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Pisco y Nazca Ceviche Gastrobar - Washington D.C.

4.7
4.7
1608 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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Booked 33 times today

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

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What 1,608 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

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  1. KG

    KatherineG

    New Mexico

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    One of the best ceviches ever. We had a mixed grill platter as well. Overall the taste and quality of the seafood was amazing.

  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Went in for brunch. The traditional ceviche was to die for and the service was amazing!

  3. VA

    VioletaA

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food & amazing service!

  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food4service1ambience4

    Our server was not good. We order unlimited mimosas and he took 30 minutes to get us our second mimosa. We only had 2 mimosas. Not worth it.

  5. k

    keeshi

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Went with a group of 7 for brunch and the prix fixe menu was plentiful! We were all stuffed afterwards. I would not recommended the bottomless drinks as we only received 2 refills and had to always ask and wait for more mimosa. Everything was great and the atmosphere was cute and inviting.

  6. CG

    ChicoGordoLeEncantaComer

    Washington DC

    70 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    70 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food3service5ambience5

    The food was just ok.. We've eaten there plenty of times with 5 star ratings, it may have been an off day for the chef. The staff was courteous, knowledgeable and professional. The high price of the food due to being in DC would have been acceptable had the food been better. It was flavorless. I am sure it will be better next time.

  7. SG

    SusanaG

    Mexico City

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delicious!!!

  8. B

    Bill

    Atlanta

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food, great cocktails and great times! Thank you for your excellent service and quality.

  9. JJ

    JessicaJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and ambiance. All the tables were full on a weeknight. The pisco sours we’re excellent— I loved the variety they offered. The ceviche was fabulous. I will return and highly recommend.

  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Fabulous dinner!

  11. h

    holisticman

    New England

    29 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on May 16, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5

    Great place. Excellent and authentic food in a fun ambiance. Great to catch up with friends and colleagues. The waitstaff was young and seem a bit overwhelmed. Ours was nice but did not know much about the food or drinks. We made a reservation but had to wait 15-20 min for our table. Food was generally excellent with grilled octopus the clear star. Ceviche was underwhelming however; being in the acid too long. Overall 4 out of 5.

  12. S

    Sugar

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience2

    Awesome place but is too small. The food is incredible though. I was expecting something better regarding the service. You guys need to be organized.

  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was wonderful and the drinks were really nice. I would recommend the Callejero ceviche and for drinks the Gaupo or the pisco flight.

  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic place and service! Amazing food

  15. LT

    LauraT

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4

    Ceviche sampler was good but it's just ceviche, no chip to enjoy with it. Ahi tuna appetizer was fantastic, definitely a highlight . The pescado salad was mostly potato but pretty presentation. Pescado la Mancho was okay. Service was great, considering the restaurant was very busy and our server didn't make us feel rushed. Good pisco sours. Fun lovely atmosphere.

  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 11, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Good food and service. Got loud when busy but a great atmosphere. Really enjoy it and having been to Peru the food was really well done.

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4

    Ceviche used to be better last time I tried it. It seems like it’s a hit or miss.

    Pisco y Nazca Ceviche Gastrobar - Washington D.C.Responded on May 16, 2022

    Thank you for your kind comments, would you be so kind to allow us to contact you? We would love to learn more about your visit, which was the ceviche that you tried, what about other dishes, etc. Please, respond to this message with your full name and contact information, our Managing Partner will be happy to reach out to you personally. I look forward to receiving your kind message, Elizabeth Canchola

  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    25 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    I love this place. It’s a little crazy. Full of young folks with a busy happy hour indoors and out. The food is imaginative and very fresh with the great spices and marinades of Peruvian ceviche. Service is friendly, informative, and attentive.

  19. K

    Kate

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    Great decor and vibe!! We love ceviche and that is their forte although the other items were delicious. Wonderful waitress name Louisa - her second day on the job and she was terrific!

  20. DW

    DeniseW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was delicious, this was my first time having peruvian food, it tasted like nothing I've ever had before however it was great. The presentation of the dishes were well put together. The restaurant was very clean and quiet. I would highly recommend this restaurant.

  21. r

    roseb

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and great service! Thank you for a great Mother’s Day! Will be back !

  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Best Peruvian restaurant in the area!

  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall1food4service5ambience1

    The place looks amazing and the service was great. But as soon as we arrived the fire alarm went off. They said it was broken. We got to order some ceviche but shortly after we received it they told us they were shutting down for the day due to the alarm. They didn’t charge us and gave us some discount tickets for next visit. Hopefully we will have a better experience next time. We understand things happen and we look forward to another visit…. Without the blaring alarm going off

    Pisco y Nazca Ceviche Gastrobar - Washington D.C.Responded on May 16, 2022

    We appreciate your kind understanding, unfortunately sometimes there are things outside our control that affect us. We want to thank you for your visit, we hope to see you back soon.

  24. MM

    MattM

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Great food and drink. The Ceviche platter is highly recommended. The fire alarm went off while we were there Fire Department came an left and left the alarm on. Staff handled it well and was very good with the guests. Such great service with that dynamic in the background should be applauded.

  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The ceviche sampler was so good and the classical one was spot on! The Lomo Saltado was succulent and also so authentic

  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience3

    Went there for lunch. Food was fine, and ingredients were good. Generally, however, it was very corporate-y feeling. The service was very brusque and borderline rude, which I did not expect.

