Happy Wine

5792 SW Eighth St.
Miami, FL 33144
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  • Monday: 9AM - 7PM Tuesday-Saturday: 9AM - 9PM Sunday: 11AM - 6PM
  • $, $$
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Delivery, Patio/Sidewalk Dining
  • Parking Lot Available
  • Reservations Accepted, Reservations Not Necessary
Happy Wine and Gourmet is more wine shop than anything else (and the bottle and case prices are among the lowest), but it's also part wine bar, where you can sit down and enjoy your wine with tapas and sandwiches at tables made from casks, crates, and a door-size plank of wood propped up by barrels at each end. A generous pour of the wine du jour is an inarguably great deal if you're imbibing by the glass, but most patrons prefer to pluck a bottle from the shelves. The sandwiches here feature fresh baguettes with a choice of seven fillings, including ham, turkey, prosciutto, and grilled chicken. A dish of olive oil-and-garlic-marinated white anchovy fillets (boquerones) stands out, the slender fish delicately delicious, the leftover oil an absorbing sop for rounds of baguette. A passable paella is also available, though many folks seem to opt for chorizo y queso, a plate of spicy sausage and cubes of imported Swiss cheese. Lingering over a bottle of wine is especially rewarding come 4:00 p.m. Saturdays, when a group of Cuban musicians picks up instruments and turns the place into some sort of Bueno Vino Social Club. That's when the party really begins.

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