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Pescados Capitales

#47 of 2,172 Restaurants in Lima
Certificate of Excellence
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Avenida Mariscal La Mar 1337 | Miraflores / San Borja, Lima, Peru
+51 1 4218808
12:30 - 23:00
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Sun 12:30 - 17:00
Mon - Sat 12:30 - 23:00
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London, United Kingdom
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329 reviews
182 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 165 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The ceviches and tiraditos were just sensational. Main courses were ok and came with more rice, yuca or potato than the guinea pig, fish and fried seafood (a big disappointment) we ordered. We spent a good while trying to understand the strange but original menu. In the end we would have preferred to have only ceviches and tiraditos because they... More 

1 Thank Harold B
Mexico City, Mexico
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338 reviews
195 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited Pescados capitales with our friends on our last night in Peru and were not disappointed. The place came highly recommended and it has clearly earned its reputation by offering great food at reasonable prices and excellent service. The food is basically seafood although it does have some poultry and beef (also pork). The ceviches are excellent and I particularly... More 

Thank aphillips61
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38 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a nice seafood restaurant. We had sea bass, great! the ceviche was really good too and also the drinks. Enjoyable lunch and it has a boutique where they sell very pretty jewelry. A little expensive but worth the try.

Thank Paisanita
Darmstadt, Germany
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513 reviews
322 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 245 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I went there with high expectations and maybe I had idealised the place a bit - I found an ok ceviche (but without enough leech de tigre and not seasoned right, to many onions despite asking for less), a very good octopus with causa, as well as a good seafood saltado. The appetisers, wantan, tequenos and parmesan scallops were good.... More 

1 Thank Silvia E
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant is famous for its fresh seafood and excellent pisco sours. This is one of the best places in Lima to try a traditional ceviche or a tiradito They also have a great variety of cooked local fish, everything is fresh and delicious.

Thank Jaime F
Tucson, Arizona
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had high expectations of this place, but I was disappointed, the food was ok, but nothing out of the ordinary. I went to this place with my family and no one of us was really please with the food, they took almost an hour to bring the food, and didn't offer anything to eat while we were waiting. The... More 

Thank vannmor2017
Denver, Colorado, USA
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016

This used to be up to par with all the other good places on surrounding blocks in La Mar avenue. This (December 2016) was probably my third or fourth time there. I was there with 2 buddies, so we ordered 3 or 4 dishes. The first thing that pissed me off (I guess this is not new) were those corny,... More 

Thank Michael M
Miami, Florida
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

My wife and I recently visited Lima and obtained reservations thru our Hotel in Lima to have Dinner at this spectacular restaurant, it is worldwide known for the quality of food and service, the Octopus I eat was just incredible, the Ceviche just outstanding, the service #1 and the place impeccable. I suggest to obtain reservations even before arriving in... More 

Thank robertesquivel
Austin, Texas
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31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

First off charming as cat in a tux and slippers! Had two different ceviches and chicha! Then ordered some wanatanes that were warm and a Peruvian Asian masterpiece! For the main course we choked down some fried fish that was light, crispy and blended perfectly in local seasoning. Yes the place was packed and the food not to crazy as... More 

Thank 7457921
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

Peru is a country that has a long tradition of sea food. If you are visiting the city and enjoy the sea food, I strongly recommend you to go to "Pescados Capitales", its rustic and cozy atmosphere will captivate you. Once you arrive there, the first think that will bring your attention is the menu. The dishes name are related... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$35
Peruvian, Latin, Seafood, Fusion, South American
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:30 - 17:00
12:30 - 23:00
12:30 - 23:00
12:30 - 23:00
12:30 - 23:00
12:30 - 23:00
12:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Avenida Mariscal La Mar 1337 | Miraflores / San Borja, Lima, Peru
  • Location: South America  >  Peru  >  Lima Region  >  Lima
  • Phone Number: +51 1 4218808
There are close to 2,000 cevicherias in Lima, but this one offers the best food in a great environment. Stop by at lunch and see why they have the best ceviches in town.

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