' La Cerveceria
' La Cerveceria

' La Cerveceria

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.lacervecerianyc.com/
  • Phone: 2127776965
  • Hours of Operation:
    Sunday to Thursday: 3pm - Midnight
    Friday & Saturday 1pm - 2am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Latin American, Peruvian, Tapas / Small Plates
  • Executive Chef: René Ibarra
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), View, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 4th st.
  • Public Transit: F train to Second Ave.
    6 train to Bleecker St.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Meter parking available. Garage service also available through Central Parking Garage on 22 East 1st Street, between Second Avenue and Bowery.
A word from ' La Cerveceria
' La Cerveceria introduces Latin American tapas with sharp Peruvian influences and a concentration on American craft beers and new world wine from the realms of small and landmark producers. ' La Cerveceria celebrates a host of lime-influenced, cilantro-specked dishes. Crafted from the freshest ingredients available including organic and locally harvested finds, the restaurant builds upon the complex, classic flavors of Latin America, including marinated meats, seafood spice, hot habaneros dressed in flavorful sauces and subtle ceviches traditionally found south of the equator. With spice that has top toques raving, it goes down well with ' La Cerveceria’s standout list of New World suds. Our downtown New York City location, designed with natural woods, a marble bar, and a bright open kitchen that adds further warmth and provides the ideal setting for this new concept. Like the cuisine itself, ' La Cerveceria dining experience is updated, clean and high energy.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerTapas / Small Plates
' La Cerveceria reviews from OpenTable diners
56 reviews since June 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.2
    Service4
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (34)fit for foodies (28)neighborhood gem (28)late-night find (20)hot spot (20)notable wine list (20)good for groups (20)romantic (19)great for brunch (17)vibrant bar scene (17)special occasion (15)great for lunch (6)scenic view (6)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • Great spot
    Sisi
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    One of the best date spots in the East Village! Great food, very friendly and attentive staff and great drinks. East village fine dinning at its best! Eric, our waiter was personable and really knows the menu. Plates were immediately cleared by us, and then the staff, who genuinely enjoy working there. We'll be back soon
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Extensive beer list!
    Sisi
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    We started off with the flight combo-4 beer flights for 15 bucks-and sangria. All the beers were excellent and the sangria was light and fruity. Javier was very knowledgeable about the beer selections when we were trying to decide what to order. For food, we tried the kale salad and the quesadillas, both also delicious. We're vegetarian, so the fact that the majority of the menu was vegetarian was a major plus for us. And surprising for a South American joint. Can't wait to go back and get the goat cheese fritters and the Peruvian potatoes
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of the best ceviche!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    I Was looking for a place in this area we could eat at but also meet friends for drinks. This place totally worked out. Great beer list, lots of wine, amazing staff (like really fantastic, personable and I feel like I made new friends) and really good food. We had ceviche, kale salad (what kind if peppers are those?! Yum!!) fish tacos and Brussels sprouts. Everything was great. Our friends came later and the staff couldn't have been more accommodating - moving us to a bigger table, making sure we always had drinks. This is my new favorite place in the area.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent experience.
    Roro
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    La Cerveceria was an overall excellent experience for my boyfriend and I. The owner and our server Miguel were delightful--fun, good-humored, and attentive. They even gave us a round of beer on the house, which I found very rare for an NYC restaurant. I NEVER get free drinks unless I'm drinking at a place where a friend works. And this wasn't the cheap stuff! It was high-quality brew
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious Food
    Dolly
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    La Cerveceria has a great atmosphere and delicious food! The steak tacos are out of this wold and the avocado causas are phenomenal! The service is great, all of the employees are incredibly friendly! They have a big selection of drinks, there is truly something for everyone. I would definitely recommend La Cerveceria for a nice dinner or a classy drink!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best small plates
    2foodies
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    Delicious small plates that included a Lobster Guacamole that was outstanding. An extensive Ale and Beer list. Unique wines. Attentive service. They also have outdoor seating or quiet tables inside if you prefer. We will definitely be going back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Creative good food
    Mario
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    We are vegetarian and all the options were flavorsome. Decent variety of options.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fair food. Poor management
    SyracusemomVIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    The food was lackluster. The management was very poor. The only good thing was the variety of beer. We would not go back. There are too many better restaurants out there.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Super find
    SnowAngelsVIP
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    Easily our favorite of the holiday amongst stiff competition. Every dish we tried was freshly prepared and well presented. All were super tasty. Beef spare ribs were awesome. Fried brussel sprouts were awesome. Panna Cotta was sublimely divine.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pricey but flavorful
    Pumpy
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    Huge beer menu. Red sangria delicious. The small plates are quite small but the flavors were great. Goat cheese fritters a highlight. Service was very good. Just seemed expensive for the amount of food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Very Pleasant Find
    Frank
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    We went because of a Scout Mob deal not knowing what we would find. We were delighted with the very pleasant sidewalk seating, the warm concern of the staff and, most importantly, every dish we tried was well to our liking. The wine was good and priced well. We will definitely return and will recommend it to friends from the several theaters in the neighborhood.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Classic tapas bar
    freemaxouVIP
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Great location with terrace outside Good tapas & wines
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great experience!
