North-American Food and Cooking

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    February 13, 2014

    Naked Taco: Ralph Pagano's SoBe Spot Opening for SOBEWFF

    The joint finally has a name and an opening date. Naked Taco, formerly known as "Ralph Pagano's Yet-Unamed Mexican Joint," is set to open Friday, February 21 -- just in time for South Beach Wine & Food Festival attendees and celebrity chefs to seek refuge from the elements and enjoy a few tacos bef ... More >>

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    January 14, 2014

    Key West: Where to Score the Best Hogfish, Donuts, and Shrimp

    An inky, flooded road skirts the edge of a trailer park on Stock Island, a square mile swath of land just east of Key West. Two men in rubber overalls stomp through the water, sheets of rain smacking their bright-orange suits. They head toward Hogfish Bar & Grill, a rickety restaurant beside the old ... More >>

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    December 9, 2013

    Jacalito Taqueria Mexicana: Try the Beef Tongue Tacos

    Carne asada is for amateurs. For more adventurous beef tacos, head to El Jacalito Taqueria Mexicana in West Flagler. This taqueria offers affordable eats -- tacos cost only $6 for three. There are more than 12 kinds of tacos, including varieties such as mushroom and pork stomach. So let the combina ... More >>

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    December 6, 2013

    The DiLido Beach Club Hosts Day and Night Brunch Party Tomorrow

    The only thing better than a beachside brunch during Basel is a nighttime beachside brunch during Basel. Who doesn't want eggs benedict for dinner? This weekend, the DiLido Beach Club at the Ritz-Carlton will host a Day and Night brunch party, an event originally made famous in the Hamptons. The ... More >>

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    November 5, 2013

    Tobacco Road Celebrates 101 Years with $1.01 Burgers and Drinks

    Recently on a trip to Dublin, we visited the Brazen Head, a pub that's been serving grub since 1198. Tobacco Road isn't as ancient as that, but at 101, it is Miami's oldest bar, which is no mean feat when you consider that the average restaurant's life span is about two years. Established in 1912 ... More >>

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    September 27, 2013

    Los Magueyes: Holy Mole Poblano

    Ah, mole, the sauce as personal and versatile as curry. It can come in an array of delicious colors: red, green, yellow or brown and most are said to have upwards of twenty ingredients. Discovering your perfect sauce is like finding your soulmate. At Los Magueyes they offer up two potential lovers: ... More >>

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    September 25, 2013

    Taco Belly, Summer Pop-Up at PB Steak, Seeks a Permanent Space

    Taco Belly isn't just a pop-up; it's the best damn taqueria in South Beach. Will its bulgogi tacos ever win any authenticity awards? Probably not. But those spicy tacos -- stuffed with tender Korean-marinated steak, kimchee, avocado, and gochujang -- are absolutely delicious. And they're really po ... More >>

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    September 12, 2013

    Talavera's Oscar Del Rivero Celebrates Mexican Independence Day with Favorite Chiles en Nogada

    Americans love to use other cultures' holidays as an excuse to eat and drink. We celebrate Cinco de Mayo like no other, prancing around and proclaiming it the day that Mexicans gained independence. But what do tequila-tipsy Yankees know anyway? Mexican Independence Day is actually September 16, whi ... More >>

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    August 20, 2013

    Devon Seafood & Steak: Spice It Up Without Miami Spice, Tonight Only

    Just cause you live in the suburbs doesn't mean you can't spice things up. In celebration of a lack of Miami Spice, Devon is heating things up at a lower cost and with a fourth course. Located in Town and Country in Kendall, the seafood and steakhouse is getting "caliente" tonight, with an evening o ... More >>

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    July 23, 2013

    La Mexicana Cantina & Grill, Mexican Sports Bar, Coming to Brickell

    If there's one thing Miami doesn't have nearly enough of (besides courteous drivers), it's Mexican food. West Coast transplants are all too familiar with guacamole withdrawal. But Brickell is about to get a shiny new option with La Mexicana Cantina & Grill. And this spot isn't just about tasty eat ... More >>

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    July 11, 2013

    Burger Beast Celebrates the Hot Dog at Tobacco Road Saturday

    We know what you're thinking. How in the world can someone called Burger Beast betray his love of the meat patty and celebrate the hot dog? Only once a year does Sef Gonzalez, AKA Burger Beast, turn into alter ego Hot Dog Hound in celebration of national hot dog month. We asked Gonzalez why his t ... More >>

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    June 11, 2013

    Mrs. Wilkes' Dining Room: Savannah's Best Southern Cooking

    Miamians will encounter some unfamiliar things in Savannah, Georgia. For example, trees. Not palm trees, but big trees -- the kind with old trunks, droopy Spanish moss, and leafy branches that offer shade to park-goers. There are historic buildings, flâneurs, and grassy city squares. Then there's ... More >>

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    June 11, 2013

    Coconut Grove Seafood Festival Announced

    Coconut Grove, with its quaint, tree-lined streets and bayfront vistas, is the perfect setting for a seafood festival. Which is why the announcement of the Coconut Grove Seafood Festival makes such perfect sense. The inaugural festival is set to take place Sunday, October 20, from 11 a.m. till sund ... More >>

