Chalan on the Beach is one of the island’s best spots to find South American cuisine. Specializing in Peruvian cuisine, the quaint little spot charms diners with its neon-lit exterior, colorful dining room, ever-smiling waitstaff and authentic menu.
On the corner of Washington Avenue and 16th street—near the popular Dream Nightclub and the thriving local arts spot David Castillo Gallery— Chalan on the Beach is a few blocks above the Miami Beach restaurants targeting visitors on Española Way. Just under half a mile from the Winter Haven Hotel, it’s an easy lunch or dinner destination for our vacationing guests.
What to Try
Indulge in one of Chalan on the Beach’s many house made ceviches, each with locally-sourced seafood. Our favorite is the Ceviche Mixto Al Chalan, which includes octopus, shrimp, squid and mussels. Chalan also does incredible fish chicharrones.
When it’s time for the main course, you can’t go wrong with any of Chalan’s authentic Peruvian entrees. One of our favorites is the Bistec a la Chorrillana, steak in a red wine sauce, served with potatoes and white rice. Another home run option is the Picante de Mariscos, a fiery dish of shrimp, calamari and octopus in a house made spicy sauce.
Lastly, be sure to close your meal at Chalan on the Beach with some flan or tres leches.
Chalan on the Beach Restaurant
1580 Washington Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139
More info: www.facebook.com/pages/Chalan-On-The-Beach/