Pisco y Nazca Ceviche Gastrobar - Washington D.C.

4.6
271 reviews
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Peruvian
Pisco y Nazca Ceviche Gastrobar adds a modern twist to Peruvian cuisine. Inspired by Peru’s top eateries, the new DC outpost serves up bold-flavored dishes, unique cocktails and a vast selection of local and international beers.

Situated in the bustling and vibrant Dupont Circle neighborhood, Pisco y Nazca Ceviche Gastrobar brings people together in a space that’s packed with personality and soul. Our vibrant bar with open kitchen views is the perfect spot for sipping, socializing, and savoring our crazy good ceviche. Come experience a celebration of good eats and good times for brunch, lunch, dinner or happy hour.

Looking for the perfect venue? Plan your next event at the best ceviche bar this side of the Andes. Call today and ask about our private dining options.
What 271 People Are Saying
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Baltimore
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great bunch

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OT
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Great brunch deal for both food and drinks.

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AW
Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Food tasty and good but service was at times sloppy and neglectful. Seemed pricey also

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Washington DC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Food was a bit bland I was surprised they had no green aji sauce to complement the lomo saltado.

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AB
Detroit
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Definitely noisy (I came prepared with ear plugs), but the food was wonderful and the service was even better - Thanks, Hector!

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V
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service with amazing food and beverages. Management and wait staffs are very friendly and courteous to ensure a great experience.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and decor

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d
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great and interesting food. Nothing but positives.

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Miami
11 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pre Valentine’s Day dinner with my bf of 7 years. I had been to the Miami location and thought he would love it, which he absolutely did. Big hit and will return many more times

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TT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

our server Elmer was fantastic he is always so nice and accommodating and the food and drinks were stellar! only issue was the noise but thats just because its crowded around happy hour time

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Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is my 3rd time dining here. The food is excellent and as always the wait staff was outstanding.

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VP
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 3

Must try the pulpo ceviche and the tostones

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MD
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Thank you for offering a quiet back table for our ladies' night out. All enjoyed their dishes and drinks, including two who were new to the restaurant. I look forward to sampling any vegan or vegetarian entree options which may become available in the future. The barlotto has been a favorite of multiple visits, in the meantime. The riesling is a keeper as well. Hopefully many people will order your chicha morada, even though it is "off menu".

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Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Food was good, but definitely not the *best* peruvian I have had. I thought it was overpriced. You can get really good Peruvian food at other restaurants (equally as good or even better) for a much better price. However, overall it was a good restaurant, nice environment and great service. I am not likely to go back due to the $

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M
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

My experience was great as always. However, the food portions decreased substantially from the last time I was in this restaurant and this actually disappointed me. Pisco y Nazca was well known for a pretty decent size of ceviche and it was not like usual. Also, the Cholo Benedicto used to have 3 eggs and this last time I got only two.

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OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service! Would definitely come back

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PD
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our table was not ready when we got there, so we ordered some drinks at the bar. Immediately, the manager offered us one champagne glass each, and told us the drinks we just ordered were on the house, even though our table was ready in 5 minutes. The food was amazing as always! We had a ceviche, a tuna starter (which we loved) and a seco de cordero. We love this place and will be back.

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Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Not usually a fan of upscale Peruvian food, but this place was amazing. Good service, food, and cocktails.

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FT
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

Sexy place, cool vibe but the food wasn't great. Was expecting great things cause have heard raves but every dish was underwhelming and we ordered a lot. Ceviche Callejero was soupy and with little taste, pulled pork on tostones was practically tasteless and sloppily designed, the jalea I believe it's called is just a bunch of fried shellfish that you could have anywhere (calamari, shrimp, etc). The vibe is cool and fun but I just wish the food was better.

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n
Richmond
9 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

very good food and service and cocktails. typical modern restaurant that is insanely loud due to hard floors and ceilings.

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l
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

I'm disappointed. Food was bland. The pisco sour was nothing like the real thing.

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our son's birthday. He loves Peruvian food and was not disappointed. Great place, and we certainly will return.

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GY
Washington DC
24 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was simply great food. Service was acceptable. Noise level was not. Will come back again.

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Orlando
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Was great! Was a bit loud but granted they had a not so private party in the bar area. Besides that food and service were great

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GV
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

The best Peruvian cooking in town! All is excellent, including service. My only complaint is that the noise level is a bit too much during peak hours. But, all the same, really worth going. It is now my very favorite place to dine in Washington DC.

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Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 1

The host staff seemed very disorganized and overwhelmed. The hostess was rude to me. We sat outside because it was so crowded and loud inside. We had to order at bar and then come back to get food. We didn’t have silverware for 30 minutes until I went inside and the hostess told me rudely that I had to ask the bartender. So I waited 4 people deep to ask the bartender for silverware. By then our food was cold. Terrible experience.

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d
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Noise level was rather high but would still recommend.

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Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

the beef is far from good

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent as always

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RO
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

wonderful place with wonderful food but it's extremely noisy

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RN
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place! Amazing, tasty food and great great service!

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l
London
22 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We had great ceviche - both the passion fruit and the traditional. All the steak dishes were fabulous. And it was pisco sour night, so we definitely enjoyed the half price pisco sours! It was really busy and really loud, but we were still able to carry on a conversation. Everyone had a wonderful time. I will for sure try it again.

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DC
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Good food, good drinks, a little too busy. Recommmend it

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Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The chocolate dome dessert was incredible

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Miami
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

Lomo Saltado is a signature dish of Peruvian cuisine. This was really not tasty and meat not tender enough

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Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is your perfect restaurant. Angel goes above and beyond for this restaurant as well as the people he serves at his tables. The food is top notch and the aesthetics match. This is by far a top contender for this overall best restaurant in DC.

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San Diego
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Great food and service but very loud. Hard to hold conversations

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NF
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous ambiance and incredible drinks and food! They went above and beyond to celebrate my friend’s birthday. Definitely will be back soon!

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The quality of the cuisine and service was first class. Our dinner was incredibly delicious and prepared perfectly, and our waiter, Angel, was superb in his combination of qualities rarely found in today's restaurant scene: cordial, engaging, knowledgeable, observant and pleasant.

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p
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fast becoming one of my favorites. I've been twice now and enjoyed the food and the service on both occasions, as did my guests. The ceviche sampler is a great way to try different styles with a decent size portion of all three offered varieties. The aji de gallina has just the right texture and spicing and is again a very good size portion. A Peruvian restaurant should be able to make those two dishes well and Pisco y Nazca does not disappoint.

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