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L Eau Vive

Ucayali 370 | Apartado 3188, Lima 01, Peru
+51 1 4275612
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good39%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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“onion soup” (4 reviews)
“main course” (4 reviews)
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French, European
$$ - $$$
Ucayali 370 | Apartado 3188, Lima 01, Peru
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Reviewed 7 April 2018

Limited hours, small menu, but the service, food, and atmosphere are heavenly. The Carmelite nuns run this small French restaurant in an 18th century convent building. The table settings are simple, the room very large, beautiful, but quiet, and the food was excellent. Yes, they...More

Thank Mark M
Reviewed 7 March 2018 via mobile

This is a perfect place to have lunch while exploring Lima city centre. Very peaceful and relaxing. The food is like home-made and inexpensive. The nuns who run the place are friendly. Speaking French helps.

Thank natalia12s
Reviewed 1 February 2018

Four prix fixe menus, from 19 to 57 soles. I chose the 47, onion soup, braised lamb and peach tart. Each was fine. Also an extensive a la carte menu, though not sure how much would be available. You have to ring the bell to...More

Thank pmb1206
Reviewed 25 June 2017

Hopefully, what I write will not be a simple rehash of what many others have written, mostly positively, about L'Eau Vive already but will be a useful contribution. It is in an old and impressive building situated in historic Central Lima. It has a beautiful...More

Thank didierchong
Reviewed 18 April 2017

The Chocolate mousse is a MUST in this restaurant. Excellent taste, fantastic experience!!!! You must try!!!

Thank Eduardo P
Reviewed 26 February 2017

The place has reasonably authentic French food, but not precisely gourmet. The charm of the place is the airy old building and the fact that the restaurant is run by French-speaking nuns...many from former colonies in Asia and Africa...so it has a diverse feel that...More

Thank Thomas R
Reviewed 16 November 2016

This was one of my best meals in two and half months of travel in South America. I came here on a special date with my girlfriend and I absolutely loved my meal. Now finding the restaurant wasn't too difficult, but we had to ring...More

Thank Lcdthethird
Reviewed 30 September 2016

What a delightful, different, unique restaurant. Delicious, home-cooked French and French-colonial (read Vietnamese with a hint of Afrique) food, graciously served in a beautiful old colonial building in the heart of Lima by nuns from Vietnam, Burkina Faso, Cameroon and Guinea. Beyond the daily menu,...More

Thank Jon T
Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

A place ran by nuns mostly from Vietnam and Africa run this place located right in the heart of Lima. If you are visiting, stop by this place on your way to the churches that surround this restaurant. They have basic menus that change daily...More

Thank Fernando D
Reviewed 15 May 2016

This restaurant has always belonged to some French nuns who serve Peruvian and French food. At lunch time is full of Limeños who work around the area and at night time they serve French food. Prices are very affordable and the nuns are mainly from...More

Thank CecilHorus
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
12:30 PM - 3:00 PM
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
12:30 PM - 3:00 PM
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
12:30 PM - 3:00 PM
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
12:30 PM - 3:00 PM
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
12:30 PM - 3:00 PM
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
12:30 PM - 3:00 PM
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ucayali 370 | Apartado 3188, Lima 01, Peru
  • Location: South America  >  Peru  >  Lima Region  >  Lima>  > Cercado de Lima
  • Neighbourhood: Cercado de Lima
  • Phone Number: +51 1 4275612
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