Who picks the "Best Of" winners? This place is completely mediocre! I agree with Julian in the sense that there are much better Peruvian restaurants around Miami, if you want real not-fancy Peruvian food Salmon Salmon is waaaaaay better than El Meson, so is La Perla about a mile west from the Zoo.
Best Peruvian Restaurant - 2007
El Meson del Paraiso
After visiting this "best of", I couldn't figure out why they picked it. Everything I ordered was mediocre, to say the least. Not even the prices were appetizing. If you think of homemade food, you think of something which leaves you wanting more and satisfies a craving. "El Meson del Paraiso" is exactly the opposite. Stay far from it and try "Francescos", "Salmon Salmon", or "Aromas del Peru" (both locations). "La Bodega" beats this place hands down.