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San Martin 300, Miraflores, Lima, Peru
20:00 - 23:00
13:00 - 15:00
Closed now
All hours
Mon - Wed 20:00 - 23:00
Mon - Fri 13:00 - 15:00
Thu - Sat 20:00 - 00:00
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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Last night, after a long day of sight seeing in Lima, I was looking forward to having dinner at Rafael's upon the recommendation of a friend. I arrived at the restaurant at 7:30 PM to discover that they didn't open until 8:00 PM. It would have been helpful if the restaurant posted their hours as I had walked by the... More 

Thank cjbmusic
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58 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

By far and it is difficult to say it but personally, it is the best restaurant in Lima. All of the dishes are elaborated with a different twist, you are able to experiment new and amazing flavors! I enjoyed every single dish I had and we even had the opportunity to meet Rafael, who was very kind with us. As... More 

Thank Andres I
Asbury Park, New Jersey
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43 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a reservation that I made 2 months in advance for 4. Restaurant does not open till 8pm, was a sunday night.. We all had a delicious meal, excellent martini's and a wonderful wine selection. Service was awesome and attentive. Would def recommend and if ever possible, return..

Thank Richnj_11
Evora, Portugal
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This highly acclaimed restaurant opens at 8 PM and closes before midnight...with a guaranteed full house every night. Although the food was fresh and good, it was over priced and lacked any originality. More upsetting than a relatively unimpressive meal was the service...the wait staff seemed to lack any personality (your order, please) and were hard to attract their attention... More 

Thank Stephen C
Toronto, Canada
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6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We showed up on Saturday night without a reservation. We were told that there weren't any tables but that we were welcome to go to the bar. it was so busy that there was only one stool at the bar and we were a party of two. We decided to stick around for one drink to see if a table... More 

Thank D G
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139 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We turned up at Rafael without a reservation on Saturday night. Despite the fact that the place was heaving, and after confessing to our lack of booking, we were immediately escorted to a table in the bar area. It was such a pleasure not to be turned down immediately or faced with an attitude. We decided to stay at the... More 

Thank Hélène D
Wraxall, UK
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141 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you follow the convention (book and confirm) you will be welcomed warmly as we were. This can all be done on the internet of course. Good local food including ceviche done right and light. A great meal served properly in an informal setting. Safe walking there and back at night.

Thank BobandGina
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138 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My friend and I reserved a table months ago for our trip. In the end, she was ill, so I dined alone. I found the staff very gracious. As a non-meat and non-seafood eater, there were not many choices. However I ordered the green risotto for a starter and fish with curry sauce for a main. Both were wonderful, but... More 

Thank tinaindenver
Koh Phangan
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28 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place was not high on my list of Lima, but after having tried most of the big and famous restaurants in town after living here for 4 years we gave it a go. There is absolutely no reason to charge a hidden S/.12 cover with these prices. Staff was hurried and rude. Rafael knows very well how to ruin... More 

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Huntington Beach, California
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35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

We made advance reservations at Rafael for dinner our first night in Peru, based on reviews on TA. It turned out the restaurant was just a 5- minute walk from our hotel. Great atmosphere and good service. Our waiter spoke English and helped with menu selections. Four of us shared three mains, halibut in curry sauce, lomo saltado, a classical... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$25 - US$100
Peruvian, Seafood, Mediterranean, South American
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
13:00 - 15:00
20:00 - 23:00
13:00 - 15:00
20:00 - 23:00
13:00 - 15:00
20:00 - 23:00
13:00 - 15:00
20:00 - 00:00
13:00 - 15:00
20:00 - 00:00
20:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: San Martin 300, Miraflores, Lima, Peru
  • Location: South America  >  Peru  >  Lima Region  >  Lima>  > Miraflores
  • Neighbourhood: Miraflores
  • Phone Number: 242-4149

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