    Pisco y Nazca Ceviche Gastrobar - Washington D.C.Responded on May 17, 2022

    We appreciate very much your visit and kind feedback. At Pisco y Nazca we value your comments, we would very much appreciate if you allow us to contact you directly, we would appreciate the opportunity to learn who was providing you with service and what was the situation, this will allow us to make sure that this does not repeat. Please reply to this message with your contact information, our Managing Partner will be contacting you promptly. Respectfully, Elizabeth Canchola

  27. RS

    RaiS

    Washington DC

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4

    The pisco sours and ceviche are to die for!! I love them. I do think service is slow and they could check on you a little more frequently but overall great dining experience.

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience2

    The service has gotten worse. It used to be very friendly. Yesterday I had a completely different experience. Also it was uncomfortable dark inside. The pisco sour quality was poor, it tasted like Pisco sour pre made and not natural. Ceviche was ok, I asked for no spicy one, they told that ceviche cremoso was not spicy and it was. I could see rocoto pieces in my plate and it tasted pretty spicy. The conchitas were over cooked and dry. Suspiro limeño was very good.

    Pisco y Nazca Ceviche Gastrobar - Washington D.C.Responded on May 6, 2022

    Thank you for bringing this to our attention. I have forwarded your comments to our Managing Partner who will be reviewing our procedures with the team. We want to ask you for the opportunity to contact you, we are sure that given the opportunity we can show you the Pisco y Nazca that you are used to visiting. Please, reply to this message with your contact information, we will get back to you promptly. Thanking you in advance, Elizabeth Canchola

  29. LV

    LilyV

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    AMAZING!!! Service - food - ambiance - my server was from my country Nicaragua felt at home taken care of she was top notch !

  30. SL

    SharonL

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    Food was excellent, but restaurant was noisy so difficult to have business conversation. Service was a bit slow for a business luncheon as well, but would be good for non-business get togethers.

  31. JJ

    JoJo

    Washington DC

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wowww the food was just amazing! We had the beef heart as appetizer, and had the flan as dessert, lomo Saltado and a seafood dish as entree. Everything was bomb!!! So worth the hype and the price! Will def come back!

  32. R

    Richardnwv

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    I was there for lunch and had the 3 Course Prix-Fix meal that had several options and all were amazing! Will definitely go again soon.

  33. S

    Stefania

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4

    I booked for my birthday and I eas charged for the dessert…usually for these instances, the dessert is on the house. That was a surprise

  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 3, 2022

    overall2food5service2ambience5

    Very slow service. Difficulty accommodating vegetarian.

    Pisco y Nazca Ceviche Gastrobar - Washington D.C.Responded on May 16, 2022

    Thank you for letting us know about the service that you received. I have forwarded your comments about vegetarian food to our Upper Management. Please allow us to contact you to learn more about your visit. If you are so kind to respond to this message with your full name and contact information, our Managing Partner will be reaching out to you. Looking forward to your kind message, Elizabeth Canchola

  35. RR

    RestauRANT

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 3, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3

    Food was underwhelming and they seemed extremely understaffed

    Pisco y Nazca Ceviche Gastrobar - Washington D.C.Responded on May 6, 2022

    Thank you for your visit and kind comments. Would you allow us to contact you to learn which were the dishes that you tried? This will allow us to improve and make sure that on your next visit we can show you our real flavors. Please, share with us your contact information by responding to this message, our Managing Partner will be happy to reach out to you personally. Looking forward to receiving your kind message, Elizabeth Canchola

  36. C

    Cathy

    Washington DC

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Menu was really interesting (hard to make a choice!) and food was delicious. Great ambiance. Table next to us got the tasting menu - we definitely want to try that next time, since all the courses were really attractive and looked delicious.

  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience2

    I was 17min late to my reservation as I tried to call the restaurant twice due to traffic. I was seated finally which I appreciate them accommodating me but the fact I wasn’t greeted by a server after 35 min of being seated. I had to grab the manager twice and ask for things I needed because my server never came to check on us. I totally understand they were short staffed as I’ve worked in the restaurant industry myself but the service I did receive was not acceptable on my birthday at that. I do appreciate the fact they took care of a few items off my check but they need to do better with service.

    Pisco y Nazca Ceviche Gastrobar - Washington D.C.Responded on May 6, 2022

    We appreciate bringing this to our attention. I have forwarded your comments to our Managing Partner who would like to have the opportunity to contact you personally and apologize. Please, reply to this message with your contact information, we will get back to you at the earliest. We hope to be able to welcome you back at Pisco y Nazca and show you our real level of service. Respectfully, Elizabeth Canchola

  38. MR

    MarleneR

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and nice place

  39. SM

    SharonM

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Have been meaning to try and was so glad that I did. Incredibly delicious and service was great. Appreciated the outdoor seating. I will definitely be back.

  40. S

    Starnoodle

    Washington DC

    18 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on April 26, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4

    I used to live the food there. However, I found everything too salty this time. Disappointed….

    Pisco y Nazca Ceviche Gastrobar - Washington D.C.Responded on April 29, 2022

    Starnoodle, Thank you for bringing this to our attention. As you know, this is not the norm, we will be reviewing what went wrong on this occasion and we would love to have the opportunity to welcome you back to the Pisco y Nazca that you know. Please, reply to this message with your contact information, our Managing Partner will be reaching out to you personally at the earliest. I look forward to receiving your kind message, Elizabeth Canchola

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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Pisco y Nazca Ceviche Gastrobar - Washington D.C. is rated 4.7 stars by 1608 OpenTable diners.

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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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