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Culantro Peruvian Cookery- MOVED

47 King William St, Hamilton, Ontario L8R 1A2, Canada
+1 905-777-0060
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good22%
  • Average3%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
4 Jan 2016
“What a surprise”
18 Dec 2015
“The owner/chef”
Restaurant Hours Closed
Peruvian, South American
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47 King William St, Hamilton, Ontario L8R 1A2, Canada
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Reviewed 5 January 2016

Very small place, no atmosphere, but wait until you get the food. Beautiful plated, pleasantly seasoned, and for anybody not been in that region, different, but really good. Try it, the will be in a different location in the next year.

Thank Helmut S
Reviewed 18 December 2015 via mobile

I am Peruvian and now I understand "the worst enemy of a Peruvian is another Peruvian" phrase that I hear in my country. The owner/chef is not friendly at all.More

Thank Miguel Y
Juan C, Owner at Culantro Peruvian Cookery, responded to this reviewResponded 21 December 2015

Your comment is nothing if not ironic. I take great pride in sharing my take on the food from back home with fellow Peruvians to get their opinions. Too bad you didn't introduce yourself and let me know you were disappointed. It would have been...More

Reviewed 16 December 2015 via mobile

I have gone to Culantro many times to get lunch for my office. The food has always been great. The girl who works at the front is lovely. The chef/owner is incredibly rude. On their website, they list Yucca fries as a side for $4.25....More

5  Thank Rachel E
Juan C, Owner at Culantro Peruvian Cookery, responded to this reviewResponded 21 December 2015

I had a sleepless night the night after you came into the restaurant. It was a very unfortunate situation. I could not provide 3 orders of yucca fries to your friend as it takes 45 minutes to boil yucca, and then cut it into pieces...More

Reviewed 15 November 2015 via mobile

My husband and I love this place. The beat cerviche I have eaten. Everything is homemade and made fresh to order which we love. If you want a taste of Peru this little gem downtown Hamilton is the place to go!

Thank Alexis R
Reviewed 15 November 2015

This tiny restaurant (18 seats) with basic decor provides a wonderful dining experience with attentive chef and staff. Chef Juan discussed Peruvian cooking and his menu and methods to help us make our dining decisions. Appetizers were unbelievable: the multifaceted flavors of the quinoa coquettes...More

Thank nada j
Reviewed 15 November 2015

I don't know anything about Peruvian food, but this place has been on my radar for sometime. It is a small restaurant, perfect for a date or dinner with friends. Our waitress was kind, and very helpful. She made excellent recommendations, and was well informed....More

Thank Emty2732
Reviewed 12 November 2015

All I can say is my body and spirit were fulfilled after a visit to Culantro. The Staff and Chef are very welcoming, the place has a beautiful ambiance and the food is just perfect! I have visited Culantro numerous times and each experience has...More

Thank kariss s
Reviewed 16 October 2015

I did not want to prepare my own dinner after a busy day so I dropped by Culantro and asked Juan to prepare me anything he wanted. I can never decide as everything is so delicious each and every time I eat there! What he...More

Thank debb7667
Reviewed 8 October 2015

I was a chef for many years and have eaten in some of the world's best restaurants from Chicago to Japan. Culantro is refreshing and a perfect mix of the humbleness of simple ethnic cuisine with the exactitude and focus on fine ingredients characteristic of...More

1  Thank Ted W
Reviewed 12 September 2015

I am Peruvian Student living in Hamilton, I was going searching for Peruvian cuisine in Hamilton and I found this place. I saw many plates that are from my home country. In my case I ordered an "empanada de pollo" but it was completely different...More

Thank Miguel Y
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$ 8 - US$ 13
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
1:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 47 King William St, Hamilton, Ontario L8R 1A2, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Hamilton
  • Phone Number: +1 905-777-0060
  • E-mail
Culantro Peruvian Cookery is the dream of a Lima & San Francisco-trained chef who found himself far from home. Everything we do is from-scratch & beautifully presented in a spotlessly clean, cosy atmosphere.
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