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Mi Perú Peruvian Cuisine

4.5

4015 University Dr
Durham, NC 27707
Phone: (919) 401-6432
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Photo of Mary Keane Mary Keane
May 6, 2019 5

I had a very nice lunch here today. I had the lunch special- rotisserie chicken with two sides and a bowl of chicken soup. The food was delicious and very healthy portions. The service was great. I'll definitely go back.

Photo of B.C.P x KemoSabe Management B.C.P x KemoSabe Management
May 30, 2019 4

This place was good. I kinda had high expectations being A MaMi Noras fan for so long then they turned it into Alpacas and everyone screamed authentic for this place so I gave it a try. Not disappointed but not Amazed. Very Pleased with my food and the customer service will be my go too around this area. Sauce was very good and I love the kick it had.

Photo of Tony Dillard Tony Dillard
Mar 11, 2019 4

Very good food. The yellow pepper sauce was delicious. They need to bottle it! Portions kinda small. They didn't have many menus. My wife and I had to share.

Photo of Susan B Susan B
May 11, 2019 3

Well flavored chicken. Limited menu. Family run. Try it if you like to support local restaurants.

Photo of Arturo George Arturo George
Apr 18, 2019 5

I have been the several times and still want to come back for more... just great typical Peruvian good. I can't wait to come back later.

Photo of Elsie Moss-Vasquez Elsie Moss-Vasquez
Jul 1, 2019 5

Amazing Peruvian restaurant! I am originally from Peru and I can tell that the cook knows what Peruvian food should taste like. Their ceviche is right on flavor as well as their rotisserie chicken. I have tried other dishes and they have all been great!

Photo of Holly Nichols Holly Nichols
Jul 25, 2019 5

Food was delicious and the staff was super nice. Great place for a casual family dinner, reasonably priced. The yellow sauce was amazing. Everyone in our party was happy with their meal.

Photo of Terri Parker Terri Parker
Sep 13, 2019 3

Food is a bit over priced for such small portions. Are they in a financial crisis bc they had ice in a pitcher and people had to add to their own cups with a regular sized spoon. Food was ok but save your money Alpaca will make sure you get quantity and quality for a better price. I gave three stars because they were friendly and family oriented. If you want to charge upscale prices the whole establishment needs to look the part too.

Photo of Jeffrey Logan Jeffrey Logan
Jul 23, 2019 5

Nice atmosphere, excellent food. I have eaten many meals here and hope to ultimately make my way through the entire menu. Never fails to impress!

Photo of Eryka Edwards Eryka Edwards
Oct 12, 2019 5

The Choros a la Chalaca was delightfully delicious! Definitely was satisfying to my palate!! Mi Peru Peruvian Cuisine is a must stop when your in Durham NC! 👌 Staff was very knowledgeable and educated you about the authentic foods originated from Peru!

Photo of Brian Canin Brian Canin
Oct 27, 2019 5

The lomo saltado was perfect. The mussels appetizer were huge muscles and were amazingly fresh. The ceviche was absolutely delicious. Plantains were to be expected amazingly delicious! I really recommend this place I've been meaning to come here for months finally came here for lunch on Sunday the food is of the highest quality and awesome. Very friendly family place with a family who runs it. Really impressed with the professionalism the quick-service and as I said the awesome food!

Photo of Tish Fab Tish Fab
Oct 28, 2019 5

First time there and it didn't disappoint. I just picked up chicken and prepared sides & salad at home.

Photo of Scott McConnell Scott McConnell
Nov 23, 2019 5

Amazing food and wait staff! Both the saltado de pollo and the rotisserie chicken were amazing. Well portioned plates, spiced to perfection. A hidden gem nestled in a random plaza.

Photo of Ari Weinberg Ari Weinberg
Dec 13, 2019 5

My partner and I had a delicious dinner at Mi Perú. The servers are really nice people, and just as a first time customer, I couldn't help but notice the series of regulars that come in and have friendly relationships with the servers. I'm more than happy to come back again. Cavas was great 🥰

Photo of thomson mathew thomson mathew
Dec 10, 2019 4

Small place with good decent food. Good staff members who patiently explain everything.

