I've been to Lima many times and I had the opportunity of exploring the food scene quite a bit over the years and I have to say, i've never been disappointed until now but Malabar is an epic failure on so many levels.
I was there with friends a few months ago and I honestly i can't recall experiencing this level of service incompetence at a highly rated restaurant ever. No the restaurant wasn't particularly crowded being at most at half capacity but everything took forever. 45min for Pisco Sours, 90min for appetizers and so on. There was never any explanation provided for why things were taking so long, the barman barely seemed busy yet everything took forever.
When the food finally came, it wasn't great. Lacking flavours, bland presentation, etc.
This restaurant really has no places being on the various lists its on and unless there's some dramatic changes should be outright avoided. I would absolutely never go back.
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