Down a redbrick alley that connects King to Wellington Street, a trail of flickering lanterns leads to the back door of an office building. No, this isn’t a speakeasy; it's a posh Peruvian restaurant. The sleek, 75-seat space was inspired by Lima’s Miraflores neighborhood. Bright patterns, warm woods, and backlit mirrors overlaid with illustrations of gorgeously tattooed women set the dimly lit scene. The kitchen delights with creative ceviches (there are six on offer), unusual cuts (the jalapeño-stung beef heart is tender, yet lean), and imported South American ingredients like purple corn, yuca, and lucuma, a maple-flavored fruit found in the desserts and a few of the impressive house cocktails. The entrance is in the back of the building by way of the alley.
420A Wellington Street West, Toronto
Our Rating Neighborhood Downtown West Hours Mon–Thurs 5–11pm; Fri–Sat 5–midnight; Sun 5–11pm Transportation
Subway: St. Andrew, then streetcar 504 W to Spadina AvePhone 647/951-3331 Prices Main courses $17–$58 Cuisine Type Peruvian Web site Mira
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