Photo of Jo Smith Jo Smith
Dec 11, 2019 5

I had never been to a Peruvian restaurant before but my wife and I read some of the 5-star glowing reviews and decided to try it on Dec 11, 2019 and goodness, what a great decision that was; everything was outstanding! I hesitate to write this review because I selfishly want to keep this place for just my wife and I but it is a family-run operation with outstanding customer service and the word will spread soon anyway so the long lines and hard-to-get reservations are the inevitable destination for this place. We tried several dishes and all were very flavorful; nice portions (we had to take some it home afterward as leftovers were enough for another meal) and check this, I even asked for some small plastic cups/lids to pour the leftover sauces from each of our dish plates so that we could use it to soak up with homemade bread to eat tomorrow or the weekend as a standalone meal - never done that before from any restaurant in my whole life!! I had Choros a la Chaca (Mussels appetizer) which was packed full of ceviche flavors -awesome - and Sudado de Pescado w/Sea Bass and it was to die for, too. My wife had fried plantains, Choclo a la Huancaina and Chaufa de Camarones. If you want to introduce your tastebuds to a completely new world of deliciousness, head over to Mi Peru Peruvian Cuisine Durham. The address sneaks up on you off Sharon Rd in Durham. We had outstanding service from Manuel; food was lightning fast served! We'll be going back there again soon. If this place were a 100-seat venue on Franklin Street-Chapel Hill, you wouldn't be able to get a seat or reservation anytime!

Photo of Victor Pauca Victor Pauca
Dec 14, 2019 5

I found Mi Perú by chance on a trip to the Triangle. I decided to order Seco de Res, a dish I had not had in quite a while. It was just like at home in Peru. I was blown away. I ordered other dishes to go for my family and they were a huge hit. These guys know what they are doing in the kitchen and how serve delicious and beautiful looking dishes. I'll be coming back with my family and suggest this place to all my friends. Best Peruvian food in NC in my opinion. Thank you Cavas!

Photo of Previa Man Previa Man
Jan 2, 2020 5

An awesome restaurant that should be on everyone's list when visiting Durham or just looking for a good dinner.

Photo of Gabriel Bardo Gabriel Bardo
Jan 5, 2020 5

Amazing Authentic Peruvian restaurant! Found this little jewel by a recomendation and boy am I happy we checked it out. I love good peruvian cuisine, but it is not easy to find in the Triangle. This place definetly gets it done right! It is aimple and unassuming but they have the fundamentals down! The food is exquisite and very traditional, no unnecesary fluf, just excellently cooked good and excellent service. Our server Cavas was very atentive and polite all in all a great spot for some fantastic Peruvian food. Highly recommend it!

Photo of Victoria F Victoria F
Jan 15, 2020 5

My praise for this place starts with our waiter Manny. He was attentive and generous and quick to respond to a request or questions. my boyfriend picked this spot and I didn't expect to enjoy it as much as I did with phenomenal sauce on the side or something of dreams. I requested a couple of cups and took them home.

Photo of Victoria Alles Victoria Alles
Jan 25, 2020 5

Can't wait to go again! The atmosphere isn't fancy and could use some improvements, but the service and quality of food more than makes up for it. Our server was very knowledgeable and attentive and personable. The beef dish with soy sauce, Lomo Saltado, was delicious and I would definitely get it again.

Photo of Damaris O'higgins Damaris O'higgins
Feb 7, 2020 4

It was pretty good. We had items from the menu for lunch. We had rottiserie chicken and aji de gallina. The lunch menu price was very reasonable

Photo of Xiomara Mendez Xiomara Mendez
Feb 8, 2020 5

This place is AMAZING! Our server Cavas was the best! The food tasted amazing, it’s authentic Peruvian food and you can definitely tell. 100% recommend this place. The Ceviche is TO DIE FOR. If you’re thinking about visiting, do it. You will NOT regret it.

Photo of V F V F
Feb 8, 2020 5

This restaurant did not disappoint. What a GEM. every dish we ordered was out of this world delicious and our waiter, Cavas(not sure if this is how it’s spelled) was amazing. Very attentive to all our needs. Can’t wait to go back.

