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

Pisco y Nazca never disappoints!

GS
Charleston
13 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
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 7 days ago
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!

ES
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

such a nice addition to the DC food scene. Interesting food and fun ambiance

A
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Really enjoyed the restaurant & food. The wait staff was also very good. The appetizers were the favorite. Would recommend.

s
London
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely food full of flavour.
Noisy but great atmosphere.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic meal, courteous and fast service, fun ambiance. Will return again and again!

DM
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Lobe the food. When crowded it’s loud.

OT
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My mom wasn't a fan of the ceviche but I enjoyed it! The waiter was very attentive and helped out with the menu the entire time!

I
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

I am basing my review on our visit on 8/18. The service this time was super slow and our waiter barely stoped by our table to check on us. We waited over 20 minutes for water and another 30 minutes for drinks!
Fortunately, Jose who waited on previous visits for us came to the rescue and made things a little better. Thank you Jose!

LW
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Sitting next to the kitchen was a gift and a curse. Never sure how the hostess makes this decision but we found the sitting to lend a bit of excitement.

M
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very welcoming place, well organized.
It was my my first visit and definitely planning to come back. Food was very good and our waiter Maria was just fantastic!
Yes, I’d definitely recommend to stop by for lunch or dinner with friends!

VM
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Peruvian spot in DC. Amazing Lomo Saltado and Ceviche.

D
Atlantic City
13 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is my 5th time to this restaurant. The food is always excellent. The service is the best in DC . I will be back .

OT
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

I come here often and have eaten this dishes before but this time it was a complete disaster. The place was half empty and still 25 minutes passed before they took our order. We had chicha morada but they did not bring as the usual corn snack. Not a big deal, but with the time the food took to arrive, a little snack would have helped. Starters were very nice and a generous size for restaurant week. After finishing them we had to wait another half hour for the main course, and our waiter only approached our table to bring a bottle we hadn’t order, so we had to call him and he took it away. The main course were a joke, again generous, but no quality, the fish in the ceviche smelled... so we didn’t eat it, and the beef on the tallarines was so hard it was impossible to eat, which is disappointing when you pay extra to have a better meat. We told our waiter about the fish, he offered to remake the dish and after we decline the offer he just smiled and said enjoy! Another alternative would have been nice. We asked to put our dessert to go and bring the check 3 times until we got it, and one of them wasn’t available. Extremely slow service, which we could understand in a busy situation, but this was really frustrating.

LR
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favorite restaurants in DC. The ceviche and anticuchos are fantastic!

AM
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have recommended to friends and family. Worth going for excellent food. Happy hour is supposed to be great.

A
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love Pisco y Nazca! The food is delicious, comes in good portions, and the service is phenomenal. Our server, Andres, was very attentive, helpful in his recommendations (the pionino dessert is mouthwatering!), and super nice. I'll be back very soon!

OT
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Gorgeous restaurant with delicious food and very accommodating to allergies. Our server, Andres, was great! Particularly thoughtful about what options I had given allergies. Highly recommend.

S
Washington DC
24 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

This place was just ok. I was really looking forward to trying the food but was somewhat disappointed. The appetizers (tostones and empanadas) we’re both great. We ordered the cremasas ceviche and it was also delicious. Our entrees were both vey mediocre. The place was soooo loud. We were surrounded by loud people cackling on both sides and it made it impossible to enjoy conversation. Not dying to go back.

L
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Third time I’m coming here—it has now become my favorite restaurant and I recommend it to everyone! Service and the food is beyond amazing!

OT
Sydney / NSW
3 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. Will definitely return as often as I can.

SW
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was fantastic, even during Restaurant week they had normal proportions for each course and we were completely stuffed and happy by the end of our dinner. Our server Maria was super sweet and helpful, and I am now obsessed with their Pisco Mule drink.

L
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 1

The noise level was horrible. When booking we had requested a quiet table. We got the table next to the Happy Hour crowd and they were not willing to offer us a better table even as we were willing to wait. They also tried to charge extra for the menu dessert. This was our first and last time at this place. There are so many better options!

E
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is simply amazing! The presentation is what made it taste even better. Beautiful place.

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Went for lunch with a friend to try the restaurant week menu! The restaurant is very nice and service was good. Food came out quick. The food presentation was nice and tasted good too. My friend fell in love with the food here. Will definitely be going back.

M
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lucky enough to plan a lunch during DC Restaurant week. Got three courses for about $22 a person. Some of the best food I have had, period! Service was impeccable.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good, but I was expecting to get a complimentary suspiro
Limeño given that I’m a VIP costumer 😄

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and great piscos

LB
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

I eat here frequently and the food and service are consistently outstanding. It’s usually crowded therefore it is VERY LOUD. Take note.

OT
Wilmington
3 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Might be one of my favorite restaurants in DC. The seafood small plates are all amazing! The cocktails are great and service is accommodating. 10/10 👏🏼

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