Picca
Picca

Picca

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.piccaperu.com/
  • Phone: 3102770133x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Sunday - Tuesday : 6:00pm - 10:00pm
    Wednesday - Saturday: 6:00 - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Peruvian, Tapas / Small Plates
  • Executive Chef: Ricardo Zarate
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Picca offers off-site catering for small to large parties. From private dinner parties to weddings. For more information go to www.chefzarate.com
  • Special Events: Contact: emilie@piccaperu.com

Getting there

  • Cross Street: South Beverly Drive
  • Parking: Valet
A word from Picca
Picca is a Peruvian cantina. We encourage you to eat your beef heart out.

At Picca, Chef Ricardo Zarate serves modern Peruvian cuisine with a Japanese flair. You'll discover over 50 refined Peruvian dishes designed to be passed around the table.

From our ceviche and tiradito fare to more traditional Peruvian meals like seco de pato, duck leg confit in black beer sauce over cilantro rice, we hope you'll stop by and try Chef Zarate's cooking. We encourage you to sit at the chef's counter, and watch his entire team cook all night long.

In 2011, Chef Zarate was awarded the title of Best New Chef in America by Food & Wine Magazine. He has also been nominated twice for a James Beard Award and last year Picca was named one of the 10 best restaurants in the America by GQ magazine.
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Picca reviews from OpenTable diners
227 reviews since May 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.5
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelEnergetic
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (182)hot spot (99)special occasion (93)neighborhood gem (91)good for groups (74)vibrant bar scene (58)romantic (56)late-night find (29)notable wine list (15)great for lunch (6)great for brunch (6)scenic view (4)kid-friendly (3)great for outdoor dining (2)Show More
  • Absolutely LOVE!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    The drinks and food are to die for, please try the avocado cocktail! SO GOOD!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The boots with the fur
    LAGem
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Picca has a great take on sushi. And the cerviche is like no other. Oh and the chocolate dipping sause for the churros, I could have drunk it all up.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved it!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Great food and service. Server was very attentive for such a busy night. Sat at the bar and the chef was very nice, explaining many of the dishes. Most nice restaurants in this area tend to be a little pricey, but this place is really worth it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Love!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    I always visit Picca when I am in town. Food is delicious and servers are always friendly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food is always fantastic
    Jonnymixx
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    I love Picca and always have a great experience here!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Piqued
    conohsirVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    the restaurant is passed its prime unfortunately. The portions are mean and the dish quality and taste are so variable that you are at risk when you order of being disappointed as we were on our second and final visit.
    Special Features:
    late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Morete
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    My husband and I recently visited Picca to celebrate our wedding anniversary. We had been to Picca before with another couple and wanted to return since the food had been Great! We were not disappointed. Again the food was spectacular. We were greeted with complimentary champagne since we had informed them of our celebration when we made our reservation. The service was outstanding and we can't wait to go back! I highly recommend this great restaurant. Oh by the way, you have to try their Pisco Sours. The best I've had outside of Peru!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    food was excellent. WAY too loud. Could not have conversation. Foo foo drinks and NO VODKA. Pricey. Tables packed in too close together.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    Having visited and enjoyed this restaurant on a previous visit to Los Angeles we were keen to visit again. we were however disappointed. the food generally was flavoured with lime and coriander and not the subtle delicate flavours we had experienced on our previous visits.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Food is amazing! But it's loud!
    Ilikefood
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    The food was excellent. Don't do the chicken nugget things. Otherwise everything was great. It is very loud in there so be aware of that.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • a Favorite
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Our second visit to Picca has solidified it's place as a favorite spot for my husband and me. There are so many delicious items on the menu, and the Paiche Ceviche tops the list for us. The drinks are on point. The staff is friendly and attentive and quick. Most definitely, we will be back soon!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • BusybeeVIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Food was too salty. Liked the duck leg with cilantro rice. Also liked the dessert churros and flan.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fun Peruvian Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We loved this restaurant, visited while we were in LA this past weekend. The ceviche is fantastic, very authentic and fresh. This is a fun place to have drinks and small plates with friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fun spot tickles palate
    Steph
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Loved the scallops with uni. Molly, our server, is a treasure of information, including about the traditional Peruvian dishes. Will certainly return. Kinda loud so not so good for the hard of hearing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • First time.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Drinks were awesome!! Food yum. V small portions for price but still had a good time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yani29
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    This is my 4fth year coming. I love the avocado project and the deco de pato are delish!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tastes Wins Over Deafening Room
    Tacos4Life
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    With several styles of fascinating small plates, the menu features something for everyone - some of the best bites you will ever put in your mouth. The fish and chips and braised duck were stand outs! Pricing is fair - when I received the bill, I was expecting a higher tab. Our waiter was knowledgable, friendly and had a great sense of timing. His recommendations on the number of dishes to order hit the bullseye. When the restaurant ran out of the wine we ordered, our waiter recommended a different wine (with a small taste) that was equally polished but not an up-sell to our original choice. It was difficult to hear our dinner guests but we managed to have great conversation without screaming across a small table. A definite winner!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent Food & Service
    nachisVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    While I love Latin American food and expected good dishes at Picca, I was blown away by how great everything was. Truly delicious! Dishes are broken up into single bites, tapa style small plates, skewers, ceviches, and larger plates (not that big). The play on sushi (potato replacing the rice) with the single bite dishes was both creative and tasty. The quinoa stew was great, too. The churros required we order two rounds. Really, you'll eat well but what really drives this place is the service. We had an excellent waiter who guided us through the menu, made us drinks that weren't on the list based on what we said we liked, and who all around on point. The food is pricey but this place is worth visiting!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Culinary ecstasy
    JFA3
