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Tradicional Ceviche - Raphaël Peruvian Cuisine, Ottawa, ON

Raphaël Peruvian Cuisine

4.7
4.7
40 Reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Peruvian
Raphaël Peruvian Cuisine brings Chef Lizardo Becerra's Peruvian food to the Byward Market in Ottawa.

Enjoy a seasonal menu that features Ocean Wise-recommended seafood, locally sourced meats and bold ingredients from Peru. Fresh Cocktails, curated wines, local beers and traditional Peruvian drinks complement the thrilling food menu.

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 10 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Peruvian, Latin American, South American

  • Hours of Operation

    Wed, Thu, Sun 4:30 pm–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:30 pm–2:00 am

  • Phone number

    (343) 463-3590

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive Chef

    Lizardo Becerra

  • Catering

    Contact us by email or phone to arrange catering. From small to large groups, we are happy to bring a taste of Peru to your event!

  • Private party facilities

    We welcome you to explore our Private Dining options, perfect for any occasion.

  • Private party contact

    Lizardo David Becerra Valdivia: (833) 472-0294

  • Neighbourhood

    Little Italy

  • Cross Street

    Clarence Street and Dalhousie

  • Parking Details

    Park along the building on the second floor where spaces are available.

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wine

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What 40 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on all time ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. C

    Ceviche

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Modern Peruvian cuisine at its best. Flavours and textures will bring you to Peru and will surprise your palate with beautifully balanced by the chef's innovations. Enjoy a Pico sour with tapas with friends, you will not regret it.
  2. HC

    HappyCustomer

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Raphael Express’ chef and team deliver a top rated service. The food is tasty, loyal to its roots and cooked/served with a distinctive and very enjoyable gourmet twist in terms of flavours, colours and texture. The service is fast and the approach of the servers is warm and friendly. Important to note that the quality of their dishes is consistently high whether you dine-in, you go for a take-out or if you get your food delivered.
  3. JG

    JohnG

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great cuisine, this is the second time I've eaten here. The menu/food is accessible to people trying Peruvian food for the first time. The ambiance is great, the pisco tasted great and the three of us had a great meal and drinks. Service was excellent, positive and they didn't rush us out even though we stayed 30mins or so past closing. Will go again.
  4. D

    Dani

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience3
    Great food, simple menu to cc pose from with all the favorites. Service is great and friendly.
  5. LG

    LynnG

    Palm Springs

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is excellent. Everything is top quality. Every dish is full of flavour.
  6. OP

    OscarP

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The food was very nice but a bit too expensive. The attention was great.
  7. AD

    AntonDevon

    Ottawa

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    The food was good, service was great, the music was a bit loud to the point we couldn't converse at the table. the restaurant needs more interior seating for comfort and ambiance. Otherwise, the experience was well worth the trip.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Hidden gem - off the beaten track - urban warehouse vibe. Amazing menu and service. Our server was helpful and enthusiastic about the menu. Introduced us to Peruvian delicacies and history of various dishes. Attentive and friendly. We were a larger group including teens - everyone loved it. Beautiful cocktails. Go for Pisco sour at sunset and sit outside!
  9. AH

    AndreaH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was my first time trying Peruvian cuisine, and wow!! I loved sitting under the tent with the sun shining in, and the staff were very attentive. I really appreciated the vegan and non-alcoholic options on the menu, and the chef was very accommodating to my mom’s dietary restrictions. Everything that we ordered was delicious! Thank you Raphaël Express!
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Ottawa

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience2
    The place isn’t made for dining-in, I think it’s more suited for pick up and delivery. It’s a small space with lots of noise from the kitchen. The food is good. We ordered the shrimp appetizer and it was really good. The steak skewers weren’t that good, as the meat was so chewy. The fried fish as main dish reminds me of the usual fish and chips, nothing special. I was a bit disappointed after reading all the great reviews. Someone should have alerted about the ambiance of the place.
  11. JP

    JoseP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My experience with Peruvian food is mainly through my parents and family. I have been spoiled with this cuisine throughout my life and Raphael Express hits all the right notes.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Montreal

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful dining experience at Raphael Express! The food was delicious and service was exceptional! A must try!
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A lovely way to try Peruvian food with the small, yet well thought wine list!
  14. S

    Srinda

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 27, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Awesome place. Nice food. Nice service. Love fried yuqyitas. Their fishes are ocean wise certified. Kancha corn and chocklo corn served are great. Thanks to the server who informed it's an ancient grain and not a gmo. The server was very attentive and nice Rocoto sauce is a favorite. So are anti cuchos or marinated flank steak skewers and scallop and prawn rice. Also the batter fried rock fish. Good tamale in banana leaves. I thought they are normally made in dried corn husks The chef was kind to send a complimentary cheese cake for the kids. We bought the Tiramisu. I don't like Tiramisu elsewhere but theirs is so perfect and dainty! I only wish after asking if the bill has to be split or combined, the server who came to give the bill hesitated giving me the bill before walking to another person in our group. It could have been best laid on the table or they could have asked whom should it be given. That was an unnecessary let down even whether or not intentional.
  15. A

    Aaaa

    Ottawa

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    the food is phenomenal there but the seating area is cold, not a nice seating area.

