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Mario's Peruvian & Seafood

5786 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90038-3844
+1 323-466-4181
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good45%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“saltado” (6 reviews)
“ceviche” (12 reviews)
“fried rice” (3 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 20:00All hours
Peruvian, Latin, Seafood
££ - £££
5786 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90038-3844
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Ive been going to Marios for over 20 years and the food is still as excellent as its always been. Its hard to find a decent Lomo Saltado ive tried others and most others and they just cant come close. Service is always good, considering...More

Thank robbase75
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My significant other & I looked up seafood and selected best local place. The area isn't the best looking but trust the line of people that are outside waiting because the food is worth the wait. They give you a plethora amount of food where...More

Thank MsMomo2U
Reviewed 2 October 2017

Casual Dining, inexpensive dishes, love the Lomo Saltado and Cameron al Mojo. They don’t do reservations and expect to wait 60 minutes or more evenings.

Thank 322guntherl
Reviewed 15 September 2017

Mario's continues to deliver super flavorful Peruvian food in portions hard to finish. The interior is nothing to write hoe about, but look past the bustling counter into the kitchen and you will see culinary rock and roll. These chefs jam. Flames shoot into the...More

Thank soulart99
Reviewed 7 July 2017 via mobile

Been there many times......always excellent !!! Seafood,carnita...everything perfect for a quick break w family and friends

Thank PaoloFert
Reviewed 29 June 2017 via mobile

It is a small place that I found through a friend that lives in LA. Everything was very tasty and nicely presented. It is not a elegant place, but the most important thing is the quality of the food. I only wish I could have...More

Thank Regina S
Reviewed 28 June 2017 via mobile

I order a ceviche it wasn't that good and the plate was really small everything was falling from the plate. For that price and the quality I don't think deserve more than three stars.

Thank Yuly D
Reviewed 5 June 2017

Fried rice! Yes fried rice was my favorite menu item. We had leftovers for a couple of meals...and it was delish!

Thank PCJ310
Reviewed 6 May 2017 via mobile

Some things never change. Foolishly thought this time it would be different. The wait can be over an hour long. Ok when the food is superb but this place definitely is not that kind of place. As I (and a lot of people waited outside)...More

Thank UltiBoss
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Locals love this small Peruvian spot and they flock to it knowing they will find excellent food at very reasonable prices. Service is quick and the food uniquely typical... not outstanding or elegant but tasty and filling. And, top it off cans of Inca Cola...More

Thank davidkravitz2016
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5786 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90038-3844
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles>  > Central L.A
  • Neighbourhood: Central L.A
  • Phone Number: +1 323-466-4181
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