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L Eau Vive

) #191 of 2,347 Restaurants in Lima €€ - €€€ French, Vegetarian Friendly
Ucayali 370 | Apartado 3188, Lima 01, Peru
+51 1 4275612
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good40%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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CUISINES
French, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
€€ - €€€
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LOCATION
Ucayali 370 | Apartado 3188, Lima 01, Peru
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1 - 10 of 45 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Hopefully, what I write will not be a simple rehash of what many others have written, mostly positively, about L'Eau Vive already but will be a useful contribution. It is in an old and impressive building situated in historic Central Lima. It has a beautiful...More

Thank didierchong
Reviewed 18 April 2017

The Chocolate mousse is a MUST in this restaurant. Excellent taste, fantastic experience!!!! You must try!!!

Thank Eduardo P
Reviewed 25 February 2017

The place has reasonably authentic French food, but not precisely gourmet. The charm of the place is the airy old building and the fact that the restaurant is run by French-speaking nuns...many from former colonies in Asia and Africa...so it has a diverse feel that...More

Thank thomasr888
Reviewed 15 November 2016

This was one of my best meals in two and half months of travel in South America. I came here on a special date with my girlfriend and I absolutely loved my meal. Now finding the restaurant wasn't too difficult, but we had to ring...More

Thank Lcdthethird
Reviewed 30 September 2016

What a delightful, different, unique restaurant. Delicious, home-cooked French and French-colonial (read Vietnamese with a hint of Afrique) food, graciously served in a beautiful old colonial building in the heart of Lima by nuns from Vietnam, Burkina Faso, Cameroon and Guinea. Beyond the daily menu,...More

Thank Jon T
Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

A place ran by nuns mostly from Vietnam and Africa run this place located right in the heart of Lima. If you are visiting, stop by this place on your way to the churches that surround this restaurant. They have basic menus that change daily...More

Thank Fernando D
Reviewed 15 May 2016

This restaurant has always belonged to some French nuns who serve Peruvian and French food. At lunch time is full of Limeños who work around the area and at night time they serve French food. Prices are very affordable and the nuns are mainly from...More

Thank CecilHorus
Reviewed 21 February 2016

This place is run by nuns and we stopped by for lunch one day when we were exploring the many beautiful churches in downtown Lima. There were 4 of us and we all selected the daily menu but selected different dishes. I've attached photos of...More

1  Thank PicMorDaisies
Reviewed 30 December 2015

We found "L'eau Vive" in the Lonely Planet's list of good restaurants and happened to get invited by a friend there, for lunch. This restaurant is situated in the heart of the city center and is run by french nuns. The place is clean and...More

Thank CgLaura
Reviewed 30 September 2015 via mobile

Not only because the food is yummy and the price is reasonable (menu of the day including starter, soft drink, main course and dessert, costs you 18 sol only!!), but also because the lovely nuns there. I speak no French and very little Spanish, the...More

Thank echooolo
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Monday
12:30 - 15:00
19:30 - 21:30
Tuesday
12:30 - 15:00
19:30 - 21:30
Wednesday
12:30 - 15:00
19:30 - 21:30
Thursday
12:30 - 15:00
19:30 - 21:30
Friday
12:30 - 15:00
19:30 - 21:30
Saturday
12:30 - 15:00
19:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ucayali 370 | Apartado 3188, Lima 01, Peru
  • Location: South America  >  Peru  >  Lima Region  >  Lima>  > Cercado de Lima
  • Neighbourhood: Cercado de Lima
  • Phone Number: +51 1 4275612
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