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Paiche
Paiche

Paiche Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.paichela.com
  • Phone: (310) 893-6100
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch
    Daily: 11:30am - 5:00pm
    Dinner
    Daily: 5:00pm - 11:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Peruvian, Japanese
  • Executive Chef: Ricardo Zarate
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, High Tea, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Chef Ricardo Zarate opened his catering company in 2009. Since then he has catered weddings, birthday parties, movie premieres, celebrity events and many more. He is dedicated to give the same attention to his food inside and outside of the restaurant. Please email info@chefzarate.com for more details

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Lincoln Boulevard
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: We offer free parking inside our building.
A word from Paiche
Paiche is a Peruvian Izakaya by award winner Chef Ricardo Zarate. This is his take on modern Peruvian cuisine with a Japanese twist.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
Diner Reviews
  • "The food and service were great. I would definitely go back again."
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "We really enjoyed our dinner at Paiche, there were a few hiccups. We had reservations but we're not seated for 45 minutes. I don't recommended it for large parties - we were 8 and they were slammed on this Saturday night so it took forever. Our server did the best she could but seemed to have a lot of tables to attend to. The food was amazing but I hope the restaurant adds additional help in the front of the house."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "There were 6 of us that had dinner during the DineL.A. week. The special menu that night had some tasty items and some that were just Ok. We enjoyed our specialty drinks and had pretty good service from a very energetic server. But there was too much time in between dishes and one of the chicken dishes arrived luke warm. Our table was right up against the open kitchen which was fun for watching the food being prepared, but a bit too noisy. The noise level is extremely high because of all the concrete surfaces and loud music. The dishes I saw coming out of the kitchen off of the regular menu were definitely larger portions than the DineL.A. menu items. It was pricey, but it's worth trying again."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "This was some of the most creative, delicious, fresh, sushi/ceviche I've ever had. The fish was sweet as candy and the marinades on the sushi, heavenly. Great care taken in the preparations. The tamale appetizer-amazing. The meat dishes-also superb. Our specialty drinks were superior. Creative combinations of fresh juices, herbs and interesting liquors. Our waiter, Butch, was what every wait-person should be--knowledgable, attentive, friendly, considerate, despite being very busy. We can't wait for the next opportunity to return here. This chef is a master."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "I still had a gear time at Paiche but it used to be exceptional What I observed Portions seemed to be cut by at least a third Food seemed rushed on a Saturday night less bang for your buck the reason it's so yummy is the Argentinian fire so felt ripped off Drink prices have soared still the make a very mean Pisco Sour On the bright side VERY accommodating for allergies Food was mostly delicious"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "main course was on the small side otherwise very good."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Went there for lunch dine in l.a. And the menu was good. Service was great and they had a good selection of cocktails. The eggplant tartar was really good as well as the fish. Tapioca pudding was really good. I dont like raisins but i ate them tbis time. Really good!! I would definitley come back for the regular menu."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Went for late lunch during DineLA. Food was delicious and beautifully presented but for a $25 lunch, portions were just too skimpy. One entree came out several minutes before the other...do I wait for my companion's food while mine gets cold or eat in front of him? Dessert "churros" were five very small dough balls rolled in cinnamon sugar and served with chocolate and lucuma sauces. Given that 3 of 5 pieces were hollow (mostly air), there weren't even 5 mouthfuls. At 1:45pm very loud music came on killing conversation for more than 5 minutes until someone on staff honored customer requests and finally lowered the volume."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "I love this restaurant. My third time here but we haven't been back for a year or so and we came back for our anniversary. It was just as great as I remembered. They serve small plates and the dishes are completely different but wonderfully delicious. The drinks are awesome. It's crowded though so plan ahead. My only complaint is we had reservations and they tried to give a horrible table (you have to squeeze into it while others are eating and there is a wait station on the other side- they can't offer it to larger people). So we had to wait awhile (it was Thursday night at 730 ) but then we got a great table on the patio."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "Good restaurant but they forgot our dessert and it was not that busy."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "9 of us went for dinela for lunch. the wait staff seemed a little put off by the fact that we were mostly student types and were not spending big bucks. they made snide comments to that effect. courses took a long time to arrive which is fairly expected. however when they did arrive it was not all at once and inevitably 7 of us stared at our food getting cold while we waited for the other 2. we were not made to feel welcome, and that is the primary reason i won't return. the food, however, was very tasty and the dineLA deal is good."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "We went for lunch and the food was great. I might have given it an outstanding for food and service, but they were having a little trouble adjusting to the Dine LA pace so one of our items wasn't hot when it arrived and the service was slow to start, then excellent. They remade our dish and it was spot on the second time. All the other dishes were excellent, especially the lomo saltado. They make their own juices for cocktails so everything was fresh and yummy; since it was lunch I had the passionfruit lemonade and they have a selection of other non alcoholic options. I would recommend this place for a nice dinner out or a drink and snack on the patio."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "It's always a pleasant surprise to find a reasonably-priced restaurant on the Westside offering a unique take on international cuisines, and Paiche does this well. Foodies will appreciate the chance to sample small-plates offerings combining Peruvian and Japanese tastes and textures. From the terrific rice cakes with the Yuzu aioli to the home-made churros, served with both a great chocolate sauce and a wonderful pumpkin-cream sauce, you can't go wrong. The menu choices and the food coming out of the kitchen makes you want to keep the small plates coming!"
