The Six Best Avocado Dishes in Miami That Aren't Avocado Toast

Ever since #avocadotoast became an Instagram sensation, the hype around this fruit has been overwhelming. 

From dicing it into tuna tartare to blending into chocolate ice cream, Miami chefs have made this ingredient their own. As the appetite for avocado has grown, so has its availability on menus and, this summer, it's time to indulge. 

With avocado season in full swing, local restaurants are offering a variety of avocado-inspired items for you to enjoy. Here are six of the best South Florida dishes that taste good, make you feel good, and put "smashed avo" lovers to shame. 

Reina Pepiada at Doggis
Reina Pepiada at Doggis
Courtesy of Doggis

6. Arepa Reina Pepiada from Doggis
Calling all Latin food lovers! This loaded arepa ($7.99) includes a mash of avocado, shredded chicken, mayonnaise, and cheese stuffed inside a thin corn pocket. The arepareinapepiada is one of the most popular dishes on the menu, especially among Venezuelans who want an authentic taste of home.  If you are looking for a hearty and filling meal, or are simply craving something savory, order this traditional dish when you visit the arepa bar. If you're really hungry, pair it with an order of cheesy tequeños.

Avocado Pizza at Matador RoomEXPAND
Avocado Pizza at Matador Room
Photo by Gabriela Rodriguez

5. Avocado Pizza from Matador Room 
If you like avocado toast, its time to order the next big thing. The avocado pizza from the Matador Room at the Edition offers a gourmet spin to the basic, Instagrammable dish. Rather than having the avocado carelessly smashed on a slice of bread, thin avocado slices are layered on a thick pizza crust. This specialty item is offered on the brunch, lunch, and dinner menus with either regular or gluten-free crust. 

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