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#145 of 2,719 Restaurants in Lima


Peruvian, Latin, Seafood
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0.3 km from Barranco
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Reviewed 23 October 2021

I used to go to Cana Rana with my family on a monthly basis. We enjoyed the food, but the restaurant needs to work on their service. Usually the place its pretty booked and you have to wait in line to get in (can be...un to 30 minutes). When me and my family were waiting in line to get into the restaurant, a woman (i think it's the owner) came to us and told us in a rude way that she was not going to serve us without any explanation. I told her politely that we came from a long distance and if there was any way in which she could help us, which she denied. Other people were waiting in line before us and they couldn't get served as well. I understand that restaurants can get full and other circumstances, but there has to be some empathy when attending customers. Other people were waiting in line before us and they got the same response. If the restaurant is usually full, they should work with reservations to avid this circumstances.More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 30 November 2020

I've lived in Barranco and neighboring Miraflores for more than a decade. I've owned and operated a boutique, tailor-made vacation company for much of this time, helping the foreign clients of my business visit the best local spots to enjoy honest Peruvian food and service....I've enjoyed Canta Rana for many years, happily tolerating average service, high prices, but wonderful fresh food, specifically Peruvian ceviche made from raw fish with Lime. To give a sense on price vs value. The traditional fish ceviche (with avocado) is 50 soles (approximately 15 dollars), which is twice the cost of most all cevicherias en Barranco. Fresh fish is important for Peruvian ceviche and Canta Rana provides this level of freshness. Only they provide it at twice the cost, and what has become increasingly egotistical service. Canta Rana is a restaurant with good intentions, an ownership with a long history in the community, and a long line for weekend ceviche to boot. But it is far past it's prime on providing an authentic Peruvian ceviche. From my perspective, it's become a restaurant living off it's laurels of past reputation, yet forgetting what honest Peruvian ceviche is and should be. At 50 soles for a traditional ceviche, one can enjoy ceviche one of the top rated restaurants in Peru and the world. Moreover, one can enjoy a ceviche at half of that cost at most street corners in the city, yet with service with less ego more human centered and empathetic. I truly want to be a cheerleader for Canta Rana, including it's other restaurant in Puna Hermosa, a beach town south of Lima where I also spend time. They have served an important place in Peru's ascendance in gastronomy and within Lima/Barranco tourism. But as someone with a stake in how Peru's restaurant scene is looked at by the world, I'm also very keen to ensure that our cities top cevicherias represent the best and most authentic version of Peru possible. Please Canta Rana...Improve your service, provide more fair prices and understand that your restaurant represents Barranco. I'm rooting for you! In candidness, your neighbor Nick.More

Date of visit: November 2020
Reviewed 22 February 2020 via mobile

excellent ceviche, pasta, & seafood 🦞 they have been on the same spot for almost fifty years, quite a while before recent ceviche places, a big deal on this place is it being a contemporary classic without pretense

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 5 February 2020

This restaurant now bears no resemblance to your photos and previous reviews There were no pictures on the walls and no bar area, I doubted if I had come to the correct place but indeed it was

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 31 January 2020 via mobile

Great local place, been there for 20+ years! We had the traditional ceviche with the fresh catch of the day, and the fish chicharron, both excellent. Highly recommend it.

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed 24 January 2020

Maybe my expectations were too high? I had lunch here last weekend and in short: - Good, tasty food. Had the ceviche mix, some rice, and a fried seafood mix. - Service was good, provided that we got there at 11:45. By the time we...left, there was a huge line with a least 15-20 people waiting outside. - The decor was nothing like the pictures. No paintings or pictures, no soccer apparel, just bare walls. This was supposed to be a big part of the charm of this place, and we didn't see it. We rather ate in a place closer to a canteen than a restaurant. - Prices. In line with the fancier restaurants in Miraflores or San Insidro. But since the food wasn't exceptional and the venue a bit underwhelming, it felt expensive for the value.More

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed 16 January 2020 via mobile

Delicious flavor combinations and generous portions! I loved the mushroom ceviche! And, they even served a free side / snack of a cold white bean salad to each table.

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed 15 January 2020 via mobile

Quirky, perhaps best describes it’s location. Up through a small market place and wander until you locate an empty table. The ceviche with avocado is tasty. So are the fried seafood platters with squid, octopus, shrimp and fish. Order a cold beer to drink while...eating. Perhaps not quite the place to take your mother in law. Yet very good.More

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed 15 January 2020 via mobile

This is not a fancy place, but the food is delicious. We visited this restaurant because we were in Barranco without any reservation and Canta Rana was empty. We were skeptical because everything looked simple and the waiter was an Argentinian guy not nice, however...we were hungry and was late at night. Once arrived the food and we tasted it, it has been one of the better gastronomic experiences in Lima. Then, the waiter turned nice explained the menu and gave us a Suspiro Limeño because my brother’s B-Day. We recommend to order ceviches and for dure we will be back again.More

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed 29 December 2019

A good local traditional(?) place to enjoy seafood and beer. The ceviche was so big, could not try anything else.

Date of visit: December 2019
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Eileen C
8 January 2019|
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Response from SofiaTKI | Reviewed this property |
Creo que solo el ceviche de champignones. La mayoría es comida del mar, pescados y mariscos.
21 May 2017|
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Response from 300taliat | Reviewed this property |
I don’t know if reservations are possible. I advice to get there early because it is full during lunch hour.
25 February 2016|
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Canta Rana is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 3.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4