Miraflores . Lima
- Meat 90%
- Bread 90%
- Condiments 70%
- French Fries 70%
- Ambience 80%
- Service 80%
- Value 80%
Address: Av Vasco Núñez de Balboa 741
Telephone: +51 1 2422908
Restaurant Type: Casual Dining, Hamburger Restaurant
Hours: Mon-Sun 12 pm to 11 pm[/types] [/types] [/types]
Summary of Review
Restaurant Review for Juicy Lucy
Rating: 4.4 stars
One of Lima’s most respected steakhouses, Carnal, has ventured into the casual dining arena. With the opening of Juicy Lucy, specializing in the fabrication of gourmet burgers, the respected restaurateur seeks to capitalize on the growing popularity of hamburgers in Latin America.
Juicy Lucy, located just a stone’s throw from one of the city’s busiest intersections, offers a collection of classic burgers, including a classic cheeseburger, a swiss-mushroom burger, and, of course, a bacon-cheeseburger for those burger aficionados that just have to have two meats on their burger.
The décor in the restaurant is a very pleasant American-style bistro motif, café-colored brick and neutral colors on the walls with tufted upholstered red-leather booths. The restaurant is dimly lit with pendants casting light on each table from overhead.
The waitresses were young, friendly and attentive.
To see how Juicy Lucy would fare in our Latin American Burger and Burger Joint Faceoff we ordered the standard cheeseburger and fries. Juicy Lucy uses imported USDA Prime beef in all the burgers. It’s the same high-quality beef they serve at their high-end steakhouse. The beef patty was coarsely ground and had enough fat content to keep that patty juicy and flavorful. My burger arrived, perfectly cooked. Just barely pink in the very center.
Fresh and tasty lettuce, onion, tomato and pickle slices. Only one complaint. The cheese was that funky processed Cheez-Whiz imposter-cheese they put on ballpark nachos. Come on guys . . . give me some real cheese.
Notwithstanding the cheese debacle, this was a very good burger. Even with the fake-cheese it was better than most burgers I have tried in Lima, including those from TGI Friday’s and Chili’s.
The French fries were thin-sliced, skinless, seasoned with herbs. Very good.
We ordered one of Juicy Lucy’s creamy vanilla milkshakes to accompany our cheeseburger. Yum!
By the way, these burgers are the same burgers you’d get at the fancy Carnal steakhouse, but the cost is about 40% less. So, unless you’re trying to impress someone by valet parking your Ferrari, best to save your burger urge for Juicy Lucy, the burger joint.
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