    MeltonVIP
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    This beer house and tapas joint turns out some serious food. Everything we tried - from the quinoa salad, to the lobster guacamole, to the ceviches and the chicken and steak skewers were not just good, but delectable. Huge selection of beers. I'll definitely be going back. Often.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fancy
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Went there with 3 of my friends, the seating was tight but it didn't bother me. Other then that the service and food were really good.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not what I expected
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    This place decoration is awesome. Well decorated, but tables are very close. Service, was awful, I saw not hostess to takes care of your reservation, You have to stop a Waiter to be sit down. We ordered Peruvian ceviche, I repeated two times in Spanish, they gave me Asian ceviche. I just let it go, to try it, tasteless. Ceviche is marinated in lime juice, but the condiments make a good balance that you do not feel that acid, how ever I tasted just lime juice. Lobster guacamole, regular to bad, but not worth what you pay. Sangria, horrible, it tasted like they just make it in the moment, mix wine with a couple of juices, nothing like real sangria, and on top of it, It was full of ice. I will give another chance later, it has good potential.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome service
    Sergio
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Awesome service. Awesome beer selection. Local and international selection. Great atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely space.
    Sisi
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    This is one of my top favorite tapas place in NYC. sooo freaking goood. almost everything is lovely. the best has to be the Lobster Guacamole. fresh and plentiful! will definitely be coming back again soon!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cool spot
    Sisi
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Was walking around East Village when I stumble upon this cute place. Took advantage of the weather and sat outdoors with a couple of friends. They had a great selection of wine and the staff is very knowledgeable. Their goat cheese fritters was amazing!!!! I would definitely go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing beer list.
    Roro
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Was walking around East Village when I stumble upon this cute place. Took advantage of the weather and sat outdoors with a couple of friends. They had a great selection of wine and beer. The staff is very knowledgeable. Their goat cheese fritters was amazing!!!! I would definitely go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice beer list
    Dolly
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    This is one of my top favorite tapas place in NYC. sooo freaking goood. almost everything is lovely. the best has to be the Lobster… Beer list is extensive! You can find beer from almost any countries.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beautiful spot
    Nikita
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    "I took my parents there for dinner as we all enjoy tapas and thought peruvian tapas would a nice change. The fish ceviche was very refreshing and zingy, the skirt steak skewer sooo tender and tasty, the chicken empanadas sweet and crunchy, the goat cheese fritters very delicate and the mushroom peruvian potaoes earthy. It was outstanding! We ordered the chocolate truffle for dessert and the chef actually also offered us the panna cotta which was, you guessed it, delicious too! Service wise they were extremely attentive without being overbearing. It was just perfect. I highly recommend it!"
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great time
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Had a great time! The Steak skewers are delicious.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A+
    Eugene
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    The beef and salmon were delicious. I'd definitely go back. Friendly waiters and not very expensive. For two entrees, one dessert, one coffee, tax and tip I paid about $62.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tapas, beer, wine and conversation
    theRev
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Everyone enjoyed their tapas, I had fish tacos (gluten free tortillas). They were served hot and fresh. We could enjoy a table conversation in a perfectly lit dining room, not too dark, not too light. Service was attentive and there was outside seating too. Music was good background but not too loud that we couldn't hear each other. Would definitely go back!
