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“El Villano a must!!”
Review of El Villano

El Villano
Ranked #275 of 3,278 Restaurants in Lima
Price range: US$ 15 - US$ 20
Cuisines: Seafood, Peruvian
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Good for: Groups
Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed 23 July 2015 via mobile

You can enjoy peruvian food here in "El Villano". Javier (the owner) or "Yuco" as we know him, is very friendly and he will give some advice before you order. I tried everything in the menu, any complains, the food and service is excellent. Don't forget to try the "Pisco Sour and Maracuya Sour" a must, too.

Date of visit: July 2015
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Reviewed 28 April 2015

We met for lunch with a group of 8; had fun were well served and enjoyed multiples dishes. I want to highlight the service... Servers paid attention to any detail and appeared that there were several serving our table. That is really good, as it also gives you a chance to perhaps order something else. Good selection of beers; there is a Dark Laguer from a brand called Cuzquena, but it's really NOT a Dark Laguer, it's a sweet tasting wheat protein drink with alcohol. A couple of beers you will definitely enjoy are the Pilsen Callao (Pilsener) and the Cuzquena Trigo (unfiltered) Dishes that are worth noting: Ceviche de Conchas Negras (season availability -we were lucky), Ceviche de Erizo, Tacu Tacu de Camarones, Arroz de Conchas Negras, Chupe de Camarones... The owner is very friendly and usually present to insure quality of service. We have been there twice and he even encourages you creating a new dish; very entertaining. Will return when able. Do keep in mind that a taxi cab must know how to get there, so get a service such as TAXI SATELITAL (call via App or 355 5555) moderately priced, but guaranteed to take you there. The streets in the area are directed in a confusing manner so driving can be a bit of a headache.

Date of visit: April 2015
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Reviewed 1 December 2014

We came across this restaurant on TripAdvisor during our stay in Lima. We had planned on walking around Barranco in the afternoon and just searched for restaurants in that neighborhood thinking it couldn't be far from the shops since Barranco isn't very big. I noticed previous reviews mentioned the neighborhood wasn't great but I decided to overlook that and figured it would only be a few blocks or so that may have been a little questionable. When we got to the restaurant I think everyone was shocked to see two American tourists walk in. Luckily one of the waitresses spoke English and was a great help. She made some great menu suggestions. The food was great. We had ceviche and shrimp and rice. She informed us that we should definitely not walk in the neighborhood and called a cab for us.

Date of visit: November 2014
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Reviewed 13 October 2014

This rice and beans creole mixture was one of the highlights of the meal. Nos MSG or butter added, Javier "el Villano" made sure our vegan palates weren´t forced to sin in the middle of a feast. Five stars!

Date of visit: October 2014
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Reviewed 14 August 2014

Incredible service, the place is beautiful.

We ordered: jugo de maracuyá, ceviche mixto, ceviche de conchas negras, arroz con Chaufa, arroz con mariscos y tacu tacu en salsa de mariscos… amazing! We wanted to try many things so we ordered smaller portions. The ceviche de conchas negras and the arroz con mariscos were simply out of this world.
The service is great, the price is great, it is highend food in a comfortable relax environment with a midrange price. Exelente!

I was surprised of the quality of the wall’s artwork. I was told that it is also somewhat of a gallery, local artists show their work there. My kind of place, not so expensive for the amazing quality of the food, in a great environment that supports local artist. What more can you ask for?

Date of visit: August 2014
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Thank OmarPimienta
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