Tikl Closes: Perfecto Mediterranean Restaurant to Open in its Place

Tikl's executive chef Simon Stojanovic and steak.
Tikl's executive chef Simon Stojanovic and steak.

Tikl, Raw Bar and Grill, a small-plates restaurant in Brickell by the AltaMare team, has closed.

The restaurant, which opened in August 2012, closed without much fanfare with executive chef Simon Stojanovic citing a lack of momentum, according to

In a review last October, Zachary Fagenson called the restaurant's dishes "thoughtful and flavorful without using too many ingredients." He noted that the restaurant, sandwiched by high-rise office buildings, was "certainly deserving of more than a hurried lunch with colleagues."

Alas, even with all the condos, high-priced hotels, and bank offices in the neighborhood, Tikl didn't succeed.

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called the restaurant and spoke with Ana Matia, one of the new owners

of the space. She told us she took over the restaurant about a week

ago with plans to turn it into a Spanish and Mediterranean restaurant

called Perfecto. Though the menu wasn't finalized, Matia did say the

food would be "very delicious."

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