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Posted by Cesar on 02/14/2013
I'll try to be fair on this review, but I confess it's a hard thing to do. On one hand, the food is great, no question about it. This is probably one of the best Peruvian restaurants in Miami, their ceviche and tiraditos are just spectacular, and their lomo saltado is the best I have eaten outside of Peru. However, as for the overall dining experience, I'm struggling to find the right words to describe it: Let's see... where do I begin? OK... they took my reservation for 6 people, then I showed up on time and when I told the hostess that my party would be a little late, they wouldn't let me sit at my reserved table because "the policy is not to sit anybody until the full group arrives". It didn't matter that I told them that I would order some drinks and work at my laptop until my guests had arrived, they just made me sit on a bar stool next to the hostess desk for more than 20 minutes. And it was not like the place was packed... there were plenty of empty tables. Then I gave the hostess an ultimatum: "if you don't let me in, I'll take my guests someplace else". She reluctantly allowed me into the dining room, and soon after I took my seat another hostess came to admonish me for making the other lady break the house rules and forcing my way into the dining room. I was floored when she said that. My party finally arrived (I would have taken them elsewhere had they not been on their way already) and spent more than $300, but I intend not to spend one penny more at that place. It goes without saying that my additional tip was $0 (yes, they automatically add a 15% gratuity for parties of 5 or more). They even added insult to injury when one of my guests wanted to order a dish that was being served at the table next to ours; their response was, "uh... sorry, you can't order it, that's a custom-made dish that was prepared exclusively for them". It felt like they were saying "you are not worthy" in our faces. So, if you want good food and don't mind to receive a lot of pretentious attitude or be treated like a third-class citizen, this is the place for you... enjoy at your own risk!
Posted by Anonymous on 07/15/2012
Food & service were great. Attention to detail was superior! Highly recommended!
Posted by Anonymous on 12/29/2011
You should go! All the dishes are amazing .. Presentation is excellent
Posted by PF1996 on 07/29/2011
Friends invited us last night to this restaurant for their special event, Peru Independence day. What an occasion to rip people off!! Cover charge was $20.00, which included a tiny foamed pisco flavored drink. Special menu was priced $45.00 to $65.00 per entree (which really was only sufficient food for two people). Food was tasty but way over priced. Place was super loud and management was not accommodating
Posted by Jade on 10/11/2010
Hands down the best ceviche I have ever had in Florida! I have the Ceviche Pucusana delivered to my apartment all the time and I can never get sick of it. All of the food is outstanding!
Posted by Jose on 09/28/2010
This is by far the BEST Peruvian restaurant in Florida, it is like eating in Lima, you find that authentic flavor, excellent from any aspect!
Posted by Fla Gal on 07/29/2010
It's true,the chefs/owners are involved in the overall management and they make an effort to come to your table. And if they can't, the waiters will treat you super nice...specially our waitress, she went beyond the call of duty with us. A pricey Pisco Sour carafe ($46), will try the Cocktail de Algarrobina ($23) next! (taste like a delicious eggnog). The Ceviche (Anconero o Pucusana style) is a mount of soft and citrucy fish and hits every bud in your mouth. The Lomo Saltado is really good (enough to share half with someone else!), the red onions are crisp and flavored, the hint of "aji amarillo" will get you by surprise because it is not "hot" but just great taste, meat is thin slices of beef which have been sauted, the juices flow over the french fries and tomato wedges :) Their Lucuma cheesecake is decent, but remember lucuma is an acquired taste (a favorite fruit among peruvians and chileans). Will I go back? I do, once a week for lunch and at least once a month for dinner....my friends have been converted :) In fact, it is 12:40...I should be there already!