You could totally go for a taco right now. But not the ordinary kind. You crave tacos campechanos -- rich pork shoulder tacos, sprinkled with crisp bits of chicharrón. Want salsita? Pick between green (tomatillos, cilantro, onions, and garlic) or red (chile de árbol, guajillo peppers, tomatoes, an ... More >>
Miami's all about Latin flavor. Haven't you seen Pain & Gain? If you haven't we recommend you go watch it. Like tonight, or maybe Thursday, so that afterward you can head over to Wynwood Kitchen & Bar, where you can admire some of the city's most popular murals and have a "Taste of the Americas." S ... More >>
As the alarm clock rings for the millionth time, you stumble out of bed with the sad realization that it's time to be responsible. You must return to work, emails, rush-hour traffic, and showering. If the stark reality of the workweek has given you a permanent case of the Mondays, don't panic. Whet ... More >>
John O'Connell studied classic French cuisine at the Culinary Institute of America, but it's his zeal for Mexican fare that led to John's Tacos, a nighttime co-op with Joshua Marcus, owner of Josh's Deli in Surfside. O'Connell, who moved to Miami from New York three years ago, takes over the accla ... More >>
Jeff McInnis was raised in Niceville, a small town in the Florida Panhandle. He spent his childhood on fishing boats and, in the summertime, on his family's working farms. "Southern food was introduced to me at a young age at my grandparents' farm in Tunnel Springs, Alabama," he explains. His gastr ... More >>
In an effort to bring to bring nightlife back to the historically black center of Miami, the Overtown Music Project has teamed up with Jackson's Soul Food for the first installment of their Supper Club, It will include soul food, drinks and jazz (with a bit of blues). "There hasn't been a nighttime ... More >>
Want access to our Best Of picks from your smartphone? Download our free Best Of app for the iPhone or Android phone from the App Store or Google Play. Don't forget to check out the full Best of Miami® 2012 online at bestof.voiceplaces.com.The taco is one of the few traditional Mexican dishes re ... More >>
One of the greatest stories I ever worked on involved neo-Nazis and burritos.
There is often confusion concerning the boundaries between Mexican food, Tex-Mex, other-American-Mex, and all variations thereof. Do people in Mexico eat tacos in fried, U-shaped corn tortillas? Is chimichanga a silly American word for an Americanized Mex concoction, or a silly Mexican word for an a ... More >>
Lolita Cocina & Tequila Bar wants you to have fun while eating dinner. They call it "burlesque-inspired Mexican dining." That's why the decor, with its red velour walls, chandeliers, and tequila cages, looks a bit like an S & M bordello in Tijuana. But you know, the classy kind.And that's ... More >>
Mercadito via FacebookBut where are the rajas?!I recently went to Mercadito's Taqueria in Midtown. It had been a long day at the office and a solid, close-by taco lunch was in order. I pulled up the menu online and the blood drained from my face. "Where are the rajas?" I thought.I quickly dialed the ... More >>
Lee KleinFajita beef burrito plate."Why would anyone go to a Jewish-style delicatessen to eat Mexican food?" I asked upon espying tacos, burritos, and fajitas at Jerry's Famous Deli on South Beach. Then the answer popped into my head faster than chopped liver slides through a digestive system: To ... More >>
The new tamarindo medium salsa. The seemingly endless road construction on Biscayne Boulevard never stopped the massive lunch crowds from rolling into Salsa Fiesta. The flagship location (a second will be opening in Pembroke Pines) has a new salsa bar, a remodeled terrace, and new menu item ... More >>
John Zur El Rancho Grande's fresh tostadas. It might not be Cinco de Mayo any longer, but that can't stop the craving for good Mexican food. At El Rancho Grande, lunch got started with a basket of complimentary chips, served warm with a side salsa kick.Although listed on the menu, guacamol ... More >>
Lee KleinElena Robinson So are you getting set for a wild Miami-style Mardi Gras celebration this week? Neither am I. But I did spend some of Fat Tuesday enjoying delectable, home-style New Orleans cooking in North Miami Beach. Yes, that's right, there's a place on NE 163rd Street cooking up jamb ... More >>
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