Is there good Peruvian food in North Florida? Mena and I are always on the lookout for new restaurants when we travel – we stumbled upon Sr. Ceviche up in Jacksonville this past weekend and it did not disappoint.
I should mention that Sr. Ceviche has a few locations down in South Florida and recently opened one in Jacksonville, Florida which was great news for us. We went to lunch with Mena’s brother, sister and her nieces so we had a big party and ordered a ton of food to try.
When we arrived it was packed as it was their lunch rush but even with our huge group they were able to get our food out super quickly and were very attentive during our meal.
Now that we have all of that out of the way, let’s dig right into how the food was at Sr. Ceviche, shall we?
Sr. Ceviche Food Review
I have become quite the Peruvian food aficionado so believe me when I say that every dish we tried was delicious, some better than others, but everything was on par with some of the best Peruvian food we’ve ever had.
Fresh ceviche with an ice-cold glass of chicha morada was the perfect way to start our Peruvian feast while visiting North Florida. No complaints here, I could’ve had an entire bowl for myself – absolutely delicious!
Causa de Pollo
I am not a huge fan of mayo and this causa definitely had a ton of mayo in the chicken salad but it was still a great dish – Mena is a mayo addict so she loved it.
Papa a la Huancaina
It’s hard to make a good huancaina sauce and this was pretty spot on as far as it goes. I used the crispy potatoes from our anticuchos to soak up all of the leftover sauce once the regular potatoes were gone – you cannot leave behind any of the huancaina sauce as it is just too good!
Anticuchos de Corazon
It is actually rare for Peruvian restaurants to offer this dish but when they do we always order it. Sr. Ceviche did not disappoint when it came to their anticuchos de corazon (beef hearts) – the meat was tender and the marinade was amazing.
I’d say this is the most basic dish we ordered – I mean it’s steak and french fries with rice but oh man is it good. If you are new to Peruvian food, I’d recommend this dish as your introduction into a world of amazing cuisine.
Chaufa de Carne
Peru Wok in Jupiter, Florida will forever have my favorite chaufa but Sr. Ceviche’s rendition was incredible – the rice was a bit darker than usual but we absolutely devoured it. The chaufa was definitely the star of the show when it came to all of the different dishes we ordered.
Aji de Gallina
This is Mena’s favorite Peruvian dish and a lot of restaurants do not always have it on their menu so this was a pleasant surprise. While the chicken could’ve been shredded a bit better, the sauce was on point and delicious!
Seco de Res
The seco de res was presented the same way as the aji de gallina, a separate bowl for the rice and one with the beans and meat. The flavors were all there for the beans and well as the guiso and steak.
About Sr. Ceviche
“The story of Sr Ceviche began many years ago, when our executives chefs Alonso Jordan and his father Eduardo, started their culinary training in Peru. Inspired to share this passion, Alonso seeked the help of his brother Eduardo Jr, and together they decided to open Sr. Ceviche in South Florida, in June of 2013.”
Sr. Ceviche (Jacksonville) 9825 San Jose Blvd Unit 35 Jacksonville, FL 32257
Phone Number: (904) 312-9068
Thank you for checking out our review of Sr. Ceviche – if you are ever up in Jacksonville and are looking to score some great Peruvian food then I highly recommend stopping by. Do you have a favorite Peruvian restaurant in Florida? Comment below so we can give it a try!
Is there good Peruvian food in North Florida? Mena and I are always on the lookout for new restaurants when we travel - we stumbled upon Sr. Ceviche up in Jacksonville this past weekend and it did not disappoint.