The open-kitchen, low-key vibe at El Mercado is Rafael Osterling’s take on the traditional cevichería, but he offers some modern twists guaranteed to keep taste buds active and delighted. The restaurant’s name—Spanish for “the market”—alludes to a commitment to constant communication with providers, ensuring that only the freshest ingredients make it to your table. Though justly hailed for ceviche, there is much more on the menu, including a wide variety of tiraditos, causas, sushi, grilled meat and fish, chaufa (fried rice), pastas, and Rafael’s rendition of other Peruvian comfort foods. Along with serving what’s found at farmers markets, catch of the day specials are wide-ranging and likely to be winners.
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Av Hipólito Unanue 203, Miraflores 15074, Peru
+51 1 2211322
Tue - Sun 12:30pm - 5pm