“couldn't have been more impressed - the food is divine, the owners are great, and the ambience is inviting.”
“You have to order their desserts.”
“My friends and I consider this place to be a kind of tribute to peruvian cuisine anywhere with it's flavorful ceviche bar and delicious main dishes like lomo saltado and picante.”
“am half Peruvian and can tell you this is the best Peruvian food I have ever eaten in America.”
“The service was very good, the waitress kindly answered all our questions about the menu.”
“great place for a date (dark, Spanish vibe), children (saw lots of little ones chowing down) and groups (great Sangria pitchers and small plates.)”
“strongly recommend this place and I definitely will come back.”
“The atmosphere along with the customer service was very pleasant we all had a great dining exprience.”
“Reasonable prices and GREAT food.”
“Apart from the mediocre meal, the service was indifferent at best with a bored wait staff and a bill that took almost thirty minutes to get.”
don't use your Living Social coupon here!. Service has always been very bad, even if we were the only customers the service is very slow. I had a living social coupon and got completely ripped off. They served less than 1/3 of the normal portions expecting us to pay the full amount, I ended up paying 18 bucks for 1 shrimp, 1 calamari and onions. - Since I prepaid I had no choice but to at least use up the money I put in. I will never go back. there are many places in NYC were I can go for Peruvian food.
Loving Lima!. First of all, I'm debating on whether or not to call those who gave negative reviews whiners instead of diners. Lima's Taste is an excellent escape from the mundane world of common cuisine eateries found in New York (e.g. Italian, Chinese, Thai, etc.). Operated by Lima native Nelly, the decor and charm of Lima's Taste has been great to revitalize the once bland Christopher Street area that has seen many businesses come and go due to poor management. I went there for ceviche and not only left with my appetite satisfied, but with the knowledge I will be back in the future. Across from the famous Lucille Lortel theater, the staff at the restaurant do a great job in taking down your order and addressing any questions or concerns you might have with your order. After dinner, stay for the music (on special nights) and most importantly their great selection of traditional Latin desserts such as flan and dulce de leche.
Disappointment. First of all, we received good comments f/other people, and I was trying to prove my friend who came from Germany with her family there is good Peruvian food in Manhattan, but unfortunately again big disappointment, first w/Pio Pio in the city and then this... The portions were tiny, food didnt have any taste, ceviche and tiradito were made w/FROZEN FISH... No chicha morada, no tamales... the chicken saltado had 5 pcs of chicken, the small portion of sweet potato ordered for a baby was way too expensive for what it was. Sincerely that place has to close, there was a guy who was running around paying attention to other people and no to us, and we were a 4 adults, 1 little girl and a baby. What happened? I seriously cannot understand why a Peruvian restaurant give such crappy attention to Peruvians!
Taste of Lima My @$$. My wife is from Lima, Peru and she has made plenty of food for me from there and all i can say about "Taste Of Lima" is it was the hugest joke ever. For starters the amount you pay for how little food you get is ridiculous. Second of the food is no where close to what the real dish taste like and finally the service was the worst service i have ever had. I recommend that you dont waste your time here cause all you will get is a huge bill, an empty stomach, and a headache. Please just go somewhere else...this place needs to be shut down.
Exquisite ceviches in a authentic style and charming service. Last night was a taste to remember! This had to of been the truest enlightenment to good food I have had in NY. This place is a worthwhile quality eatery to recommend, I was quite pleased with the quality of food being served as well as the tasty drinks which reminded me a lot of traditional Peruvian food back home. This place deserves an utmost appreciation for reaching out to its customers; everything was in perfect taste and more importantly with pleasing service. To start, my husband and mother in- law went straight for the Ceviches, the Mixto and Salmon ceviche which were in a splendid fresh and spice ending, my favorite was the Mixto as well as the Lomo Saltado which was exactly like it should be but with an extra quality of filet mignon being added in the Lomo. Another favorite dish came in with the Aji de Pollo and seafood Picante both in a creamy spicy captivating sauce. Everything resembled exactly like the taste from Lima, Peru. I am always traveling back home and there is nothing like putting real authentic flavor into ones mouth. If you are going to be drawn away into places that give good service but deliver mediocre food on the table? At this restaurant Lima’s Taste, it is not only on a historic and engaging neighborhood in downtown west village, but the food you get here is something else; you won't find such good food anywhere else as you do here at this restaurant.