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "I have visited Paiche many times. I would give this place 5 stars if it weren't for the noise level. Food is outstanding. Peruvian Japanese fusion with emphasis on fish. Rock shrimp tempura, short ribs and lobster fried rice among my favorites. But, really, all the food is excellent. Service is particularly good. Staff is polite, efficient, and very knowledgeable about the menu. I am also thrilled there is actually an upscale, hip place to eat in Marina del Rey . . . meaning I don't have to hit Abbott Kinney every time for weekend dining. Parking is easy and free. My only issue is the noise. Music is blaring and you have to yell at your table mates to be heard. If possible, book a table outside, where it's a bit quieter."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "The food here was fantastic. It rivaled meals we had in Lima Peru and at Le Mar and San Francisco. However the service was atrocious. A relaxing Saturday lunch with the place three quarters empty took over two hours, but not because we wanted it to. They did Comp us one dish. however that didn't make up for the frustration. Nice, but totally in attentive server."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Wonderful. Just wonderful. What a pleasant surprise. The food is top notch and the concept really works. Really helpful and engaged staff. A fabulous bar. And absolutely spectacular food. I don't eat a lot of Peruvian food, so the flavors were revelatory. Everything was really fresh, well seasoned and creative. My wife and I love eating out and this experience was a home run. Can't wait to introduce friends and family to this restaurant."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Paiche has the most intricate melody of tastes; like an orchestra each playing individually as well as in concert with each other. Outrageously delicious, perfect plates of just the right amount of food/color & texture. The ambiance is a bit loud, but what can you expect when its a bustling restaurant and everyone is talking about the flavors of each dish; one better than the next as you go down the perfectly prepared list. The exectutive chef is amazing and should be recognized as an artist of robust flavors while allowing the taste buds to distinuish each ingredient."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Outstanding in every way. Also, unfortunately, outstanding as well in the minamalist portions and the not so minamalist prices! C'mon guys - $4.00 for two small slices of bread. Notwithstanding the prices, this place is worth saving up to experience. You'll be getting some real taste treats. And don't forgo the Pisco sours."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "My friend and I went to Paiche for lunch on Tuesday. It was so noisy inside (loud music) we chose to sit on the patio where it was very cold. We were told that the restaurant would not let the server pull down the shade to block the wind. My friend ordered a $19 beef entree and there was not enough beef to make a meal. My chicken dish was very good however. My friend complained to the server and the hostess. We will not be back for lunch. The server was wonderful!"
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "Read a good review in a magazine and was excited to taste Japanese/Peruvian fusion. The ambiance was cool (despite being across from a mall and attached to an apartment complex) and service was pretty good...the waiter forgot a starter but then the manager gave us a dessert on the house. The menu was interesting and we were really excited to try new combinations of flavors...and cultures! The yellow tail cerviche and the chaufa de langosta were extraordinary. The cauliflower was very good, the octopus cerviche (would have been better without the olive sauce) and eggplant tartar were just ok. The churros were delicious but tiny (definitely not the kind of American churros we are used to seeing). I would go back to try more of the menu."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "everything about this restaurant is perfect..the food, the service and a feeling of being welcome"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Order the fried rice. And everything else on the menu is equally amazing."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Based on my experience at Picca, when I heard about Paiche, I was motivated to meet a friend there for lunch. It was early and very serene scene. If you crave Pisco Sour this is the place"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Our waiter Frankie was so helpful in explaining how each dish was prepared, and what to order. The concept is small plates to share, and everything we ordered was delicious. We will definitely be back soon!!"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "The food was great but the portions were too small and it was too expensive. Left kinda hungry after paying $80."
