Pisco y Nazca Ceviche Gastrobar - Washington D.C.

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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.
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Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined 15 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another spectacular meal here. The food inspired by head chef Lopez constantly amazes my palette. Even more commendable is the service. The warmth and friendliness with which the staff showered our party with really made our evening. Bravo, Pisco y Nazca!

OT
Cleveland
1 review
Dined 15 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely great meal with the best waiter!

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 2food 5service 2ambience 3

I reserved a regular table for two people and after waiting for over 10 minutes was given a high table in the bar area. This is unacceptable.

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

Exceptionally helpful and friendly service, and well-prepared and interesting food, with lots of choices

MH
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

As a Peruvian I say it was great Peruvian food!

L
Washington DC
95 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Fun brunch alternative with 3 course prix fixe and bottomless sangria add on! Service was a bit slow but overall good atmosphere and tasty Peruvian bites!

K
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Highly recommend. Our waiter, Manny, was excellent at helping us decide what to order and he was spot on! Our food was delicious as were our bar drinks! The service was excellent and we were served our meals quickly. Can't wait to go back next time in DC.

OT
Jacksonville
16 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our family enjoyed the ceviche and unique brunch items, as well as the excellent service.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pisco y Nazca is a great every day dining destination. Whether it is for lunch, happy hour or dinner you will be pleased. Highly recommend the Pisco sour, rose sour and also the sangria options are sure to impress. For anyone working near L street, I recommend making a reservation since the large restaurant can still be pretty busy even on a holiday weekend. For food, be sure to try the Peruvian corn, the dip for the Papas fritas and emanadas is heavenly. Check out their sangria and be sure to ask for specials. Great indoor but also a large outdoor patio weather permitting.

LS
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Although I am vegetarian, the chef created 2 dishes that were exciting and very tasty. My ceviche friends were blown away with the variety and quality of the sea food. Nice server, very efficient and good timing.

OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I would recommend anyone this place for occasions such as a date.

PR
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Outstanding service by our attendant Jennifer. Food was tasty. We did try the ceviche, passion fruit version, and it was excellent. Ambiance was good during the lunch hour. They have a prefix menu as well. Over all a good experience.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 5

Ambience was great. Service could have been much better. One member of our party was vegetarian, and the options were very limited. We waited a very long time for our entree and figured out later that they must have cooked her dish from scratch. The rest of us had a chicken salad, which was tasty though a little too salty.

LS
New England
6 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I ended up going to Pisco y Nazca at the last minute while visiting DC for business. The food is very good, and the menu has a broad variety of staples and twists on other recipes that I have seen at Peruvian restaurants in the Bay Area. The service was great. Raul took excellent care of us with the rest of the team. Highly highly recommend this restaurant!

T
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service are always fantastic. Love this place.

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My first time and loved their food and service.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing service and more than delicious food!

G
New York Area
143 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Super yummy On my way! Excellent cocktails. Nice outdoor seating too. Amazing staff and cute place.

F
Washington DC
43 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 2

I’ve visited Peru several times, so I’m a bit spoiled. The food was good by US standards, but fell short of my expectations. Service is attentive. Very loud due to many people. Not great for conversation.

A
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing and were able to take advantage of the hora loca (4-7pm) with half price wine. The service was impeccable.

R
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great service!

CK
Cork
4 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service

H
Seattle
18 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was amazing menu and food, terrific service, and they had half price bottles of good wine as a special. Great restaurant all around.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic place, service and food. Look forward to coming back again!

A
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

If you want to eat good, drink good, have the BEST people wait on you then do yourself a favor and head here for brunch. I’ve fallen out of the brunch scene lately as many of them are overcrowded, service isn’t as good and most are just worried about turnover rate, but not here. First off ALL THE DRINKS ARE PERFECT, the passion fruit mimosa...WOW! The brunch price fixe is a lot of food and a bang for your buck. Andres was our server and he went above and beyond when we were being eaten by mosquitos and offered us bug spray. Their was never a moment we didn’t have a drink filled at the table, he was very attentive and patient as well as it was our first time here. Elmer helped us out as well and again, above and beyond he asked if we wanted to move as soon as he saw the sun striking our table. The chef came out personally to ask how we were liking the food and even added some alfajores to take home! BTW EVERYTHING WAS AMAZING! we had chicken and waffles, empanadas, tostones, French toast, etc. We came out here for my cousins birthday (group of 6). Pisco y Nazca thank you for remembering the roots of hospitality and making it feel like it was all our birthdays!

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

😎arriba Peru!😎

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k
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were actually 20 minutes late for our reservation due to traffic and they held our table for us. Service and food were amazing!

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pisco y Nazca never disappoints!

GS
Charleston
13 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

The food is excellent and the service friendly and amiable. Be prepared to wait at the very crowded bar even if you have a reservation.
The noise level is quite high so conversation is difficult

MP
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Great restaurant option in the heart of the City with a very pleasant environment.

MM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Friendly front desk, lovely waiter and bus staff. I thought the prix fix lunch was a great deal, and the "upcharge" for more premium terms was very clever. Also, the cookies at the end were packaged so they could be taken away.

We had plenty of time to chat, and the service was super professional and unobtrusive. Forks were replaced instantly, and water filled whenever needed.

Could not have had a more pleasant lunch.

OT
Washington DC
56 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Great menu selections. Lots of variety. We'll prepared and presented. Lunch specials a good deal

DM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Peruvian restaurant in DC. Love coming here every time I’m in town. Love the food and ambiance.

CR
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The drinks are incredibly well balanced and I cannot say enough positive things about the ceviche. I have been raving about it for days. 10 out of 10 will be going back.

MA
Miami
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and the service are outstanding. One of the guests in our party has a gluten allergy for which the chef came and talk to us. We were extremely satisfied with our experience.

CW
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food. Not particularly my usual taste, but ok. I got the prix five. The middle course with rice and chicken had no seasoning, so I wasn't too happy. The empanadas were very good though, especially with the sauce. It was a LOT of food as well, overall decently valued given the somewhat high price

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service was fantastic.

OT
Oklahoma City
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Exceedingly and annoyingly loud. Unable to hear the server nor converse across table. Food and service excellent.

MR
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent! From service to food! Our waiter was very friendly and the food and drinks delicious!

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