Spanish Food and Cooking

  • Blogs

    August 26, 2014

    Finka Table & Tap Takes Bold Flavors to Miami's Hinterland

    Far beyond Miami International Airport and that tangle of Dolphin Expressway construction traffic, a rising stretch of asphalt threatens to launch you into the sawgrass abyss. Only it doesn't. The road narrows and curves south, spitting you onto SW 137th Avenue and into a maze of low-slung auburn st ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 4, 2014

    Brunch at Bulla: Bottomless Sangria and Cochinillo Hash

    Bulla is the go-to place for watching any World Cup game that Spain is playing. Warning: Be prepared to hear Spaniards brag about the defending champs and boast that their country is the best in the world. On a recent Saturday, the Real Madrid vs. Atletico Madrid game was a major event at Bulla, whi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 3, 2014

    Taperia Raca: Spanish Tapas on the Upper Eastside (Photos)

    In less than two years, Giorgio Rapicavoli has gone from executive chef at 660 at the Angler's and winning Chopped to making Eating House a pop-up-turned-Miami-mainstay that boasts lines down the block for Wakin-n-Bacon brunch and tang mimosas every Sunday. This past Friday, he -- along with partner ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 17, 2014

    The River Seafood & Oyster Bar Launches Brunch This Sunday

    If someone asked you to describe your ideal brunch, your answer would probably involve eggs, oysters, charcuterie, and French toast. Oh, and of course, booze. Well, starting this Sunday, the River Seafood & Oyster Bar will be serving all of the above. There will also be a smorgasbord, an over-si ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 12, 2013

    Miami Spice at One Bistro LR: Ritzy Spanish Flavors on South Beach

    Summer might be over, but Miami Spice is not. You still have 20 days to venture out into three-course offerings for a set price of $39. Our advice is to take full advantage. You'll miss it when it's gone. Can't decide where to go? Just check out our selection of the good, the best, and the misses. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 11, 2013

    Pubbelly, PB Steak Present Mega-Affordable Summer Menus Today

    Tonight, the Pubbelly clan will launch an unbeatable summer dinner and brunch menu at Pubbelly and its beef-centric sister restaurant, PB Steak, around the corner. Designed to coincide with Miami Spice (even though Spice won't begin till August 1), the $35-per-person menu offers nine dishes to sha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 20, 2012

    100 Montaditos: Taking Over the World With $1 Deals and Quality Details

    When it comes to fast food, pink slime nuggets and American cheese are more likely candidates than Serrano ham and Manchego. But for the exponentially expanding fast casual 100 Montaditos chain -- high-quality products and local job creation are top of mind. The Spanish chain, which made its way t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 18, 2012

    Por Fin to Reopen as Tapas Bar Bulla

    For the past several months Por Fin, the pricey, white linen Spanish restaurant located just off Miracle Mile, has been undergoing a facelift and is to open early 2013 as a tapas bar, Bulla (pronounced Boo-ya). Owner Carlos Centurion said he's looking to attract a younger crowd with a more casual s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 13, 2012

    Miami's Best Flan: Versailles, Cuban Guys, Little Havana and 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 If there's anything that describes Miami, it's flan. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 30, 2012

    The Best of Miami Spice 2012, Part Three

    See also Miami Spice, the Good, the Great and the Grudging, Part One and Part TwoThis three-part look at Miami Spice comes just as the dining program gets set to begin on August 1. There has been a split in price categories this year, meaning there is now a "fine dining" grouping as well as a "luxur ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 27, 2012

    Wine Vault Opens In Midtown

    ​Psst. Did you hear about Wine Vault, the new wine and tapas lounge that just opened in The Shops at Midtown? Well, neither did I until I eavesdropped on a conversation yesterday afternoon.Turns out owner Michael Shapira wants it just that way. He opened Wine Vault, a 1,300-square-foot lounge fe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 5, 2012

    Cold? Try Churros and Hot Chocolate at La Palma

    ​Miami isn't immune from cold snaps like the one hanging out for the past three days, but folks aren't falling out of palm trees, stunned by the arctic blast. Instead, people rolling in from the frozen tropical tundra on a cold day gather and socialize at La Palma restaurant on Calle Ocho to warm ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 21, 2011

