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“Different and delicious!”
Review of Maemi Peruvian Restaurant - CLOSED

Maemi Peruvian Restaurant
Cuisines: Peruvian
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed May 5, 2013

We'd never had Peruvian food before so we weren't sure what to expect and we were pleasantly surprised. The restaurant is basically in a store front on Main Street in downtown Sarasota and is easy to miss if you walk quickly. After getting some suggestions from our waiter we decided on the Periuvian version of seafood paella and a chicken dish with onions, tomatoes, mixed in with french fries. Both entrees were fabulous. The paella was chock full of seafood and the rice was perfectly flavored from the seafood and spices. The chicken dish was great and definitely different. Who would have thought to mix the french fries in with the tomatoes, onions and chicken? Sounds odd but it was so good I'd have it again. We will definitely go there again and have our tastebuds tantalized by other items on the menu.

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Thank jonsha
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Reviewed April 30, 2013

I went to Maemi with two other people for lunch. I had the chicken onions, tomatoes and rice over french fries. The chicken was white meat but was very chewy. The dish had an unexciting brown sauce and tasted like a dish prepared at an average New Jersey diner. The others in our party had Ceviche. It looked a little better but I did not taste it. The atmosphere is stark. Overall, the experience was very average. Other reviews have been positive. Hopefully, this was not a typical experience. Given the Peruvian choices in and around Sarasota, I will not likely rush back to Maemi.

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Thank Marc K
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Reviewed April 29, 2013

I love real South American food and Maemi does not disappoint. We had sebiche (seviche) that was perfectly hot and citrusy followed by a perfectly grilled flank steak appetizer dipped it the perfect sauce. For the meal we had a lightly fried fish in a buttery smooth sauce. Nothing disappointed and we will be going back often.

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Thank snowking24
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Reviewed April 21, 2013

Loved the selection of items. All we ordered was delicious, with lots of fresh flavors and spice. The portions were bigger than I expected. Peruvian beer was great too!

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Thank Erish
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Reviewed March 24, 2013

We stopped in a this small restaurant on Main Street and were greeted by VERY friendly staff. We sat in a nice little booth and found the menu to include lots of interesting choices, well-described. We ordered the Chicken Saltado and the Pescado Macho. Both were excellent, served piping hot, and full of flavor. The prices are very reasonable. Don't miss this wonderful spot!

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Thank Deb K
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