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Pisco y Nazca Doral, located a few miles from Miami International Airport, is known as one of the best restaurants in Miami for authentic Peruvian food.
The ceviche gastrobar offers a modern twist on traditional Peruvian cuisine. Inspired by Peru’s top ceviche eateries, Pisco y Nazca serves bold-flavored dishes, unique cocktails, and a vast selection of beers.
Having spent months in Peru, we wanted to find out if Pisco Y Nazca lives up to its fame for authentic Peruvian cuisine. After delving into Peru’s traditional flavors at Pisco y Nazca Doral, we answer the question: Is Pisco y Nazca worth it?
Get to know the modern and vibrant Pisco Y Nazca Doral including the Peruvian foods and drinks that will transport your tastebuds to Peru.
Pisco Y Nazca Doral Restaurant
We love traditional Peruvian cuisine and enjoyed discovering the variety of flavors while on our quest for authentic food in South America.
Naturally, we were excited to try Pisco y Nazca ceviche gastrobar to sample some of our favorite Peruvian dishes.
Pisco y Nazca has locations in Kendall, FL, Doral, FL, and Washington, DC, with two more locations opening soon in Coral Gables, FL, and Reston, VA.
We visited the location in downtown Doral, near Miami. This area is known for two main activities: golfing, home to PGA-level golf tournaments; and shopping at Dolphin Mall, Miami’s largest mall.
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Pisco Y Nazca Doral Menu
Executive chef Miguel, originally from Peru, has a unique menu featuring shareable plates, divided into ceviches, small plates, and large plates.
The menu selection has many of our favorite dishes from Peru. From Peruvian Criollo dishes to Nikkei, Peruvian-Japanese fusion, the variety of local dishes offered is impressive.
The most popular dishes at Pisco y Nazca in Doral include their traditional ceviche, the ceviche sampler, and the grilled octopus. Their brunch with bottomless mimosas is also popular.
While their menu features meat and seafood, you’ll also find salads and vegetable-based dishes.
Pisco Y Nazca Wine List And Drinks
It’s no surprise that pisco is prominent on the restaurant’s cocktail menu. Pisco is a brandy produced in the winemaking regions of Peru and Chile. It is made by distilling fermented grape juice into a high-proof spirit.
At Pisco y Nazca, the cocktail menu includes several pisco-based drinks, but their Pisco Sour flights are a must. You’ll get to sample the traditional, passion fruit, and chicha pisco sour – the passion pisco sour gets high marks.
They also offer other signature cocktails and sangrias. Or you can enjoy house wines or beer.
For non-alcoholic options, Pisco y Nazca offers passion fruit juice, chicha morada, and lemonade.
AUTHENTIC FOOD QUEST RECIPE: Peruvian Pisco Sour is Peru’s national drink. It’s easy to make at home and requires only 5 simple ingredients. Get inspired with our simple recipe How To Make An Authentic Peruvian Pisco Sour
Pisco Y Nazca Happy Hour
Every day from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm is happy hour at Pisco y Nazca. A special happy hour menu is available at the bar and includes favorites such as their traditional ceviche, calamari, Conchita a la Parmesana, and more.
All beers are $3 off during happy hour and, house specialty cocktails, house wines, house martinis, and sangrias are all discounted.
Dining Experience at Pisco y Nazca Doral
Pisco y Nazca Doral is trendy, modern, and chic with a vibrant and colorful atmosphere. The decor is inspired by the coastal regions of Peru with a mix of rustic and contemporary elements.
The restaurant has an open kitchen design, making for a cozy ambiance and allowing guests to watch the chefs prepare the dishes.
The restaurant offers various types of seating to cater to all. The main dining area has comfortable booths and tables, while the bar area features high chairs and tall tables for a more casual experience.
Additionally, there is a spacious outdoor patio area that’s just right for enjoying the Florida weather.
The dress code is smart casual.
Pisco Y Nazca Hours and Reservation
Reservations at Pisco y Nazca Doral are recommended and can be made easily online via OpenTable or by calling 786-535-9154.
Parking is easily accessible via several paid garages that surround the Shops at Downtown Doral. The Blue Garage is the closest to Pisco y Nazca.
Prices at Pisco y Nazca are in line with the typical upscale-casual restaurant. Entrees generally range from $17 to $40.
For a more economical option, consider the prix fixe lunch menu for $21 for two courses or $26 for three courses.
Hours of operation:
Mon-Sat, 11:30 am – 11:00 pm; Fri-Sat, 11:30 am – 12:00 am; Sun 11:00 am – 10:00 pm
For more information, visit https://piscoynazca.com/doral.