The food speaks and shows everything you need to comeback. First, with regards to any authenticity like the rich and particular one as PERUVIAN FOOD, it is not an easy labor to seek and accomplish why? Because with all and many of the experiences I have had and seen with PERUVIAN COOKING around the world, only a few are well-gifted and dominant in its AUTHENTICITY like the one in LIMA'S TASTE. This restaurant is clearly a hidden astonishment. Every dish that will define Peruvian food is at its best in this menu, every ceviche especially the Mixto really gave me another reason why I should come to the city more often. Without any exaggeration, it was a feeling that one does not easily get in this city, particularly due to the multitude of restaurants to choose from. This restaurant called Lima’s taste is one of the admirable ones in NYC>But without excluding all of the boroughs in NYC, Manhattan is likely to get highly credited for bringing in this phenomenal restaurant located on the lower west side of town. I have been around many places and have even traveled across continents to know how to enjoy good food, and as I said only a few in the world are gifted to touch the human’s palette and Lima’s taste falls right in. My entire family and I were left with so much stimulation after trying a few of the ceviches at this restaurant. From the mixto cooked in the perfect spice and citrus that gave it a true rich taste to the caliente ceviche that was sought of sautéed in the Peruvian peppers they used had also been cooked with a touch of citrus giving its sauce an awesome flavor. But the most striking dish was the cow heart anticucho which was some skewered dish that we thought was a daring choice but “what a seasoning touch” it had, I never tasted anything like it, or at least not here in N Y. Although, I have tried Peruvian food in Lima and even other places in the world including in NY, this food palace called Lima’s taste out performs any other Peruvian authentic taste. Even still, the main courses were out of control with the Lomo Saltado and the aji de pollo as well as the Pork RIBS all seasoned in Peruvian peppers and with a perfect touch of spice seasoning. Also, please if you are going to eat here you must try the Peruvian green hot sauce that is used as a dipper to any food in the menu; it is a f….cking great sauce that flavors anything you put in your mouth. My family was left wondering whether we should move into the city and make it convenient to come to this place rather than coming from another borough. Overall, this place is the best traditional and cultural place to engage in and feel humanistic again... The service had been to some extent descent but from what I noticed everything seemed to have worked out attentively and courteously. The drinks to try will be from their traditional ones like pisco sour and Peruvian mojito as well as good Peruvian beers, all of them were nicely put before and during the meal. Make sure to take friends over and to show them something they would not know about (True Food).
Horrible management and subpar food.
I got to this restaurant last night at 12:05 am, after being stuck in traffic for any hour. Even though they close at 12, they were nice enough to let us to let us in anyway. I was really excited, because I had been dying to go here. My boyfriend is Peruvian, and though Pio Pio is ok, we're sick of it, but didn't want to have to travel to New Jersey.
The menu was super limited, which I wasn't too happy about. There were about 5 ceviches - I have seen alot more at places who do not tout being a "ceviche bar".
After we placed our order, the waiter comes back and tells us that the grill was closed, so one of us had to change our order - not easy to do with such a limited menu.
Most things on the menu had some sort of spice in it, so I ordered the safest thing I saw - Lomo saltado de carne. I have had this dish over 20 times at different restuarants. It had NEVER been spicy, and did not indicate that it would be spicy on the menu.
Well, it came spicy, and the waitress said she would "take it away" but couldn't make me anything else because the chef had gone home. I completely understood since it was so late.
When the bill comes, they refuse to remove my dish - even though I had only taken 1 bite of it! Then the owner (?) who was seated a couple of tables from us, starts talking about me. Saying that they stayed late, that's how their food is, and that it does indicate that it is spicy on the menu - it did not (check it if you have the misfortune of going there).
That was when I lost it, I told her how unprofessional she was. Her answer was pay the bill and get out. They just kept referring to the fact that they let us in after hours. I'm not sure what that had to do with the horrible plate my boyfriend had, the escaveche de pollo, that he is still throwing up over today (he thought the chicken was undercooked, but it was too dark in there to tell), the most terrible papa a la huancaina I have ever had (the texture of cheese wiz, yuck!), and super expensive ceviche mixto, that had more cheap white fish than anything else.
I must say that the cut of meat used (filet mignon) for the lomo saltado was amazing. It probably is a good dish, for someone who doesn't mind the heat. But they should advertise that it is spicy on the menu. And if the owner is so put out by staying late - some advice DON'T DO IT.
Impressed most authentic. If you are looking for great Traditional Peruvian dishes look no further. Everything from the atmosphere to the service and especially the food was nothing short of outstanding. The most aunthentic and tasty ceviche I've ever had including the pisco sour. Main course lomo saltado out of this world delicious!!! Very friendly people . I highly recommend this place and we will definately be back.
Best Ceviche/Pisco Sour. This place is amazing! The restaurant is really nice, and the food is delicious!!!! :) The portions were just right and the presentation was enticing. We quenched our thirst and began the festivities with a pitcher of Sangria that served it's purpose and gave us the buzz we needed to finish our meals. Our server was quite knowledgeable of the menu and the service was prompt. The atmosphere was cozy and warm and allowed us to unwind for the evening. The best authentic peruvian food I've ever had the best in the city hands down! I recommend this place to anyone who is looking for delicious Peruvian cuisine.
It will Rock Your World. What an awesome Ceviche I had at Lima's Taste, it was definitely cooked the way Ceviche is supposed to be cooked. My favorite is the Ceviche Caliente, yeah baby it will rock your world. The Yuca to accompany it is so delicious and sweet. I've had the Chicken Causa as well and it is so tasty, mmmmmm. As you can see I am a fan of Lima's Taste. On another occasion I've had the Pollo Escaveche, and OMG it is out of this world....the taste will make you see angels..I recommend
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