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Paiche Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.paichela.com
  • Phone: (310) 893-6100
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch
    Daily: 11:30am - 5:00pm
    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
Diner Reviews
  • "Went to Paiche specifically for the ceviche and because we also love Mo Chica. Ceviche was creative and bursting with flavor, just as we'd hoped. The pickled vegetables were a nice complement to the ceviche. They were crunchy, tasty and not too salty. Also got the pork belly, duck and halibut entree. All were stellar. Only complaint was mixed drink ordered for $13. It was refreshing, but there was such a large square block of ice in the center that each time I tried to take a sip, the ice was in my face blocking the liquid. I'd be surprised if there was even a half cup of liquid in the drink, because the ice block was so large. I would definitely go back again."
    Dined on 8/30/2014
  • "I really liked this place and our waiter was great. Like everyone else, I'd have preferred bigger portions. Maybe Paiche could have a few entrees that are "full size"?"
    Dined on 8/25/2014
  • "Two birthday celebrations, great atmosphere, excellent waiter, tasty unique cocktails and food was a series of one bite memories!"
    Dined on 8/23/2014
  • "Ii've been 3 times lately, first on a recommendation then to bring friends. Asisan fusion tapas, lots of fun"
    Dined on 8/21/2014
  • "Great to have this welcoming, excellent restaurant close to work."
    Dined on 8/21/2014
  • "Good but not exceptional. Dishes are quite small and overpriced for the quantity one gets."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "One of the best places we've been to. As good as Mo Chica is Paiche is 10 times better. Take it from 2 hard core foodies Paiche is a must."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "We have been to many fusion restaurants. This was, in many ways, the nicest. No valet, easy parking, not overwhelmingly "see-and-be-seen", just interesting small plates and fabulous drinks. The service was particularly good. Easy to mix and match many flavors. Loved the sashimi ceviche and the paiche lettuce wraps. They make a mean caipirinha!"
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "All the appetizers & entrees were excellent. The pre-dinner cocktails were delicious & the wine with dinner was perfect. We had the rock shrimp tempura, eggplant tartar, yuquitas, short ribs, arroz con pollo, lomo saltado, molten chocolate cake & churros. Everything was delicious. The portions are small so you had to savor each bite."
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "We have been to Paiche several times and every time we go we experience something new! We are sorry to see that the salad selection isn't as it was but we found so many interesting dishes to try that we did without the quinoa salad we used to love and still left happy and quite satisfied. The service was excellent; our waiter's recommendations were 100% right! We will definitely return whenever we can."
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "Food was excellent. Great flavones, textures & presentation. Gets pricey in a hurry, but it's a fun experience. I recommend going in a group of 4 so you can try about 1/3 to 1/2 the menu."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "Amazing food, service and ambiance...it was memorable...run, don't walk to Paiche for one of the best meals of your life...we're hooked!"
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "The portions are too small for price point. Great place to go if you are not hungry."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "Went for a casual anniversary celebration. Fairly noisy, some of the dishes were very good, others just ok. Good if you want a casual, easy to get to, no fuss kind of restaurant."
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "Enjoy Paiche for supper, great and unusual Peruvian food, vibrant energy, but a bit rushed. For lunch, it was dead. Food still really good, but the service was absurdly slow despite there being plenty of staff and only 7 tables taken"
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "In an overly trendy area, this new palette is quite welcome. Something different. The mixed drinks are delicious. The food is unique, well-prepared and tasty and the parking is easy!"
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "Very unique dining experience. The food was unusual and tasty. The tapas are even small by normal standards so you do need to order many dishes to be satisfied so diner can add up price wise before you know it. A wide selection of dishes. Dessert was disappointing. The cheesecake was inedible. It looked a lot better than it tasted. Overall the experience was a good one. I had friends visiting from Australia and it was the perfect place to hang out, drink, eat and have a good time. Great neighborhood vibe and relaxing atmosphere."
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "Paiche is downstairs at Stella (where we live) it is consistently great food, excellent service and a fantastic aatmosphere. Yesterday we went with two other Australian friends who own a restaurant in Australia and they were very impressed also."
    Dined on 7/28/2014
  • "I went here with a group of friends for Paiche's dineLA menu. We each sampled a variety of dishes from the choices we had for the dineLA lunch. The food was good and tasty for the $25 lunch set, which includes three courses (appetizer, entree, dessert). The arroz con pollo is really good. The chicken is cooked perfectly! We loved the spicy tuna tacu tacu and the desserts were heaven! You get to choose either the tapioca or churros and we shared both among the four of us. The churros are sooo good and it comes with chocolate dipping sauce! Make sure you try some of their Peruvian cocktails - very interesting selections. Loved the food, but just wished the portions were larger to really get the bang for your buck :)"
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Service and ambience were really nice, however the food was disappointing. Understood the portion sizes are 'small plates' but the food is grossly overpriced, under-portioned, and the flavors in the dishes did not make up for it."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Came here for dineLA lunch. Food was delicious. We had to get back to work so we told them we were in a rush... but it was still pretty slow. It took an hour and a half for lunch and most of the time was spent on waiting for our dishes to arrive. There weren't that many people so I'm not sure why it took so long, especially for the dessert which was served cold. Once the food came it was delicious! I would highly highly recommend the tapioca :)"
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "I was told this place was great. an hour into hour meal we had returned one dish, half ate another, did not touch the 3rd dish and the 4th only ate 1/2. It took forever to get the food and at the end the check as well."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "The noise level was so loud. The water finally arrived and we said we were starved and tried to order appetizers. He said that was not allowed because the kitchen required the full order be placed at once. Weird for a tapas restaurant. He finally agreed to make an exception for us. 15 minutes later, he returned to take our drink order. We had to call him back to take our dinner order. Finally, our appetizer arrived. Drinks 15 minutes after we finished the appetizers, one at a time. A couple of our tapas arrived but after two hours, we called the waiter and asked when our food was coming. He said the kitchen is divided in sections and it comes when it comes. We waited another 15 minutes and cancelled the rest. We left still hungry."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "Definitely on the pricey side but Paiche is the epitome of getting what you pay for. Not for people who value quantity for a value price but perfect for foodies and those who love food. There were flavors I've never experienced. I'm vegetarian so I was a little worried but the server was so knowledgeable that I left completely satisfied. A truly unique experience."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "As always, Paiche foes not disappoint our palates and taste buds. Everything is great! Service, food, location and the dining experience. Try it and you will not stop coming back."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "The food and service were great. I would definitely go back again."
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "Good quality food prepared in interesting ways. We have only eaten the fish called pacu in Latin America and they have it on the menu. So expect different stuff than usual and really good cocktails. But also beware that a lot of the fish they serve (including pacu) are endangered and/or on the "do not eat" list so choose carefully to help keep fish populations in the Amazon healthy. It's like a trip to Latin America but you only have to go to Marina del Rey!"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "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