“We strive to offer the best-quality Peruvian contemporary cuisine possible. We use seasonal products and organic vegetables and meat to provide quality dishes. Our products come from local producers and we are respectful of fish and seafood bans. We only buy Peruvian fair-trade coffee. We also care deeply about the environment, and recycle all our glass bottles and use paper from renewable materials.”
Roast shrimp burger with sriracha mayo, onion tempura, and tomato; ceviche mercado with fish of the day, yellow chilli, tiger milk, baby calamari, mixed chillis, sweet potato, and corn; atamaladito selvático rice with shrimps, pork belly, clams, and cocona fruit.
Ceviche is historically a lunchtime dish and although that has now changed, El Mercado keeps to old habits by only opening for lunch. The atmosphere is relaxed and casual and the food is consistently brilliant. Run by top chef and author Rafael Osterling, El Mercado offers flavourful fine dining at reasonable prices. It’s a smash hit and has been for several years now. The menu pays homage to Peruvian food with an exquisite variety of dishes. The food, presentation, and service are all of a very high standard. Although it calls itself a ceviche restaurant, it offers much more – make sure you try the roast shrimp burger.