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Anticucho & Dulcinea

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18153 NE 19th Ave, North Miami Beach
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When the sun sets, Lima’s streets start to fill with the spicy aroma of grilled beef heart skewers called anticuchos. This Afro-Peruvian specialty is perhaps the definitive late-night snack of Lima, and while there are many restaurants that feature anticuchos on their menu, few of them have gone to the effort of bringing over a traditional anticucho grill from Lima like this place has. It’s located in the back of a convenience store in North Miami Beach’s Little Lima, and the anticuchos here remind me of what I’d get after a night of drinking in Barranco, Lima’s nightlife district. The heart is marinated in a heady mix of cumin, ají panca chiles, and vinegar before getting seared on a flat-top grill with narrow slits to allow the juices to drip into the fire, causing bursts of flames to char the meat just right. With a side of potatoes, Peruvian giant corn, and rocoto sauce for dipping, Anticucho & Dulcinea tastes about as close as you can get to a night out in Lima without leaving Miami. The only differences are that this place is only open during daylight hours, and there are a few tables and chairs to eat at inside instead of a Lima street corner.

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