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La Cucharita

#355 of 2,252 Restaurants in Lima
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Mediterranean, Spanish, Wine Bar
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Av. La Mar 1200, Lima, Peru
717 8868
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Santiago, Chile
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40 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017

A standard spanish tapas bistro. They mixed the classical tapas with some peruvian touches, even though all spanish ingredients are available as well. Relax ambient.

Thank Miguel J
Lima, Peru
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63 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 November 2016

Spanish restaurant that serves "tapas" and other Mediterranean dishes. Great food, service, and location. The paella was fantastic!

Thank Giuliana R
Auckland, New Zealand
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 22 August 2016

Bite sized single portions of Tapas at hugely expensive prices. The waiter returned from the kitchen after taking our order and told us the chef had told him he did not recommend us having one of the items we had ordered.

Thank John W
East Midlands
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27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 April 2016 via mobile

I visited La Cucharita with my partner and some of his friends. An excellent place with good character and even better food! We tried the smoked tuna which was incredible - you MUST try this, for sure!! We also had cannelloni with oxtail, grilled octopus and the pork cochinillo. Apologies, I don't recall some of the names of the dishes... More 

Thank Realist_2010
Perth, Australia
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 2016 via mobile

A lovely place with a good atmosphere. The tapas was perfectly presented and very tasty. Exceptional in fact. Ordering would have been easier had we spoken Spanish so it was pot luck. We liked this place so much we went there for our last night.

Thank K G
Lima, Peru
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93 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 2016

The perfect combination between spanish tapas and peruvian ingredients, and don´t forget about pisoc sours or chilcanos, some of the best in town. Try the tuna, served on ice with a soy sauce will make you lick your fingers. Well served in a small, cozy environment, not too noisy and good for a great evening with your loved one

Thank Mario M
Durham, North Carolina
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 December 2015

fantastic food- quiet intimate atmosphere- wonderful tapas with a peruvian twits- best pisco sours & selection.

Thank jen s
Dallas, Texas
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 September 2015

Smal Spanish type place with good sangria and good service... several tapas to enjoy. Well located...

Thank lari431
Madrid, Spain
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2015

I am from Spain and I called La Cucharita to order a tortilla and asked them to be not very done on the inside (like a good and real spanish omelette) They told me not to worry they will have it the way I asked for. I picked up at the requested time and noticed it was too thick. Didn't... More 

Thank paula i
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697 reviews
331 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 292 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 June 2015

We’ve eaten at La Cucharita twice and thoroughly enjoyed both experiences. The menu is a mix of standard Spanish favorites as well as more unique tapas with a bit of a twist. Some of the tapas, particularly the more unique ones, can be a bit hit or miss, but they are fun to try regardless. Some of the items on... More 

Thank stephandgio_m

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mediterranean, Spanish, Wine Bar
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Av. La Mar 1200, Lima, Peru
  • Location: South America  >  Peru  >  Lima Region  >  Lima
  • Phone Number: 717 8868

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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?