No one can deny the majesty of the Andes mountains. They've been the inspiration of countless locals, climbers, artists, travelers–"even restaurateurs. At least, that's the case for Diego D'Alvia,... Read More
No one can deny the majesty of the Andes mountains. They've been the inspiration of countless locals, climbers, artists, travelers–"even restaurateurs. At least, that's the case for Diego D'Alvia, owner of Wayku, one of the hottest new dining concepts to hit Miami's Wynwood neighborhood. D'Alvia, who also owns the chain Rex - Best Chivito in Town as well as La Morocha (both located in Buenos Aires), has created a culinary venture that celebrates Quechua culture in everything from the menu to the decor, while fusing it with additional Latin American styles and flavors. On the menu, you'll find hot and fresh tapas like ceviche, tuna tataki, and two kinds of bao buns, as well as mains like the Patagonia (rack of lamb served with potatoes and artichokes) and their Octopus In The Coral (served with mashed eggplant and potatoes, kale, and a beetroot "coral"). There are thoughtful options for the vegetarians and vegans as well, including arancini stuffed with goat cheese and burnt aioli, as well as the Kanka Cauliflower (made with a delightful mango and coconut curry sauce).
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- Best Restaurants: "If you're curious to try a few menu and bar options, drop by for happy hour (at the bar Monday through Fridays from 6 to 8pm), where you can snag snacks like the Pizza Fritta or a refreshing Wayku Spritz (made with prosessco, campari, and dragonfruit) for less than full price."
- Recommended as Best Restaurants Because: Wayku has proven worthy thanks to its posh-but-approachable ambiance and a delectable, varied menu with food and drink offerings for all palates and preferences.