Recipes are written in a language all their own, leading amateur cooks to confuse a pinch for a dash or forget that the chef's word for "water" is "salt." Trust a native speaker with today’s Groupon: for $25, you get $50 worth of Peruvian cuisine and drinks at El Gran Inka, valid at its locations in Aventura, Key Biscayne, and Brickell.
Created by gourmands from Peru and Costa Rica, El Gran Inka's only three U.S. locations serve up a menu of fresh Peruvian fare featuring influences from Spain, Japan, and Italy. In the mixed seafood ceviche, squid, octopus, shrimp, and mussels mingle with sweet potato and corn ($14.95). Tuna tataki medallions take a tumble through black-and-white sesame seeds before sharing a plate with stir-fried vegetables ($15.95), and tenderloin huancaina slathers a grilled cut with a traditional Peruvian sauce made from fresh cheese, chilies, and sautéed mushrooms ($17.95). The drink list includes wine as well as specialty creations made with pisco, a traditional Peruvian grape brandy; the Chilcanito, for example, combines pisco with ginger ale and lime juice ($10), and the Lucuma Tu Ma' blends it with the Andean fruit lucuma, grenadine, and passion fruit bemoaning the violence of its desires ($10).
Our customers loved this deal last year, earning El Gran Inka a spot on Groupon's Best of 2011 list.
El Gran Inka
Created 15 years ago by gourmands from Peru and Costa Rica, El Gran Inka's only three US locations serve up a menu of fresh Peruvian cuisine featuring influences from Spain, Japan, and Italy. Since its inception, the restaurants have charmed diners across Central America and the United States with an impressive culinary and cultural celebration of Peru. The menu presents a contemporary twist on traditional cuisine, plating tangy ceviches, flavorful seafood stews, and tender cuts of sauce-draped meat on elegant plates. As guests sip cocktails made from exotic South American fruits and spirits or mingle over plates of succulent sea bass, the classy saxophone wails of jazz riffs and the ancient dead language of scat singing serenade audiences on Thursdays, Fridays, or Saturdays.