Pisco y Nazca Ceviche Gastrobar - Washington D.C.

4.8
1174 Reviews
$30 and under
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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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1174 people are saying
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MariaPriceDetherage
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 20 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A waiter, Maria, was outstanding! We love it here and always have great service.

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Roxanna
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and excellent customer service. Great environment.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely incredible meal with friends—we split some ceviche, apps (tostones, empanadas, scallops). The food was delicious and Geraldo, our server, took excellent care of us. Would definitely recommend the pisco flight and will plan to come back again soon. 100% recomendable

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our experience was amazing. The food was superb as well as the service. I look forward to returning.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the best happy hour that you will find in DC and has the best manager you will find anywhere (Jose)! Love this place!! Great food and drinks❤️

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great value and excellent food with the lunch menu. Service was adequate and fast.

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vipMmmmm
Washington DC
36 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Always good. Always consistent. Great ceviche. Vibrant bar/happy hour scene.

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Laura
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had the most amazing waiter, Raul. He was so professional and accommodating when I mentioned I have Celiacs disease and other food sensitivities. I felt completely safe eating there knowing that they were prioritizing my health and experience at their restaurant. We ordered the traditional ceviche and sangria and it was delicious!! Thank you Raul!!

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Shaina
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food quality and reasonably priced. Awesome vibe and ambiance.

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JaneDoe
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best dining experience in DC. Food was amazing, prices were fair, and the service was outstanding. Sara was so attentive, she provided us with everything plus more. She truly made the dining experience above and beyond what we could ask for.

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JessicaP
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible and attentive service! Food was tasty and drinks were amazing.

The restaurant itself was also beautiful.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exactly what we were looking for in terms of fine Peruvian dining. Will definitely be coming in my back!

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vipElena
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great place with amazing delish food and drinks! My highlights were carne appetiser and el Tigre ceviche along with verde Pisco drink (skinny). We had a reservation for the dining room originally, but the bar was so vibrant, so we sat at the bar instead. I will come back for sure, especially during their happy hour for drinks which runs everyday.

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vipEllenS
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service! Most interesting and delicious meal I have had in a while! Thank you PyN!

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vipJavierM
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Vladimir was awesome! Great kid. And of course, the food and drinks delicious as usual.

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ClaudiaA
Los Angeles
21 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service. We loved the causa sampler and the arroz con mariscos!

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patrimart9
Washington DC
62 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Good Peruvian food, ceviche is excellent, also causa de pollo. Aji de gallina and papas a la huancaina not bad, but not best I've had. Only real problem is the noise level, even outside it is very loud, would have enjoyed it more if music were turned down a bit.

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Ariana
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

I went with my father to Pisco and Nazca because it was Peruvian Election Day. I understand the restaurant was full so I know the service took longer and the noise levels were high. However, there were many severs but they took 15-20 minutes to serve us each time. As a Peruvian, I know my own cuisine. The tradicional ceviche was okay but the fish was warm and lacked spice. The long wait time might have warmed the dish which does not help in flavor. The empanadas were fried which is not typical for Peruvian empanadas, but the meat filling was divine. The causa samplers needed more lime juice and spice in the potato. The fillings were okay with the pollo causa being the best. My dad ordered the pescado al macho and it was all right. He said the chef burned the aji Amarillo during the preparation so the sauce had a burned taste and dark look. The sauce was too liquid as well but the fish was good. I ordered the salmon andino and it was bland. The salmon was too bland and the sauce was not the best. The quinoa salad needs a different dressing. It was sweet and sour executed wrong. I didn’t enjoy the fish. Lasting, the drinks were delicious and the fried yucas were great. I understand the full house meant some dishes were unavailable and others might have been served poorly because of the wait but let your servers now. Sadly, I did not order any desserts because I was disappointed. I hope the service and food improve because the ambiance is nice and the servers were attentive.

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vipAlonzoW
Washington DC
66 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

The server was very positive and helpful. But we felt things had dropped off quite a bit since pre pandemic. Hopefully will improve again.

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vipRubenM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience2

AC was not working

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They went out of their way and brought my brother a special birthday dessert even though we didn’t order one!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and the service from the servers, bartender and hostess were excellent. It does definitely represent Peruvian culture. We were visiting D.C and we happened to find this restaurant and we had dining two days in row. I want to give Special thanks for the two servers: Alex and Carlo they were very friendly. Alex was an excellent bartender and he recommended good drinks.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came in a few minutes late for a 5 PM reservation and the staff was very accommodating. We were very impressed with their Happy Hour (4-7 PM), especially the discounted cocktails. Our waitress, Maria, the rest of the staff, and our meals were all excellent! Definitely will be returning.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and atmosphere

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
7 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best happy hour in DC!!!! Love this place soooo much!❤️ Rachel & Mira

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Pman22
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was such a nice evening, from our service to the food everything was top notch. I will certainly be coming back!

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Alexandra
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Es un poco caro, pero es rico! El lomo saltado es muy bueno y el ceviche también! En bebidas, el pisco sour de maracuyá fue mi favorito!
La atención 100 puntos!

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vipCMY1
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and drinks were top notch, place was nearly full...nice to see things getting back to normal

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CaseyE
Dallas
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant was recommended by a local, and it did not disappoint! The food was so delicious and the environment is beautiful! Highly recommend!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved everything! Save room for dessert and split the suspiro- it’s so rich but oh so delicious!

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vipYounP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing! Alex was very kind and helpful. Best experience in DC!

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Sara
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service, food, and ambiance. The wait staff and manager were extremely helpful and friendly, both in general and in regards to suggesting foods for dietary restrictions. Cannot recommend enough - well worth it!

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vipEvelynS
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

so glad to be back. Whatever I order it is so delicious. Never nervous about ordering new dishes. Yum!! and what a great value!!!!

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ScottR
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience4

The night started out really good but as the meal went on, we saw the server less and less and less. We ended up waiting a while for him to come over for us to ask for the check. I am happy you all are getting busy and the servers are making money and we were patient but it was over 10-12 mins to track him down. When he did come over, he was attentive and personable and kind and very nice.

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Enjoyfood
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food and friendly staff. A friend introduced me to Pisco and I had to introduce it right away to another friend, who hadn't been there. My friend enjoyed everything as well.

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Andrea
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall4food2service5ambience4

This place is overly hyped sadly. Loved the music and overall ambience though. Our server was super sweet but the food...such a disappointment. As a Peruvian I had high expectations for the classic plates. The traditional ceviche.. flavorless. The lomo saltado.. way too salty. The anticuchos de corazón were just ok. The only good thing we had were the pisco sours and the tostones.

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Lina
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From beginning to end, if I could give it 10 stars I would. Made a reservation to celebrate my husband’s officer graduation AND 30th birthday and let me just say, this was one of the best nights we’ve had in a while.

My husband’s and my idea of fun is to go out to eat delicious food. The food here was again from start to finish, amazing. And the drinks... woo!

But our server, Maria. Mi paisana colombiana! She was attentive, suggestive, provided plenty of information without being pushy, and I loved the mix of the silent service with her attention to detail and making sure that my husband was taken care of and not to mention, surprised! Gracias de nuevo, Maria!

Thank you to your whole team for an amazing night. From food, to service, to ambiance and music. Just perfect.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Best ceviche in the area

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vipJoslynC
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and great service! Cocktails were spot on too

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Get the tuna ceviche!!!

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Pisco y Nazca Ceviche Gastrobar - Washington D.C. is rated 4.8 stars by 1174 OpenTable diners.

Pisco y Nazca Ceviche Gastrobar - Washington D.C. does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://centurionrestaurantgroup.cardfoundry.com/giftcards.php.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.