Mira, is a Peruvian restaurant located in the heart of King street West. It’s entrance is hidden in a little alley way, you can easily miss it if you are not careful. When you pass by a little alley with giant lanterns that lead to an entrance, just follow that path, it will lead you to Mira.
As you step into the restaurant, you will see busy line cooks and Sous chefs in action at the pass on the left side. To your right side, you will see a colourful, backlit bottled wall that stretches up the ceiling, and the dining area across it.
The last time I was at Mira, it was to celebrate my friend’s birthday, we started our evening with two Cusco (Pisco sours). These cocktails were so pretty, they came with watermarks of Mira on the foam. These drinks brought me back to my trip in Peru, Miraflores, where my friend and I tried Pisco sours for the first time on a Patio, while nibbling on big chunks of ceviche and people watching.
After the cocktails, we ordered: the Mira Ceviche, Ensalada de Remolacha (baby beet salad), Costillas Anticucho (beef short rib), Arroz con Mariscos (Scallop risotto) and the Picarones (Peruvian donut).
My favorite dish at Mira was the Beef short ribs. The beef came sizzling on a cast iron plate. It was juicy, it was tender, it was just plain delicious! The second favorite of the night had to be the Squid Ink Risotto with Scallops. Not only was this dish visually stunning, the scallops were perfectly seasoned, and perfectly seared. These tender bites created contrast in texture against the al dente black rice, which had umami in every grain. As you dig into this dish, the vibrant green peas just give you pops of freshness in your mouth. I almost inhaled this dish by myself lol.
As our dinner progressed, we made friends with the couple sitting closely next to us. They were so happy with the Corazon Anticucho (beef heart) that they insisted we try some. I was hesitant at first, but oh my good god, I absolutely loved it and I encourage you all to try it!
We ended our Peruvian dinner with a candles on Picarones. These Peruvian donuts weren’t as airy and fluffy like the ones I’ve had in Peru from a street vendor, however, it was delightful. The donuts were served with lime chancaca honey and lucuma ice cream. We enjoyed it very much.
If you get a chance to try Mira, please do remember to drop a line here and let me know what you think. You can also DM me on Instagram @Foodiemibear
420A Wellington Street West