Peruvian eatery 33 to open in former Bombay Darbar space

Interior shots of 33's eating space
Interior shots of 33's eating space

A Peruvian-inspired restaurant will open soon in Coconut Grove, taking over the former Bombay Darbar space.

The eatery, 33, helmed by chef Sebastian Fernandez, will open in a 1,000-square-foot space at 3195 Commodore Plaza. The restaurant’s design will include bright orange seats, a brick wall behind the bar and recycled materials, according to a spokesperson. Lease details were not disclosed.

Fernandez will incorporate locally grown herbs and vegetables into the menu, as well as beer from local breweries. Items will include a “tiradito de snapper,” ginger, aji limo, yuzo, Peruvian corn and sweet potato Brussels sprouts; roasted garlic, pancetta and yogurt lamb chop; cured tuna with soy, radish and fried shitake and more. Prices will range from $9 to $20 per dish.

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The restaurant will be open for dinner Wednesday through Sunday. Its name comes from the number 33 on the Newton scale – the temperature when water begins to boil.

Earlier this year, the popular Indian restaurant Bombay Darbar moved from Commodore Plaza to the former TK’s at Villa Mayfair spot, at 2901 Florida Avenue. The eatery went from 34 seats to 200. The new 33 will be next to Farinelli 1937, a 2,500-square-foot Italian restaurant opening soon.

Coconut Grove has seen a resurgence in commercial and residential activity. Tenants such as Buro, Panther Coffee and Harry’s Pizzeria have moved in at the Engle Building. In May, Michael Comras partnered with Maryland-based Federal Realty Investment Trust and Grass River Property to purchase CocoWalk in a deal valued at $87.5 million with plans to shake up the existing tenant roster. And new luxury condo developments like Park Grove and Grove at Grand Bay are currently under construction in the area. – Katherine Kallergis