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El Bolivariano

#48 of 2,229 Restaurants in Lima
Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
Peruvian, Latin, Gastropub
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Rosa Toledo 289-291 | Altura de Av Sucre cdra. 5, Lima Lima 21, Peru
12:00 - 23:00
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Sun 12:00 - 16:00
Mon - Wed 12:00 - 23:00
Thu 12:00 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 01:00
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278 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Three of us went there for lunch and we all enjoyed it. It's a popular spot and the menu includes all the favorite Peruvian dishes. We shared a nice place of various starters and they were all great. I also recommend their chicha morada - very refreshing. Service was good and I noticed a small private cooking class going on... More 

Thank PicMorDaisies
Sao Paulo, SP
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38 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

The waiter and the maître were very friendly, explained us all the dishes one by one. The food was delicious, i specialy like tasting new flavours, we had a traditional ceviche and arroz con pato (they say its for one person but its huge, can easily share it). If you plan to visit the National Archeological Museum and the Larco... More 

Thank Paloma_Canil_Lapinus
Darmstadt, Germany
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555 reviews
354 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 262 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

The food was what you call "old school" and not fancy at all. While the arroz con pollo (chicken in cilantro rice) was exactly as I remember it from my childhood, the coops sauce lacked the spiciness I like. The green tamales tho were again superb, as well as the picarones. The setting is beautiful, in an old house with... More 

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Nazareth, Israel
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74 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

I went with a group of students and all enjoyed the multi-course lunch. I highly recommend El Bolivariano,

Thank Teryn G
Bogota, Colombia
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016 via mobile

This was my first experience in Lima, and it couldn't have been better. We went for the sunday buffet, and got to try a lot of peruvian cuisine in a nice place with great service. Definitely recommended.

Thank ceerar
Antwerp, Belgium
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

Make your reservation and you enter heaven. The service is impeccable impeccable, a very friendly waiter who is serving all these fine dishes you order and serving you a Pisco as appetiser on the house. I had a Ceviche de la casa as starter, a Tacu Tacu de la casa and Picarones as desert. Wow it was more than deliciuos.... More 

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69 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

I had slow cooked beef (Lomo seco) with charcoal grilled rice and beans (tacu tacu) which is just as good as it gets for local food in Peru. Great atmosphere with long tables for parties or family groups in a large open plan seating area with wood fires and the cooking going on within sight. Great place to experience the... More 

Thank JonGoWest
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146 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

If you ever have the pleasure of visiting Pueblo Libre when in Peru this should be on the to visit list...the food here is great but be warned you can't get a cocktail only beer and on the weekend it's packed.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

We were a party 12 people. The menu was extensive with typical peruvian food. It was a week end lunch and the main floor was busy. We arrived past lunch hour so we were offered the back room which was for large parties. The starter were ceviche and jalea which were prepared very nicely. Many entress were served and they... More 

Thank Sam G
Sacramento, California
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546 reviews
203 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 212 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

We visited this place as part of a culinary tour in Lima. The chef taught us how to make ceviche and causa. It was fun to observe the process, but it was the flavors that were most impressive. Both dishes were excellent. The decor is also very nice, with a nice example of the equipment used for making pisco. A... 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$10 - US$15
Peruvian, Latin, Gastropub
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Validated Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Private Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 16:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rosa Toledo 289-291 | Altura de Av Sucre cdra. 5, Lima Lima 21, Peru
  • Location: South America  >  Peru  >  Lima Region  >  Lima
  • Phone Number: 5112619565

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