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    June 6, 2013
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    May 20, 2013

    10. Andres Tovar of Con Sabor a México Carnitas Estilo Michoacán

    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 >>

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    May 2, 2013

    Toro Toro Celebrates Cinco De Mayo All Weekend, Now Serving Brunch Saturday

    Toro Toro charged into downtown at Miami's Intercontinental last fall. Soon after opening they began to offer brunch service on Sunday. Now, with summer charging in and Cinco De Mayo just around the corner, the restaurant is giving drinkers and eaters more reasons to celebrate. They have extended C ... More >>

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    April 30, 2013

    Top Five Eats & Drinks This Week

    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 >>

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    April 4, 2013
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    April 3, 2013

    The Federal's Crawdaddy Tuesday: Locals Come Out En Masse (Photos)

    Last night, it seemed as if Tthe Federal, that trendy Biscayne strip-mall eatery, was feeding an actual army. Crawdaddy Tuesday may just be the worst thing that's ever happened to crawfish. The specials, crawfish 'n' grits ($12), crawfish fritters ($8), and the traditional crawfish boil ($20 per po ... More >>

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    March 14, 2013

    Miami's Best Fried Chicken: A Top Ten List

    Eating fried chicken is no tidy affair. Golden brittle breading bursts after a gentle nibble. Bits of crust cascade beneath your chin. Juices flow. Fingers glisten. Lips gleam. (Call this gloss pollo frito; it sure as hell beats Chanel.) In Miami, a city brimming with restaurants of diverse ethnici ... More >>

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    December 26, 2012

    Salsa Fiesta Opens New Location in Aventura

    Miami's Mexican food fanatics have one more place to feed their cravings without hightailing it to Homestead. The fast casual Salsa Fiesta chain (and winner of our Best Taco 2012 award) opened an Aventura location earlier this month. The expanding enterprise launched locations in Miami and Pembroke ... More >>

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    September 14, 2012

    Viva La Raza: Places to Celebrate Mexican Independence Day This Sunday

    Time to bust out the cervezas and margaritas! In honor of El Grito this Sunday (that's Mexican Independence Day, for those of you who didn't know), we gathered three places where you can slap on a pair of huaraches, throw on a poncho, and finally wear that sombrero you got on that cruise a few yea ... More >>

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    September 7, 2012

    Whiskey Joe's: Biker Nights, Boater's Catch and Cops

    Whiskey Joe's is a fun, new, outdoor place that is priming up for the 2012-2013 season. Open only two months, the place with tiki hut roof and fishy decor welcomes with an outdoor, casual setting and a friendly staff that is ready to cater to your culinary desires. "We get all kinds of clients here, ... More >>

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    August 29, 2012

    Hugh Acheson on Southern Cooking, Bourbon, and His Harry's Pizzeria Pop-Up

    Hugh Acheson joins the ever-growing list of guest chefs to take over Michael Schwartz's Harry's Pizzeria for a pop-up dinner.Acheson, who received two James Beard awards this year (for best chef southeast and for his cookbook, A New Turn in the South)  will bring his Atlanta-based Empire State ... More >>

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    August 16, 2012

    Provecho Bistro Latino, An El Rancho Grande Spin-Off

    Provecho Bistro Latino opened its doors on 15th Street off of Alton Road a few months ago (in the space where Cha Cha Cha Cafe performed a rather short dance). It attracted little notice in the local food media, surprising because it comes from the same owners as El Rancho Grande, the long time Mexi ... More >>

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    April 12, 2012
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    February 23, 2012

    Rosa Mexicano Debuts Jonathan Waxman's Take On Mexican

    Lesley ElliottWaxman takes over Rosa Mexicano's kitchen. ​Jonathan Waxman's Mexican food roots lead us on a winding road from Chez Panisse to Rosa Mexicano. Growing up in El Cerrito, California, apparently influenced his choice in "go-to comfort food," Last night we got a first taste of what it me ... More >>

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    January 13, 2012

    Lolita Cocina & Tequila Bar Opens Today in SoFi

    ​Lower Beach-dom welcomes the addition of Mexican food today with the opening of Lolita Cocina & Tequila Bar, in the space previously occupied by Nemo. It's a branch of the existing Lolitas in Boston and Greenwich, Connecticut, two fairly conservative areas we would not necessarily peg as fans ... More >>

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    December 28, 2011

    The MexZican Gourmet Opens in South Miami Tonight

    ​Chef Ze Carlos Jimenez's The MexZican Gourmet has opened today in South Miami.The restaurant features an expanded menu of chef Jimenez's authentic Mexican cuisine, using flavors and dishes from his hometown just outside of Mexico City.Chef Jimenez's "simply authentic" menu will please his food tr ... More >>

