Ceviche gives gourmands the freshest seafood available without swimming through a coral reef while yodeling. Procure plates of snorkel-free fish with today’s Groupon: for $20, you get $40 worth of authentic Peruvian cuisine and drinks at El Gran Inka Peruvian Cuisine in Key Biscayne.
El Gran Inka dishes out the rich flavors of Lima with a menu full of authentic Peruvian cuisine. A spacious, modern dining room is an idealistically elegant-yet-casual date setting, and a shaded outdoor area provides a calming backdrop for contemplating archaeological oddities and analyzing text-message meanings. The restaurant's mixed-seafood ceviche is served cold with calamari, shrimp, mussels, and octopus alongside glazed sweet potatoes and Peruvian choclo corn ($14.95). For some South American heat, try the sizzling shrimp-and-calamari skillet, boasting flavor injections of garlic, onion, and red bell peppers, served with golden potatoes ($14.95).
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.