Best Tapas Miami 2014 - Perfecto
Technically you're in Brickell, but you might as well be in Barcelona when dining at Perfecto, a modern Spanish gastrobar. Chef-restaurateur Oscar Manresa is proud to say his first eatery outside Catalonia is authentic through and through. Even the chef de cuisine — Daniel Torres — came straight from working at the Michelin-starred Catalan restaurant Hofmann. Tapas, of course, are the focal point at Perfecto, with the avocado cannelloni ($18) hogging the spotlight. There's no pasta to be found, just an exterior layer of avocado slices covering luscious lump crabmeat accented with tomatoes, microgreens, and ginger. Another standout is the tender octopus "Perfecto" prepared with whisky rather than water and proffered on roasted potato spheres ($16). Come here with friends who relish sharing food, and spend the night drinking gin and tonics off the extensive list and listening to resident DJ Ferran Lozano spin house music. Yes, he also hails from Barcelona.