Miami's top 5 spots to savor Peruvian cuisine

Cvi.che 105. | Photo: Crave I./Yelp
By Hoodline - Published on October 08, 2018.

In search of a new favorite Peruvian restaurant?

Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top Peruvian spots around Miami, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of where to venture when cravings strike.

1. Cvi.che 105

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Topping the list is CVI.CHE 105, led by chef and owner Juan Chipoco, who was raised in Lima, Peru. 

Ceviche is the focus of the menu, with a variety of fish, shrimp and octopus choices, each mixed with lime juice, onions and cilantro. The ceviche can be topped with a favorite sauce from the handful of spicy and creamy options. In addition to ceviche, it serves other classic Peruvian dishes, like lomo saltado. Enjoy a pisco sour to get a taste of the national spirit of Peru. 

Located downtown at 105 N.E. Third Ave., it is the most popular Peruvian restaurant in Miami, boasting four stars out of 2,221 reviews on Yelp. It also has eateries in South Beach and at Aventura Mall.

2. Jaguar Latin-American Kitchen

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Next up is Jaguar Latin-American Kitchen, situated at 3067 Grand Ave. It features examples of cuisines from across the hemisphere but Peruvian gets much of the attention, from lomo saltado to grilled octopus with aji chili.

Dive into the ceviche bar or enjoy churrasco-style grilled steak with chimichurri. Specialty cocktails, wine and beer are half off during happy hour.

With four stars out of 768 reviews on Yelp, the restaurant has proven to be a local favorite.

3. Ceviche Town

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Downtown's Ceviche Town, located at 194 S.E. First Ave., is another top choice, with Yelpers giving it 4.5 stars out of 208 reviews. It serves both tiradito and ceviche. Tiradito is sauced just before service, whereas ceviche is marinated in an acidic sauce.

There are numerous causas, the mashed potato terrine, as well as churrasco, grilled seafood, chaufa (fried rice) and dishes with the spicy, creamy huancaína sauce. 

4. SuViche – Wynwood

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SuViche at 2751 N. Miami Ave. also makes the list, with four stars out of 693 Yelp reviews. Part of a local group of restaurants, this outpost showcases both Peruvian and Japanese flavors and features fish in the form of ceviche and as sashimi and sushi rolls.

The lomo saltado bites are made by chopping the Peruvian dish and stuffing it into a crispy wonton skin, served with a side of huancaína sauce. Or try the pescado a lo macho, which is wild-caught breaded fish with aji amarillo and aji panca sauce. 

5. Pollos Y Jarras

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Finally, check out Pollos Y Jarras, which has earned four stars out of 525 reviews on Yelp. The restaurant is from the same owner as CVI.CHE 105.

The menu focuses on the "chicken and pitchers" of the restaurant's name with Peruvian rotisserie chicken and pitchers of sangria, beer and fresh juices. Beyond those favorites, you'll find ceviche and tiraditos, maki rolls and grilled meat and seafood. The eatery is located downtown at 115 N.E. Third Ave.

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