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Genova 101, Lima, Peru
+51 1 2477274
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Mon 11:00 - 17:00
Tue - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Melbourne, Australia
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Not only is the food wonderful, but the place has a tremendous feel to it and we were made to feel extremely welcome by the nephew of the owner. As two two "gringos" with almost no Spansh, we had everything patiently explained in a warm and friendly manner. Food could not be faulted - we largely left it in n... More 

Thank Andrew M
Valparaiso, Chile
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I totally recommend this place if you want to try peruvian ceviche. Also, if you don't eat too much share the plates because they are enormous.

Thank Talia T
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43 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The ceviche was excellent and their house specialty, stuffed squid with rice is delicious too. Happy to have the chance to try to establishment. Everything was fresh and tasty. The langoustine in light batter was just right. If you only have time for one meal. Canta Rana would be your choice.

Thank LinLoTS
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I had such an amazing experience and one of the best ceviches that i am making my family visiting from miami to go there during their stay in Lima

Thank Adolfo S
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went for dinner and the food and service were good. The ceviche tasted good apart from one or two bits which tasted strange, a very strong fishy flavor. At first I didn't put much attention to it, but the day after I felt sick with stomach problems and vomit. This only lasted 1 day fortunately. Not nice to get this... More 

Thank Andrea M
Niko C, Night Shift Manager at Canta Rana, responded to this review

Dear Andrea So sad you had stomach problems! Our fish is always daily fresh, and we we travel our stomachs can get sensitive also. Plus mixin new drinks and raw food can bring that experience. The fact that it only lasted one day proves that is not food poisoning. I you eat bad fish you will be ill for days... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I've been backpacking for a few months and wanted to treat myself one night to a real dinner. This was the perfect place to do it! The owner was very welcoming and gave me many recommendations to choose from. I'm so glad I listened because what I had was fabulous! If you dont know what to get go with the... More 

Thank Katelyn K
Niko C, Night Shift Manager at Canta Rana, responded to this review

Thanks Kate ! Glad you enjoy it ! I hope the rest of your trip keeps beeing amazing ! Best Luck ! More 

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123 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful, traditional place, well located in Barranco. Meeting ground for artists and wannabes for decades. Upper mid-range prices and good drinks. Decent service. However, it has lost its charm in the kitchen. The last time we had a cebiche, bland and unappealing. The fish entree nothing to rave about.

1 Thank LimaNicodemo
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51 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Shared a tasty lunch with my wife. We enjoyed the chupe de camarones and arroz con mariscos. Taste, flavours, reminiscent of my childhood food memories, well seasoned food. Great locale with distinctive decor. We received efficient service from Romulo. If seeking traditional Peruvian flavours in a restaurant with a lively atmosphere, this is the place. Great value, food to price... More 

Thank Ed T
Seattle, Washington
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

This was without a doubt the best ceviche we found in Peru! It's a cute little spot full of personality. There is typically a few people in line to get in but well worth the wait.

Thank mwork4
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

This place is so cool! Definitely off the beaten path. Its in the Barranco neighborhood, which is a funky neighborhood in lima. The owner is a former professional soccer player so he has tons of pictures and paraphernalia all over the place. The food is also awesome. I got the civeche and a pisco sour. One of my favorite meals... More 

Thank BJAshin05

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Peruvian, Latin, Seafood, Soups, South American, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 17:00
11:00 - 17:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Genova 101, Lima, Peru
  • Location: South America  >  Peru  >  Lima Region  >  Lima>  > Barranco
  • Neighbourhood: Barranco
  • Phone Number: +51 1 2477274

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