7209 SW 59TH AVE.
SOUTH MIAMI, FL 33143
As the name suggests there is an interesting mix of traditional Peruvian food and a wide array of sushi rolls. It was not a pairing I would have ever thought of but they make it work very successfully.
GYOZA (pictured) Asian Peruvian dumplings, served with Peruvian style ponzu
ACEVICHADO ROLL (pictured) Shrimp katsu, avocado, topped with tuna and acevichado sauce
AJI DE GALLINA (pictured) Shredded chicken breast cooked with cream of aji amarillo and nuts
THAI DONUTS (pictured)
SUSPIRO LIMEÑO (pictured)
Food: Ok I am still stuffed and it’s been a full 24 hours… I’m not kidding. There was a heartiness to the meal that definitely sneaks up on you. The food has a homemade taste that made me question if they had kidnapped someone’s abuela and had her slaving in the back. I was really satisfied when I left there and I only hope that when I come back a few weeks or few months from now they haven’t “grown out of it”.
Service: I am sure the waitress we had has little to no experience in the restaurant business. She rushed through the meals to where I was still noshing on my appetizer while Naty already had her entree. They didn’t have clean plates so we had to wait while the washed them… one plate at a time. I know this sounds like I am complaining but surprisingly I’m not. They have only been open 2 months so I understand they are getting their footing together. I did love how she brought us a dessert that wasn’t even on the Spice menu simply because she wanted us to experience all their desserts. BIG PLUS!!!
Environment: First off, it dig that it has a trendy look with it’s lime green walls (which if you have ever been to my house you know is a High 5).
BUT this space is tiny… like used to be a froyo shop 3 months ago tiny. The tables are extremely small to where there were a lot of times that the ladies and I were like…. “where are we going to put our water glasses?” lol. They are going to have to get bigger tables to go with their big taste…. I’m not eating out of my lap next time.
What to Wear: This is South Miami… wear whatever you like. It is down the street from the University of Miami so there is an inherent laid-back feel that comes from a college environment.
Overall: Strong 3.75
Would I go again?: It is definitely a gem that I look forward to trying again.
*The empanadas are not on the Miami Spice meal but were a well enjoyed addition*
All pictures were taken by my trusty
iphone Samsung. No they didn’t compensate me for the post and… yeah that’s it.