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Lima's Taste Ceviche Bar - 70 Reviews - 122 Christopher St, New York, NY 10014, New York, NY - Local Favorite Reviews - Phone (212) 242-0010

Lima's Taste Ceviche Bar

122 Christopher St, New York, NY 10014 (at Christopher + Bedford)
New York, NY 10014
(212) 242-0010
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Lima's Taste Ceviche Bar - New York, NY
Lima's Taste Ceviche Bar - New York, NY


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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 comm...


While we quite enjoyed Peruvian food in Peru we were very disappointed by Lima's Taste. Apart from the ceviche and the pisco sour which were quite good, the main dishes were medi...

don't use your Living Social coupon here! 1/17/2012

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. more

Loving Lima! 11/2/2011

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. more

Disappointment 7/6/2011

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! more

Taste of Lima My @$$ 6/18/2011

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. more

Exquisite ceviches in a authentic style and charming service 4/27/2011

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. more

The food speaks and shows everything you need to comeback 2/2/2011

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 saut?ed 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). more

Horrible management and subpar food 1/23/2011

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. more

Impressed most authentic 10/10/2010

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. more

Ceviche Done Right! 8/10/2010

For years, ceviche in New York's trendier restaurants would cost you $12 for a miniscule serving of soggy... more

Ceviche Done Right! 8/10/2010

Sneaks2210 Provided by Partner
For years, ceviche in New York's trendier restaurants would cost you $12 for a miniscule serving of soggy fish in a cocktail glass. At Lima's Taste... more

Best Ceviche/Pisco Sour 3/30/2010

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. Pros: warm atmosphere, great service and awesome pisco sour Cons: It gets packed ! more

It will Rock Your World 3/25/2010

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 Pros: Ceviche, Escaveche, Causa more



best ceviche and date spot in town 1/26/2010

Everything about this place is excellent. As a New Orleanian, I KNOW FOOD...and Lima's Taste is EXCELLENT!!! The ceviche is fresh, spicy, and utterly foodgasmic. The pisco sour cocktails put the New Orleans Hurricane cocktail to shame. If you are on a date...order the pisco and your nerves will immediately fly away. In addition your date will suddenly appear to be more attractive. Pros: best ceviche Cons: the drinks are so good you might drink too much more

Theater and a meal 12/27/2009

Last night I went to The Lucille Lortel Theater on Christopher Street. When we left it was pouring rain. Across the street is Limas Taste. To avoid the rain we ducked into Limas Taste. Good lord that was one of the most superb culinary experiences I have ever experienced. The three of us shared everything--ribs, paella, the chicken smothered in a peruvian sauce over yucca and shrimp wrapped in bacon were all washed down with a very powerful sangria. Peruvian food is cool.... Pros: Sangria and Ribs Cons: Short dessert list more

Bad Rap 12/27/2009

This is one if not my favorite restaurants. The food is a treasure. Try the ceviche mixto, the papa rellena, the ribs and the chicken in the cream sauce. The seafood in a spicy sauce is the ultimate. I am half Peruvian and can tell you this is the best Peruvian food I have ever eaten in America. I also feel the need to defend them after reading some of the reviews. The service is not that bad and they deal with a large ""international"" clientele. As a Peruvian I will say we are a warm beatiful people but when it comes to eating in restaurants we are a little difficult and I understand how the wait staff might have had a few off moments. My experience has always been pretty good with the wait staff, they are not exceptional but they are more than adequate. The place is great for drinking, you must try the Pisco Sour. Pros: The Food Cons: Loud and Drunk more

Horrible service, lots of mice in the restaurant 10/5/2009

I had dinner there on Oct. 1 and it was a big disappointment. No one greeted us, the host was playing a video game facing opposite the entrance. Most f the drinks on the menu were not available since the slush machine had been broken for a week. Really... Pros: tasty food Cons: mediocre service, mice crawling around restaurant more

Outstanding 9/13/2009

Excellent food, uniquely different to other cuisines. We found the staff to be very curtious and friendly. The service was slow, but, we were out enjoying our dinner, our company, and talking over delicious food - who want's to be rushed when you are enjoying yourself. It was our second visit and will not be our last. Lima's Taste is a favorite for us. Pros: Authentic Peruvian cuisine more

HORRENDOUS 3/21/2009

First of all, I am not exaggerating when I say that the entire staff here are so incredibly rude, to the point of being shocking. You can expect to be rushed out, only after being ignored and subjected to a ""your lucky to be here"" attitude. There's a guy [ with a rather disturbing Geri-Curl ] who stomps around loudly, like a zombie taking plates before asking, mumbling about the patrons and grabbing menus out of peoples hands. It was unbelievable, everyone was looking around at one another in disbelief. Everyone on staff was nasty to everyone. I thought perhaps we were taking part in a ""Candid Camera"" episode. You do not want to go here, especially when there are so many wonderful restaurants in Manhattan to choose from. If you are jonesing for paella, really great paella, go to Socaratt [spelling?] on 259 W19th and 7th Ave. Pros: Example: best croissants in town Cons: WORST SERVICE EVER/overpriced/low quality more

Authentic Peruvian Food 1/20/2009

Yesterday, I had dinner with my best friend at Lima's Taste. She was coming from Ohio and I wanted to invite her to have some Peruvian food. I'm from Peru and I have tried almost every peruvian restaurant in New York and I have to say that Lima's Taste offers authentic Peruvian Cuisine. Pros: Food, Pisco Sour and Dessert. more
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Owner Message

  • Lima's Taste in the West Village offers something not many other NYC restaurants can: An exotic home cooked meal in a trendy & chic setting. With traditional Peruvian & Latin American cuisine & a lounge like atmosphere, patrons of Lima's Taste are never disappointed. This Latin American treasure offers specialties like Ceviche, Paella & a filet mignon dish named Lomo Saltado. Other entrees will accommodate vegetarians & restaurateurs' who love a spicy bite. Claimed to be home to the Greatest Sangria, Lima's Taste also offers a full bar with specialty cocktails from Peru, like the Pisco Sour. This tangy, sweet & sexy cocktail is hard to only order once. A full brunch menu, catering, & late night dining are also available. The West Village encourages you to experience culture & tradition at one of its favorite family owned establishments, Lima's Taste.


  • The Scene
    Plum-colored walls peek from between brick exposures and vividly hued paintings, including a bright rendition of ""The Last Supper"" that seems anything but somber. The effect...

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Additional information

  • Hours:

    M-F: 8am - 12am Sat-Sun: 10am - 12am
  • Payments:

    Master Card, Visa, American Express
  • Neighborhoods:

    West Village, Downtown