It was one of my happiest days about two weeks ago, well... happy day of the week not of my entire life... but when I looked over where Tapas and Tintos on Espanola Way is located I saw right next door a new restaurant - and to top it off, the restaurant is about Peruvian cuisine which is one of my favorites cuisines in the world. Oh Peruvian cuisine... why is it so good? Peruvians master the art of seafood preparation.
The place is called Cevichery lead by chef Maria de Pilar Godinez. As soon as I was able to pay tribute to all things Peruvian I found myself with Mirka (another culinary tour concierge at Miami Culinary Tours), trying the food. First I must mention that the bartender, a Spanish guy has greet us with a huge smile making us fell welcome, very welcome.
We sat down and started to order the classics. Cevichery is not your traditional Peruvian restaurant, this place is more of a "restobar" just like you read on the image above - and it is a bit more fancy than your everyday Peruvian hole-in-the-wall.
This are called causas; mashed yellow potato dumplings mixed with lime, Peruvian aji amarillo pepper. We choose the one with camarones inside. They exceeded our expectations, they were freshly made, a perfect balance of flavors and as an octopus aficionado, I enjoy the think sliced octopus at the top.
It is very hard to find in South Beach a modern-type of Perivian restaurant where they respect the traditional ingredients and recipes yet you get real Peruvian cuisine. I have been already to the Cevichery three times. I highly recommend the bar section because of the gracious bartender, he adds to the experience making you fell this is your new spot, as if you belong and are part of the bunch that runs this place. The place is beautiful and right on Espanola way where you can watch all the action from the inside.
440-448 espanola way
Miami Beach, FL 33139