First Bites

La Fonda Pops Up at the Marlin Hotel (Photos)

Nightlife veteran Tatanka Guerrero is no stranger to the pop-up concept. In 2013, he gave the South of Fifth neighborhood a much-needed place to imbibe with Radio (before it was sold to Menin Hospitality). He followed up with the members-only Sweetwater Beer Garden perched on a courtyard between the Ansonia and Plymouth hotels.

Now, the Chilean-born, Miami-bred entrepreneur is popping up once again, this time with a gastronomic concept at the historic Marlin Hotel by the name of La Fonda. "In every South American slang, fonda means a gathering under a hut or same roof," he says. "The idea is to create a social space and fill it with food and drink."

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Carla Torres found her inner gourmand voice while writing for Miami New Times in 2012. She has also worked with Travel & Leisure and Ocean Drive. She balances passions for wine, sweets, yoga, and kayaking.