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Refugio de Santiago

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Calle Real #33 Anexo de Paullo Km 31, Carretera de Lunahuana, Lunahuana, Peru
+51 991 991 259
08:00 - 20:00
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Sun 08:00 - 17:00
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Lima, Peru
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284 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Can be hard to find but worth it. It is in a little village in the Carretera down a dirt lane. You enter either just before the church or coming from the East through a diagonal turn off. You will come to an open space beyond the church with a ramp down to a small carpark. The Restaurant is through... More 

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srantica, Director Comercial at Refugio de Santiago, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your comment, we are happy to read your opinion, you captured the place spirit, good food in a nice and peaceful place with fine company, as simply as that, and so difficult to find out nowaday, our senses are constantly being attacked by noise and lights keeping us away from what really matters, silence and... More 

Lima, Peru
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35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 October 2016

Love the food, I had the chupe de cola de camarones and it was superb! Also try the lucuma milkshake and the different cocktails!

Thank Andrea C
Lima, Peru
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119 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 June 2016

Out of his own garden, most of his herbs veggies flowers fruits are from there, But than end up on your plate as a delightful dish. Try before you die: duck, lucuma milkshake, tuna sour, quinoa risotto, taco taco, trout de refugio. If someone in the middle of nowhere can make this, it is worth to drive for.

Thank MonoJ
Lima, Peru
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2016

It was overall a great food experience. We went with our family that just arrived from Boston and for them it was a great experience too. It is very hard to find a restaurant like this in the U.S. And if you find one it will be very expensive. Would totally recommend the dishes I mentioned and the Tuna Sour... More 

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Tubingen, Germany
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209 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 January 2016

During our visit to Lunahuana we stopped for lunch at the Refugio de Santiago in Paullo - a real surprise. Sitting under Arab tents at wooden tables in a botanical garden of fruit trees and herbs and Fernando explaining to us the diversity of plants. Food is very special - freshly prepared extraordinary dishes with local ingredients. We loved the... More 

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205 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 August 2015

With a group of around 14 people we had a dinner outside. First, we started to conjure with the open fire by drinking pisco sitting in a circle and each of us making a toast. Once finished, we left the inner patio, went through the gardens uphill guided by small torches / candles on the floor and up to the... More 

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Surco, Lima, Peru
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54 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 July 2015 via mobile

We arrived here both from a reference on Trip Advisor as well as the rafting company we used. I'm giving this an excellent as the food was fresh, served quickly and very delicious. We loved the menu selections and tried the different types of trout, asado, milenesa and other traditional plates. Everyone in the family was extremely content.. even the... More 

Thank Lisa_Koplin
Indianapolis, Indiana
1 review
Reviewed 26 November 2013

What a wonderful place! Our host, Fernando, could not have been more gracious, giving us an impromptu tour of his orchard and gardens. The food was beautiful, fresh and delicious. The surroundings, while rustic, were welcoming. We only hope we can return. Greg and Gail Wiseman Indianapolis, IN, USA

Thank Gail W
Calgary, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 7 June 2013

I ate at Refugio De Santiago while staying overnight with a group of travellers in early May 2013. All Canadians, we were overwhelmed by the generousity or our host Fernando and the beauty of the Refugio grounds. We had lunch, dinner and next-day breakfast - all delicious and beautifully presented. The ingredients are very fresh, produce from the Refugio gardens... More 

Thank BLM154913
Lima, Peru
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158 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 November 2012

Came back to this fantastic restaurant with family visiting from the UK. I let Fernando (the owner) know that one of my guests was vegetarian, and he prepared a gorgeous Vegetarian Ceviche I've never heard of before. The rest of the dishes we had were as good. We all were so impressed. Peruvian food is very good, but what I... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$20
Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Cash Only
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Real #33 Anexo de Paullo Km 31, Carretera de Lunahuana, Lunahuana, Peru
  • Location: South America  >  Peru  >  Lima Region  >  Lunahuana
  • Phone Number: +51 991 991 259
At Refugio de Santiago you will be able to enjoy a gastronomical experience with the healthy influence of the Identity Cuisine from Cañete's River Basin. We have exclusive products in world-wide gastronomy such as fresh shrimps, tasty wild salmon trouts, native vegetables, exotic fruits from our organic orchards, etc. Our gastronomical proposal has simultaneously an extra, to experience Perú by its biodiversity, culture and history.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?