What Peruvian restaurant in Miami would you recommend to out of town friends?
Besides Chalan. Trying to stay near Kendall but would consider wider range. Except no Miami Beach.
What do you guys think?
In the Kendall area you have Aromas del Peru & La Perla del Rincon del Mar. Both small, hole in the wall type restaurants but serve excellent ceviches, chupe de mariscos, and other authentic fare. La Cofradia in the Gables is solid too. Cvi Che 105 in downtown and El Gran Inka in NMB are also very good.
M2M U GOTTA TRY CV.ICHE 105 IN DOWNTOWN MIAMI. This may be the BEST restaurant of any kind here in the MIA today. I adore their Fish Ceviche with Aji Amarillo...you will need a straw to suck up the "leche de tigre" juice at the end...or ask for a spoon!
Lomo Saltado is solid as is their Causa, in fact I have not had a bad dish there. Check them out here: http://www.ceviche105.com/ Buen Provecho!
CV.ICHE 105 has long replaced Chalan as a Peruvian institution in Miami, in the affordable range. El Chalan actually have not been liked much ever since there have been newer crops of Peruvian restaurants, even on the beach. I wouldn't be surprised if they go out of business in the next few years, with the new Beach entrants such as Cevichery, Pollo El Goyo, and Mixtura (farther north).
Meanwhile, I do know that many tourists still go to the Gables for Peruvian, particularly for Francesco. I do like La Cofriada, but it doesn't seem to be as popular outside of Miami. While Francesco is high end and supposedly "haute-Peruvian", it has a better and stronger reputation than El Chalan. Many times when I speak to Peruvians in other American cities about Peruvian restaurants in Miami, they always seem to mention Francesco.
If you're not necessarily looking for a fancy place, another place in the Kendall area is La Bodega Peruana, which is a small peruvian grocery store/diner in a strip mall.
I haven't eaten any of the food from the restaurant there, so I can't vouch for the quality, but there are always people eating there whenever I go to buy stuff from the market.