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1356 W Artesia Blvd, Gardena, CA 90248-3370
+1 310-768-8768
09:30 - 21:30
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Sun 09:30 - 21:30
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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66 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Customer service is not something I have come to expect at a Peruvian restaurant. And after a 10 minutes wait to even be greeted they started off like all the other Peruvian restaurants. However after putting my patient pant on, we ordered. And the food was delicious. Great flavor, great presentation and pretty good prices. I would definitely come back.... More 

Thank Victor U
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

I had the Arroz con mariscos (rice with sea food) this time, and was delicious! Love this place. I've been there several times with coworkers.

Thank Lia G
Los Angeles, CA
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32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

The cebiche platter was a wonderful way to start! The mixture of crisp tastes and textures made this dish special (nothing like the overly cured, limp ceviche you may find elsewhere.) Our party had seafood, beef and chicken dishes that were all extraordinary. I think it is hard to go wrong with anything on the menu. The atmosphere was elevated... More 

Thank macrag
Long Beach
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

My eyes were bigger than my belly! The ceviche sampler has 4 different varieties of ceviche that were delicious. But the piece de resistance was the Parihuela Salvaje! Try it, you won't regret it... think creamy, smoky seafood soup.

Thank Keith F
Los Angeles, California
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

Food was great and the service was good. They were packed for lunch but we got our food fast. Not an inexpensive lunch. But well worth it. I would just not go there every day.

Thank John A
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36 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

Although the menu is fantastic across the board, the ceviche is by far my favorite. The serving of fish is good sized, and the mix of flavors is just right. I've eaten ceviche here about 20 times and it is always great. The ceviche mixto is also good. By far my favorite is the pulpo al olivo, the octopus with... More 

Thank Sarah M
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2016 via mobile

My ceviche and arroz verde were honestly tasteless. I had Peruvian food in a couple of restaurants in Barcelona and I gave them 4 and 5 out of 5. They were good. I can only give this restaurant a 2 out of 5. Service was ok. Cleanliness was a 3 out of 5.

Thank Osos Z
Burbank, California
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

Been coming here for some time, but I moved out of the area and just recently rediscovered this place again. Great neighborhood spot- friendly service. Food is amazing! My favorite is the Tallarin Verde (with/ Grilled steak) and the chicken tamal is so tasty. They also offer a great Pisco Sour- which according to my husband is very tasty and... More 

Thank rosalyngreenhaw
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2016 via mobile

This is one of the best peruvian restaurant in California....really good food, generous portions, good taste and good prices! The drinks and the service are good too! Very clean and quiet place. They have ranking Zagat. Just go and enjoy the peruvian food!

Thank Julio A
Gardena, California
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71 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2016

This is the 2nd neighborhood gem I am reviewing. Visited on a recent Thurs for a pre-game meal with 2 buddies. The restaurant itself is not distinctive from the outside (its in a strip mall), but I was pleasantly surprised once inside - high ceilings and a roomy, semi-elegant space. Since we were early (6ish), it was not busy and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Peruvian, Latin, South American, Seafood, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
09:30 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1356 W Artesia Blvd, Gardena, CA 90248-3370
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Gardena
  • Phone Number: +1 310-768-8768

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