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“LUNCH AT FRANCESCO” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Francesco

Francesco
325 Alcazar Avenue, Coral Gables, FL 33134
305-446-1600
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Ranked #23 of 280 Restaurants in Coral Gables
Price range: $30 - $60
Cuisines: Peruvian
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Coral Gables, Florida
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76 reviews 76 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
“LUNCH AT FRANCESCO”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2013

We returned to Francesco for taking a lunch in which we order Ceviche Mixed, Causa Peruana and Lomo Saltado, accompanied by the house wine. For dessert we ordered Suspiro Limeño. We had to call attention to missing silverware; except for this, everything was satisfaction. The quality of the food is excellent. It is always very rewarding to return to this restaurant.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Absolutely Fantastic - Worthy of Michelin Stars”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2012

We always save up prior to visiting Miami - simply for the privilege of "splurging" on a dinner at Francesco's with our family. It's not inexpensive, but the quality of food and dining experience you receive for the price is absolutely worth it.

The service has always been wonderful - Francesco has been in house the times we've dined there, and always stopped by to check in and make sure each diner was taken care of. The atmosphere is great - occasionally, we have dined while they had live music (I believe it was a cellist the last time... very nice) and we enjoyed the additional perk for our dinner experience.

Our favorite way to enjoy our visit is to order several different ceviches for appetizers, and to go with the cilantro rice and octopus, as well as the squid ink rice and other chef specials (Tacu Tacu, lomo saltado, and many others...). There are no dishes on the menu that fail to please the palate, and we always walk away well-fed, happy, and pleased with our experience!

Believe what you have read about this place - it is a quality establishment that excels at it's goal; to provide you with an excellent, authentic Peruvian dining experience.

  • Visited February 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Ponce, Puerto Rico
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68 reviews 68 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Real Peruvian Food. A seafood festival”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2012 via mobile

If you don't have an idea about Preruvian food, this is a place to start. Excellent peruvian food fit for everyone. If you like fish and seafood you must go. Cilantro soup is a most. Always ask for the specisl of the day. Any dish with passion fruit sause is excellent. Wine list isn't big, but have good variaty with good price

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Tampa, Florida
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36 reviews 36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Authentic Peruvian Food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

The variety of food here is amazing, and the quality of every item was fabulous. I am relatively new to Peruvian Cuisine, but the other diners in our party were impressed with the authenticity. The Ceviche' was full of complex flavors, but the Pumpkin Ravioli texture and flavor was amazing. For Miami, and especially Coral Gables, the prices were reasonable, but not inexpensive.. Well worth it, however.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Coral Gables, Florida, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Excellent cuisine, service and wine selection”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2012

My husband and I always select this restaurant when we want a special meal in a charming atmosphere. Nice white linens and good quality wine glasses. We have never been disappointed in the menu. The scallops for starters are amazing and the corvina in an orange sauce was fantastic. Savored coupons make the meal very reasonable. Probably too small for loud children.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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