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El Bolivarcito

#496 of 2,084 Restaurants in Lima
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Jiron de la Union Nro. 926, Lima, Peru
619-7171
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07:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Fri 07:00 - 21:00
Sat 07:00 - 14:00
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Seattle, Washington
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016

Hands down the best place for a Pisco sour. Lively place on Friday and Saturday nights..be careful drinking these they sneak up on you! Also, be careful on the streets, and Plaza San Martin at night if you're a tourist. Call a taxi to get home, don't take one off the street.

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Thank PeruTraveler_11
Columbus, Ohio
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20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016

Known for it's pisco sours, El Bolivarcito is in the front of Hotel Bolivar. The food is okay. The prices aren't especially impressive but not bad either. In my visit, the service was a little bit slow. The service seemed a little too relaxed. There are so many impressive dining experiences in Lima that I recommend checking out the others... More 

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Miami, Florida
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45 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016 via mobile

After reading that this was the place for pisco sours, we had to go. The place looks as if it has never been renovated. Chef Ramsey needs to rescue this place. The pisco Spurs were no more special than any other place. They didn't have the first appetizer I ordered so ordered the ceviche. My boyfriend, a chef, asked what... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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32 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016 via mobile

We were staying in the Gran Hotel Boliver and went for a long walk during the day and then checked out places on Trip Adviser. Even though the place seemed to be part of the hotel, the reviews were good so we checked it out. The Picso Sours were great and the food ok.

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Thank MaggieGaz
Copenhagen, Denmark
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 March 2016

I have visited El Bolivarcito on all my travels to Peru. i have never been disappointed. They serve a very nice pique (local snacks) to accompany your Pisco Sour. I have always asked for the Pisco Sour Catedral. It is super.Definitely recommended.

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Thank henrik r
Charlotte, North Carolina
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63 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2016

This is a great place to unwind after a couple long tours. I met a couple friends here and had the pisco sours and a couple beers. The food is nice and the atmosphere is comfortable. The pricing is also reasonable.

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New Jersey
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244 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2015

This is a lounge serving various examples of drinks containing primarily pisco. They serve a mean pisco sour and their signature drink is the "catedral" -- basically a double pisco sour.. They also serve snacks. It is noisy and the crowd tends to be on the younger side. The drinks are strong. This bar should not be confused with the... More 

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Thank George S
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676 reviews
314 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 280 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2015

We stopped in for a pisco sour after touring downtown Lima. These definitely aren't the best pisco sours in Lima, despite the historic setting of this famous bar. (For the best pisco sours, we recommend the Bar Ingles at the country club in San Isidro.) Regardless, it was a relaxing stop after spending the morning sightseeing. The service was attentive,... More 

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Medellin, Colombia
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75 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2015

I don't really care much about pisco or pisco sour, but the place is definitely nice: * affordable (25 soles for a mixed platter of snacks - my substitute for dinner and I could not finish it because it was way too much) * strong drinks - 2 sent me back to my hotel and to bed * good pisco... More 

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Munich, Germany
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68 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2015 via mobile

We did not eat here, but for the place which praises itself as the birthplace of Pisco Sour we expected much more. Everything was bad. Starting with the service: although waiters were friendly, it took them 5 minutes to come to our table though only two other tables being occupied. The Pisco Sour - our worst in Peru - was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Peruvian, Latin, Bar, Spanish, Pub, South American
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 21:00
Monday
07:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 21:00
Thursday
07:00 - 21:00
Friday
07:00 - 21:00
Saturday
07:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Jiron de la Union Nro. 926, Lima, Peru
  • Location: South America  >  Peru  >  Lima Region  >  Lima
  • Phone Number: 619-7171

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