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Pisco y Nazca Ceviche Gastrobar - Washington D.C.

4.7
4.7
1774 Reviews
$30 and under
Peruvian
Pisco y Nazca Ceviche Gastrobar adds a modern twist to Peruvian cuisine. Inspired by Peru’s top eateries, the new DC outpost serves up bold-flavored dishes, unique cocktails and a vast selection of local and international beers.

Situated in the bustling and vibrant Dupont Circle neighborhood, Pisco y Nazca Ceviche Gastrobar brings people together in a space that’s packed with personality and soul. Our vibrant bar with open kitchen views is the perfect spot for sipping, socializing, and savoring our crazy good ceviche. Come experience a celebration of good eats and good times for brunch, lunch, dinner or happy hour.

Looking for the perfect venue? Plan your next event at the best ceviche bar this side of the Andes. Call today and ask about our private dining options.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 72 times today
Experiences are available.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Peruvian

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–4:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–4:00 pm Happy Hour Daily 4:00 pm–7:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (202) 559-3726

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Mauricio Chirinos

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Cross street

    18th & 19th Street

  • Parking details

    Situated in the bustling and vibrant Dupont Circle neighborhood, Pisco y Nazca Ceviche Gastrobar brings people together in a space that’s packed with personality and soul.

  • Public transit

    Farragut North

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Bottomless Mimosas/Sangrias + 3-Course Brunch Menu

    Multiple dates available
    Welcome the weekend at any of our locations and indulge in bottomless brunch sangrias & mimosas, a 3-course #brunch prix fixe menu + a la carte items. Make your reservations online
  • SEASONAL SUMMER MENU

    Aug 17 - Oct 1, 2022
    In addition to our classic menu, experience a new seasonal menu for the summer with handcrafted cocktails, dinner items and dessert at all of our Pisco y Nazca locations. Make your reservations online now.

Offers

  • Hora Loca with Pisco y Nazca

    Multiple dates available
    Sun - Sat - 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    Every day is happy hour at Pisco y Nazca! Enjoy house wines, hand-crafted cocktails, beer, and liquor at a specially discounted price, every day from 4-7 pm during Hora Loca.

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What 1,774 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 recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. IC

    IvanC

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday Lunch
  2. OM

    OvidiaM

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server Oscar was fantastic, He was helpful with suggestions and attentive all night. The food was delicious and the atmosphere is great. It was a wonderful experience...even on a busy night!
  3. TM

    TwinMomBaltinDC

    Baltimore

    65 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    65 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Got the octopus appetizer; sauce was great, octopus was tasty but a bit hard to cut/chewy. Salad was wonderful. Wait staff was attentive at first. Nice atmosphere and high top near window was quieter to the rest of the restaurant.
  4. TS

    TonyS

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The ceviche is excellent as is the service. The noise level inside is high so I would recommend sitting outside if it’s available.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Best restaurant we’ve tried in the last few years. Very authentic Peruvian food. Our server Eduardo was excellent. Place was a bit loud and it was a bit hard to hear one another. Overall excellent.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and Fantastic drinks, best happy hour in DC!
  7. RC

    RobertC

    Portland

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience2
    Very noisy.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Excellent lunch! Our waiter was amazing - he pointed me the direction of salad bacon - which was a great lunch option. Drinks (Pisco sours) were delicious and we started with ceviche (so good!) great spot for lunch/dinner/drinks!!!
  10. LF

    LauF

    Washington DC

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    The food was amazing as always, however this is the 2nd time that I go and they have no beer left. It’s a shame since Peruvian food goes perfect with beer
  11. MT

    MarT

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience3
    The service was so poor. We waited a lot time for the food
  12. IM

    IlianaM

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    All drinks based with Pisco are delicious. The Causa Rellena was good.
  13. CR

