71. Tapas at Xixón

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 cafe@miaminewtimes.com. After the jump, find our other choices.

Cod with potatoes and shrimp sauce
Cod with potatoes and shrimp sauce
Michael McElroy

71. Tapas at Xixón

Which tapas are our favorites? Take your pick. That's what we do when we go to Xixón. Catalan cured pork sausage? Pata negra ham? White anchovies, hunks of grilled octopus, codfish pâté in garlic sauce? Can't go wrong. Creamy codfish or chicken croquetas are great too, as are slices of chorizo a la sidra, littleneck clams in garlicky parsley sauce, and whole sardines lightly fried. Tortilla española, veal cheek stew, codfish with potatoes and shrimp sauce (in photo) head our hit list as well. Selections run $2 to $11. A few thousand bottles of wine, dispensed via an enomatic system into one-shot, half-glass, and two-glass pours should be enough to wet your whistle while you traipse amongst the top-notch tapas.


100 Favorite Dishes:

72. Mac 'n' Cheese Pancake at CheeseMe Mobile

73. Yum Yum and Earth Day Tacos at Nacho Bizness

74. Vegetarian-Smoked Duck at Shing Wang Chinese

75. Steamed Local Snapper In-A-Bag at The Forge

76. Gouda Tater Tots at Meat Market

77. Raspberry Flatcakes at Morgans

78. Barbecue Shrimp at Emeril's Miami Beach

79. Croquetas at El Floridita

80. Chicken Salad at Manhattan Cafe

81. Organic Chicken and Sundried Tomato Panini at BLT Steak

82. Tuna Nicoise at The Royal

83. Cubi-Thai Sampler Plate

84. Chicken Chili Con Queso at Deli Lane Cafe

85. Lemon Meringue Cake at Ice Box

86. Fig Pizza at Kokopo Fresh Kitchen

87. Poulet Rouge at Cecconi's
88. Grilled Scallops with Pickled Plum at Zuma

89. Garnachos at Taqueria el Mexicano

90. Pancakes at Sky Grille in Miami Tower

91. Tuna Ceviche at Sushi Samba

92. BBQ Pork Roll at American Noodle Bar

93. Mandolin's Hand-Cut Fries

94. Joe Allen's Bourbon Bread Pudding
95. Lobster Roll at Joe's Stone Crab Takeaway
96. Brussels Sprouts at Sakaya Kitchen
97. Gandules en Escabeche from Raaga Cart

98. Pizza Genovese at Spris

99. Leek Soup at Buena Vista Deli

100. Dumplings at Chow Down Grill

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Xixon Spanish Cuisine

2101 SW 22 St.
Coral Gables, FL 33145

305-854-9350

www.xixoncafe.com


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