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    December 20, 2011

    Cinco Cantina & Tequila Bar: As Authentic As Cinco De Mayo

    Photo by billwisserphoto.comCinco Cantina's jalapeño rellenos. View photos of Cinco Cantina & Tequila Bar here.​It seems fitting that Cinco Cantina & Tequila Bar opened in the Village of Merrick Park this past Cinco de Mayo. Not only are the two "Cincos" in sync, but the holiday is celebrated ... More >>

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    December 17, 2011

    Mac'n Soul Food Wins Spot on Trucks on the Beach

    Everyone loves Mac'n.​Last month, we gave four trucks the opportunity to compete to the sixteenth and final truck to be invited to park on the sands of Miami Beach for the South Beach Wine & Food Festival's Trucks on the Beach event hosted by Andrew Zimmern on February 26.Mac'n Soul Food, Miso ... More >>

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    November 17, 2011

    Top Chef Texas Recap: Motherf**king Snakes and a Quinceañera

    Photo by Virginia Sherwood/BravoUnfortunately, Padma wasn't the quinceañera.​The dust of more than a dozen would-be cheftestants hauling it back to where they came from has finally cleared, and now it's time to really start the new season of Top Chef: Texas. The show promises to move around the s ... More >>

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    October 21, 2011

    Nemo Space Gives Way To Lolita Cocina & Tequila Bar

    Lee Klein​The guessing game -- looking for Nemo's replacement -- is over: Lolita Cocina & Tequila Bar has posted it's sign in the window. Lolita has branches in Boston and Greenwich, Connecticut, seems to have a rep for good tacos and an extensive inventory of tequilas.The Greenwich menu start ... More >>

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    September 19, 2011

    El Toro Taco Invites You To BYOB & Dine Rustic - Final

    By Anais AlexandrePerfect amount of cilantro scattering. A lot.​"Let me tell you something about Mexican food, " the hilarious and likable owner Hector Hernandez starts. "Mexican food, is peasant food. I grew up on your basics -- lime, cilantro, tomatoes, and corn. Just give me some tortillas and ... More >>

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    September 16, 2011

    Margaritas and Mariachi: Mexico's Independence Means Deals

    Talavera Cocina MexicanaChiles en Nogada, a classic dish that mimics the colors of Mexico's flag. ​Today we commemorate Mexico's Independence Day, also known as the day those pesky Spanish colonialists were finally forced to notice that not everyone was living like a "Don." The war for freedom act ... More >>

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    August 12, 2011

    Guacamole Ice Cream? Oh Yes, Rosa Mexicano Can Do That

    Rosa MexicanoThe guacamole de postre, dessert in disguise. ​Rosa Mexicano is celebrating the dog days of summer with a festival dedicated to everyone's favorite melty treat, now through September 4. They've even reincarnated the famous guacamole in ice cream form. Strawberries replace peppers, cho ... More >>

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    August 9, 2011

    Jerry's Famous Deli Serves $18.50 Tacos and Corned Beef For Almost the Same

    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 >>

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    June 9, 2011

    Salsa Fiesta Introduces New Menu Items

    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 >>

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    May 3, 2011

    Rosa Mexicano, Mercadito, Talavera: Cinco de Mayo for Foodies

    Lesley ElliottRosa Mexicano wants you to eat, drink, and be de mayo'd, all day long this Thursday. ​Cinco de Mayo, coming this Thursday, is actually an American tradition that predates the college-drinking whoop-de-doo. A holdover from the good old days when pillaging was considered the equivalent ... More >>

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    April 7, 2011
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    April 7, 2011
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    March 31, 2011
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    March 15, 2011

    Why I Pay $14 For Rosa Mexicano's Guacamole

    Laine Doss Green and beautiful.​When I was a student at New York University, my boyfriend and I used to eat cheap Mexican food practically every day. At Panchito's on MacDougal Street you could get a giant platter of nachos and guacamole for about $6. Plus, they served alcohol to minors wit ... More >>

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    March 8, 2011

    Mardi Gras Madness: Five Places to Find "Girls Willing to Show Their Goods for Beads"

    Laine Doss Get your Mardi Gras on! ​Mardi Gras celebrates the day before the start of Lent, in which Catholics fast and repent for 40 days before Easter. In case you can't make it to The Big Easy, we've found five places where you can celebrate Fat Tuesday right here in Miami.   ... More >>

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    February 16, 2011

    89. Garnachos at Taquerias El Mexicano

    As we count down to New Times' Best of Miami 2011 in June, Short Order will serve up 100 of our favorite dishes in the 305 in random order. If you have any nominations of your own, please send them to After the jump, find our other choices. 89. Garnachos at Taquerias El Mexic ... More >>

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    January 27, 2011
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    February 25, 2010
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    October 9, 2008

    Good Food at Fair Prices on Biscayne Boulevard

    Sabor a Perú and Burritos Grill Café offer bargains on the city's main drag.

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    October 4, 2007

    Honduran Hideaway

    Adelita's Café is a hole-in-the-wall worth finding

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    August 22, 2002

    Mucho Gusto

    Each meal serves a family of four -- and it's pretty friendly too

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