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Our Dining Experience at Pisco y Nazca Doral
Rather than order off the menu, chef Miguel curated a selection of delicious Peruvian cuisine starters to share.
Don’t Miss Out On the Nikkei
The first starter was Nikkei, made with ahi tuna, mirin, soy sauce, wasabi peas, cucumbers, chancaca, and leche de tigre, topped with a wonton-sesame crisp.
The first few bites were delightful. The flavors took us right back to Peru where we first had Nikkei cuisine.
The sweet and spicy flavors with the contrast of textures perfectly complemented the delicate flavors of the ahi tuna.
Get Tempted by Grilled Octopus – Causa Pulpo
We were initially surprised by the use of Argentinian chimichurri sauce in this dish. But when we took our first bite, we immediately understood why.
Spread over thick chunks of grilled octopus is a thin layer of chimichurri sauce and olive aioli, all atop a side of whipped potatoes.
The octopus is incredibly tender and mild. The vibrant flavors of the chimichurri sauce, together with the octopus and potatoes create the perfect blend of fresh, delicious flavors.
AUTHENTIC FOOD QUEST RECIPE: Chimichurri is a delicious South American sauce used in many meat dishes. It’s easy to make at home with our simple recipe Authentic Argentine Chimichurri Recipe
Dare to Taste Beef Heart – Anticuchos Corazon
Anticuchos, or beef hearts, are a popular street food in Peru. We ate them on skewers on the streets like locals.
When we mentioned our experience in Peru to chef Miguel, he immediately had us try his version of anticuchos corazon.
A heaping plate of beef heart on skewers with fried potatoes, choclo (Peruvian corn) topped with a spicy sauce (aji panca) was delivered to our table.
Right away, we noticed a couple of key differences. In Peru, the anticuchos are grilled, while at the restaurant, they are seared.
As a result of the different cooking methods, the taste and texture differed, but both versions were quite tasty.
If you are brave enough, it’s worth a try, especially if you’ve never had beef heart before.
Must-Have Surprising Chocolate Dome Dessert
To complete the experience of the unique flavors at Pisco y Nazca, was their signature dessert, the chocolate dome.
On a beautiful plate, chef Miguel brought out a dome-shaped chocolate dessert. As soon as he set the plate down on our table, he gently poured a white chocolate ganache sauce over the dark chocolate to reveal a mouthwatering interior of sweet potato custard in a warm ganache.
This culinary masterpiece is the perfect marriage of decadent flavors. Swimming in layers of dark chocolate, the unusual sweet potato ice cream is the perfect way to end a delightful meal.
Is Pisco Y Nazca Doral Worth It?
Dining at Pisco y Nazca Ceviche Gastrobar in Doral, Florida is definitely worth it. While the restaurant has a modern approach to Peruvian cuisine, the dishes served succeeded to transport our tastebuds to Peru in a heartbeat.
With its chic and modern ambiance, the restaurant boasts a great selection of authentic Peruvian dishes, each expertly prepared and bursting with flavor.
To complement the tasty food, Pisco y Nazca has an extensive drink menu with a great selection of Peruvian Pisco Sour, cocktails, beers, and wine.
Whether you prefer indoor or outdoor seating, Pisco y Nazca has got you covered with comfortable seating options in both areas.
Additionally, the service at Pisco y Nazca is friendly and attentive making the dining experience enjoyable.
Pisco y Nazca Ceviche Gastrobar Doral prides itself on serving traditional Peruvian food with a modern twist, ensuring that guests can experience the true flavors of Peru.
Enjoy the popular ceviche, nikkei, or grilled octopus, as well as a great variety of signature pisco-based cocktails.
With reasonable prices and quality food and service, dining at Pisco y Nazca Doral is truly a worthwhile experience that you won’t forget.
Have you been to Pisco y Nazca Miami before? Or have you had Peruvian cuisine before? Please let us know in the comments below.
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Disclosure: This article was provided in collaboration with The Provident Doral at The Blue Miami and Pisco y Nazca. All views and opinions expressed are our own. Full bellies and happy taste buds too!
Rosemary is the editor-in-chief and strategist at Authentic Food Quest.
Traveling slow since 2015 with her partner, Claire, she has explored the cuisine in 45 countries and more than 240+ culinary cities.
Her writing about local food specialties has been featured in Lonely Planet, Business Insider, Honest Cooking, Food Insider, and Huffington Post.
As a food and travel writer, Rosemary has co-authored three books, including one in collaboration with Costa Brava Tourism.
Rosemary is an avid runner when she’s not eating and exploring new destinations. She has run ten marathons and counting.
Before Authentic Food Quest, Rosemary held senior-level strategy positions in advertising.
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