Ingredients are sourced directly from Peru, and the name was inspired by the Miraflores neighbourhood in Lima.
The space used to be home to nightclub F Stop, and the sidelong, alleyway entrance has a speakeasy feel to it. Enter onto an upper level (lots of stairs here) and be greeted by a powerful open kitchen bursting with activity and colourful ingredients like aji peppers and lacuma fruit.
Nikkei Atun Cevicha ($19) is one of a half dozen raw ceviche selections, swimming in a tiger’s milk of garlic, lime juice and fish with Japanese-influenced accompaniments of a yuzu kosho and rice crisp.
The Altamar Ceviche ($17) is a buttery grouper ceviche with juicy and bright aji amarillo, kumquat, passionfruit, and grounding sweet potato.
Tostada Morado ($17) sees thick, marbled cubes of spicy tuna atop a sturdy and crunchy house purple corn tortilla with thin slices of avocado and onion.
Cerdo ($24) is an aromatic dish of suckling pig cooked in duck fat with the crispy skin layered on top for a contrast between tender meat and chewy, snappy skin.
It’s accompanied by a quinoa fried rice that mimics Peruvian chaufa influenced by the Chinese, as well as a ramen glaze and rocoto pepper jam.
Mousse de Lucuma ($11) fills a chocolate shell with airy lucuma mousse and dense passionfruit ice cream.
El Huevo Malo ($14) is a chocolate bomb dessert broken open at the table, concealing rich chunks of flourless chocolate cake, aromatic coffee ice cream, crispy honeycomb, yuzu marmalade and raspberry.
Cocktails are all $15, a Garden Cocktail a minimalist beverage of slightly sweet coconut-oil-infused pisco harmonizing with bitter sake bringing in the omnipresent Japanese note.
Pisco sours are the signature, the Villa Maria a strawberry pisco version with vanilla liqueur, lime, sugar, and Peruvian bitters sprayed through a stencil onto a dreamy egg white top with an atomizer.
Ms. Fitz is a glitzy, jazzy little number of gin, lemon, creme de violette, absinthe, and of course a little Prosecco on top along with some Peychaud’s bitters to give it a bit of colour.
Design reflects the vibe of the Miraflores neighbourhood with a bevy of mirrored surfaces decorated with traditional tattoo art and images of pinup girls and tentacles.