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Emelina's Peruvian Restaurant

1065 Holly St, #d, San Carlos, CA 94070-2521
+1 650-591-1133
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good42%
  • Average5%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
4 Mar 2018
“Excellent lamb shank for 2”
6 Nov 2017
“What a find!”
Opens in 19 min
Peruvian, Latin, Spanish, South American
$$ - $$$
1065 Holly St, #d, San Carlos, CA 94070-2521
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Reviewed 4 March 2018

On the way out of San Carlos back to Fremont, we saw this Peruvian restaurant as we approached the freeway and decided to try it. This is a cozy small restaurant.We have not been to a Peruvian restaurant before and asked the waitress for recommendation....More

Thank Allrelative
Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

From such a modest looking unassuming entrance, but food is so fantastically amazing! Very reasonable pricing too. What a lucky find. My tastebuds are in heaven. DEFINITELY COMING BACK

Thank Ferenc M
Reviewed 10 August 2017

Driven by this place so many times and always said I need to try it out. Ok today I did. Located in a small strip mall I wasn't expecting much but after looking at the menu I had a difficult time choosing. I settled on...More

Thank Iamalwayslost
Reviewed 12 July 2017

Driving by on street saw this Peruvian restaurant. Haven't had this food in a while. Was good enough I recommended it to friends that are from Peru. Good flavors not overwhelming, but the chili was to be know. I really enjoyed the small atmosphere and...More

Thank James B
Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

I had never had Peruvian food before. This was such an amazing meal. The atmosphere is simple, but the food is delicious ! You cannot go wrong with anything on the menu. I dream about eating here again.

Thank Noplacelikehome445
Reviewed 22 February 2017

Nice results for trying something new for visiting South American guest. Setting in a tiny shopping mall with limited parking does not take anything away from the huge menu and authentic tastes. Ceviche Pe Pescado was terrific with large pieces of fish. The Lomo Saltado,...More

Thank Jerry C
Reviewed 16 October 2016

It's certainly a popular establishment, drawing in lots of various patrons. Maybe it was our entree choices, maybe it was an off day for Saturday lunch. It was an okay meal. But we expected something more. I had the special Cordero a la Nortena and...More

Thank Patrick S
Reviewed 4 September 2016

We ordered two dishes and both were good, but they were just good. The atmosphere is just OK. Should have ordered the appetizers to have a better rounded experience to critique. The dishes seemed somewhat sparse. The little dish with toasted corn was a tasty...More

Reviewed 9 April 2016 via mobile

Food and service were both authentic and outstanding. Tough parking but once your in, the place is clean and functional. Peruvian specialties rule the day. The causa and Palta relleno were great.

Thank Willy N
Reviewed 21 January 2016 via mobile

Our family went for lunch and have visited it several times. It is very good. The Aji de Gallina is served only on Thursdays and it's very good. The Pescado a la Macho is actually really good. The Ceviche is very nice. We have tried...More

Thank Luis H
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Restaurant Details

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  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1065 Holly St, #d, San Carlos, CA 94070-2521
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Carlos
  • Phone Number: +1 650-591-1133
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