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Restaurant Name: SELVA (Peruvian Latin Fusion)
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Address: 1345 Main Street
Sarasota, FL 34236
Phone Number: (941) 362-4427
Hours: Sunday-Thursday – 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Late night menu – 10:00 PM to 11:00 PM
Friday and Saturday – 5:00 PM to 11:00 PM
Late night menu – 11:00 PM to 1:00 AM
Reservations: Suggested
Dress: Optional
Description of Restaurant:

Selva is an upscale, trendy/hip restaurant among the Sarasota eateries. Many of their dishes reflect the “tower trend”; high is better, a visual masterpiece, but the kitchen delivers with exceptional ingredients and choices.

Some Menu Ideas:

Ceviches are a classic, a must here! Try several and share ideas: Pulpo al Oliveo slices of octopus, black olive puree, salsa, avocado and toasted bread @ $17 the plate.

The Triologia is a ceviche sample – fresh White Fish, Tuna and Shrimp all in their respective sauces @ $13 the plate and the list goes on.

Some Entrees:

Inca Cod – cod, stewed spicy tomato, chorizo and rice wrapped in plantain leaf and fine roasted corn @ $28 the plate.

The whole Fried Snapper is a popular dish here. Cuban style black beans and rice with a lime and ginger sauce @ $36 the plate.

And my fav Malbec Braised Short Ribs prepared in a sweet demi-glaze and served with Israeli curry cous cous risotto and roasted asparagus @ $34 the plate.

Great bar with drinks to match!!


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