Especially when we’re talking about Downtown Peruvian meccas...
Take, for example, Cvi.Che 105. It’s giving you even more citrus-spiked seafood and stiff pisco sours thanks to a second location in South Beach. And it’s opening this Sunday. (See the menu here, and see the slideshow here.)
Yep, Juan Chipoco’s taken over the Kim’s Chinese spot on Lincoln Road. And it looks like a Peruvian abode signed up for some South Beach styling tricks—slick white Tetris-like walls, banquettes in multicolored textiles, coarse fabrics and ropes hanging over the bar and skulls from the Andes placed over the kitchen doors. (Those are fake, by the way. Well, probably.)
Anyway, the ceviche and tiradito bar under the fish chandelier would make for a solid date play. Feel free to use the vertical garden on the back wall as a conversation starter. Something like “Vertical gardens really hit their stride this time of year” or “I really don’t garden enough” or... maybe just get started on some hamachi tiraditos and smoked-lobster Peruvian rolls.
You know what goes with tiraditos and lobster: pisco sours. Peruvian beer, too. Not that we’re forcing your hand here.
Okay, maybe a little.