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El Chalan Restaurant

#141 of 3,448 Restaurants in Miami
Certificate of Excellence
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7971 Bird Rd Ste 17, Miami, FL 33155-6749
+1 305-266-0212
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11:00 - 22:00
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Hours:
Sun 09:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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105 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have to confess that I was not really sure what to expect when I was informed we were eating at a Peruvian restaurant. However, I was bowled over by the experience. Atmosphere was great, service excellent - but the food, oh boy, the food was tremendous! Wish they would open one near me!

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Thank RichardWeddell
Miami, Florida
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've eaten Peruvian food all of my life and I must say that El Chalan has some of the best original recipes next to Mom and throughout the country of Peru. Portions are big so most dishes can be shared.

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Thank Jim F
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48 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

We had gone during lunch, we didn't have problem to find a table. The food was really good, we ordered ceviche and lomo saltado, everything was delicious.

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Thank Mariana A
Miami Beach, Florida
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57 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2017

always equal all staff nice food very decent , Lomo Saltado ...inca Kola , cortadito and a smile from the staff

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Thank thefloridien
Needham, Massachusetts
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183 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017

I eat at this restaurant every visit to South Beach.It is not fancy and is filled with locals.You can hear many accents from around the world.It is a Peruvian restaurant with different things on the menu.They have pictures and English under the Peruvian dishes to order.They seem to always be busy because it is not expensive for that area.They have... More 

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1 Thank Paula R
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29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

I wasn't looking for a fancy restaurant, but was looking for some good. TripAdvisor reviews have always done me right, but this time it missed the mark. The food was somewhat tasteless and missed good seasoning. The portions were big and the food was ok, but again maybe I had better expectations

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Thank Amgad S
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 November 2016

Ceviche Alcalan was a nice mice mix to start with. One portion easily served two. Nice spicy taste - we selected the medium spicy one - a good choice. El lomo saltado was a nice continuation - also large enough to share. Nice wine suggestion to match both dishes! We will be back!

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Thank larserikl_12
Boston, Massachusetts
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70 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 November 2016

what an incredible restaurant ! you need to visit it. Very diverse menu, entrees are very tasty. I came several days, it was always a great experience. they have a great address also in miami beach. Staff very friendly . food is very good and for a very good price. to improve: to review more regularly the cleanness of the... More 

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Thank bruno m
Springfield, Virginia
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 19 October 2016

The waitress was flirting with my partner!!! Ignoring me completely when I tried to order some wine. My husband was so embarrassed that he decided to tell her she must to listen my request. We'll never return to that place. Food was greasy, the rice was reheated as well the potatoes.

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Thank jacquie g
Miami Beach, Florida
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

One star for the waitress understanding. Now let's get into details: BAD MANAGEMENT! What a shame for this place to have a bad management. First rule in this business: the costumer is always right! If you want for them to return. First time in this place, Friday night, 11 of us after being in close doors because of the "hurricane".... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 21 - USD 30
Cuisine
Peruvian, Latin, South American, Seafood
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7971 Bird Rd Ste 17, Miami, FL 33155-6749
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Miami
  • Phone Number: +1 305-266-0212

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?