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The 10 Best Peruvian Restaurants In San Jose

Updated: May 2, 2022

If you're longing for lomo saltado with tender stir-fried beef head to these top Peruvian eateries in San Jose. We analyzed millions of diner and expert reviews from top review sites to feature only the best options in San Jose. Start your meal with ceviche and pisco sour and end it with Peru’s famous Alfajores with layers of dulce de leche.

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LUNA Mexican Kitchen - The Alameda

Mexican, $$, DowntownMexican, $$San Jose, Downtown
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5
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el Mazatleco Mexican & seafood

Mexican, $, DowntownMexican, $San Jose, Downtown
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 5.0

Mariscos Costa Alegre

Mexican, $$, DowntownMexican, $$San Jose, Downtown
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5

Élyse Restaurant

French, $$, DowntownFrench, $$San Jose, Downtown
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5

Jora Peruvian food

Peruvian, DowntownPeruvianSan Jose, Downtown
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5

El Camaron De Sinaloa

Mexican, $$, FairgroundsMexican, $$San Jose, Fairgrounds
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.5

Dia de Pesca

Mexican, $, Rose GardenMexican, $San Jose, Rose Garden
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.0
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Zona Rosa

Mexican, $$, DowntownMexican, $$San Jose, Downtown
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.0
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Mextizo Restaurant & Cantina

Mexican, West San JoseMexicanSan Jose, West San Jose
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.0

Olla Cocina

Mexican, $$, DowntownMexican, $$San Jose, Downtown
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 3.5

How was this list created?

Figuring out the best Peruvian restaurants can take awhile. We used our boam magic powers to analyze 3104661 local restaurant reviews, Google and Yelp ratings for 26488 restaurants, and 2325 lists and articles from top sources like CultureTrip and Spoon University. Yes, we even looked at CultureTrip - The 10 Best Breakfasts And Brunches In Central San Jose, Spoon University - Best Places To Eat In San Jose For Lunch and Spoon University - Best Places To Eat In San Jose For Dinner to pull this list together. Our engine uses real-time data to only show restaurants that are open and their available services, so you can stay safe on your terms. Restaurants can’t pay to show up on this list, so enjoy the best food with no agenda. These ten options are sure to delight.

Drink pairing tips

  • Grüner Veltliner and grilled sardine


    If your food palns include Seafood, then you should consider helping it along with some white wine. We find that a Grüner Veltliner, with its hits of citrus, serves as the best pairing to the dish.

  • Take battered hake to the next level

    Experts recommend pairing a battered hake with a glass of Cava, a popular sparkling wine.

Did you know?

  • The first ever

    ceviche has an interesting history, but it is generally agreed upon that it originates from South America. The tasty dish has become immensely popular and sought after throughout the world.

  • The United States's National Seafood Month

    seafood lovers in The United States indulge in seafood come October to celebrate National Seafood Month.

  • An order for 25claws of crab ?

    In 2015, Aaron Sutcliffe became the proud world-record holder for eating the most crab by having 25 in one sitting.

Parking information

Parking can be tough around San Jose To make the hunt for parking easier, we’ve partnered with a cutting-edge digital parking reservation system, Spothero, that enables you to book a spot in advance before you visit your chosen Peruvian spot.

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