Los Balcones del Peru

Los Balcones del Peru

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Phone: (323) 871-9600
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 3:00pm, Sunday: 1:00pm - 4:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:15pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 4:15pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 4:15pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Peruvian
  • Executive Chef: Walter Rodriguez
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: For over ten years, Los balcones has been taking a full Peruvian experience to parties of all sizes. Let us take care of your next event and become part of the family at Los balcones

Getting there

  • Cross Street: De Longpre Ave.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Validated parking at Fed-Ex/Kinko's lot across the street
A word from Los Balcones del Peru
Traditional Rustic and Regional Peruvian Cuisine, along with hand crafted "Classic" and "Original" Peruvian Cocktails created By Marcos Tello.
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Los Balcones del Peru reviews from OpenTable diners
20 reviews since July 30, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.2
    Service4
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
88% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (12)fit for foodies (12)good for groups (6)hot spot (3)vibrant bar scene (3)late-night find (2)great for outdoor dining (2)romantic (2)special occasion (2)great for lunch (2)notable wine list (1)Show More
  • it delivered
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    We anticipated a good meal after checking this place online and have been trying to get here for over a year when we lived in Hollywood. Finally made it and the food, the service and the space made for a great group dinner. We all had a main dish and shared tons of the smaller ones... not to mention refills on Pisco punch, Pisco sours and the Tamarind and smoke drink with Mezcal. The food is not pretentious and although I wouldn't blatantly go out of my way to head into Hollywood for a dish, it had the right flavours and homey feel. Our waitress, Luciana, managed to deal with our sort of all over the board approach to ordering and was awesome enough to be flexible with us when a few of us stayed after for another round of drinks. She was super patient with us and provided her honest opinion about the menu when we asked. Her recommendations made us happy! we'll definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, iffy service
    privatechef
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    I've been here twice now. Both times the food was very good -- not brilliant, but interesting, fresh, and served in adequate portions. The service however was haphazard at best. The servers' attitudes were perfectly friendly and cordial, but they appeared to be short-staffed and no one seemed to be in charge. I waited for more than five minutes after I sat down before anyone came to my table; first course was the wrong dish, and they then brought out the main course before the proper appetizer arrived. Overall, the service was simply unprofessional and inadequate, though as I say, the attitude was fine. Not sure if I'll return -- it was kind of annoying, to say the least.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Food and Wonderful Staff
    WolandVIP
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    I come out to LA on business every 4-6 weeks, and I stop by Balcones del Peru on every visit. The food is terrific, and the staff is super friendly. About a year ago Balcones went through a renovation, changing from a truly local spot to something just a touch more upscale. The decor is much improved, and there's a really nice bar. Highlights: ceviche classico (amazing), their cauliflower dish, pulpo (Octopus), and their Tamarind and smoke drink. Definitely worth checking out!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always good
    STONEHEN
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    We've enjoyed Los Balcones several times. It's convenient to the ArcLight theater and the Pantages. The menu is interesting and the food is always really good. The service is great. What's not to like?! We will continue to return and enjoy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    Our waiter was great, very knowledgeable about the menu and any questions we had. Food was flavorful and delicious and presented nicely.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 15 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 30, 2014
    • Overall Rating4
    • Food4.1
    • Ambiance3.9
    • Service4.1
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 15 reviews are from the Los Balcones del Peru reviews archive.
  • Great food/mediocre service
    SDietVIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    1st time at Los Bacones, the food was very good but the service left a lot to be desired. You would have thought after their first misstep in service, they would have made it a point to improve in the service arena. I would be willing to try Los Balcones one more time as the food was well worth the trip.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I had their signature sangria,
    nostalgia88VIP
    Dined on 2/8/2013
    I had their signature sangria, which is made with both white and red wine, Pisco sour, and some sort of traditional Peruvian fruit juice. It was really good, with a slight hint of cinnamon. The sweet potato chips are good, but the dip they serve it with is heavy on the onions. For my entree I went with the traditional lomo saltado, done medium rare. It was a straightforward, but amazingly tasty version of this dish. The rice tasted like it had been seasoned, and the fries were not thick-cut like they can be for this dish. And the meat was beyond tender...I could have eaten twice what I had!! Our service was friendly and prompt, and the restaurant - while on the small side - feels open and comfortable. Overall a delicious meal!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Authentic food, and good prices
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 1/26/2013