Photo of Emanuel Vejar Emanuel Vejar
Mar 1, 2020 5

Cavas & Manuel always give my girlfriend and I the best service when we come to dine and even over the phone when I call make to-go order! also the food is absolutely delicious.

Photo of Chuck Morrison Chuck Morrison
Mar 11, 2020 5

Excellent. Yellow sauce has a nice flavor with just enough fire. Tacu tacu was new to me, texture is great. I was hesitant to try the stir fry since I'm it a huge fan of soy sauce, but Peruvians know how to do a stir fry. Loved it all.

Photo of Monica Samsky Monica Samsky
Feb 19, 2019 5

We've been here many times, and this last visit was definitely the busiest, even though it was 3pm. The rotisserie chicken never disappoints. The staff is very friendly and answered all our questions about dessert--we had never checked out the dessert menu, but all four items we ordered were out of this world delicious.

Photo of David Chang David Chang
Apr 20, 2020 5

I'm Ecuadorian (quite different but familiar cuisine) and I approve of this place. REALLY good stuff! I've been searching for such a place in the area and I'm happy I could find a small hint of Guayaquil in Durham.

Photo of Liz Nichols Liz Nichols
Apr 24, 2020 5

The food here is amazing and the people are great! I frequently buy a whole rotisserie chicken with yuca (2 orders), yellow plantains, sarza, and a liter of the purple corn drink when I'm focused on classes and don't want to worry about cooking. By myself, it typically lasts me six or more meals for less than $35! Don't forget the huacatay sauce!

Photo of Abby Bugger Abby Bugger
Jun 14, 2020 5

Lived in Cusco for 6 months. This is the best Peruvian good I've found in NC! It's all in the sauce. Stellar job.

Photo of Ian Pena Ian Pena
Jul 3, 2020 5

I arrived just 10 minutes before they were closing the kitchen. The gentleman who took my order was kind enough to allow me to dine inside. (This is a big deal being a lone traveler from out of state during covid) He was excellent. Definitely had that southern hospitality with that Latin flare. Definitely "de lo mio" My friend suggested I check this place out and get their Steak Lomo Saltado. Listen... WOW! Literally the most delicious food I've had here in North Carolina. If you're ever in the area, grabbing a bite to eat here is NECESSARY. You need to try it. And if you can handle a flavorful slap across the face, you MUST order this with the Yellow Curry Sauce. It's so good, I'm going to order another plate to go to take for my drive back to Massachusetts. Yes, it's that good.

Photo of vince feliciano vince feliciano
Jul 1, 2020 5

My opinion is strictly based on the food because of the current restrictions keeping us out of the dining experience. I haven't had really good Peruvian food in many years. This one took me way back, when I was a kid eating at my Peruvian friend's family's house. His mom was an AMAZING cook and made things I’d never heard of but they all blew me away. This place was that. I loved it and will be back. If you go, get the Chaufa (it's their version of fried rice). I've tried it at many Peruvian places to recapture what my friend's mom used to do and they have all failed until now. Their soup was phenomenal. I gave one taste to my daughter and when she tasted it she claimed the rest, lol. We will be back.

Photo of Jessica Maeda Jessica Maeda
Jul 30, 2020 5

I am Peruvian, ergo, I am obsessed with Peruvian food. I have always listened so many good things about this restaurant, so during the week of "Fiestas Patrias" I went to try Pollo a la brasa and I really liked it. I have to go back to try the other dishes. My friend told me that their "lomo saltado" is really good.

Photo of Jean Lebron Jean Lebron
Sep 1, 2020 5

This our favorite restaurant. The food is very good! The staff is very friendly, helpful and professional. I would recommend Mi Perū to anyone

Photo of Gerardo Obando Gerardo Obando
Aug 21, 2020 5

The food is delicious and the service was amazing. Manuel was our server and you can't get better service than his. totally recommend, will be back soon.

Photo of Veronica Cole Veronica Cole
Sep 12, 2020 5

Everything is really good, but they make my favorite tostones in the world. Plus (writing this in 2020) they appear to be following COVID requirements very closely -- masks, strict occupancy requirements, ample signage, and distanced tables. Great lunch special, too!

