Top five Peruvian ceviches in Miami-Dade County

It is hard to resist ceviche, a traditional Peruvian dish of great national value that is widely admired for its cool, fresh taste.

In its simplest form, ceviche consists of fresh fish, fresh lime juice and some chili. Today there are many more influenced by Chinese, Japanese, and Spanish cuisine. This dish is one of the main reasons that more and more tourists from around the world are visiting Inca country. However, South Florida need not envy Peru. Below are the top five Peruvian ceviches right here in Miami-Dade County.

Clásico de Toda la Vida at CVI.CHE 105. (Astrid Oscorima Requena/ SFMN)

Various locations

It is almost impossible to resist a good ceviche, especially in the very tropical Miami climate. CVI.CHE 105 has a great variety in all its locations: downtown, South Beach, Dadeland and Aventura malls. Clasico de Toda la Vida is literally a classic for everyone who likes Peruvian ceviche, and the cost is a comfortable $14.95. This consists of fresh fish, lime juice and some chili. It is accompanied by lettuce, onion, and sweet potato. This dish is a favorite among those who like a real Peruvian ceviche. 

La Mar by Gaston Acurio’s Ceviche Sampler (Courtesy by Cate via Chez Cateylu blog)

La Mar by Gaston Acurio 
500 Brickell Key Dr.
Miami, FL 33131
(305) 913-8358

This waterfront restaurant offers Peruvian fusion fare, plus a bar for cocktails. The ceviche sampler is one of the most popular dishes. It combines three flavors of ceviche in one plate. There is nikkei (tuna, red onion, nori, avocado, daikon, cucumber, and tamarind tiger’s milk), classic (fluke, lime chili, cilantro, red onion, Peruvian corn, and tiger’s milk), and criollo (calamari, scallops, yellow pepper). The price of $29 is a bit high, but merited because of the falvors that fuse beautifully on the palate. And chef Gaston Acurio has a very recognized image in Peru and internationally.

Aromas del Peru’s Fish Cholo Power (Courtesy by Margarita Gracey via Instagram)

Aromas del Peru
Various locations

Aromas del Perú has been offering its customers a traditional menu of flavors and aromas since 2003. Most customers recognize its outstanding service, as the servers take their time to explain the dishes. This restaurant has five locations in Miami-Dade County. They specialize in ceviches. The most widely consumed is the cholo power, which costs $17. It consists of fresh fish, fresh lime, yellow spicy pepper, and chalaquita or red onions. Customers often order it with a beer, as the yellow spicy pepper goes perfectly with the taste of fish and a brew. 

Diagnóstico Reservado at Dr. Limon Ceviche Bar (Astrid Oscorima Requena/SFMN)

Dr. Limon Ceviche Bar
10548 SW Eighth St.
Miami, FL 33174
(305) 228-9198

Dr. Limon Ceviche Bar serves Peruvian food with a Miami twist. It’s influenced by traditional northern Peruvian cuisine. Consider the diagnostico reservado. It includes a touch of ginger and roasted pepper that makes it feel different – the flavor is more concentrated. The cost is only $17. They also offer happy hour Monday through Friday from 4 to 7 p.m. with complimentary tiger’s milk shots for every customer. 

Ceviche Sampler at Bocas House (Astrid Oscorima Requena/SFMN)

Bocas House 
10200 NW 25th St #101
Doral, FL 33172
(786) 401-7071

1793 Bell Tower Ln.
Weston, FL 33326
(954) 533-6100

Bocas House offers a special dining experience in its two locations. Here customers can find the fusion of Latin American cuisine with an emphasis on the Peruvian. There is a variety of 11 ceviches, but the sampler is the favorite of the house. It consists of four types of ceviche in one plate: corvina, bocas house, vuelve a la vida, and salmon. There is fish, calamari, salmon, and shellfish. The plantain strips go well with ceviche juice. The cost is $47.50. It is shareable among four people.  

Astrid Oscorima Requena is a senior at Florida International University majoring in journalism with a minor in English. She is passionate about writing and reporting in both English and Spanish. She enjoys traveling to know more about other cultures. After her studies, she wishes to pursue a career in local media by expanding in the field of broadcasting.