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Meet Zuuk Mediterranean Kitchen, brought to you by his founder.

After much success with local fast casual seafood concept My Ceviche, former investment banker Roger Duarte came up with the idea for Zuuk after much success with and many learnings from their local fast casual seafood concept My Ceviche. While My Ceviche was about making the seafood dishes with coastal flavors both affordable and accessible, Zuuk was created to do the same - but for the less familiar flavors of the Mediterranean.

Founder Roger Duarte began his career in investment banking but soon left to pursue a business wholesaling Florida stone crabs. Roger grew up in a home where food was the family glue, where breakfast was family time and dinner was family therapy. Roger always knew that his passion for food would eventually play a role in his professional aspirations, but stone crabs are what finally brought him out of his shell. 

Shortly after founding George Stone Crab, Roger met a Chef who, at the time, was the Executive Chef at The Betsy Hotel. Roger founded My Ceviche while his partner was still working full time at The Betsy. But from the moment they opened their doors, My Ceviche was a wild success.

Just a few years later, what started as a little 225 square foot kitchen next to a youth hostel has since expanded to 7 My Ceviche locations and 3 Zuuk locations, all of which are located in Roger's hometown of Miami, FL.

Zuuk Mediterranean Kitchen invites you to customize a pita, bowl or salad to your liking with our flavorful selection of ingredients, all made in-house from scratch daily. No matter what you end up selecting for your bowl or pita, our Chef has designed our menu so that you will enjoy any combination of ingredients from our line. We proudly offer a highly customizable menu with numerous vegan, vegetarian, gluten free, and keto friendly options. 

Discover the transcendental power of food at Zuuk Mediterranean Kitchen. Our bold flavors will transport you to the other side of the world without having to leave the comfort of our scratch kitchen. At Zuuk, the unexpected never tasted so good.