Best Spanish Restaurant Miami 2014 - Delicias de España
Miami is well known for its delicious Cuban food. What many don't realize, however, is the city also serves as a hub for Spain's cultural heritage. Tucked into a shopping center at the intersection of Bird and Red roads, almost overshadowed by Allen's Prescriptions' massive neon "DRUGS" sign, is Delicias de España. It's a one-stop shop for just about anything Spanish. There's Serrano-ham-stuffed trout, traditional goatskin wine skins, culinary gift baskets, and colossal paella pans big enough to cater a wedding. And for you gringos, there are also daily baked birthday cakes and an all-day breakfast menu. You can dine in, take out, or even tackle your weekly grocery list in this eclectic storefront. Some of the menu's specialty dishes include rabbit braised in wine sauce ($23), Spanish sausage cooked in cider ($4), Galician-style octopus ($15), Serrano ham and Manchego cheese subs ($7.50), and mango mousse ($4.25). The staff will even serve you freshly made sangria ($15), enough for about ten glasses per couple, in an authentically crafted ceramic pitcher, or "dalper." One caveat: English is a foreign language here, so practice your Spanish at home before enduring the struggle of ordering something you can't pronounce.