    Everything we got was delicious, it's easy to get to, plenty of parking in surrounding streets, reasonable prices and overall a great place. The decor is nice but not pretentious and the staff very friendly. Plenty of people dining there but nice that you don't have to wait weeks for a reservation like some places. Definitely a great place to go if you want to try Peruvian food and are looking for something authentic and nice.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A nice Peruvian surprise!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2002VIP
    Dined on 1/12/2013
    Don't let the seedy Hollywood location, the lack of parking, or the plain exterior fool you. This restaurant serves great authentic Peruvian food at prices more affordable than Picca or Mochica. The complimentary sweet potato chips are a great snack to start the meal. Appetizers including authentic ceviche, causas, and anticuchos will have you wondering if you're dining in Lima or Cusco rather than Hollywood. Main courses have generous portions that will leave you too full for dessert. Servers are attentive and friendly. My only complaint is that the parking situation is a little suspect. No valet, which means you're either parking at 1 hr meters next to homeless people or on questionable dark streets or random parking lots.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
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    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 12/28/2012
    Always have a very good experience here. The food is quite good. I highly recommend the sea bass and quinoa dish.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pretty good Peruvian food.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 12/28/2012
    Pretty good Peruvian food. Good pre or post Arclight meal.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great spot for dining before
    HTM1VIP
    Dined on 12/8/2012
    Great spot for dining before catching a movie at Arclightcinemas
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Love the food at this place,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 11/10/2012
    Love the food at this place, and the service is very friendly. But sometimes you wonder if they've forgotten you once you sit down. Maybe it's understaffed? It's not a huge room, so there can be a crowd waiting for your table, so be aware of that too! The Causa Trio appetizer is always a welcome starter. The saltados, both pollo and lomo, were a favorite pick in the groups I been with in previous visits. Also the paella-type dish. Don't miss tasting the sangria; cinnamony deliciousness! There was also a pudding type desert that was scrumptious, but I can't remember the name. :( All around, a great choice when in Hollywood.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Neighborhood Gem
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 11/10/2012
    This is absolutely a neighborhood gem. The food is as great as it was unusual to me. I really enjoyed what I consider a cool chance to taste peruvian cuisine. The pesto salsa sets the stage for a great experience. We had the classic ceviche and tiradiato as apps, both great. we had two great entrees... you cannot go wrong I think. The wines available by the glass went great with the food. All in all a great experience and we will go again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food was delicious and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/22/2012
    The food was delicious and the staff was attentive, we had a great time!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Unique and tasty!
    enjoygoodfoodVIP
    Dined on 7/27/2012
    Really enjoyed this restaurant, would go again. Nice open dining area, modern decor. Drawback is that nothing to absorb the sound; although we were across the room from a large group, noise level was pretty high. The sangria is a little different and very good--had two glasses! The quinoa salad appetize was delicious and beautifully presented. Two in our party had the arroz con marisco-Peruvian paella. They liked it, but said it was more "tomato-y" than paella usually is. I had the picante de mariscos, which had a touch of spice that was very tasty, but not too much. It was was served in a yellow wine sauce which was absolutely fabulous, lick your bowl if you could good. Rice was served on the side. Didn't have dessert.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Superb Food, Service & Value
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 7/26/2012
    Superb Peruvian / South American cuisine coupled with a warm welcome and professional service, with prices representing tremendous value.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • One shot wonder
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/25/2012
    When we went the first time it was great. We went back for my daughter's birthday and what a disappointment. The service was lousy, it was hot in the restaurant. They we out of their best seller the Pork Chichharron. I was so upset. We had really talked the place up. Dont think we will be back
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    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food was excellent and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/17/2012
    The food was excellent and it was close to where we live. I was very impressed with the local beer and we had fun. We will absolutely go there again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food, Great Service, A+
    Foodie90210
    Dined on 6/1/2012
    What a surprise!, I was looking for restaurants around Arclite Cinema for a quick meal before a movie, and stumbled upon this restaurant. Made a reservation via OpenTable and got there around 9pm. It was fairly busy, good thing I made that reservation! Service was great at the beginning and dwindled down in the middle a bit (no water refills till the very end). Food: Excellent! I ordered the Aji de Gallina which was very well made, no extra cream, perfect quantity of food as well. My date ordered the fish (I can't remember which one), but that was really well cooked and the sauce was perfect. Their Aji sauce (the green spicy one) was not the same as some of the other peruvian restaurants (not spicy at all), but it tasted good. Ove
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate