Los Balcones del Peru

4.7
254 reviews
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Peruvian
Traditional Rustic and Regional Peruvian Cuisine, along with hand crafted "Classic" and "Original" Peruvian Cocktails created By Marcos Tello.
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l
Los Angeles
73 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My husband and I had a wonderful dinner at Los Balcones. The arroz con pollo was delicious and so were the anticuchos (we tried squid, chicken and fish). Do not miss out on the picaroles (the Peruvian beignets). The service was friendly and efficient. They make a perfect Pisco Sour! The ambiance and music were attractive, though perhaps a bit dark in the dining area. We loved the experience and will bring friends back.

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HB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place and so glad it's still open. Delicious cuisine and festive cocktails. This place will always be one of the best hidden secrets in LA.

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KJ
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

This is one of my favorite restaurants in Hollywood. I've been going here for years and not only love the food but you can't beat the ambiance right off a main street (Vine)! The only thing I would change is the parking situation (street parking only), although you can always find SOMETHING, how much you drive around or have to walk just depends on the time of day.

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MV
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was fantastic! From the amazing service provided by Jorge to the delicious food and the surprise birthday dessert. Thank you so much we will be coming back often.

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OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had the Shrimp to share with the table, the Ceviche Mixto and the Scallops. We shared all plates and were not disappointed. Service was great, despite it being New Years Day and we really appreciate it. Great food, great service, great place. Will definitely recommend and go back!

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So glad we chose Los Balcones for our birthday celebration! The service was great. The food and drinks we so flavorful and cooked perfectly.
Definitely recommend the ceviche mixto and the pulpo olivas
Can’t wait to come back!

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C
New Orleans
9 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and always great service

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a
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

The Peruvian food was quite good. Our server made the evening very special and was very attentive and kind. I would return if only the noise level improved. It was VERY LOUD!! Maybe they could turn down the music so the guests didn't have to shout to be heard.

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WN
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always have a great meal at Los Balcones

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TD
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love George! The food was amazing and drinks were delish! But our server George was the highlight of the night. Not only is his knowledge of the menu items were on point but his hospitable and friendly service was so welcoming and warm. He was so nice and even shared great conversations with us. Because of his exception customer service along with great food, we are definitely coming back!

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LP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome food and ambiance, the ceviche , lomo saltado and lamb was delicious and everyone enjoyed it tremendously

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T
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for meetings, and the food is amazing. Order a pisco sour while there.

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JR
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Dinner was fabulous, we shared the sea scallops and ordered a side of plantains. Wonderful, very excited that they are opening soon in Studio City nearer to where I live!

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DM
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had some Peruvian friends in from out of town, so they know ;) They thought the Chicha Morada And Pisco Sours were great. The saltado they thought was too salty but everything else was delicious. Our waiter was very upbeat. Fun evening.

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l
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this place! Went there for lunch- absolutely dead, as I arrived just when they opened. It was the perfect place to meet my cousin for lunch. The staff were very attentive and the food delightful. We are both Peruvian so we know good Peruvian food! Papa a la huancaina is a must have- we both had our own!

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BS
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 1

Pros: Ceviche. Calamari. Cocktails. Cons: Very dark lighting. Very loud music. Lamb shoulder entree had no meat. Sweet potato chips were good, but they charge after first basket lol.

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CU
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Peruvian food, excellent plantain chips, very nice service

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AL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Creative Peruvian cuisine, delicious Pisco sours, good service. The restaurant was a little too dark and noisy for the four of us. We would definitely go back. Lively ambience.

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A
Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

We loved our visit to Los Balcones. The food was great. Our only complaint was the restaurant was far too dark. We had to use our cell phones the whole meal, we could barely see what was in front of us .

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PV
Palm Springs
3 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

A favorite when I'm in LA. Great food, wine and vibe.

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DL
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First class wonderful food and drink...we loved it!

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FK
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I went a with a friend months ago and could not wait to bring my husband and friends there for a nice meal! We were not disappointed Everything we ordered was delicious!

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VF
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What can I say? I've been coming here since day 1, Yes, day 1. One of my favorites... although I don't make it to that side of town too often. Love the food!

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RS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

Attractive, cozy setting. Freindly, attentive service. Flavorless, overpriced food. Ceviche overpowered by chiles. Aji de Galliana with no aji, tasted like chicken salad from the deli counter at Ralphs. No hint of the character or charm of Peruvian cuisine. The Pisco Sours, however, were respectable.

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SB
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always an outstanding meal here. Everyone I bring also gets hooked and comes back even more than I get to. The food is amazing, prepared exquisitely, the staff is amazing and accommodating, I absolutely love this place. One of, if not the best, spots in LA to grab Peruvian food. Also, make sure to get a Pisca sour with passion fruit. holy cow. amazing.

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j
San Diego
39 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful Peruvian food (great ceviches and octopus) and excellent drinks. Very friendly and accommodating service

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It’s always good! Business, dating what ever the occasion.

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w
Los Angeles
36 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always have a great experience at Los Balcones. The food and drink are amazing and always remind us of our trip to Peru.

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DJ
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing vegan food and exceptional professional service!

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JM
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great vibe, awesome food!

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c
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I mostly go here for the plantains which are amazing, but other dishes are also great, such as all ceviches, BBQ platter, steak with an egg. Drinks-wise love their pisco-based cocktails (Pisco Sour and Pisco Punch are my favorites). This night the waiter was particularly nice to us. The steak comes with different sides, I asked to substitute everything with a salad and they brought a solid bowl of the nice stuff, including arugula, radish, and a nice dressing.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

I had the scallops with quinoa and enjoyed it. My mom had the lamb shoulder and didn't like it - way too much sauce and beans, barely any meat and tart dressing. Ambience was good but waitress and food took longer than I expected for the few people who were there when we arrived. All around good but not amazing

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OT
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is terrific and the service and ambiance are great! One of my favorites!

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RW
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was Great, and the Service was Great overall I can't say enough good things about Los Balcones del Peru.

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OT
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 2

- It was Jazz night next door (a place attached to the restaurant part) and while I enjoy jazz, is not great when all the noise bleeds through to the restaurant side during sets WHILE the restaurants music is still playing. It’s just unorganized noise and it comes out overwhelming and annoying rather than fun and lively.

- They only offer one stool/bathroom for women (yes, just one toilet) and one for men. This would be ok if they didn’t share the bathrooms with their jazz bar next door. Two toilets (one for men n one for women) are not enough when you have an additional crowd of ppl who are consuming drinks throughout their stay.

- The service could be a lot better. And the atmosphere could use soft lighting, it’s very dark, which again would be fine except 9 our of 10 people want to take pictures while there (social media has ruined us all). The patio is adorable but again it could look so much more inviting with a little lighting additions. When people post pictures of your space, its essentially showing others the vibe and feel of your space, so you might want it to be inviting.

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A
Los Angeles
27 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My daughter is vegan. My husband is not. I can go either way. Los Balcones offers both! Perfect pre-theater place for The Pantages. Close, but far enough to get in a good after dinner walk!

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S
Los Angeles
89 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our group of eight enjoyed our dining experience. Lomo Saltado was well prepared and seasoned. The chips and salsa was very tasty. We will return for another evening of good eats!

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CT
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The service was so friendly I forgot that I was in LA.
Their version of chips and salsa was so good I ordered two baskets.
The food was tasty.

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OT
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 5

Easley and quickly sat. Ready to order ; the server was not having it. We had arrived 10 minutes before happy hour ended Sunday evening and she wasn't interested in taking our order. In any case the food is consistently delicious, drinks too! Will wait a while to go back.

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WN
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Been here a few times now and Los Balcones has never failed to satisfy. The food is outstanding and the atmosphere is great. Love the bar in the restaurant and in the separate bar. Just around the corner from the Hollywood Arclight.

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