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325 Alcazar Avenue, Coral Gables, FL 33134
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Ranked #30 of 268 restaurants in Coral Gables
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $30 - $60
Cuisines: Peruvian
Dining options: Lunch, Reservations
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Dining options: Lunch, Reservations
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84% Recommend
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English first
Key Biscayne, Florida
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89 reviews 89 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

I always loved to travel to Lima on business because of the culinary experiences there. First experience at Francesco , Light lunch with wife. Two traditional Ceviches ($14) which were exceptional, about the best I ever had in Miami! We also had two orders of Gratin Scallops (Conchitas Gratinadas) ($4.50 each) which were very good although a bit overcooked.We share... More

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

the best risotto in town. freshest seafood, and i also had the beef. great service, amazing wines. i will be back for sure

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Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014 via mobile

The restaurant is rather small and basic,in a nice area. Friendly and professional reception.Very fresh and interesting Peruvian ( the name Francesco is somewhat misleading,no Italian ) fish dishes.We shared 3 different starters ( cerviche,salmon rolls, and- a great surprise- a Peruvian not to be missed patato dish with egg and a great sauce).As entree we shared a fish preparation,... More

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Miami, Florida
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013 via mobile

Consistently excellent flavor all the time. Needs a little work on decor but if you go for the the food you won't be disappointed. Decent prices in most items of the menu.

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Boca Raton, Florida
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233 reviews 233 reviews
179 restaurant reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2013

Francesco serves authentic Peruvian style seafood. The specialty is ceviche, and there are a wide variety. We shared the trio of ceviche for two. Three different sauces on mixed seafood ceviche, genuine and delicious. Then we shared a ravioli and fish dish that was just right. Quite enough for two. Francesco features a nice assortment of South American, especially Chilean... More

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Coral Gables, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013

This is our fifth time going back to dine there... We feel like we were late in trying out Francesco's, friends told about them years ago. But once we tried them we were hooked. We now try to go every few weeks, depending on work schedule, have taken several friends to experience it as well. . We have had the... More

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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51 reviews 51 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

Every mouthful a different experience, from the mixed ceviche to the tuna tartare, to the dried and salted tuna. Delicious. Then the main course: grilled swordfish and octopus. Divine and filling, I couldn't finish mine. What a lovely culinary adventure.

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Aix-en-Provence, France
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9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

The same owners as in Coral Gables, very good, Peruvian/Italian food! But, in Key Biscayne it was not at all the quiality that you are used to My Risotto was a glob of rice, and a glob of salt!, so dissapointed. the "Lomo Salteado" that my friends had was also salty! the bread, awful. Pisco Sour, blah. they must do... More

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Miami, Florida
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30 reviews 30 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

This restaurant has the best Peruvian gourmet dishes I have ever tried. The service is superb and the ambiance can't be better, you are in the heart of Coral Gables! The staff is well aware of the preparation of the dishes and the wine selection is quite international and appropriate. This is a restaurant to dinner with your spouse or... More

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Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

The food is delicious, if you like Peruvian food. The service is very good, the servers are very attentive. The atmosphere could improve, but its okay.I definitely will go back, I love Peruvian food. Try the Causa limena, the lomo saltado, the fish with cilantro risotto. And for desert, to die for: the suspiro limeno.

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