This tapas and wine bar, located in Miami’s MiMo District, sits alongside a no-tell motel. The location makes BarMeli69 seem all the more like a hidden gem, a personal find, the kind of place you whisper about to your friends, as in, “I just found this great little joint.” Inside, the restaurant feels like one of those wonderful little bistros or tavernas you only see in movies. You really can’t pinpoint the exact country or town; you just know it’s charming. Wines are predominantly from the Mediterranean, including off-the-grid selections from Sardinia and Israel. All the tapas are delicious, but the showstopper is the flaming saganaki; the Greek cheese dish is doused with brandy and set aflame. A friendly, casual vibe, along with good food and drinks at reasonable prices, makes BarMeli69 a great neighborhood joint. New Normal: BarMeli now has a small outdoor patio behind the restaurant.
Courtesy of Barmeli69 Greek Bistro & Wine Bar
- Price: $$
- Hours: Monday-Thursday 4-10 p.m.; Friday & Saturday 4-11 p.m.
- Outdoor seating: Open-air patio
- Alcohol: Beer/Wine
- Parking: Lot available, Metered, On-street
- Extra Services: Private Group Dining
- Call restaurant to order/pay
- Curbside pickup