    Raphaël Peruvian CuisineResponded on February 18, 2022Thank you so much for taking the time to review! We are so happy that you enjoyed the food. We are continually trying to improve our interior and to make it warmer in the space with the heaters. Muchisimas gracias and we hope to see you again!

  16. CC

    ChrisC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food was delicious and very unique, the dining room is cold in the winter due to location.

    Raphaël Peruvian CuisineResponded on February 18, 2022Thank you so much for joining us! We truly appreciate this kind review.

  17. JY

    JimY

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Excellent food. If you like ceviche, you will love this appetizer.

    Raphaël Peruvian CuisineResponded on February 18, 2022We really appreciate your feedback, thank you for choosing us on such an important day! Gracias!

  18. AT

    AurinkoT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Every course was absolutely delicious. Extremely attentive service. Very accommodating for dietary restriction. Thank you for a special Valentine’s Day!

    Raphaël Peruvian CuisineResponded on February 18, 2022Thank you for enjoying this special day with us! Hope to see you again!

  19. PA

    PAROMA

    Ottawa

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    What a lovely experience overall. I booked us a table for two for Valentine's. We didn't choose the tasting menu but the a la carte menu was damn good. Food was to die for. I've never had Peruvian food and didn't know what to expect. We ordered the short rib and another beef dish (can't remember the name) and the food was exquisite, flavourful and divine! It was a bit cold inside the restaurant, a couple more heaters wouldn't be bad.
  20. AO

    AndiO

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Met the chef He’s very passionate with his cuisine and values immediate client feedback We had the Lomo soltado, monkfish/scallops main, wild shrimp appetizer and all were very flavourful. And the desserts were amazing as well - we had the tiramisu and passion fruit cheesecake Service is just as great as the food too

    Raphaël Peruvian CuisineResponded on February 18, 2022Thank you so much for your kind words! We are really glad to hear that you enjoyed your experience. Hope to see you again!

  21. ME

    MohamedE

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 12, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience1
    The place was cold, and service extremely slow. Waited forever for our appetizers and even longer for our mains. When we were at the restaurant it didn't seem busy, but I guess the kitchen was too busy serving the takeout food. for 4 people, 2 adults 2 kids, we paid 220 dollars for 3 mains, 1 appeizer, 2 cocktails, 1 beer and one glass of wine. portions for the ceviche were super small for the price. For the price, the service, the ambience didn't come close to justifying it.

    Raphaël Peruvian CuisineResponded on February 18, 2022I am so sorry to hear that you were not satisfied with your visit. At Raphaël Express, we take your feedback seriously as it gives us the opportunity to improve. Please contact me directly at info@raphaelperuviancuisine.ca so that we can learn more about your experience and hopefully turn it around. Lizardo Becerra, Chef and Owner

  22. S

    Steve

    New York Area

    39 reviews

    4.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Peruvian food is excellent and this fine dining outlet is proof of this. We had a 5 course New Year Eve dinner.
  23. SR

    SukaynaR

    Exclusive

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved our experience at Raphael express Peruvian cuisine! The food was fantastic and the staff friendly ! Highly recommend it :)
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Ottawa

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 19, 2021

    overall3food5service2ambience2
    The restaurant has only 16-20 sits. Industrial look, simple Decor. Menu price didn’t justify. Our server was great, very sweet. However we waited 40 min until we got our 3 order, simple main courses ; Hamburger , 2X fried fish their Peruvian version) it came cold but still very tasty, We loved the flavours and creative plate design. But We don’t know why it took 40 min to get our meal , we Saw 4–5 people working in the kitchen I think the kitchen is not able to keep with take out orders and the restaurant orders , cute place but sorry I don’t think We will comeback to eat in.
  25. LK

