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11433 South St, Cerritos, CA 90703-6600
+1 562-924-1919
11:00 - 21:30
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Sun 09:30 - 21:30
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:30
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orange county
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 2017

Have not eaten here in over a year but felt like some Peruvian cuisine. First of all the window had a sign "dishwasher needed, preparer needed and cook needed". The restaurant had been painted and looked fresh and bright. But looking at the menu the prices had increased. The drinks also increased. I ordered a merlot and it was very... More 

Thank panamex
Irvine, California
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376 reviews
299 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 December 2016

The food is really tasty and a little different. They had halibut ceviche which my wife said was excellent. I had a rib-eye with Peruvian sauce with onions, potatoes and tomatoes which had a really nice favor. We will be back!. The waitress really took her time explaining the menu...very nice! The restaurant is located in a strip mall but... More 

Thank Mark H
Los Alamitos, California
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31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 October 2016

Wow, this place was so delicious!! My husband and I looked on yelp to find a place to eat while we were out and ended up here and we are so glad we did!! We loved it so much we are going back again tonight!! Such amazing flavors and delicious sauces as well. Great, friendly service.

Thank livingstrong21
Los Angeles, California
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33 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2016

A friendly and yummy place to eat. I highly recommend this place. Pros: The sauces are spectacular and how do they do the onions and tomatoes? This is one of the two favorites when our team goes to a special lunch A great place to share meals as the serving sizes are huge and then you get to taste more... More 

Thank PudensWilliams
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180 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2015 via mobile

We arrived for a late lunch and were very hungry. We were given bread and sauces while are food was cooking and they were delicious. We both had rice dishes which were superb. The portions are large, so be prepared for left over. We will be back to try other dishes. I can't remember the first name of the waitress... More 

Thank LRosemary1
Anaheim, California
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 November 2014 via mobile

Being Peruvian, I know when the food is good or it's just ok. El Rocoto is known for ceviche and famous pisco sour. I've been there more than couple times and mostly been on dates. It is one of the most classiest Peruvian restaurants you will find in La and Oc county. However, the prices are kinda high but the... More 

1 Thank Maria T
Cerritos, California
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 September 2014 via mobile

This is really good Peruvian food. You have to know the food in order to not be wrong about what you order. Their green salsa is delicious. Family oriented.

1 Thank Aura C
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46 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 June 2014

We spent a few days in Long Beach and went to this wonderful restaurant in Cerritos. We started with the ceviche mixto that was so good. They brought us baskets of rolls with two sauces to dip the bread in. I couldn't get enough of the green sauce. It was perfection. For my entrée I had the lamb shank, that... More 

Thank SuzieeQ
London, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2014

We had the trio of causas and they were not as flavourful and spicy as expected. The ceviche tasted too much like lime and it overpowered the chili and the flavour of the fish and the seafood. It was a little salty as well. The yuccas were perfect. My nephew had fried rice and it was good but nothing special.... More 

Thank Lotusflower111
Flagstaff, Arizona
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733 reviews
285 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 218 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 October 2013

A business colleague brought me here for a casual table-service lunch. Wonderful selection of Peruvian dishes (some are pictured on the menu itself). We had stir-fry beef with onions, tomatoes, french fries and rice. Yum! There's a nice aquarium at the entrance, and seating is either booths or tables. I'd come back if ever in the area again!

Thank CleopatraBunny

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 25
Peruvian, Latin, Spanish, South American
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
09:30 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11433 South St, Cerritos, CA 90703-6600
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Cerritos
  • Phone Number: +1 562-924-1919

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?