Established in 2012, Mancora Peruvian Restaurant has been bringing the global craze for mighty Andean and South American Pacific cuisine to Sydney for some time, and having struck upon a winning formula it’s here to stay. Mancora is the passion project of owner and head chef Joe Leon, who works closely with local organic suppliers to supplement his own growing and foraging so he can bring the freshest and finest produce to table in brilliant demonstrations of the breadth of depth at the heart of Peruvian food. Come take in authentic ceviche and causa, plus a whole galaxy more, at Mancora’s Marrickville restaurant down Addison Road.
Mancora is a unique proposition in Sydney’s restaurant scene. Even as Peruvian cuisine (and ceviche in particular) has taken off as a global foodie phenomenon, Mancora holds the mantle as one of Sydney’s first truly Peruvian restaurants. Still fresh-faced, but certainly something of a veteran, Joe Leon’s flagship down Addison Road in Marrickville remains a top destination for Andean eats in the city, offering up a menu that covers delicacies that call the Peruvian Pacific coast, the high-altitude Andes, or the humid Amazon regions home.
You’d be foolish to book at Mancora Peruvian Restaurant and not try their signature ceviche or causa dishes. Using nothing but the freshest catch, the ceviche at this Marrickville restaurant comes in classic form or as a mixed seafood version. Only organic potatoes (and there are thousands of Peruvian species of the humble tuber) make their way into the causas, served with aji amarillo, avocado and mayonnaise and filled with either with tuna, chicken, or octopus. An incredible selection of meaty, seafood-dominant, and vegetarian dishes follow through, including Leon’s chef’s specials, again unmissable should you be lucky enough to grab a spot at this ever-popular Peruvian restaurant down Addison Road.
The place had a nice ambience. Having travelled to Peru quite a few times, this food really took me back there. The food portions were quite generous and absolutely delicious.
Food is excellent with very good choices available - lovely setting and very friendly and helpful staff. The Ceviche Mancora is an absolutely lovely dish with lots of flavour and surprise. Will definitely be back!
Great food, went there with some Peruvian foods They approved of the place, though they found the fish of ceviche not the freshest But great overall
The food was beautiful, delicious and portions were big. Service is awesome, staff is extremely friendly. The restaurant is well decorated, good vibe. We will be back.
I found the food to be very good and authentically Peruvian, however, it was very cold in the restaurant and the food arrived cold. It was the middle of winter and there was no heating, so all of my friends and I ate with their jackets on, and in my case wore my gloves. Certainly not an overall pleasurable dining experience. They need more wait staff, as service was a bit lackluster, and does not match the prices which you are paying. Would I go back? Not sure.
Delicious starters and main entrees. We ordered ceviche, gaspacho and pork belly as starters and then followed that with arroz con pato (duck), lamb with pinto beans and bistek ala pobre. Except for the beef, they were all cooked perfectly! The beef tasted good but was just a little overcooked. The lamb and duck were amazing! We will definitely go back!
Everything perfect, from the service to the food. Highly recommended and the price is worthy. Anticuchos, ceviche, causa, arroz con pollo and tacu-tacu were delicious on top of the Pisco Sour. Good taste of Peruvian food in Sydney
The food in incredible and it didn't take too long. They did open late (12:10, for a midday reservation), and were a bit disorganised, but they seem like nice people so it was okay. A bit pricey, but worth it! I will definitely be back!
Finally found a great Peruvian restaurant in Sydney. A great experience shared with friends and my Peruvian girlfriend. Highly recommend you try this style of food which was delicious and presented perfectly.
Nice atmosphere and friendly stuff. Really enjoyed my main - fish with seafood rice (sorry, can't remember the spanish name of that dish heh) but mostly I'm in love with ceviche, which we ordered as an entree <3