About Us

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Our talented team introduces Hong Kong to its first Chilcano Bar and Full Peruvian Kitchen.



El Mercado is a Peruvian Nikkei restaurant that holds the Top 30 restaurant position on Trip Advisor and has been featured in CNN and other major news outlets. The dishes served represents the culinary evolutionary explosion emanating from Lima, Peru that stems from 300 years of Spanish influence fused with 150 years of China's mystical Asian cuisine and a strong Japanese influence. In the spirit of serving from fresh market to plate, each dish is designed to represent the gastronomic experience of travelling in Peru. From what walks on land and what swims in sea, taste the wondrous symphony of flavors. Combining North, South, East and West in what is Asia's center of cuisine, the fascinating flavors of Peru will be sure to entice and delight you.






Jose Manuel Sabrera Meza, Chef de Cuisine, Lima

Jose is based in Lima, Peru, trained at Astrid Y Gaston (second top restaurant in the global ranking of restaurants in 2014).

**Nikkei selections and Ceviches**


















Ronaldo Layug, Head Chef

Ronaldo has 25 years experience in multinational cuisines and heads the El Mercado kitchen team.

**Scallop Suspiro, Pan Con Chicharron and Suckling Pig**  


















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Manuel Saavedra, Bar Manager

Manuel has over 10 years of experience in mixology, his passion is cocktail creation to perfection, often described as astonishing and divine.

**Ladies’ Pisco Sour and Oriental Dream**



















Julie Ann Bandao, Captain

Julie is an awesome individual who's receptive, engaging and ever friendly. She always ensures a seamless and joyful dining experience.










  • Our Address
  • 21/F 239 Hennessy Road
    Wan Chai
    Mon - Thurs 12pm - 2pm, 6pm - 10pm
    Fri - Sat 12pm - 2pm, 6pm till late
    Sun 11am - 10pm

  • Call Us
  • t: (852) 2388 8009