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Los Cavenecia
Price range: USD 25 - USD 100
Cuisines: Peruvian, Contemporary
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
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Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 15 March 2013

Their food is excellent, and that is an understatement. But that is not what this restaurant is all about, the place is really nice, elegant but not intimidating and the best part is their service. My personal experience is that I was working with a group of Americans and last minute we decided we wanted to have a group dinner. Being the case that Peruvians eat dinner later than Americans (usually restaurants open for dinner at around 7.30 or 8.00pm), the restaurant didn't hesitate to open earlier (7.00pm) that day just for us and above of that they designed a delicious menu to fit our budget without leaving their quality behind. In my opinion this is just outstanding service!

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Thank carmenmorales78
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Reviewed 14 November 2012

If you are in Lima you should come to Los Cavenencia. This family-run restaurant is a great place to experience contemporary peruvian cuisine. Chef Sebastian Cavenencia attention to detail is outstanding. He personally cures and prepares the best muchame de atun (salted cured tuna) you can find in this country.

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Thank Mauricio2012-13
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Reviewed 8 November 2012

This is a good restaurant if you’re in the Barranco district of Lima, however, it is not worth a trip, it not being in the same league as many of Lima’s really good restaurants. The location, while fairly easy to reach by car, is not in a neighbourhood were one would go for a stroll, particularly not at night. The décor and ambiance are contemporary, perhaps minimalist, resulting in something rather cold and impersonal. The services matches that. While competent, it lacks the friendliness, warmth, authenticity that you will find in many of Lima’s fine restaurants.
The menu offers a bit of everything, from meat cuts and fish to risottos, from Peruvian to Italian to Peruvian-Japanese fusion. The food is fresh and good. Among others we had a nice carpaccio and an excellent seafood risotto. The Tuna tartar with blue cheese was an uncommon combination which did not do much for me.

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Thank Zoltan L
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Reviewed 27 July 2012

Hi - had the pleasure of dining at Los Cavenecia with two other people while on business in Lima. We tried the degustation seafood menu which was fresh, flavoursome and delivered with a passion for food.
Ricardo (mine host) was most attentive and ensured we knew exactly what was being ordered so we did not receive any dishes not to our liking.
In 7 trips to South America over the last two years this would have to rank as the best meal i have eaten - and it was not expensive.

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1  Thank victor r
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Reviewed 6 August 2011

I heard about Los Cavenecia (Lima) from word of mouth, which seems to be their best advertisement and a testament to the quality of the food and the overall experience. Although I'm a native of Peru, I hadn't been in about 20 years, so it was a treat to enjoy the much anticipated new Peruvian cuisine, which has gotten a lot of attention around the world in the last five years or so. We shared most of the dishes, and I especially enjoyed the "ceviche (tiradito) Inca", made with citrus from the rainforest (instead of the traditional lime juice), the "tiradito marinero", with crabmeat, in an amazing creamy pasmerssan sauce, and the "tacu flacu", chef Sebastian's modern take on a classic Peruvian comfort food dish. Look this place up! The food was great, not typical, the atmosphere is very intimate, the staff is attentive, and I even went home with a bottle of fine moscatel pisco (like a brandy, for sipping, not mixing). Who knows, you may even meet the chef!

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3  Thank brooklander_11
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