    Special Features:
    romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great find!
    pretheaterdiner
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Lobster guac was great. Skewers all delic. Service on point. Can't wait to return!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The worst food I've ever had
    KK13nyc
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    WORST food ever eaten. Nothing was made in kitchen or made from fresh ingredients. Quacamoli was not made to order and mouse like texture (from a jar) Steak tacos were greasy, salty and fatty. The sangria was a joke, more like a glass of peach schnapps. Literarily this was the worst food I've ever had. Too bad because the Resturant it's self is very charming with great outdoor seating.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing BEER list!
    gr8foodVIP
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    This is a really fun place to pair food with beer -- we loved trying beers we had never heard of. Service was a bit off in terms of timing (we had to "catch" a server walking by to ask for things) but that really didn't take away from how fun it was. We shared everything -- lots of small plates and bottles of beer that we shared so we could try a lot. So fun.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delightful
    libertyrose
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    The service was impeccable and the lobster guacamole was the hit at our table. Great beer and wine list. We dined outside and enjoyed the hustle and bustle of the city on a late Saturday afternoon - we will definitely indulge here again.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great beer selection
    kshin13
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    Great beer selection. Good good. Nice decor. Wonderful wait staff (even with a living social coupon)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • jallmVIP
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    Food was very nice. It was a rainy Monday night, so few people in restaurant. Service was inattentive. Would have been better with backs on bar seats. Regular tables only outside with rain seeping in.
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  • Strongly recommended!
    Gigi
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    Once upon a time there was a Burp Castle. Unfortunately they went down the drain... service wise. Now, There is a La Cerveceria. If you are a beer lover this is the place! 46 American craft beers!!! Also lots of German, Dutch, Belgian and other. Amazing tapas and friendly service. A gem for brew aficionados. Strongly recommended!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful find!
    MCallNY
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Had dinner here last Saturday night, 8pm reservation. Chose to sit inside, which was surprisingly quiet, though that changed an hour or so into dinner. The food was delicious. Perfect for sharing with the lobster guacamole, mushroom, salmon, and braised short ribs being standouts. The beer and wine list is extensive and the cocktails are not to be outdone. Top this off with dessert and cappuccino and you leave satisfied. Perfect for large groups, who enjoy sharing as portion sizes ran a bit large for two sharing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • neighborhood find
    FranVIP
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    Good spot to sit outside and relax and have a drink and some light bites- tapas style. Appetizer portions are on the small size.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 23 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 23, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.9
    • Food4.1
    • Ambiance3.8
    • Service3.7
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 431 reviews are from the ' La Cerveceria reviews archive.
  • Tapas & Beer
    crisVIP
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    This was a great place to go after theater or local event. The extensive beer list justifies its name. we ordered a number of small plates and they were all terrific. Lobster guacamole did have real lobster chunks throughout and the Argentine empanadas were full of tasty meat. The dipping sauces for the yucca fries enhanced the flavor. The customers all seemed happy to be there and the service was a bit scattered but very friendly once they engaged your attention. We would definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great as usual
    Excellent
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    Excellent Tapas as usual , consistent great flavor and good presentation. Lobster Guacamole and Skirt Steak were fantastic plus we paired them to the Alalgash Curiex aged in Bourbon barrals. Wow !!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Ambience
    luv2dine
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Took my dad here with the family for Father's Day we all had a great time! Try the Champagne Sangria! ;)
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great option on lower 2nd Ave
    WestVillageHoodRat
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    Visited on a Wednesday night before a show and enjoyed all aspects of the meal. The kale salad and lobster guacamole were both stand outs.
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    great for brunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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  • Bland food, nice outdoor seating
    thebravesVIP
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    The food was all a variation on the same thing - drenched in a red, mildly spicy sauce. I ordered several items and they all tasted the same because they had this sauce on them. Service was not stellar - could not even understand my waiter. Outdoor seating area is nice though.
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    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Peruvian
    CT01VIP
    Dined on 5/27/2014
    I've eaten at many Peruvian restaurants, and this is one of the best ones. Their ceviches are fresh and fabulous, and everything else is delicious too! And do keep a little spot for the Pana Cotta which is the best you'll have anywhere. The restaurant is small and cozy, and service is friendly and efficient. When the weather is pleasant, you can sit out on the sidewalk. If you like beers, they have a huge variety from around the world. Finally, the price is very reasonable by NYC standards, and the quality tops. Great food and great deal by any standard.
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    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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  • Outstanding food and service
    gourmetgourmand
    Dined on 5/26/2014
    I took my parents there for dinner as we all enjoy tapas and thought peruvian tapas would a nice change. The fish ceviche was very refreshing and zingy, the skirt steak skewer sooo tender and tasty, the chicken empanadas sweet and crunchy, the goat cheese fritters very delicate and the mushroom peruvian potaoes earthy. It was outstanding! We ordered the chocolate truffle for dessert and the chef actually also offered us the panna cotta which was, you guessed it, delicious too! Service wise they were extremely attentive without being overbearing. It was just perfect. I highly recommend it!
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    • Noise LevelModerate