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4. Goat Stew at Tap Tap
Tap Tap has anchored Fifth Street in South Beach for two decades, and goat stew has arguably been the most popular dish on the homestyle Haitian menu from day one. Goats have come and goats have gone -- meaning that over the years, the restaurant has used Boer goat from South Africa, then Bolinas goat from California, and now the current Caprine goat from North Carolina. All share the trait of unimpeachable quality.
For a mere pittance -- $14 -- one can saunter into the house of bright murals that is Tap Tap and indulge in the most tender kabrit nan sos (goat stew) in town (or you can grab a seat on the front porch). The meat is steeped in a citrus/garlic/thyme marinade before simmering in a tomato-based sauce, and is accompanied by rice and beans. You can also get your goat grilled ($20), which is likewise a special treat.
Rum drinks rock here too.
100 Favorite Dishes
9. Bone Marrow with Veal Cheek Marmalade at Sugarcane
10. Grilled Branzino at Tudor House
11. Spicy Beer Tenderloin at Zuma
12. Red Snapper Fish in a Bowl at Joe's Stone Crab
13. Pappardelle Cio Ciara at Sardinia Enoteca Ristorante
43. Ackee Empanadas at Vegetarian Restaurant by Hakin
44. Seafood Orgy at CVI.CHE 105
45. Rio Acai Bowl at Apple A Day
46. Aji Amarillo Ceviche at My Ceviche
47. Lunch Boat Special at Benihana
48. Victoria Station at The News Lounge