Basking in the reflected glory of London’s hyper-modern Shard is an enclave of old Peru, Tito’s Peruvian Restaurant, which has been in the business of promoting Peruvian cuisine since 2001, long before the newer Peruvian upstarts that now dot the capital. And what a location for this restaurant veteran. Found down Southwark’s London Bridge Street, sandwiched between the tube and train stations, this an amazingly central spot to indulge in the craze for this specific strain of South American cuisine.
Tito’s Peruvian Restaurant boasts peerless credentials when it comes to Peruvian dining in London. Firstly, the restaurant’s Southwark premises along London Bridge Street have been open since 2001, making it one of the longest lived eateries of its kind in the city. Secondly, the kitchen is led by head chef Mateo Eugenio Fernandez, a veteran cook with an incredibly wide-ranging knowledge of the ancient culinary traditions of this Latin American region, food that takes in 35 varieties of maize, 15 kinds of tomato, a full two-thirds of the world’s 3,000 species of potato (not including the sweet kind), 2,000 species of fish, and 650 native fruits. That makes for quite a menu!
Tito’s Peruvian Restaurant has some regional specialties up its sleeve too, focusing on the delicacies characteristic of the small town of Huaral, north of Lima and just 15 minutes from the coast and all its maritime bounty. Signature dishes include pato en aji, ceviche (now a well-known term among London’s foodies), lomo saltado, aji de Gallina, anticuchos, ronda criolla and many more. Of course, no Peruvian restaurant worth its sea salt would lack a good range of pisco-based cocktails to wash everything down with. To experience some of the best Peruvian cuisine in London, find Tito’s down London Bridge Street in Southwark, between London Bridge tube and train stations, and make sure you book well in advance.
Great food & service. Authentic Peruvian experience. The fried plantain & calamari were so well cooked & tasty - the extra chill sauce on the side as well as the Peruvian sauce added such flavour. Thank you
Amazing peruvian restaurant. The arroz con mariscos and ceviche were amazing. The environment in the was very warm and all the people were very kind.
Quiet on a Tuesday evening but the excellent Peruvian food freshly prepared. Particularly liked the ceviche of cod but lots of other fish and meat to choose from. Seafood risotto really good. Friendly service from South American waitresses but the cooks and Owner are Peruvian. I hope to go again. 30 seconds from London Bridge Station.
Good food and service. The place is clean, the were very fast to serve the food. The people there were friendly friendly. I would go again for sure.
Titos serves really authentic Peruvian food at good prices. The ceviche is excellent and reminds me of the food i used to eat while travelling in Peru. The service is great and the waiters and waitresses are all very friendly and helpful. If you want to eat authentic Peruvian food in a low key setting Titos is a must! The Pisco Sour cocktails are also delicious .
British cuisine itself may not be world-class but London offers a broader selection of cuisines than any other city. Peruvian food might not leap to mind as the most obvious choice and yet Tito's has been one of my favourite London restaurants for many years. Simple food done wonderfully well and with a home-made chilli sauce to die for.
Lovely restaurant! We enjoyed the pisco sower, the seviche for starter and the assortment plate to share. The food was delicious, the staff was very kind and we even got a complimentary piece of cake as we were celebrating both a birthday and an anniversary. Aftrr the meal we went to the salsa clases. Overall a fantastic night out!
Real Peruvian food from friendly people. As wonderful as it is to explore the new takes on Peruvian food at restaurants north of the river, Tito's is where you go to be reminded of why the original is already great. Throw in Inca Kola and Sublimes, and it's perfect.
I have been to this restaurant many times before. The foods are great. Whatever I ordered, it didn't fail. Realy tasty homey cooking with generous portion. The services are very good. Very attentive and helpful. In addition, you can enjoy salsa club downstairs on friday after the meal.
Booked on line. Warm welcome on arrival. Great food with ample portions. Good menu with lots of choice. Great location and easy to get to. Staff all friendly and welcomed our attempts to practice our Spanish. Highly recommended and will definitely visit again.