Pisco y Nazca Ceviche Gastrobar - Washington D.C.

4.6
397 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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Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Join us at Pisco y Nazca for your Mother's Day celebration, opening at 10:00 am for brunch! Indulge in Mother's Day dinner and mom will receive a $20 gift card from Pisco y Nazca to celebrate her day!

Sunday, May 12, 2019

What 397 People Are Saying
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MA
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
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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MP
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything we ordered was delicious! Ceviche was fresh and flavorful. Pisco Sour and the Sangria were perfect. Great place to try a variety of foods and flavors.

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WL
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This was my first visit. My wife speaks a little Spanish and had Peruvian food before so helped me to make some forced choices since all of the food was GREAT. I strongly recommend the sampler dishes to better appreciate the breadth of the tastes. They emphasized that the portions were small but they were not, We had to get a doggy bad half way through. That did not keep us form sampling the desserts and they were outstanding, particularly the rice pudding which brought back memories of what we used to eat in Southern Virginia. The service was prompt and the atmosphere was at home causal. Our sever sort of adopted us and went into detail about the food, culture, and restaurant history. She regularly checked to see how we were doing and showed genuine interest in our well being. My wife had been here before and stated that our experience was not unique.

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

Easter brunch

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A
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Great takes on Peruvian food. Excellent and quick service.

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OT
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Food was delicious but it came out in phases. Dessert never came. Still, I would recommend this restaurant to anyone.

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

The food was absolutely delicious. The service was also outstanding, our server Jaime was very knowledgeable and made great suggestions, ask for him if you have a chance.

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T
Washington DC
62 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Unfortunately, another Peruvian restaurant with Nouveau Fru Fru restaurant. I think because it’s downtown, they’re trying to play the part. Although the place was nice, the presentation beautiful, and fairly good drinks, if I wanted true Peruvian food, I would go elsewhere.

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GP
Washington DC
85 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Simply espectacular. Wonderful place with excellent Peruvian food. Service is top notch

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Responded 6 days ago

GPVDinner, It will be our pleasure to host you again soon. Thank you for taking the time to write about your experience at Pisco y Nazca.

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DJ
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent experience in every way imaginable.

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R
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great service and great food. Our server Angel was also great.

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SF
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

I will definitely be back

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KG
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

I made a reservation for five people and we were seated at a very small table that made it challenging for conversation. I would have understood had the place been packed; but it wasn't. No one was ever seated at the two top table adjacent to us. They could have easily pulled that table over to accommodate our group. Otherwise, no complaints.

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LC
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I absolutely love this place! I have been to multiple Peruvian restaurants and hands down this is one of the best. Peggy attended us and was super friendly and helpful. I will definitely come back

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

Maria was our server. She was knowledgeable and probably one of the sweetest servers I’ve ever had. The food came out quickly and tasted fantastic! I’ve already made reservations to return!

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good service but took too long to get drinks and food.

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L
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing, me and my boyfriend had an amazing time! And the food was incredible

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B
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Delicious but extremely nosy -difficult to have a conversation. Room acoustics don’t help.

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JE
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Enjoyed everything we ordered from the cocktails to the ceviche to the entrees to dessert. Plus it didn't break the bank.

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A
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

Horribly slow service. Each round of drinks took at least 15-20 minutes to arrive. Food left a lot to be desired. Arroz con mariscos was very bland. Our table shared a few apps based on waiter recommendations, but none met my expectations. Probably our fault for not going with ceviche, as I’ve heard that’s good. We had to ask for the check twice, and it took another 20 minutes for our waiter to come back the second time in order for us to ask...again.

Will give them another shot, but only for happy hour and only for ceviche...and no drinks if they’re going to take 20 minutes to pour a glass of wine

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OE
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible as always.. LOVE this place... Great service, great food and great ambiance...

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Responded 6 days ago

Ola, Thank you for your preference. We will love to welcome you again soon.

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A
Washington DC
71 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All the dishes we had were delicious, especially the ceviche

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AV
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Piscos sours and Chilcano cocktails are delicious, made with original peruvian pisco licqueur!
Great variety of dishes, hard to decide, but finally had a traditional "lomo saltado". Good service and cozy ambience.

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GG
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was outstanding but the noise level was not. It was so loud we asked to move tables which they accommodated and although it was better it was still loud but at least you could hear the people at your table. It was also very warm.

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OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 3

Nice environment, however our food took forever. People around us who ordered food after were finished when we were served.

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MP
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great restaurant, good location and pleasant atmosphere. Everyone was quite pleasant and our waiter/waitress was quite pleasant and very helpful with answering any questions regarding the menu or offering good menu options. Will definitely return!

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AP
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was amazing, we tried 6 different starters and they were delicious. Drinks were pretty good too. Definitely coming back

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DR
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice Peruvian food. Ceviche was very good and service was great.

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NZ
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Food was delicious as well as the drinks. I recommend the Ceviches, specially the Callejero.. so good!! And a Pisco, I went for the passion fruit!

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M
Richmond
37 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

amazing food, amazing service! you have a great staff and is always hospitable!

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SU
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful ambiance, great service and DELICIOUS food for a reasonable brunch price! So glad I discovered this place. The drinks were also very good, I will be back.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

We love coming here, but sorting out payment for a group of 11 was tough. Some of us did the prefix menu, but it didn’t show that way in the bill, rather we had to figure out our options in order to subgroup our choices to pay. It was very stressful, we hope that in the future, it shows as pre fix totals for example $30 and the number of people that consumed from the pre fix menu. Same w the bottomless option.

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MN
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great cocktails, and overall great service. Will definitely come back again!

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I’ve been coming here since it opened. Amazing place, amazing food, amazing service. Shoutout to Angel for always proving the best service!

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OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great spot but it’s also a bit loud there. The food is amazing and for the portions (brunch and pretty big.

Pisco y Nazca Ceviche Gastrobar - Washington D.C.
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you for your visit and for your kind feedback. We are happy to inform you that we are working on improving the acoustics of Pisco y Nazca and by the end of May we will have concluded with the works. You will then notice the difference. It will be our pleasure to host you again soon.

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

Amazing food! Awesome atmosphere and attentive service! I will be back!

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New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

A bit noisy for an intimate special date night, but great ambience and staff.

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

Pisco y Nazca personnel were very accommodating to our party of three. They gave us a wonderful table,
superb service, and delicious food. The noise level was high, but we managed to converse as we ate. We spent three hours there. We would happily return for another delicious meal and recommend the place to our friends.

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F
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous dining experience. We were looking for something authentic, different and delicious and that’s exactly what we got. We loved every bite including our drinks and dessert and felt fully satisfied but not overwhelmed by our wonderful food. Highly recommend this place to for all foodies out there.

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SW
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

There was one dish I would go back for and that is the tostones. Delicious. The octopus and scallop starters lacked flavor. The tuna tartare was not good. The portion size was way too big and the tuna had been worked into a meatball rather than diced. The texture was odd and the presentation was off putting.

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