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“Peruvian”
Review of La Cofradia - CLOSED

La Cofradia
Price range: $30 - $50
Cuisines: Mediterranean
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: 2525 Ponce de Leon
Reviewed October 15, 2012

This restaurant was formerly La Cofradia, and now is called Mixtura. The signs outside said Mixtura, but the menus still said Cofradia.
This restaurant was recommended by a co-worker. So I took my Peruvian friends for their anniversary to this place. When we walked in, it had a damp humid smell, looked clean but smelly. There were only 4 tables, however, it took 5 mins for the hostess to show. The restaurant has a weird layout. The bar was empty on the other end for a Sat night. A singer was playing ‘old 60’s/70’s music that we could hardly hear. While the hostess took us to our table, we asked for Pisco Sours. She had no idea what we were talking about. Granted, this was a peruvian restaurant and they are famous for their traditional alcoholic drinks. She said: "I'm sorry, today is my first day". Soon, arrived our waitress and we requested 4 pisco sours. We were surprised that when she came back with the drinks, she did not offer any chef specials or recommendations, so we went ahead and placed our order. By the way, the pisco sours were delicious.
We ordered 2 ceviche fusions called Ceviche Botijano (ceviche mixed with black olives, weird, but super good), we also had a grilled lobster ceviche (amazing), causa with shrimp (yellow potatoes) and choros a la chalaca. We were expecting bigger portions, and what we got were tiny little appetizers. We could only split the ceviche in 1 tablespoon for each of us. The causa was very good, but it was more into the presentation side than flavor. Choros a la chalaca was very good. For entrees, we had tacu chaufa – a mixed of the fried rice and beans with veggie in teriyaki sauce and bbq ribs. The rice was good but the ribs were over cooked. For dessert, we had the lucuma tiramisu.
Overall, our dinner was good. The flavors were new and exquisite, as always, you can’t go wrong with Peruvian food. So I’m giving 4 stars for flavor (could've been 5 but portions were too small). On the other hand, the service was poor, especially because the lack of recommendations, and no knowledge of the Peruvian Gastronomy. Seems that the place was trying to be a 5-star restaurant with a 2-star service.

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Thank ElTiburon007
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Reviewed June 29, 2012

This is a lovely restaurant in the heart of Coral Gable. I had te ceviche Mixtura (Mixtura is the new name of the restaurant) which brings you a sampler 3 ceviches. They were all good but the Chilpote one was my favorite. Then I had Parpadelle with Shrimp in a aji sauce which was great. My friend had the day special: Paiche which was delicious. Unlike other Peruvian restaurant, this one does not put a loud music that prevents you from having a nice conversation without screaming.

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Thank Patricia M
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Reviewed May 28, 2012

The food is good and different and the service excellent but if you want a more relaxed feel, sit at the bar. Lot's more fun going on there. But if you prefer a formal dinner the dining room is more appropriate.

Thank kmiami
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Reviewed March 14, 2012

La Cofradia positions itself as Peruvian, with seviches and chupes on the menu. The decor is somewhat standard and the service is rather muddled, but the food is good. I had a great goats cheese and yucca croqueta as a starter. The portion was tiny but very rich and full of flavour. For a main course, I had quinoa risotto, which had little vegetables and cheese mixed in. This wasn't on the menu they gave us at the table, but does feature on the La Cofradia web site. It was again a small dish but very rich and nicely flavoured.

The main disappointment was definitely the wine list which is too US biased and too expensive. There are a few Chilean and Argentinean wines, but not many, and they were really overpriced. Strangely there were some Greek wines on the menu which seemed a little out of place. One of the Argentinean wines we had was really quite poor quality, despite being $12 per glass.

The other disappointment is the service which is quite haphazard. The waiter would take some drinks orders then drift away. We had a long wait for our food, and one of the dishes came a good 10 minutes after everyone else's.

Overall this was a nice place to eat, as the food quality is very good, but as there are so many restaurants in Coral Gables, I don't see how this one stands out so much above the rest to justify the prices.

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2  Thank Neatham
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Reviewed March 8, 2012

La Cofradia used to be high end in price and quality, but on a recent visit it was neither. With new owners the prices have come down, but so has the quality. The menu was limited, and the confection of the dishes was average, at best.

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1  Thank MjM247
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