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The owners of Bonito Pescadería, Ricardo Laca and Khabir Tello (an avid diver as well), opened their doors in July of 2017. The day of our visit we met with Ricardo Laca. We chatted briefly about the restaurant’s commitment to promoting the use of artisanal fishing in regards to the methods (free divers, artisanal fishermen), consuming non-commercial fish species, respecting the size and age limits and the seasons. They use no frozen fish, only fresh. They also do not use MSG or any artificial seasonings. Their appreciation and respect for the sea was very obvious, as well for the customer.
The vibe inside Bonito Pescadería is a combination of vintage, eclectic and nautical. The wood used for the tables, chairs and other areas is recycled. I immediately noticed the eclectic artwork of visual artist, Nani Cardenas. There were four distinct pieces of her art displayed on the walls, many of which use recycled materials as well. Her mermaid was very whimsical. Various ocean photographs on the walls as well. Nautical touches everywhere such as nets, many sea shells, including prickly sea urchin shells, the fish and wave mural on the exterior wall, etc.
The menu at Bonito Pescadería is divided into four sections……the cold dishes, hot dishes, items that use only Bonito fish and their specials board listed on the wall.
The restaurant changes their seasonal menu three times a year.
I have observed that the majority of fish restaurants typically do not serve desserts, so we were pleasantly surprised to be offered a dessert to end our dining experience. The Choco-Lucuma was a wonderful creamy combination of five layers of chocolate mousse, brownie and lucuma mousse and topped off with toasted nuts.
Bonito Pescadería is the Ideal place to find simple and fresh seafood dishes. The prices are reasonable for the quality and the portions are generous. BonitoPescadería’s motto is: “fresco=saludable=sostenible” (fresh=healthy=sustainable). They practice what they preach.
Calle Berlín 536, Miraflores
Capacity: approx. 55 people
Hours: open 7 days per week
10:00 a.m. open only on the terraza for sandwiches
12:30 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
Sandwiches: S/. 9-14
Cold dishes: S/. 7-36
Hot dishes: S/.20-45
Specials using Bonito fish: S/. 21-35
Specials: S/. 20-35
Beer: S/. 7-16
Cocktails: S/. 14-26
Wine: S/. 14-16 (by the glass)
S/. 28-80 (bottle)
Non-alcoholic Beverages: S/. 5-15