    LesK

    Ottawa

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 15, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Small industrial chic setup made charming by artistic touches done by someone who cares and has the knack. Sparkling clean with the precautions required today. Server was warm and enthusiastic in welcoming us and answering questions about Peruvian cuisine. Menu is very informative. Ceviche was great, roasted vegetables very good, scallops large, all presented very nicely. Wine offerings might need a bit of a boost. They are doing a nice take-out business. To get there, you need to access the ramp, at either end of City Centre, that takes you to the upper level and around the back. They are in the middle of that section. We met the chef-owner at the end, a gracious guy who is obviously skilled at cooking and running a kitchen. We'll be back.
  26. MV

    MonicaV

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 4, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service every time and top Peruvian food. I love the space as it feels very private and has good heaters.
  27. T

    Traveller23

    Ottawa

    30 reviews

    4.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2021

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Food took me back to Peru. Delicious and great quality. Our server was excellent and charming. A bit cool inside in winter as restaurant located in a warehouse bay. Was hard to find restaurant. It is at the back of the building. You have to drive up ramp to get to it. A fantastic night. Chef Lizardo is a gem.
  28. PS

    PhilippineS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Even though I love to travel abroad I have never visited South America. Going to this restaurant was amazing and gave me a good feel of what the food in Peru would be like. Very tasty, great presentation, and excellent quality of food. The experience makes me want to try other Peruvian dishes especially those made with fish and the “yummy colourful layered potato salad”.
  29. j

    joys

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience2
    Food is really good! Ceviche is a must! Place was a little difficult to find, but also felt like those secret gems in the city that you need to find
  30. AM

    ArletteM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Fantastic food and service. Cocktails were delicious too
  31. JC

    JimmyC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 7, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A place everyone should try! Food made with precision, attention to detail and most importantly… love!
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Ottawa

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really great experience, service was very friendly and knowledgeable. The food was fantastic, such great flavors and the menu felt very cohesive. Everything we had from cocktails, to ceviches to the braised beef, all made sense to together and were all incredible. Beautiful food, and impossible to not be trying to scrape up every last bit from your plate. Can’t recommend enough.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Montreal

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Phenomenal food, a unique atmosphere and great service. This restaurant brought me to Lima at a time when travel is not possible. Well done team!
  34. SK

    SarahK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 31, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    This place is a hidden gem. situated in a section of an industrial warehouse. I nearly missed the little entrance, and I had no idea what to expect when I arrived. Our server Marie was super friendly, knowledgeable about the cuisine and attentive. And now the food .. WOW! I had no idea that Peruvian cuisine was so vibrant and varied. The ceviche was light and refreshing, the mains were flavorful and vibrant, the cocktails were zingy. The atmosphere is so unique, you really feel like you've found an amazing secret. If you want opulent surroundings, then this isn't the place for you. If you want amazing food, excellent service, in an exciting energetic environment, then you should definitely try this restaurant.
  35. BG

    BradG

    Montreal

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Authentic, fantastic. Loved it. Service was stellar. Fun place with very original vibe.
  36. GJ

    GutierrezJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 24, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The experience at Raphael is fantastic. Leaves you wanting more and wishing you could eat everything on the menu.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Ottawa

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 24, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food and great service. Do not miss the ceviche and the Lomo saltado!
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 20, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My partner and I had a lovely meal! The service was warm and knowledgeable, and the food was so delicious! Thank you to the whole team for a wonderful experience. We will definitely be back!
  39. l

    lilianaj

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was excellent and the waiter and chef were extremely welcoming and attentive. We will definitely be back soon and highly recommend to anyone looking for proper Peruvian food.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 1, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Loved it! Highly recommend the anticuchos. Seecice was exceptional.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

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You can order delivery directly from Raphaël Peruvian Cuisine using the Order Online button.

Raphaël Peruvian Cuisine is rated 4.7 stars by 40 OpenTable diners.

Raphaël Peruvian Cuisine does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 10 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Options

  • Order online
Google Map for Raphaël Peruvian Cuisine

89 Clarence St, Ottawa, ON K1N 5P5

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Clarence Street and Dalhousie

  • Neighbourhood

    Little Italy

  • Hours of Operation

    Wed, Thu, Sun 4:30 pm–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:30 pm–2:00 am

  • Cuisines

    Peruvian, Latin American, South American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    Park along the building on the second floor where spaces are available.

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Lizardo Becerra

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wine

  • Phone number

    (343) 463-3590

  • Catering

    Contact us by email or phone to arrange catering. From small to large groups, we are happy to bring a taste of Peru to your event!

  • Private party facilities

    We welcome you to explore our Private Dining options, perfect for any occasion.

  • Private party contact

    Lizardo David Becerra Valdivia: (833) 472-0294

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