Bar Restaurante Mateo
Jr. Miller # 386, Callao, Peru
Bar Restaurante Mateo Callao Reviews
Great small restaurant in Callao, best Silverside fish - Mateo Nov 23, 2009
This restaurant has 3 locations and is a tradition in Callao. It started as a canteen / convenience store and later became a restaurant.
I had read about it and wanted to visit a traditional restaurant while I was in the port. 2 of the locations are very close to each other. We decided to go to the oldest one, which is located in a corner. It's a small place, therefore they needed to open more locations.
They have a couple of tables outside and a few inside. All the decor inside is about the sea, harbor and you can see some pictures which show you Callao's history. It was restored but still keep the colonial touch.
Since it's near the harbor, the menu is about fish & seafood. As all this kind of places, they give you complimentary toasted corn.
For Appetizer I highly recommend you to try the "Enrollado de Pejerrey": Shrimp wrapped with silverside fish and then fried. It comes with yuca as side. Delicious!!!!
For main dish we had the traditional Cebiche. Portion was big enough for 2 people. It was very fresh and good.
Although the decor and furniture is old, the presentation of the dishes is sort of modern. They are improving it.
Staff is kind and do their best to help all the customers, despite the fact they are always crowded.
I recommend to visit this place if you are in Callao and want to have lunch. Act like a local and enjoy a delicious "Enrollado de Pejerrey"
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