There are no shortage of niche international cuisines around Miami, but one of the surprisingly popular ones that you’ll find all around is Peruvian food! Among all of the global eats the city has to offer, Peruvian food has become all the rage in the past few years. If you don’t have the chance to go and visit the country itself, there are no shortage of authentic Peruvian restaurants for you to try out right here in Miami. These are some of our favorites.
Of all the international cuisines you’d expect to find in Miami, Peruvian food is probably pretty low on your list. Regardless, if you’re someone who’s hoping to try out some Peruvian food sometime soon but you’re a bit worried about what the price point might be because you’ve never had some in the area before, GiftYa has the perfect solution. Order an e-gift card for a friend today, and you can help them take a chunk out of the final bill for their meal.
Address: 7971 SW 40th, Miami, FL 33155
What exactly is the marker of a restaurant that has good food, better service, and some of the best ambiance in the city? Well, a loyal customer base, of course! If you’re looking for a place to test out Peruvian food where you know people love it, you definitely won’t want to miss out on El Chalan Restaurant.
As a neighborhood, family-owned and operated restaurant, this is one of our favorite Peruvian restaurants in Miami. They serve up home-cooked meals every day, and you can always tell that it’s homemade (as well as made with love).
They’ve been around since 1985 - that’s about 35 years - and they’re still going strong, so when we tell you that they have a loyal customer base, we mean it! Come and get your hands on some of the best ceviche in the city.
“If you love Peruvian food, you will love El Chalan!! I've been here twice, and the second time has made me love it even more. The environment is nice, the staff is quick and friendly, and the food is amazing.” - Yelp Review
Address: 15 NE 3rd Ave, Miami, FL 33132
The literal definition of Pollos Y Jarras is “chickens and jugs,” but roughly, the theme of this beloved Peruvian restaurant could be interpreted as chicken and pitchers of delicious drinks, which is quite fitting if we really think about it.
In addition to some of the more traditional Peruvian dishes they serve here at Pollos Y Jarras (such as ceviches or causas), what they really have a lot of on their menu is chicken. You can even order a whole rotisserie chicken to share with the entire table if you want to!
Cocktails are made right at the bar for you if you’d like to enjoy one with your meal, but you can also enjoy a number of other beverages, as well. Stop in soon to experience one of the staples of Peruvian cuisine made exactly the way that you’d experience it in the country.
“Every time I've been here the service has been superb, the food has been excellent, and the prices are good for the area. Check it out..I think you'll dig it the most.” - Yelp Review
Address: 105 NE 3rd Ave, Miami, FL 33132
Looking for a place to find authentic Peruvian cuisine that’s so good it’s won many awards? CVI.CHE 105 is brought to you by the same people behind Pollos Y Jarras, and they have been winning awards as one of the best Peruvian restaurants in Miami for the past twelve years.
As the clever styling of its name would suggest, the key dish that they serve up in many forms at this restaurant is ceviche, and it’s so good that people have been itching to try out all of the flavors they have to offer since they first opened.
One of the best things about the menu here at CVI.CHE 105 is that they also have a kids menu, so you can bring your kiddos along even if they’re picky eaters and they’ll have some Peruvian food they can enjoy as well!
“I loved this place from the moment I walked in! The service is great, the hosts and servers are super friendly and helpful and the ambiance is just so cool. I think I can officially say I've become a ceviche enthusiast!!!” - Yelp Review
Address: 2629 NW 79th Ave, Doral, FL 33122
Peruvian food is about more than just the bold flavors and unique ingredients. In any Peruvian home, you’ll find that one of the best ingredients that they incorporate into every meal they make is the strong bond of a family.
Divino Ceviche was introduced to Miami in 2011 by two brothers named Christian and Frank Encalada, and their brotherly bond is what has really helped to make this Peruvian restaurant stand out.
Both born and raised in Peru, they have very different personalities, as well as ideas of how they want the restaurant to work, but that’s what makes it work. You’ll find recipes inspired by food they ate growing up in Peru with a few Spanish influences Christian picked up while living in Spain.
“Oops I did it again !!! I found a gem in the middle of a shopping plaza in Doral . I must say that I have eaten in Peru and this place is actually better than the food I had in the country.” - Yelp Review
Address: 5757 SW 8th St, West Miami, FL 33144
Looking for a place where you can chow down on some delicious authentic Peruvian food in a quiet, relaxing space where you won’t be too bothered by the loud conversations of people around you?
While Peruvians themselves tend not to be as bothered, Aromas Del Peru is the perfect place for you to enjoy some Peruvian cuisine in the comfort of some peace and quiet. Bring along your laptop to get some extra work done while you eat or just stop by for a nice intimate meal with a friend or partner.
You can try any one of their traditional Peruvian dishes, and we’re pretty sure you’ll be savoring every last bite. What you really don’t want to miss out on, though, is their desserts - all of which are made fresh and in-house every day for you to enjoy!
“I've been dining at Aromas for the past couple of years and I must say, the food is always top notch. There's very few places in Miami where you could find authentic Peruvian food and you are sure to find it at Aromas.” - Yelp Review
Address: 10548 SW 8th St, Miami, FL 33174
At first glance, Dr. Limon might seem like a strange name to give to a restaurant featuring Peruvian cuisine. After all, what do limes have to do with Peruvian food? Well, as it would turn out, the answer is: everything.
Peruvian food is, of course, made up of many different ingredients to make it unique among the other cuisines throughout Latin America, but the one thing that tends to remain consistent throughout all of the cuisine you’ll find all around the country is limes.
Whether it’s zest or lime juice, you’ll find a little bit of lime in almost any Peruvian dish - and you’ll definitely find it in the dishes here at Dr. Limon! They try to source as many of their ingredients as possible from local farmers, so you know the food here is fresh.
“I have visited Dr Limon yet again! And again and again.... Still my favorite Peruvian restaurant. The complimentary leche de tigre is delicious and gives such a nice touch to the meal.” - Yelp Review
Address: 3398 Coral Way, Coral Gables, FL 33145
Neighborhood: Silver Bluff
There’s absolutely nothing wrong with going the route of traditional Peruvian cuisine if that’s what you’re in the mood for. In fact, a lot of people prefer to enjoy international cuisines exactly that way.
If you’ve tried it all, though, and you’re feeling a bit more on the adventurous side, you may just want to take a road trip out to 305 Peruvian Modern Cuisine. Here, they’ve taken many of the Peruvian classics and added modern twists to them.
In many of their dishes, for instance, you’ll find a fusion of both Peruvian and Japanese cuisines that creates something entirely unique. The best part? They believe in beautiful presentation here at 305 Peruvian Modern Cuisine, which means your plate will always be Instagram ready!
“What a charming find! I love Peruvian cuisine, and this did not disappoint. The Tiradito was so fresh and delicious. It was also nicely presented. The ceviche wasn't overly acidic and it was seasoned well.” - Yelp Review
You can find Peruvian restaurants all around Miami, but just knowing that they’re available doesn’t necessarily help you narrow down which one you want to go to. These are the best ones we know of. Let us know which one is your favorite in the comments below!