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Review of El Huarike

El Huarike
Ranked #260 of 2,899 Restaurants in Lima
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Seafood
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed 27 January 2013

This ceviche and seafood restaurant should get more press than it does; steadily over the last two years it's become one of my favorite cevicherias, and you almost never have to wait for a table.

Things that El Huarike has going for it: (1) very good ceviche AND cooked seafood dishes; (2) an extensive, innovative menu; (3) reliability and consistency (you don't get a good meal one time and a bad meal the next); (4) extremely good service; (5) lots of space between tables.

El Huarike hits a lot of the right notes for a quality restaurant. And it keeps improving each time I go there.

What to order? The menu is big but photos will guide you in visualizing what will appear on your plate. Do order the ceviche but be warned that it is made with more spicy red rocoto than is common in many ceviche restaurants, so ask for it very mild (unless you like it hot). One dish that I often order is Ceviche El Barrio, which is half a plate of ceviche and the other half fried seafood and yuca. Portions are big, by the way.

The grilled tuna atop a bed of fettucine is excellent, as are the other grilled fish options. My son orders the makis here and loves them.

Bottom line: worth seeking out.

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Reviewed 25 January 2013

I have been working with a client in San Borja, Lima Peru. Most days the choice of lunch venue was driven by the need to get back to the office in time for the next meeting. Yesterday, the client decided to take me out to celebrate our progress to date and El Huarike was the restaurant of choice to introduce a Canadian to Peruvian Ceviche. The appetizer was a variety plate which included shrimp, calamari, oysters, tuna and a lovely stacked centerpiece of Potato, spiced chicken and toasted seafood. There was also dried, slted peruvian corn kernels on the table with a dipping sauce that brought the heat (Peruvians take their peppers seriously). The main course ordered for me was a beautifully presented ceviche framed with sweet potato and Peruvian large kernel corn. The taste and mouth feel were excellent. Try to eat here if you find yourself in San Borja.

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Reviewed 13 September 2012

Another great place to eat in Peru. Right next to the largest pyramid in Peru. Unfortunately, HP was hosting a event on their terrace and they had their logo splashed up on the side of the pyramid. Other than that, the food was excellent and the staff were wonderful. Fun place to eat!

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Reviewed 12 August 2012

From all different restaurants i´ve tried in Lima, El Huarike prepares the best tiradito (raw seafood dish similar to cebiche)! I recommend tiradito tres colores to experience three delicious flavours in one dish. El Huarike is my best choice for Peruvian seafood: wonderful food, delicious cocktails (Huarike sour!), kind service and good prices. Enjoy!

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Thank Lena A
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MarketingElHuarike, Lima - Perú at El Huarike, responded to this reviewResponded 8 September 2012

We would like to thank you for choosing El Huarike as the best seafood restaurante in Lima and for sharing your comments with the TripAdvisor readers.
All the best!

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Reviewed 22 June 2012

Service was excellent. The Food was very good. Zoe had Arroz Chaufa. Lemonade was very good.

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MarketingElHuarike, Lima - Perú at El Huarike, responded to this reviewResponded 8 September 2012

Thank you so much for your positive feedback about El Huarike. We expect your prompt return to continue delighting you with our delicious dishes.
Greetings,

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