    ChristineR

    Unspecified

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I came here for happy hour on a business trip back in June, and liked the place so much that when I moved to DC it was my first stop. The food and drinks are all excellent - they have a bunch of dishes I haven’t seen at any other Peruvian restaurant, that are all authentic based on my Peruvian travel experience. The ceviche tradicional and anticucho de corazón are must-orders. The staff is super friendly as well, Oscar Reyes was our waiter and he was awesome! He not only provided great service, but was also fun to talk to and happily spoke Spanish with us. Pisco y Nazca will definitely be a regular stop for me now that I live in DC!
  14. LA

    LuAnn

    Naples

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful menu, food was delicious, Carlyle, our server was exceptional.
  15. b

    beerman96

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent menu and a really cool space to grab a bite and a drink
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Choose anything in the menu, you can’t go wrong. Everything in this restaurant is delicious.
  17. R

    Regulardiner

    New England

    510 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    510 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really good ceviche and fun atmosphere. The staff is very welcoming. Place was busy on a rainy Sunday so it is clearly a favorite.
  18. DR

    DanielR

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    the food was nothing extraordinary, poor service, expensive food

    Pisco y Nazca Ceviche Gastrobar - Washington D.C.Responded on September 14, 2022Hello Daniel, Thank you for your feedback. We are sorry to learn that the food and service was not up to our standards of excellence during your recent visit. If you would be so kind as to provide us with your contact information, our manager will reach out to you personally to learn more details about your visit and how we may improve. Respectfully, Lara K.

  19. SW

    SherraW

    Nashville

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    We were in town for a wedding and the restaurant was highly recommended by the bride and groom. We had a reservation for 5 ppl and were promptly seated upon arrival. The food was great and. You won't be disappointed.
  20. O

    Opinionated

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    So, not bad, not great. By and large the food was reasonable, though my dish (paella) was a bit oily and some others (e.g., the tacu taco) doughy. Waiter tried to be helpful but seemed to be pushing his preferences rather than listening carefully to the guests (noise level didn't help). I suspect you can do better.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Vanessa was great and so was the food.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Had a wonderful time with delicious dishes that were truly unique. The front desk service was lacking and they often took too much time to circle back and provide the course meals on time.
  23. PH

    PamelaH

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We took a couple of family members form Canada who had never been to Pisco before. It didn’t disappoint!
  24. NG

    NataliaG

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Food was amazing!! I ordered the Callejero ceviche and empanadas , and wow incredible taste. Can't wait to be back.
  25. TH

    TaiH

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I would recommend Pisco y Nazca Gastrobar for all the foodies out there. We ordered from the Prix Fixe menu for brunch and the food was amazing. I had the bottomless Passion Mimosa which was divine. For the first course I had the causa crocante, for the second I had the Huevos Rancheros and for the third I had the arroz con leche cheesecake which I wasn't a fan of so I was able to switch to the Buenazo which was delicious. I would definitely recommend if you're looking for an upscale yet chill brunch to attend.
  26. M

    Maria

    Toronto

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food!!
  27. 4

    4cats

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    The food was excellent. They had interesting things I had never seen before. Most of the food is seafood forward though so if you don’t like seafood, I’d go elsewhere. The service was very average although I think we were the only table our waiter had outside. He very rarely came by.
  28. E

    Edmd

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved the food and our bar tender. Best happy hour in DC
  29. C

    Christopher

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Nice room, interesting menu, and reasonable prices. The fixed price lunch menu is a bargain!
  30. A

    Alain

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience1
    Food used to be more refined. The service was rushed. Dinner felt like a quick business lunch. I would not recommend it anymore and I used to. Will not come back.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Celebrated my cousin’s birthday here yesterday… Overall very pleasant experience but surprised the staff didn’t do anything to help us celebrate the birthday and they also didn’t come to ask if we wanted to order dessert. Felt like our table was abandoned after we got our food so I decided to pay electronically and just leave.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great peruvian food. Service was really good. I'm satisfied.
  33. CH

