Openings

New Restaurants to Try This Week: Los Felix, Casa Mariano, and Sérêvène

Casa Mariano, the latest concept from chef Mariano Araya, is now open in Doral.
Casa Mariano, the latest concept from chef Mariano Araya, is now open in Doral. Photo by Michael Pisarri
Miami's latest round of restaurant openings includes Grassfed Culture Hospitality's latest concept, Los Felix; the opening of Miami chef Mariano Araya's Casa Mariano in Doral; and the reopening of Sérêvène inside the Hotel Greystone in Miami Beach.

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click to enlarge Casa Mariano is now open in Doral. - PHOTO BY MICHAEL PISARRI
Casa Mariano is now open in Doral.
Photo by Michael Pisarri

Casa Mariano

8200 NW 27th St., Doral
305-392-0507
casamariano.com

Mariano Araya has opened his newest Mediterranean restaurant, Casa Mariano, where he shares the cooking aesthetic borne of 20 years spent on the Miami dining scene. At Casa Mariano, diners can find new favorites among dishes like the tartare de filet served with quail egg, carrot aioli and crispy rice; lobster thermidor, a classic preparation with Maine lobster served with risotto; and an Asian-inspired black-ink seafood risotto with Singapore-style laksa sauce. Open Monday through Thursday 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Friday and Saturday 11:30 a.m. to 11 p.m.; and Sunday 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.
click to enlarge Reef Kitchens is now hosting its first pop-up night market in Miami. - PHOTO COURTESY OF REEF KITCHENS
Reef Kitchens is now hosting its first pop-up night market in Miami.
Photo courtesy of Reef Kitchens

Reef Kitchens Night Market

626 S. Miami Ave., Miami

Reef Technology has launched getReef Night Market, its first food bazaar. The idea is to give its vendors a pop-up setting in which to present their ghost-kitchen offerings. To that end, through September 26, guests will enter a lantern-lit temporary food hall to find a wide assortment of the street-style fare Reef vendors offer for delivery online. Vendors include chef Timon Balloo’s Balloo Wallah Indian Street Food, Michael Schwartz's Genuine Burger, Dwayne Wade and Udonis Haslem’s 800° Pizza, Truffalo Wing Shop, and Alla Vodka Shop. In addition, from 4 to 10 p.m., an onsite bar will offer cocktails. Admission is free, with seating available on a first-come, first-served basis. Open September 14-26 from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, and 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
click to enlarge Vinyl and natural wine are among the elements at play at Los Felix. - PHOTO BY WILLIAM HEREFORD
Vinyl and natural wine are among the elements at play at Los Felix.
Photo by William Hereford

Los Felix

3413 Main Hwy., Coconut Grove
305-640-5013
losfelixmiami.com

Los Felix is Coconut Grove's latest addition, a concept described by its creators and restaurateurs Josh Hackler, Pili Restrepo, and chef Sebastián Vargas as "a love letter to the fine and nearly extinct traditions that make up authentic Mexican cuisine." Inspired by the grandmothers, mothers, and female trailblazers who passed down their meticulous cooking techniques from generation to generation, the kitchen offers its take on classic Mexican dishes like tacos and quesadillas, tamales, aguas frescas, and a mix of seasonal dishes paired with natural wines and craft beer. In addition to the food, Los Felix will also host multiple events each week, from natural-wine tastings to a weekly vinyl DJ using an analog sound system. Open Tuesday through Thursday from 5 to 10 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 5 p.m. to 1 a.m., and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
click to enlarge Sérêvène, located at the adults-only Hotel Greystone, is now open in Miami Beach. - PHOTO COURTESY OF SÉRÊVÈNE
Sérêvène, located at the adults-only Hotel Greystone, is now open in Miami Beach.
Photo courtesy of Sérêvène

Sérêvène

1920 Collins Ave., Miami Beach
786-770-8200
greystonemiamibeach.com
Sérêvène, and its adjoining bar, Uisce, have reopened at the Hotel Greystone. The 1939 art deco building is the perfect setting for the supper-club vibe this sophisticated space exudes. The menu is a rare combination: Japanese izakaya meets French rotisserie, presented by former Chopped participant Pawan Pinisetti. His offerings fuse the best of both styles with family-style small plates and specialty dishes. Open Thursday through Monday from 4 to 10 p.m.
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Nicole Danna is a Palm Beach County-based reporter who began covering the South Florida food scene for New Times in 2011. She also loves drinking beer and writing about the area's growing craft beer community.
Contact: Nicole Danna