Photo of Maya Gutierrez Maya Gutierrez
Sep 13, 2020 5

I came here with my Peruvian husband and brother-in-law for a late lunch. Everything we had was exceptionally fresh and delicious, and my family attested to the flavor authenticity. We'll be back!

Photo of Marcela Hernandez Marcela Hernandez
Sep 15, 2020 5

If you like Alpaca, you are going to love this place! Flavor and quality are superb. Portions are generous and food is very authentic. They also have a very nice outdoor seating area! I recommend their Rotisserie chicken, fried yuca, and sarza. If you feel adventurous try the drink named Chicha Morada; it tastes pretty good!

Photo of Ana Caldera Ana Caldera
Sep 30, 2020 5

Cozy spot, clean, and welcoming. The food was delicious 😋 I ordered a steak platter 'a la pobre' which had a large thin steak over a bed of white rice, french fries, and tasty plantains. I learned what maracuya was (passion fruit) and ordered it as my drink. I'm gluten free and this dish hit the spot! I will be coming back for sure!

Photo of Paul Cole Paul Cole
Sep 12, 2020 5

A lovely spot. Check it out.

Photo of Carlos Sarria Carlos Sarria
Sep 14, 2020 5

Real peruvian flavors. Good Chef.

Photo of Cameron Glover Cameron Glover
Sep 6, 2020 5

Yes yes and yes!!!! The Lomo Saltado was AMAZING!!!! Will be ordering again soon!!!

Photo of Diana Mariátegui Diana Mariátegui
Oct 3, 2020 5

Every time I go to Mi Peru, Manuel and Lucila are friendly and helpful. As a peruvian I can honestly say this is the best and most authentic you will find in the triangle. Alpaca is ok but does not come close to this, in either quality or quantity. You will not regret trying this place out!

Photo of Chen Zhu Chen Zhu
Nov 4, 2020 5

Delicious. Been a reliable mainstay during covid times. Good value on their chicken!

Photo of Raewyn Chavez Raewyn Chavez
Dec 13, 2020 5

This is one of our family favorites - everything we have tried has been outstanding and the folks are wonderful - always so welcoming that they feel like family. I can’t recommend them enough!

Photo of La Emperatriz La Emperatriz
Jan 2, 2021 5

I drove an hour to away to finally try this place as soon as I walked in the smell of food just had me starving. There is no words for me to describe the service. It was all great! Welcoming, fast service, and the food was delicious I ordered a plate of ceviche my husband ordered a pasta with shrimp and it was good I even ordered extra sides because they were just great over all and now I’m on my way home with some extra plates for later!! I am the type of person to stay loyal to restaurants and I will not mind the drive just to come to this place! Don’t skip it just go give it a try I guarantee you’ll love it. I’ll be coming every Saturday so if you come and see me in here on a Saturday... and came in to the restaurant because of my review just say hi! I’d be great to know reviews are actually taken in consideration. Thank you for the great service! I loved it! I will never stress enough how good the food is.

Photo of Joseph DeJesus Joseph DeJesus
Dec 31, 2020 5

The dishes are official. They are perfectly seasoned and taste delicious. The also speak spanish. Mi Peru is reasonably priced.

Photo of Nabub Of Nubia Nabub Of Nubia
Jan 10, 2021 5

The food was unquestionably wonderful. The authenticity made it stand out and gave me a small sense of what Peruvian food looks and tastes like. I’ve been here twice and ordered the fried yuca every time. It comes with a cilantro-based dipping sauce that pairs well with it. 100% recommend for any first timers.

Photo of Barbara L Barbara L
Jan 13, 2021 5

Consistently delicious food and wonderful service. Have been ordering from them for years and have never had a bad meal. Run by great people - if you're craving Peruvian, this is the one.

Photo of Don KiksBiscuits Don KiksBiscuits
Jan 9, 2021 5

I Drove from Greensboro to Durham just to eat authentic peruvian food 🇵🇪♥️ This restaurant was worth the drive, the food was fresh and exactly what I expected and it was super delicious and the restaurant itself was very clean I cannot wait go back for another visit If you're in the area go there i promise you will be pleased with the service .