May 21, 2011
544 Valley Road
West Orange, NJ 07052
  • Cost: $
  • Alcohol: None
  • Parking: Street
  • Take Out: Yes

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May 21, 2011



Sorry to see that Miriam’s is now closed due to a fire that caused major damage on May 1, 2011. Fortunately, no injuries were reported.

Review (April 1, 2011)

Miriam’s Restaurant is one of the many blue collar Latino spots throughout New Jersey serving fresh homemade food, at fast food prices. Here, the food is Peruvian: rotisserie chicken, anticuchos (beef heart skewers), papas a la huancaina (potatoes in a spicy cream sauce), rice and beans. The menu changes daily. Order whatever looks good at the counter. Sancocho de Pollo (an excellent chicken broth with vegetables, short grain rice and a chunk of beef on the bone) is excellent – the perfect lunch on a cold and rainy day. There are tamales and desserts (Leche Asada – Peruvian flan) you can order to go and Inka Cola in the drinks case. Soup, meat, rice and beans, and a soda total less than $10.

There are about ten tables, and a loud television. The language at Miriam’s is mostly Spanish, but you can get by in English with some patience, and a smile.