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El Tayta Peruvian



Name: Cindy Milewski 
Restaurant Pick: Okeechobee Steakhouse
Reviewed: El Tayta Peruvian

I headed down to Hallandale on a Saturday night. Once I got in the car, I decided to call the restaurant in case we needed a reservation since it was a Saturday night. They told us that there was no wait. We got to the restaurant at 7pm. There was no one sitting inside the restaurant, but there were a few tables outside with a few guests. The waitress came over and gave us some Cancha (Peruvian toasted corn) to snack on and quickly got our drink order. I tried the Inka Kola— a Peruvian soda. There was a long bar in the restaurant in which one of the workers was eating a meal. The décor was very charming as it had these wonderful Peruvian paintings on the wall. I then ordered the calamari for an appetizer. The appetizer came to us quickly. It was wonderfully plated and piled high was golden fried crispy calamari. There was an aioli that accompanied the calamari to dip the ring into. We ate the calamari quickly and could not wait to order our main meal. I have never eaten Peruvian, so I had asked the waiter for a recommendation and he recommended the Parrilla Marina Grill Seafood mix. I decided to go with this choice. The entrée came out sizzling to our table. It was such a wonderful presentation. I tried the mahi on the plate and I was a bit set back on the freshness. I also thought that the food was slightly cold even though the cast iron plate came over sizzling. I then tried the octopus and I guess I was used to it being grilled, so the way it was prepped was a little chewy. I guess I was not used to the preparation this way. I think if I were to come back, I may try some of the ceviche or the steak options.

Name: Chris Henry 
Restaurant Pick: El Tayta Peruvian
Reviewed: El Tayta Peruvian

The restaurant is located in a strip mall on Hallandale Beach Blvd There are lots of free open public parking spaces. El Tayta is tucked in between two other restaurants. You are greeted by a friendly hostess at the entrance and walking inside. You get this cozy feeling. The food is typical Peruvian style cuisine, tasty and nicely portioned. There is a very casual yet busy ambience, good service and soft background music. We waited a while for our bill, but at the end, we were pleasantly surprised with the total cost. I would definitely return.

Name: Derrick Perez 
Restaurant Pick: Lettuce and Tomato Gourmet Gastrobar
Reviewed: Okeechobee Steakhouse

El Tayta was my wakeup call that Peruvian is much more than ceviche. And although they get their ceviche right, you must try the Tacu and the Causas. The servers will explain everything about the quality, and the portion size is right on. Easy parking in a strip mall and certainly worth a try.

Restaurant Information

Location: : 1721 East Hallandale Beach Blvd, Hallandale Beach, FL
Parking: Private Lot, Street Parking
Phone: 954-457-5554
Restaurant Owners: Emmy Luque
Executive Chef: Emmy Luque
Pastry Chef: N/A

Type of Cuisine: Peruvian Bistro
Signature Dishes: Ceviche, Lomo Saltado
Vegetarian Options: Yes
Alcohol Served: Beer, wine, Pisco
Corkage Fee: $8-10 dollars
Bottle Limit: N/A

Restaurant Hours: 
Monday– 9:00AM-10:00PM 
Tuesday– 9:00AM-10:00PM 
Wedensday– 9:00AM-10:00PM 
Thursday– 9:00AM-10:00PM 
Friday– 9:00AM-11:00PM 
Saturday– 9:00AM-11:00PM 
Sunday– 9:00AM-10:00PM 

Meals Served: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner and Desert
Prix Fix Menu: N/A
Take-Out: Yes
Delivery: Yes | UberEats, Postmates, DoorDash, Grubhub
Average Dinner Price Range (per person, full meal, tax, 20% gratuity, w/o alcohol): $35
Average Lunch Price Range (per person, full meal, tax, 20% gratuity, w/o alcohol): $35
Payment Options: do you accept credit cards and if so, which ones? Yes, all major credit cards
Accept Reservations: Yes
Need Reservations: No
How far in advance do you require reservations be made: For big parties, 1.5 hours

Accommodations for Children: Yes
Dining Style: Casual
Disabled Access: Yes
Restaurant Size: 60
Accommodate Groups: Yes
Private Dining Room: No
Tables with Scenic Views: No
Outdoor Dining: Yes
Entertainment: Just on specific days – posted on social media