Nuna

This new restaurant serves Peruvian takes on classic dishes

Peruvian-inspired dining is the name of the game at Nuna, a new Queen West spot.

Think Southern American takes on tuna tartare, shrimp bites and marinated octopus, alongside adventurous offerings like duck green rice that combine local and imported ingredients. The new spot also offers an extensive, Latin-inspired cocktail menu, organic wine, local brews and a newly launched brunch. It all can be enjoyed on the cute, Instagram-worthy patio, complete with bright umbrellas and picnic tables.

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Nuna on Instagram

Other must-try dishes include the shareable pork bao, made with miso mayo, pickle turnip, pork belly and sweet & sour sauce. It can also be made vegetarian, swapping the pork for a portobello mushroom. Or, opt for the shrimp risotto, crafted with arborio rice, garlic wine shrimp sauce, red bell pepper, peas and cilantro.

To satisfy a sweet tooth, Nuna offers two Peruvian desserts. The Peruvian flan is mouthwatering and sweet, made with a creamy caramel custard. And, there’s also a tres leches cake, a super sweet sponge cake made with a sweet milk mixture and homemade chocolate fudge.

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Nuna on Instagram

The Parkdale restaurant’s owners, Sergio and Jasmine, split duties at Nuna, where Sergio helms the kitchen and Jasmine handles the service. They take each dish to the next level, with unique, photo-worthy presentation and a must-try pisco sour. The pair officially opened the restaurant in May.

Nuna is located at 1265 Queen St. W.

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