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You can’t go wrong with going on a food trip to Miami. The city is a melting pot of various cultures, where you can sample just about every dish you can imagine. From sit-down restaurants to food kiosks and trucks, there is something delicious waiting for everyone, regardless of your food preferences or budget. This article lists down seven must-try dining options for visitors – or even residents – of the Magic City.
A trip to Miami is not complete without trying out Cuban food, which is known for combining the flavors of Spanish, African, and Caribbean dishes.
Where Traveler suggests trying OLA Restaurant, which is run by Chef Douglas Rodriguez, a Cuban-American who is known as the “Godfather of Nuevo Latino Cuisine.”
According to Rodriguez, he takes a modern approach to cooking Cuban food. He guarantees that only the freshest ingredients are used in his restaurant. The result is delicious dishes, which, Rodriguez claims is “more authentic and better than the food served in Cuba.”
Crust is more than just your typical pizza parlor. Its menu is a combination of pizzas, chicken wings, and ziti, with Mediterranean dishes, a strange combination which somehow works. Expect to find ingredients not usually found in pizza to be served here, such as figs and prosciutto, according to Joonbug.com.
Cantina La Veinte
Miami might be best known for its Cuban dishes, but that doesn’t mean it neglects exquisite Mexican food. Cantina La Veinte, according to Travel+Leisure is an upscale restaurant whose diners include the “who’s who” list of Miami residents.
The restaurant boasts art deco interiors, along with artifacts that would make any museum envy the establishment.
A Miami food list is not complete without mentioning Versailles. While its name suggests French food, it actually specializes in Cuban fare. Must-try dishes include the Arroz con Pollo and Ropa Vieja.
If you’ve always wanted to try out Caribbean food but haven’t had the time or the budget to head to the islands, then you can drop by Clive Café in Little Haiti. Must-try dishes in the restaurant include the Jerk Chicken, Brown Stew, and Ox Tail.
Tap Tap is a resto bar where diners can sample Haitian food while listening to Haitian folk music, perfect for those who want to wind down after a tiring day of exploring the sights of Miami.
DB Bistro Moderne
According to Miami-based website Discover Homes, apart from the Downtown district being a party hotspot, it is also full of great dining options. DB Bistro Moderne is where diners can try out the dishes prepared by award-winning chef Daniel Bouloud. Expect French dishes with a Miami twist served in DB Bistro Moderne. However, if you’re not a fan of haute cuisine, it also serves superb burgers that have received praise by the media in the local papers.
These are only some of the must-try places to dine in Miami. Instead of going to the same old restaurant chains or fast food establishments, make sure to try out the unique food fare offered in the city instead.