
Level Contributor
29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Good service, large and tasty portions, very good beer. You can eat really well there and have an idea how real Peruvian cuisine looks and tastes like. not that fancy presentations that you find in those touristic and extremely expensive spots.

Level Contributor
148 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

With Peruvian food being the best cuisine in the world and Lima the culinary capital of the Americas, competition is fierce but this Gastón Acurio place deserves the superlatives bestowed by locals. Truly exceptional and memorable food (exercise caution with ordering in that portions are enormous) at reasonable prices. We will definitely be back when next in Lima.

Thank TrotamundosBetis
Wilmington NC
Level Contributor
105 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were greeted warmly by the hostess when we arrived, and seated . . . at a very large table for four, near the salad bar, and there were only two of us. We were given menus printed only in Spanish, and waited almost 15 minutes before a waiter arrived. When we asked him to interpret the menu, he said,... More 

Thank mrmax14
Winston Salem, North Carolina
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

i arrived in Lima a few days ago and this restaurant is oh so conveniently located near my hotel. The staff recommended it to me and it is an incredible place to eat! I loved it so much the first night that I went back the second....and I can easily see myself returning for a third meal before I leave.... More 

Thank cjbmusic
Toronto, Canada
Level Contributor
9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We visited the restaurant twice in our recent visit to Lima as there are so many tasty dishes to try. We had the grilled beef heart, octopus, several criolla style stews, chicken and rice...and all were very delicious. Prices are very reasonable for quality and amount of food. Service also highly commendable even though they were very busy.

Thank judyc393
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
43 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

You need to reserve well in advance. It is worth it. Great quality criollo food. Specializing in grill meats. Artisan beer is also recommend.

Thank bbatiz
Brisbane, Australia
Level Contributor
91 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This restaurant is a great option to go when first visiting Peru if you want to taste Peruvian creole food. It isn't cheap but it isn't expensive either (between 15-35 Aud per dish) but the portions are big son2 can eat from 1 plate so its a great deal for your money. I have the impression you cannot make reservations... More 

Thank Ardlfo
Lima, Peru
Level Contributor
9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

You will need to book ahead or go early, this restaurant is very popular. Have been a number of times.. Food is well presented and well cooked, Peruvian dishes are excellent and the bread and salads are freshly prepared. Fairly expensive, but you are paying for good service, attentive staff and great atmosphere, well worth it.

Thank gl0bal_traveller_70
Castlegar, Canada
Level Contributor
38 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had dinner here and shared spring rolls (best ever) and a beef stew. Excellent meal but far too much for one person. Sharing them worked perfectly and we ordered a small (3) portion of Peruvian donuts? for dessert. O e of our best meals in Peru.

Thank KootenayFosters
San Diego, California
Level Contributor
37 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

You've heard of the Pisco Sour of Peru, this place had the best we've tasted in over a month. But beyond that, the BEST Octopus I've ever had, in my whole life. I don't know what they did to create such incredible flavors, supple texture, and rich sauce. But they've got it DOWN! Their parent restaurant apparently has a 2-4... More 

Thank Nathaniel A

Travellers who viewed Panchita also viewed

Lima, Lima Region
Lima, Lima Region

Been to Panchita? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$25
Peruvian, Latin, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 - 17:00
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: Calle 2 de Mayo 298, Lima, Peru
  • Location: South America  >  Peru  >  Lima Region  >  Lima>  > Miraflores
  • Neighbourhood: Miraflores
  • Phone Number: +51 1 2425957

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Panchita and other visitors
7 questions
Ask a question
Park City, Utah
10 months ago
West Grove, Pennsylvania
over a year ago

See all questions (7)

Questions? Get answers from Panchita staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?