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El Merlin de Cabo Blanco

Av. Cesar Vallejo 1502, Lince, Lima, Peru
+51 1 4700327
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good39%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
10 Sep 2017
“Great ceviche place”
29 Mar 2018
“Best in Lima”
Closed Now
Peruvian, Latin, Seafood, South American
$$ - $$$
Av. Cesar Vallejo 1502, Lince, Lima, Peru
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Reviewed 29 March 2018

I've been to Peru a few times ans this restaurant is favorite for our family. The food has always been amazing not to mention the service is very good too. Peruvian Ceviche is a must. A mi Cuñado Ernesto le encantaba llevarnos a este restaurante...More

Thank Pinktika
Reviewed 12 December 2017

This use to be place for domestic people, so the prices are really fair and the fish quality is very high. Our ceviche was the best we tried in Lima. Also the seafood risotto was delicious. Recommend this place for quality – price ratio.

Thank Sandra G
Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

Good portions 3 dishes for 4 people We ordered 2 different ceviche and 1 Paella (rice with sea food) Food = 4/5 Hospitality = 4/5 Price = 5/5 Go try it

Thank Shubham M
Reviewed 14 April 2017

The ingredients in this restaurant were like nothing i've ever experienced before in my travels. Being a canadian traveler, El Merlin came as a recommendation from a local Peruvian friend from Lima and it was nothing short of amazing. Fair pricing for the portions and...More

Thank Brayle
Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

This is the place to go for traditional style Peruvian ceviche. Great fish menu. It is mom and pops style so don't be disappointed if they run out of ingredients.

Thank bbatiz
Reviewed 16 October 2015

My friends and I went there for lunch after being highly recommended. The service is good, although there is a guy ringing loudly a bell every time a dish was ready, and that was disturbing. Food average, not what we expected. We had Tiradito, Cebiche,...More

Thank patriciaDubai
Reviewed 2 April 2015 via mobile

For the price you can get better and tastier food in Lima. Overrated and plain. I can't recommend it to someone seeking for the true Peruvian food.

Thank Alexander P
Reviewed 23 January 2015

Very accommodating staff upon arrival even though restaurant was to its capacity. Food ordering was fast and efficient. Tried a ceviche that I had never tried before. Had a yellow spicy sauce on it. Delicious and nicely served. What I liked also was the fact...More

Thank Marco02
Reviewed 15 January 2015 via mobile

Try if you can to go to another place. Poor service, average dishes. Worst of all: powder chica morada, any peruvian restaurant that can call itself that cant commit that atrossity Better options: sonia near chorrillos, la isla escondida at av aviacion and av villaran,...More

Thank Daniel V
Reviewed 2 October 2014

A traditional unpretentious cevicheria, only open at lunch time as is tradition for a reputable seafood house in Peru. Merlin ranks among the best value cevicherias in Lima’s better neighborhoods. All is fresh, good quality and generous servings. A little off the beaten track it...More

Thank Zoltan L
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 5:00 PM
11:30 AM - 5:00 PM
11:30 AM - 5:00 PM
11:30 AM - 5:00 PM
11:30 AM - 5:00 PM
11:30 AM - 5:00 PM
11:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Av. Cesar Vallejo 1502, Lince, Lima, Peru
  • Location: South America  >  Peru  >  Lima Region  >  Lima
  • Phone Number: +51 1 4700327
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