    CarmenH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Carlos C it was a great waitress. Very professional!
  34. EB

    EBLiz

    Washington DC

    64 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    64 reviews

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience4
    Staff was friendly and appetizer was good. Both our entrees however were incredibly bland. We had to ask for salt and pepper and I had to ask three times for hot sauce before it appeared. Also had no silverware and had to ask for that and didn’t receive until 5 mins after my entree did. Once we were finished we waited 20 mins for the check and I eventually had to leave my colleague to run to a meeting bc lunch had gone on 90 mins-not really great for a place clearly catering to a workday clientele.
  35. B

    Breia

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience5
    I’ve been here before twice, and the food was amazing—then. Now that I’ve revisited, I was not impressed. The food was lack luster and the bottomless drinks were decent.
  36. KR

    KimberlyR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place. We really enjoyed ourselves. Our waiter was very helpful and very polite. Definitely will be going again and letting others know about the place.
  37. J

    Jjjj

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really attentive and helpful server most of the food was delicious, only some the chicken skewers were very tough. Tostones, ceviche, causas, and beef heart skewers were amazing
  38. LW

    LauraW

    Nashville

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place was amazing! Everything was delicious, our server was amazing - and all his recommendations were delicious! Very nice spot for brunch - or any other meal. Will definitely return!
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    The food is mediocre and the service is terrible.
  40. AZ

    AlbertoZ

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience4
    Went to dinner for our 16th anniversary. Wife is Peruvian, so she checked out the menu online before we made our reservations. She was excited to try the desserts as there aren't many Peruvian restaurants that offer Suspiro Limena. She also saw a chocolate brownie desert, so she made me order it. When we arrived at the restaurant, the ambiance was nice. We were seated immediately. The restaurant didn't really stand out as being Peruvian outside of a banner by the entrance. We ordered a couple of fruit drinks (chicha morada and maracuya) which were both EXCELLENT! Unfortunately that's were everything else kind of went bad. I order the anticucho (heart) and causa sampler. The anticucho was served in thick slices (which I've never seen served this way before) along with a chimichurri dip. The heart wasn't bad, per se, but it was served in an unconventional way that didn't elicit any excitement. The causa sampler was 'ok' as well. My wife's dinner was Tallarine Saltado a la Huancaina. She stated that the sauce was too heavy but the actual cuts of meat were fine. Finally, it was on to the dessert. I ordered a coffee but they were out of it?! I was given an Americano instead..another 'ok'. Finally the desserts came out and as you can read in the beginning of this review, they underdelivered. I spoke to our waiter about the burnt chocolate brownie and he removed it from our check. The manager/host came by and apologized, which was nice. As a somewhat expert on Peruvian cuisine in the DMV, I wouldn't come back to this restaurant. I recommend Pio Pio in Great Falls, VA. By far and I mean BY FAR, it's the best and most authentic peruvian cuisine to visit.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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You can order delivery directly from Pisco y Nazca Ceviche Gastrobar - Washington D.C. using the Order Online button. Pisco y Nazca Ceviche Gastrobar - Washington D.C. also offers delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Pisco y Nazca Ceviche Gastrobar - Washington D.C. also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 559-3726.

Pisco y Nazca Ceviche Gastrobar - Washington D.C. is rated 4.7 stars by 1774 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 72 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
  • Logo image for Postmates
  • Logo image for Uber Eats
Google Map for Pisco y Nazca Ceviche Gastrobar - Washington D.C.

1823 L St NW, Washington, DC 20036

Additional information

  • Cross street

    18th & 19th Street

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–4:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–4:00 pm Happy Hour Daily 4:00 pm–7:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Peruvian

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Situated in the bustling and vibrant Dupont Circle neighborhood, Pisco y Nazca Ceviche Gastrobar brings people together in a space that’s packed with personality and soul.

  • Public transit

    Farragut North

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Mauricio Chirinos

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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