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El Villano

#239 of 2,248 Restaurants in Lima
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401 San Ambrosio St. Barranco Lima | 401 San Ambrosio St. - Barranco, Lima, Lima, Peru
+51 2346115
11:00 - 17:00
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Lima, Peru
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279 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Down a dusty street well away from the touristy part of Barranco you suddenly come upon 3 bustling restaurants. El Villano is the most discreet and quiet of the three and by far the best. BTW only go there by taxi: it is on the edge of a sketchy area that is not for tourists. Behind a concrete facade you... More 

Thank 1anon
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72 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

We loved this place! The food was fresh! The place has a marine feel! The decor was Just right! I had fettuccini a la huancaina with lomo. The owner is very involved in day to day operation. I was there for a private party and for dinner another day! Food was amazing! Great flavor! Best pisco sour!

Thank Nani1108
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2016 via mobile

The food is outstanding delicious The service is great We went there 3 times on our stay and we will go back on our next visit to Peru

Thank seavivi
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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102 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 September 2015

It was 3 of us, we had Choritos a la Chalaca, Ceviche Mixto, Sea Bass with Garlic Sauce and Seafood Risotto......just perfect! Javier the owner was there and he came to our table to check on us and give us some suggestions. The staff very friendly and professional. In a city known for its food, El Villano will be around... More 

Thank Sabi P
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 August 2015

Wife and I walked here from 3B's B&B in Barranco. The walk was a little on the longer side, but we knew that going in to it. You definitely feel yourself getting out of the tourism bubble on your way here. Out of nowhere, there's this little street with what appears to be three restaurants, El Villano being one of... More 

Thank Antonio Y
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 23 July 2015 via mobile

You can enjoy peruvian food here in "El Villano". Javier (the owner) or "Yuco" as we know him, is very friendly and he will give some advice before you order. I tried everything in the menu, any complains, the food and service is excellent. Don't forget to try the "Pisco Sour and Maracuya Sour" a must, too.

Thank Oscar Alfonso M... D
Miami, Florida
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32 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 April 2015

We met for lunch with a group of 8; had fun were well served and enjoyed multiples dishes. I want to highlight the service... Servers paid attention to any detail and appeared that there were several serving our table. That is really good, as it also gives you a chance to perhaps order something else. Good selection of beers; there... More 

2 Thank latinlau
Orlando, FL
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29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 December 2014

We came across this restaurant on TripAdvisor during our stay in Lima. We had planned on walking around Barranco in the afternoon and just searched for restaurants in that neighborhood thinking it couldn't be far from the shops since Barranco isn't very big. I noticed previous reviews mentioned the neighborhood wasn't great but I decided to overlook that and figured... More 

Thank acorreia984
Lima, Peru
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2014

This rice and beans creole mixture was one of the highlights of the meal. Nos MSG or butter added, Javier "el Villano" made sure our vegan palates weren´t forced to sin in the middle of a feast. Five stars!

1 Thank JoseEstremadoyro
San Diego, California
1 review
Reviewed 14 August 2014

Incredible service, the place is beautiful. We ordered: jugo de maracuyá, ceviche mixto, ceviche de conchas negras, arroz con Chaufa, arroz con mariscos y tacu tacu en salsa de mariscos… amazing! We wanted to try many things so we ordered smaller portions. The ceviche de conchas negras and the arroz con mariscos were simply out of this world. The service... More 

Thank OmarPimienta

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$20
Peruvian, Latin, Seafood, South American, Spanish
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 17:00
11:00 - 17:00
11:00 - 17:00
11:00 - 17:00
11:00 - 17:00
11:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 401 San Ambrosio St. Barranco Lima | 401 San Ambrosio St. - Barranco, Lima, Lima, Peru
  • Location: South America  >  Peru  >  Lima Region  >  Lima
  • Phone Number: +51 2346115

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