rating = 8.5
i am a foodie, therefore i think my opinion on this topic is gospel. i was introduced to peruvian food when i moved to miami some years ago and was hooked. for those in the know, legendary french chef and culinary writer auguste escoffier called peruvian cuisine one of the best in the world, after french and chinese.
there’s a little neighborhood restaurant in sunny isles, fl that’s been doing it right for some time. claudia cafe & restaurant is as authentic as it comes. from the traditional background music with it’s african influences to the suggestions offered by the restaurateur herself this is my idea of a great dining experience.
i’ve been there a few times and i would suggest every dish that i’ve tried; the ceviche - the seafood is fresh, it’s tangy and wonderfully delish; papa la huancaina – potatoes with a creamy spicy sauce; lomo al jugo – beef sauteed with garlic, tomatoes and other yummy stuff. i’m also in love with aji, a spicy green condiment that I could eat on anything.
this is a beautiful restaurant appointed with rich dark wood furniture, a full wine bar, the food is amazing and it’s very reasonably priced. there’s live music on saturdays and happy hour every day from 6pm.
17632 collins avenue, sunny isles beach (305) 974-0021