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "Food was good if you like little bites and you are a foodie and you like spicy. I don't like any of those, but I found some things that were good such as the Nieman Ranch pork belly - superb. Margarita was one of the best creative cocktails I have had. Liked the vibe for Sat night; wished we had taken a group, but our waiter was not good."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Been to Paiche since it's opening party. Food is good, portions are small and overpriced. Haven't been in awhile, they removed some good dishes from the menu, added some new ones that were just ok and raised the prices. Waiter told us they increased the portion sizes but I didn't see that. I prefer their other restaurant, Picca. I like the food, I like the space, but $20+ for some of these small plates is just not worth it. Gjelina does it better."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "What I tasted was creative, fresh and well prepared. Unfortunately I was dining with someone who wanted one dish only and this is a place where one really should try to sample a variety of items. There are diverse offerings, many unfamiliar to me, but the waiter did a great job of introducing us to the menu and making suggestions. The staff is very accommodating and are clearly great fans of the chef and his menu. The atmosphere is sophisticated, energetic but relaxed and friendly - not an easy combo to pull off. I will be returning, this time with food-savvy friends. My initial visit tells me that this menu fully deserves further exploration & I look forward to doing so. Also, so pleased the business decided to locate in the Marina."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Paiche is Perfection in so many ways! Welcoming and unpretentious staff, not too loud and AHHHmazing food! The drink selection for someone that really isn't a huge drinker (especially when it comes to liquor) was equally adventurous and gastronomically interesting ...so, we ended up trying several! Augustine and Giovanni took such fabulous care of us and made spot on recommendations that I would have trusted either of them to father my first grandchild.... Really, lovely fellas! :) All around - great place to go for a quiet dinner or a birthday celebratory occasion as we did! One Suggestion: please go there with a designated driver; you will definitely want to try the cocktails."
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "CHef Zarate'stake on Pruvian Asian fusion is one of a kind!"
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "The food was beyond amazing. So delicious. Great atmosphere and fantastic service as well"
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Paiche is a must if you are in LA. A Japanese fusion twist to the peruvian tapas scene, Paiche serves up some of the most amazing, mouth watering food you will ever taste. My few favorites include Yellowtail and Salmon cerviche, the Yuquita is always popular and awesome. Lomo Saltado almost taste like char kuay teow (flat rice noodle) from the streets of Singapore. And how can you say no to Wagyu Beef carpaccio with truffle oil. Ample garage parking and in a quaint, trendy neighborhood, you won't be disappointed with this exquisite restaurant. "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "We visited late in the evening and were seated right away. The service was friendly but somewhat inconsistent with several waiters attending our table, they were confused a couple of times with our order. The food itself is good, with some dishes being actually very good and a couple, just so-so. The dishes are described as "tapas" and that's what they are, some on the very small side. The main courses could be described as "raciones" by comparison, still on the smaller side. Our waiter told us we needed 2-4 per person. I could easily had had 5. It adds up, so be prepared to pay nicely for your food and drink (check out the bar menu). All in all a good experience if you are by LAX and need a late night dinner."
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "Thorougly enjoyed every little bite. Great flavors and presentation. Wish the tapas portions were a bit bigger, but our meal was first-rate."
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "Super small plates. Even for happy hour the prices were quite expensive for the amount of food served. The food is quite good but I'm not sure it deserves the prices they charge. And happy hour is supposed to lure customers in on the early side (it only goes till 6) so make it worth their while by offering a bigger discount."
    Dined on 5/20/2014
  • "Went there around 5pm on a Sat. Happy hour was still in effect so we pretty much ordered off that menu. I have to say, every single thing we ordered was very good. To start, the Peruvian Maid was excellent. Such a well-crafted drink. We ordered the yuquitas, shrimp dumplings, paiche lettuce wraps, arroz con pollo, and the albacore and salmon ceviche. It was enough for dinner for 2 people of medium hunger level. Everything is served in tapa sized portions so if you are starving, get ready to break out your wallet because those small plates add up. But overall, I would go back for drinks and apps."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Paiche has been open for about a year, we've been three times, and we still enjoy it. The large array of small dishes with their fusion of Asian and South American cuisines makes for an interesting dining experience, and with the large number of vegetarian dishes there is something for everyone. The service is sometimes spotty, especially if the kitchen is overworked, and I can't recommend the overpriced and bland specialty cocktails, but otherwise it is fun and good value."
    Dined on 5/12/2014
  • "This is, by far, my favorite restaurant on the west side. The food is incredible. I have never had a dish that didn't blow my mind. The scallop ceviche is amazing as is the wagyu beef. Another favorite is the kampachi which is served on a slab of himalayan block salt. It's amazing. And my final recommendation would be the chaufa de langosta. Hoestly though, anything you order will be fantastic. I could extend this list further but it would soon encompass the entire menu. Visit this place, experiment and enjoy. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Excellent Service and the food as well as the cocktails were outstanding. Really fun for a group of people or special occasion. My wife and I are definitely coming back."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Wine list needs dome work. Servers need a little more training on describing the South American wines."
    Dined on 5/9/2014