    Five Worst Reviewed Restaurants of 2011

    ​Perusing the past year's restaurant reviews has brought to light something I suspected: I wasn't very mean in 2011. It was difficult to find five scathing critiques. In fact, I really didn't find any -- there was only mild sarcasm in a few of the following. Still, these were the most disappointin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 7, 2011

    Free Pig at De Rodriguez Cuba Every Wednesday

    De Rodriguez CubaCome here. Eat pig. Be happy. ​Somebody, call the mayor. We need a statue erected in De Rodriguez Cuba's honor -- They're offering free pig, y'all!That's right. Starting today and continuing every Wednesday, the beachfront SoBe restaurant is firing up the spit and roasting a whole ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 25, 2011

    Pubbelly Takes on Sushi and Tapas with Two New Eateries

    Andreas Schreiner, Sergio Navarro, and Jose Mendin of Pubbelly.​Almost a year after opening Pubbelly, the dream team behind South Beach's favorite Asian-inspired gastropub is bringing two new distinct flavors to Miami.  Owners Andreas Schreiner, Sergio Navarro, and Jose Mendin are opening Pub ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2011

    Our Five Favorite Restaurants that Didn't Make Best Of Miami: Coral Gables Edition

    A meal fit for the undead.This year, the rising took over Miami, and while brains were obviously on the top of the menu, a few restaurants made the cut for Best of Miami, too.From Lulu in Coconut Grove, to B.O.'s Fish Wagon in Key West, to Prime One Twelve in Miami Beach, we had you covered.Bu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 28, 2011

    Tavernita's Chef Ryan Poli Has The Ticket To Spanish Cuisine, Part 1

    Mercadito Hospitality GroupChef Ryan Poli and the Mercadito Group testing tapas in Spain.​Ever wondered what it's like backstage in the world of restaurant making? How do they come up with that long list of menu items, select the ingredients...where do the ideas come from? Although we are in a hol ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 29, 2011

    Burger Beast Kicks Off National Hamburger Month Sunday

    Pincho Buffalo Bleu Burger​National Hamburger Month begins May 1, and no one is celebrating bigger than The Burger Beast. He's beginning the festivities with "The Battle of the Beast" at Pincho Factory this Sunday. Competitors will face off in the ultimate burger challenge by attempting to do ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 28, 2011

    Papa's Tapas Is a Family Affair: Food Truck Locations for Tonight

    Papa's Tapas Papa's Tapas -- yellow truck with big plans.​Eduardo Bruno, the former executive chef at Morton's on Brickell, planned on owning his own restaurant with his family when the economy hit. "I was working on my own concept for a long time, but I couldn't get the funding," he tells ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 5, 2010

    Marc Vidal Says Goodbye to Solea and Miami (Updated)

    ​Less than one year since he left Por Fin for Solea at the W Hotel, Spanish chef Marc Vidal is heading to Boqueria, a Spanish tapas restaurant with two locations in New York. Vidal will take the place of chef Seamus Mullen, who left the restaurant in July.Solea's menu will continue to feature clas ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 30, 2010

    Garbanzos Fritos Conchita Style

    La Cocina Aurelia​After perusing the mecca of the Hispanic pantry at Conchita Brands recently, short order got the urge to cook up some traditional Latin food. So we asked Sixto Ferro Jr. for his "quick and dirty" recipe for a family favorite, "Garbanzo's Fritos." This literally translates to frie ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 30, 2010

    Big Pink and Co.: Hangover Helpers in Miami

    It's 3:30 a.m. and you're on your way home from a night out. Your speech is slurred and you're sweating Grey Goose. No one is laughing at your jokes or joining in on your renditions of Lady Gaga's "Bad Romance." Worse, you're starving. So where should you direct your designated driver?  In no s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 13, 2010

    D. Rodriguez Cuba Offers Unlimited Sangria Sunday Brunch

    ​Concerning the sangria: It is unlimited. The Brunch: You start with choice of appetizer: yogurt parfait; chicken empanadas; ham croquetas over tomato marmalade; shrimp ceviche; or smoked salmon on cassaba flat bread with capers, red onion, and goat cheese. What -- a schmear of cream cheese isn't ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 6, 2010