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    The food explodes in your mouth; each taste is different, building to a sensory overload. The quinoa, chicken, cod, lamb are exceptional. The Causas were not our favorite but the Ceviche was outstanding. The ambiance is festive and loud-ask for upstairs if you want the decibels lower. This restaurant and it's downtown sister Mochica are LA treasures!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good creative food.
    globaltraveler
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    The duck was exceptional and all of the ceviches and tiraditos were very good. Dessert was impressive. My only complaint was the level of noise. There were lots of people and pretty loud music. It was hard to hear my family talk over the noise.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Amazing as always
    Jasatm
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    This place is My favorite place in LA. The food is always amazing! Good bartenders that makes some killer cocktails! Service always good, always the same staff!
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2003VIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Unfortunately, it is not handicap accessible, since there are many foodies who can't climb the steep steps to the front door.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Peruvian Gourmet Food
    Peru1
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    I've had this place bookmarked forever and been wanting to stop by, and finally made it. Food is delicious!!!! Solid options for meal, desserts, drinks, except for poor variety of pisco drinks.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food rocked...
    Denise
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    My girlfriends and I had a great dinner at Picca. The server was knowledgable, nice and very accommodating. Most of the food was stellar and my drink was out of bounds delicious. My only gripe was the cost of everything for the serving sizes. The portions of food and the size of the drinks were so small, it was actually surprising - and disappointing. It was really, really expensive. But, overall, the dinner was a great experience and I'll go back. I just need to save up in order to pay for it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good but not great
    4Paris
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    The concept is quite original and the restaurant has a nice open kitchen and good atmosphere. Unfortunaltely we had a table all the way in the back on the 2nd floor where there was less animation and we could not see the rest of the restaurant. The waiter seemed to be quite lost and forgot a couple of dishes we had ordered so the service was quite slow. Some dishes were really nice but overall the food was ok, nothing extraordinary. Quite expensive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ness
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    AH-Mazing! I've been dying to try this place and I'm so glad I did. I would eat here every night.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pushy
    JerrVIP
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Our waiter was very pushy, and our bill was out of sight. Didn't know that every coffee refill was $5.00.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • So Good
    dre1014
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    We ordered at least 15 different items off the menu and everything was delicious!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Picca
    EXO8
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Great food, but I wish portions were little bigger. Very noisy but I would go back again because foods are amazing.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Incredible Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    My experience at Picca was incredible and over-the-top. The food was bursting with flavor! I will come back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Picca on Pico
    MegaMuncher
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Creative take on Peruvian with Japanese influences. Everything we had, inc. ceviche, tacu tacu deep-fried rice balls with cheese inside, short ribs, exquisite desserts, was excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Food
    anonanon
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    The 32oz rib-eye and the anticucho de Salmon with orange soy sake - both worth coming back for. And they make a great drink - something like a mescal based margarita.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Absolutely Delicious
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    I've been dreaming about the ceviche and the pumpkin stew since our visit. It was our first time, most definitely not our last time, and we look forward to coming back often. The staff here is brilliant, too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bring Your Ear Plugs & Your Wallet
    Foodiedave
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    This restaurant is as loud as a high school cafeteria, and the dishes, while delicious, are as small as recess snacks. So expect your bill to be astronomical if you plan to fill up or just go to El Pollo Inca on your way home!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Out of this world
    Descriva
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Although on the noisier side, we had a wonderful experience at Picca. The food is like nothing you've ever tasted and well worth the price. Many medium sized dishes satisfy with rich deep flavors. Our waiter was beyond friendly and funny, very helpful with food and drink recommendations, as well as vegetarian accommodation, he even got us out and paid quickly so we could catch a last second movie. Because of the noise, although I think due to our seat upstairs on balcony, it would be a tough place for those hard of hearing. But you won't want to do much conversing when you're savouring these exquisite dishes at Picca.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • very interesting Peru restaurant
    ChenVIP
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    We went there for DINELA. 45dollar we can order 5 dish. Scallop and shimp ceviche is so good. Grill black cod is very tasty. Must try the seafood paella.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • dining experience
    ispyleah
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    I really enjoyed my dining experience at Picca. Went for the dine LA event and got a chance to sample the menu. The service was exceptional, the server came around at the right times and always asked if we needed anything.I would recommend giving this place a try!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Clam rosiotto
    Leilee
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    Food was great along with the ambience. Noise level is a little overwhelming.. I felt the need to yell and I literally had to catch my breath. I really enjoyed the food, however, the pace at which each plate was presented took a while. That's the only downside to my dinner experience.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Peruvian food!!!
    MunchieBoba
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    Great experience for DineLA. There was 3 in our group so we were able to try out everything on their DineLA Menu. The ceviche and Paiche Tradito were the best out of all the appetizer selections. The Branzino was the best amongst the main entree selection. The sea bass was not that great; the texture and taste of the fish didn't stand out and the potatoes was overpowering the fish as well. The clam risoto may be spicy for some. The dessert was both good. However, I preferred the meringue b/c of the unique taste of the delectable passion fruit mousse and jelly; the chocolate napoleon was too typical of a chocolate dessert. Nice ambiance. Service was good. Noise level was really high.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The best drinks!
    Noelle
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Came here on a Sunday night for DineLA with 4 friends. We loved their drinks - everyone ordered something different, and we were all pleased. The food was superb as well...the Risotto was by far my favorite, but the short rib and ceviche were amazing as well. So glad they offer DineLA here. I'll definitely be coming back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic