Pisco y Nazca Ceviche Gastrobar - Washington D.C.

4.6
437 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.
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Washington DC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

This review is not so much about the food, but about the service. I was there on a date, the same night a group of people were celebrating graduation and being very loud. When George (manager?) noticed this, he took immediate action. He relocated us to a different area of the restaurant, which was more quiet and intimate. For the rest of the evening him and our server Hector went out of their way to make sure we had an amazing experience. You can find great food across DC, but great service....this is one of the few places where you’ll find it. I’ll definitely come back and will recommend it to everyone looking to have a great experience.

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DC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our fist time at Pisco y Nazca, and had a great experience, due in large part to our server Angel. Without much help from us, Angel provided a diverse set of recommended dishes for our three-person group, suggesting different combinations based on our preferences. We took all of his recommendations, and shared four delicious and complementary dishes including a ceviche, steak dish, seafood platter, and pork starter. The drinks and food were fantastic, and we will certainly return.

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U
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Sadly it did not deliver. It looked better on the menu .

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CJ
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My office is a few doors down, and Pisco y Nazca is our go-to for a great lunch and happy hour.

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OT
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a great experience with our server Yousef!

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

Best Peruvian food in DC. We especially love the grilled octopus. The service is also amazing!

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AS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Reservation process was easy. Checking in with hostess was easy as well! Service was great. We ordered pisco aperol which were good and for entrees, we got empanadas, the potato appetizer, a traditional ceviche, the chicken bowl entree, and the lomo saltado. Lomo Saltado was phenomenal, can't wait to come back here and try other drinks and the other entrees!

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LD
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Loved the restaurant! Definitely going back and recommended!

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Mothers Day brunch. Great food and even better service.

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S
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food and wonderful host! Would definitely come back again!

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KN
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

The food was incredible and very authentic. We will absolutely go back!

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A
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent all around. The food was great, but perhaps even more remarkable were the service and the cocktails (on Saturday afternoon happy hour!).

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OT
Miami
12 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brought two newbies to the restaurant and they loved it

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J
Baltimore
10 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Savor the tostadas with succulent pulled pork, the bright, fresh ceviche that invigorates your taste buds, and Peru’s take on the Benedict that oozes with golden egg yolk. Wash it all down with the red Sangria with Bourbon—a new combination that is both refreshing and warming. We highly recommend the experience at Pisco Y Nazca!

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C
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 3

The service was great! But we all agreed that the quality of the food has decreased a lot. The price of the dishes are very high for the quality of their food. They must improve!

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e
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best ceviche and piscos in town—hope no one else discovers the happy hour so I can keep it for myself!

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DD
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 4ambience 1

I really wanted to like my lunch but the entire lunch experience was miserable because we were so cramped. Don’t get me wrong, the food was delicious with bold flavors but our table for 6 people was poorly placed on one small table in the back of the restaurant where one of the seat was under the fire place. Imagine standing up from your seat and hitting the mantle!!! The entire meal felt cramped and there was no room to move around. The waiter had to walk around 2 tables just to take our order because the restaurant had cramped too many tables and chairs in the back room. I’m sorry but it was ridiculous. When we walked out we saw that the people in the main dining room had better arrangements. The noise in the room was also pretty loud. I wouldn’t book a lunch meeting at this restaurant. We couldn’t hear each other. Sad to say that we all left disappointed.

Protip: if they start walking you towards the back of the room, just say no.

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LC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 4ambience 1

Made a reservation for six people and came on time, but got a table for four people so we couldn’t fit the plates we ordered (begged for a larger table and the male host told us the norm was to seat six people like this). The servers didnt hold on to the new plates although there was no room to place them on the table and kept getting irritated we weren’t eating faster. The noise level is out of the ordinary...lunch sounds like 1AM party. Although our office is in the building next door —none of us want to go back. We related the experience to other colleagues and they had similarly awful experiences.

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G
Washington DC
27 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Simply outstanding. Great food, great ambiance, and good service. The lunch special menu was superb value. This is my 4th time at Pisco & Nazca and it has consistently impressed me.

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j
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I absolutely love ceviche so this is a great place for it! It was extremely loud inside though, like there was no sound absorption at all and it was really hard to hear the server or the person I was dining with. Other than that, the food was delicious and I will definitely return! We knew we wanted to get the ceviche and the plancha anticuchera, and our server helped us pick the perfect small plate of the pork tostones to add to our meal. I'm always very grateful when servers are decisive and helpful with suggestions and recommendations.

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DF
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, great staff, awesome ambience. I would definately recommend this place. One of our favorite restaurants in the area.

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m
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Great authentic Peruvian food, good service but a little it too noisy

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D
Washington DC
27 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 4ambience 1

I booked this place as a special birthday night which was noted in the reservation. What a bad experience. We arrived at 730 and it was so loud it was literally hurting my ears. When we asked the waiter suggestions, we couldn’t hear anything he said. We asked to move, and we did. It was slightly better but not by much.

The food was just OK. We had a civiche and a few other dishes to share. After just coming back from a trip to the region, it wasn’t that impressive especially considering the price. At this price point there are other better Peruvian places in DC. At the end of dinner there wasn’t even a mention of a birthday. We will not be coming back.

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LC
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Outstanding experience. The food is out of this world as are the cocktails. And out wonderful server, Maria, gave the whole evening a special touch with her warmth and knowledge. Amazing birthday dinner.

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OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

It was too noisy—not energetic—very loud.

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PW
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 2

Quite good food, big portions but too cramped and noisy to relax and enjoy it.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Great spot. Highly recommend for lunch or drinks.

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OT
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great spot for brunch - great selection of traditional Peruvian dishes and brunch favorite.

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M
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Terribly noisy! Food was good. Causa crocante, anticuchos de res. Pisco sour was not sweet enough (I’m Peruvian!). Waiters were lovely, and the overall ambiance at brunch began as pleasant, but by 1:00 pm we were shouting. The place was just too noisy to truly enjoy.

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s
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and drinks were excellent, service was great, everyone was happy. We will be back for sure.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The food is amazing! Very delish and favorable! I will be back!

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MK
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 1

This was my third time at the restaurant. First two experiences were great. On Friday, it was so loud, I could not hear my dining companion speak. We left as soon as we had finished eating because it was so unbearably loud.

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DC
Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Really good food - as always, but no discounts during Happy Hour. The Pisco Sour is very good, the Sour Grapes only OK.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food! Their ceviches are fantastic!

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DS
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food was good, not spectacular. Waiter helpful. Needs some fabric to soften noise.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We truly enjoyed ourselves. It is a hidden gem but the food was out of this world! Angel was the best server and the Passion Sour was one of my favorites. The ceviche was some of the best I have ever had. Everything was flavorful, and great for groups! I can't wait to go back for brunch.

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TR
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ambiance was energizing and refreshing, and those high top tables by the large window open to the street allowed our party to feel like we were dining outside while we sat inside. The best of both worlds. Ceviche was fresh and citrusy, presentation simple and focused on the food. Service was attentive and helpful - great experience from start to finish!

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OT
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An amazing place, with great food, drinks and awesome service.

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KL
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful experience overall. We had a team lunch together, and the food was fantastic. The lunch set menu gave us a good option to try different food. The chef kindly gave us a chance to try a new dish (shrimp paella with squid ink), and it was absolutely delicious. We would come back to the restaurant for another occasion.

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MA
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for a birthday and the food & service were great. Looking forward to go again asap!. best Ceviche in town.

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