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8 Delicious Dishes to Celebrate National Food Month at Jaguar Restaurant

National Food Month happens every year during the month of April and typically refers to a month-long celebration or observance dedicated to highlighting and promoting different types of food or cuisine. For many, it is a very exciting month and the perfect excuse to explore, indulge, and enjoy the culinary diversity! As we embrace the spirit of this tasty month, at Jaguar restaurant on Coconut Grove we invite you to join our culinary voyage through the flavors of our irresistible menu. Ready to enrich your dining experience?

1. Ceviches

Did you know that ceviche, a beloved dish across Latin America, traces its origins to Peru? It’s said that the Incas were among the first to prepare a primitive form of ceviche by marinating fish in passion fruit juice. If you are into this dish and open to experiencing it in different styles, then Jaguar is the place to visit! We guarantee you’ll love our Nuevo Shrimp ceviche featuring succulent shrimp marinated in a blend of aji amarillo, ginger, soy, lime, and grape seed oil.

2. Fried Calamari

Calamari, despite its exotic name, is simply squid sliced into rings and deep-fried—a culinary delight enjoyed across Mediterranean cuisines. This month, you can dive into the crispy goodness of our Fried Calamari, served with a delightful frontera sauce infused with aji amarillo and guajillo peppers.

3. Quinoa Salad

For a refreshing and nutritious option, try our Quinoa Salad. Featuring quinoa, cole slaw, red bell peppers, avocado, pickled red onions, pumpkin seeds, and mango, it’s a wholesome delight. Quinoa is hailed as a superfood for its impressive nutritional profile. Though technically a seed, it is classified as a whole grain and is a good source of plant protein and fiber. It originates from the Andean region of South America and is packed with protein, fiber, vitamins, and minerals.

4. Vegan Tacos

For our plant-based enthusiasts, we offer Vegan Tacos filled with quinoa, red pepper, onions, zucchini, and poblano pepper. With a vegan taco to suit every taste, it’s a testament to the diversity and creativity of plant-based cuisine.

5. Pork Pernil

Pork is the most consumed meat globally, accounting for 36% of total meat intake. Its versatility and delicious flavor make it a beloved choice in cuisines worldwide. So if you love it, make sure to visit our restaurant on Coconut Grove and indulge in the savory goodness of our Pork Pernil, featuring roasted pork accompanied by guava sauce, sour orange mojo, and crispy yuca fries.

6. Lomo Saltado

Treat your taste buds to the bold flavors of our Lomo Saltado. Featuring tender beef stir-fried with tomato, potato, red onion, Asian sauce, and a fried egg, it’s a fusion of savory delights. Actually, this dish is a popular Peruvian plate that reflects the influence of Chinese immigrants on Peruvian cuisine.

7. Picanha Adobada with Chimichurri

Savor the succulent flavors of our Picanha Adobada – a popular cut of beef in Brazilian cuisine prized for its rich flavor and juicy marbling -, seasoned to perfection and served with zesty chimichurri sauce. If you didn’t know, Chimichurri is an Argentinian uncooked herb sauce made with olive oil, red wine vinegar, finely chopped parsley, oregano, garlic, and seasonings.

8. Cheeseburger

Burgers are a timeless chef-d’oeuvre enjoyed around the world, with each culture adding its unique twist. You can never go wrong with this classic! Sink your teeth into our mouthwatering Cheeseburger, featuring gouda cheese, lettuce, tomato, red onion, chipotle ketchup, and golden French fries.

As National Food Month approaches, we are looking forward to delighting your palate with our diverse and flavorful menu dishes. So come, and celebrate with us at Jaguar restaurant on Coconut Grove as we pay homage to the wonders of food during this delicious month!