    Behind the Line: El Pimiento in Miami Lakes

    all photos - Jacob KatelChurros in the kitchen at El Pimiento in Miami Lakes.​El Pimiento in Miami Lakes is an owner-operated Spanish tapas restaurant. Mylo Gonzalez is the dude in charge, but don't call him chef -- he prefers culinary director. Mylo says, "I never went to culinary school. I'm not ... More >>

  • Dining

    July 1, 2010
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    June 24, 2010

    Maya Tapas & Grill Opens Second Location on Ocean Drive

    ​Since its opening in 2008, Lincoln Road's Maya Tapas & Grill's Argentinean-fusion cuisine and reasonable prices has  become a local favorite. The restaurant's second location will be nestled in the heart of South Beach on Ocean Drive. Chef Hector Diaz and owners Rolando & Marsha Maya ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 21, 2010

    Plato Royale: Battle of Churros, Sra. Martinez vs. Morro Castle

    Photo by Jacquelynn D. PowersChurros at Sra. Martinez​Virtually everyone in Miami has enjoyed a churro at one point or another. If you haven't, please continue on into Broward County where you belong. While they originated in Spain, the fried dough treats are also widely popular throughout Latin A ... More >>

  • Dining

    June 17, 2010
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    April 1, 2010

    Mia at Biscayne Offers Drinks, Food, and Workspace

    ​Mia at Biscayne20 Biscayne Boulevard305-642-0032/ miabiscayne.comWith headliners gracing Mia almost on a weekly basis, this new kid on the block has already established itself as a legit nightlife venue. Located on the corner of Biscayne and Flagler, the downtown mega-lounge offers indoor and out ... More >>

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    February 25, 2010
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    September 17, 2009
  • Blogs

    September 3, 2009

    Party Like a Brazilian, Tonight at Tapas y Tintos

    ​You know who's really got their shit together when it comes to having a good time? Brazilians. I mean think about it. Carnaval, caipirinhas, Brazilian steakhouses, those Brazilian bikinis, Brazilian waxing...ok, maybe that last one is only fun in the post stages. But you get my drift.Now offe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 30, 2009

    Paellas R Us Serves Miami Up for 13 Years and Running

    Jacob KatelSeafood paella -- big fuckin' pot.Paellas R Us is a 13-year-old and running catering company started by Chef David Calavia and his wife Angelina Calavia. The company was born of the couple's desire to start their own business at a time when Chef David was working at Spanish restaurants ar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 6, 2008

    Michy's Clarification

    This morning, I erroneously reported that Michy's was moving into the Domo Japones space. Michelle logged on to set the story straight: Hi Lee, Just so you and everyone knows, Michy's is not and never will be moving. We are opening a Tapas Restaurant, a dream for my husband David and I for a long ... More >>

  • Dining

    February 21, 2008

    Space Saver

    The Bar remakes the Conrad Hotel's 25th floor.

  • Calendar

    April 19, 2007
  • Dining

    August 10, 2006

    Vin Brule Serves Up a Dilemma

    Great atmosphere or okay food? You decide.

  • Dining

    May 25, 2006

    The Real Thing

    Xixon delivers an authentic taste of Spain

  • Calendar

    January 5, 2006
  • Finest Foods

    May 12, 2005


    Islas Canarias Restaurant

  • Restaurants

    May 13, 2004
  • Finest Foods

    May 13, 2004
  • Dining

    February 20, 2003

    Don't Say It! Okay, La Broche!

    We've got two words for you that will really start a debate

  • Dining

    January 2, 2003

    Bulli For Broche

    A culinary Spanish revolution comes here

  • Restaurants

    May 16, 2002
  • Dining

    February 1, 2001

    Finger-Licking Spanuban

    Las Culebrinas Restaurant

  • Dining

    December 21, 2000

    The Hour of Merienda

    Serious about happy hour

  • Dining

    May 11, 2000

    Sopa Cabana

    Bolero Bar & Grill

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    July 1, 1999
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    May 6, 1999
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