Chef Darwin Santa Maria

Darwin’s on 4th — Peruvian Gastro Brewpub


Situated in Sarasota’s historic Citrus Exchange, Darwin’s on 4th offers authentic Peruvian and international cuisine alongside live music, wine dinners and award-winning craft beers, brewed at their production facility, Darwin Brewing Co., in Bradenton, Fla.

Recently, Darwin’s on 4th received a Best New Restaurant Golden Spoon award from Florida Trend Magazine and also will host the James Beard Celebrity Chef Tour dinner for the third consecutive year. Chef Darwin Santa Maria was named the “2012 Best Peruvian Chef in America” by the Peruvian Embassy in Washington, one of the 2013 Best Chefs America, and received an Award of Excellence from Tumi USA in 2014.

Darwin Brewing Co. is also well-decorated with thirteen medals at 2012′s Tampa Bay Beer Week including second runner up for best beer in Florida. Brewmaster Jorge Rosabal’s latest brews continue to receive rave reviews including being named one of “4 Great American Beer Festival beers we love” by Draft Magazine in October 2013.

The venue has the perfect blend of urban, local and global in an intimate and comfortable upscale setting just north of downtown Sarasota.


Selected media highlights:


Darwin’s on 4th makes USA TODAY list of best brewpubs in nation
Alan Shaw, Herald-Tribune-1/17/14

Best Of Food And Wine: Craft Beer Breweries Brewpubs
Gary Stoller, USA TODAY, 1/13/14

Chef Talk: Darwin Santa Maria of Darwin’s on 4th
Abby Weingarten, Herald-Tribune- 12/10/13

2013: The year craft beer took over Tampa Bay
Justin Grant, Tampa Bay Times- 12/18/13

4 Great American Beer Festival beers we love
Draft Magazine- 12/12/13

PHOTO GALLERY: Celebrity Chef Tour Dinner
Heather Merriman, The Observer-12/11/13

Review: For next big things, try Indigenous, Darwin’s on 4th in Sarasota
Laura Reiley, Tampa Bay Times Food Critic- 4/4/12

Darwin’s on 4th: Flavor All the Way
Judi Gallagher, Sarasota Magazine- 1/31/12


See more in video!