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El Aji

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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Av. Piura interior, Mancora, Peru
+51 968 981 019
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Winchester, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had the ribs to share, massive portions, very tasty. Staff friendly and very helpful. Not expensive, good value for money.

Thank T9133RCmicheller
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448 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

In a quiet alley, great staff and especially the food! The tuna steaks are good, wow! Good portions as well, great cocktails end reasonable prices. We are going again tonight :-)

Thank Edwin B
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

Great for couples or friends, intresting menu and friendly staff! Good mexican fusion seafood in some aspects. Definietly recommended :)

Thank BryanArthur
Lima, Peru
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

Great quiet place in Mancora with delicious flavors. Great appetizers and amazing main dishes. I've had the Burritos and also the Tacos and don't know what to decide for next time I'm there.

Thank Jean Paul S
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

this restaurant was absolutely amazing! the starter was maybe the best dish i have ever had, to be honest! pulpo salad a dream of a dish. main course was as great as the starter. a very sweet and professional waitress from Argentinia(Julia). she made the whole experience perfect. i could absolutely recommend this restaurant.

Thank stephanh2016
London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

We would've given it 5, however we felt that it was not quite at the height of some of the other exclusive restaurants that offer the same prices, but much more exquisite dishes. However, what this restaurant lacks (slightly) in flavour, they make up for it in portion size. So, if you're a typical bloke, like myself, you will not... More 

1 Thank Nate_Andzia
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

I'm from the US west coast, we get great Mexican food, and this barely resembled it. It was quiet when I was there, but my margarita came after my shrimp cocktail, which was in a Russian dressing kind of soup. The burrito was big, but the tortilla just sort of looked like a tortilla, and of course burritos are generally... More 

Thank Michael G
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

Not great. They make an effort and the service is ok, but their food is simply not very tasty. Their Mexican fare is mostly sweet, which is odd.

Thank Lafaperalta
Denver, Colorado
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

Excellent beef, organic, from a farm just outside of Mancora so the filet mignon is incredibly delicious. Also, fresh fish every day and when it is available, fresh lobster (langosta). Dont miss their enchiladas and ceviche dishes also!! Excellent food and sweet people who work there too.

Thank jmajorcuenca
Birmingham, Alabama
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

It is pretty hard to find good Mexican food in Peru, but this place is awesome! The food is delicious and the margaritas are super fresh (and huge)! It was recommended to my friend and I by our hotel and we were not disappointed!

Thank Lisa B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Latin, South American, Central American, Peruvian, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Av. Piura interior, Mancora, Peru
  • Location: South America  >  Peru  >  Piura Region  >  Mancora
  • Phone Number: +51 968 981 019

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