Best Peruvian Cuisine in Miami

Jaguar Latin-American Kitchen

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Jaguar Latin-American Kitchen

Quinoa and ceviche are likely Peru’s most notable edible exports. Both are having a culinary moment right now, but that’s just the beginning of the menu at Miami’s delicious Peruvian restaurants.

Today’s Peruvian food is defined by its Incan ancestry together with influences from Spain and China. Imagine unbeatable pairings like lomo saltado, a flavorful beef stir fry paired with french fries (there are more than 3,000 kinds of potatoes in Peru!), ceviche marinated in leche de tigre paired with sweet potato, and a specialty fried rice called chaufa, just to name a few favorites.

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Where to Find It

Expect to spot ceviche on menus all over Miami - even at restaurants that aren’t specifically Peruvian. Ceviche is a staple around here. You’ll find it on menus at restaurants like Ariete, Meat Market, Traymore by Michael Schwartz, Amara at Paraiso, Glass & Vine, and many, many more. Keep an eye out for other influences like the causa that sneaks into the otherwise new-American bistro menu at B Bistro Bakery in Brickell.

Whether you’re in the mood for simple fish tiraditos or a heartier wok dish, Miami is the perfect place to experience a wide range of Peruvian restaurants.

    My Ceviche

    With locations all over Miami, this local fast-casual chain has carved out a space as a go-to for a locals’ lunch. It also makes for the perfect pick-up for a beach picnic. At My Ceviche you’ll be able to choose from prepared wild-caught fish, marinade and toppings combinations, or create your own ceviche, ceviche bowl (served over rice, quinoa, or lettuce with sweet potato and corn) or even a burrito. For a classic taste, go for the Tradicional with both fish and octopus, tossed in a citrus sauce with red onions, cilantro, jalapeños and tomato, or switch it up and go for the Rocotto, a lime-ginger sauce. Regulars know to ask for the chile and lime spiced popcorn on the side and double up on the roasted jalapeño mayo.

      Jaguar Ceviche Spoon Bar and Latam Grill

      This colorful and family-friendly restaurant, Jaguar Ceviche Spoon Bar and Latam Grill, is located in the lush bohemian neighborhood of Coconut Grove. As the name suggests, the focus here is ceviche but it doesn’t stop there. The full breadth of Peruvian food is explored on its expansive menu alongside other Latin American favorites (like quesadillas and fish tacos). Start with the ceviche spoon sampler consisting of six varieties of ceviche to get a taste of the entire spectrum of the mouthwatering signature dish. Then order something from the grill, an avocado and mango salad or mahi lettuce wraps.

        La Mar by Gastón Acurio

        Nestled inside the Five-Star Mandarin Oriental, Miami hotel on Brickell Key, La Mar by Gastón Acurio is one of Miami’s most upscale Peruvian restaurants. With dramatic views of Biscayne Bay and the Miami skyline and a beautifully designed dining room, it offers everything from sumptuous novo-Andean fare to Asian-Peruvian fusion dishes, classic ceviche and freshly grilled anticuchos, similar to a kebab. Try platters as an easy way to sample the many enticing options like Piqueo Frio with mixed ceviche, potato causa cangrejo and seafood jalea, as well as Piqueo Caliente with anticucho de corazonají de gallina empanadas and flat bread with huacatay.

          Aromas del Peru

          Across five locations in Miami,  Aromas del Peru celebrates the flavors of its national cuisine. It focuses on quality ingredients and highlighting the variety of influences in Peruvian food, ranging from Creole cuisine to African, Chinese and European. The menu includes pastas and risottos, sushi and grilled items with all the influences of Peru infused into them - like a fettuccini with huancaina sauce and churrasco or shrimp sushi rolls covered with tuna and an acevichada sauce.

            Pisco y Nazca Ceviche Gastrobar

            Pisco y Nazca calls itself a “ceviche gastrobar.” With locations in Kendall and Doral, it serves up a modern twist on Peruvian cuisine paired alongside Peruvian-inspired cocktails. The seasonal menu features a variety of ceviches and chaufas, as well as signature dishes including Pulled Pork Tostones, Tallarines a la Huancaina, Lomo Saltado in a soy & oyster sauce, and a grilled seafood platter served over potato cakes and anticuchera sauce.

            Visit for happy hour or “hora loca” Monday-Sunday between 4 and 7 p.m. for ceviche dishes on special for just $5, only offered at the bar.

              El Gran Inka

              With locations in both Key Biscayne and inside Dolphin Mall, El Gran Inka is a Peruvian restaurant by Chef Felipe Villanueva. Sit outside, order a pisco sour and try the signature ceviche with octopus and shrimp in a spicy ají amarillo sauce with chopped tomato, avocado and lime juice. The Lomomito Gran Inka, with grilled beef tenderloin over tacu tacu, plantains and yucca is another popular choice.

                CVI.CHE 105

                With popular locations in Downtown Miami, South Beach and Aventura, CVI.CHE 105 is the brainchild of Chef Juan Chipoco, who was born and raised in Lima, Peru and relocated to Miami to share his love of Peruvian food with our community.

                Locals not only flock to the restaurant for its traditional Peruvian dishes and mouthwatering ceviches, but also for the hip and modern vibe. Try the Juan Chipoco “Iron Man” dish featuring tender pieces of filet mignon, jumbo shrimp and scallops cooked with vegetables in a fiery wok, with enough protein to get you ready to run an Iron Man! For a lighter main course option, try the octopus, shrimp or crab causas.

                  SuViche

                  The SuViche restaurant franchise has quickly spread across Miami, with locations in Brickell, South Beach, Wynwood and more. Offering an inventive menu of light and healthy Peruvian-Japanese cuisine, there’s a dish that will satisfy any palate. Start with the SuViche salad made with tuna, salmon or crispy shrimp and move on to hearty steak saltado served with french fries. The Pisco bar offers more than 10 types of macerados (homemade pisco-infused fresh fruits, herbs and spices), so you’ll never run out of flavors to sample. If you're looking to have a family dinner or catered party, check out the catering menu available for events of all sizes.

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