Sink your teeth into Miami and make your mouth happy

Maria Arroyave

By , Local Expert, Miami
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The cultural diversity of Miami creates this gorgeous culinary chorus in which each ethnicity, each chef, chimes in separately to create a fusion and unparalleled harmony that can only be found in South Florida. All the melting pot metaphors in the world cannot accurately describe the way the varying cuisines come together here, blending seamlessly while still maintaining their original flavors.

Food brings people together, and here is no different...it's just better. Any night of the week you can go down to Calle Ocho, sit inside a tiny restaurant and have the country's best Cuban food served by a grandmother who's owned the...  Read more »

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    Tuyo

    Tuyo is the crown jewel sitting atop Miami Dade College's new Miami Culinary Institute, offering a...  Read more »

     
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    Prime One Twelve

    Local Expert Tip: "Three times a week, anywhere from 300 to 500 pounds of Hawaiian Big Eye Tuna is placed on overnight delivery to Prime One Twelve. Served raw, the rich, buttery texture deconstructs perfectly with a drizzle of soy sauce and sesame oil. Simplistic and sublime, this dish is a must."

     
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    Azul

    Local Expert Tip: "If you want to eat a masterpiece, order the first thing on the menu - the silver and gold egg. Combining a 63-degree quail egg, Italian caviar, caramelized onions and potato espuma."

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    Barton G. - The Restaurant

    Local Expert Tip: "Begin EVERY dinner with Barton G.'s signature cocktail the Sabrinatini, which travels to your table in a cloud of nitrogen-induced smoke."

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    Joe's Stone Crab

    Local Expert Tip: "For wait times under two hours, try and arrive prior to 7 p.m. However, since the restaurant is so popular, the bar turns into an experience all its own and provides the perfect prelude to an amazing dinner."

     
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    Michael's Genuine Food & Drink

    Local Expert Tip: "Michael's Genuine is well known for its pizzas, most notably the "MGFD bacon," which combines cave-aged Gruy�רre, caramelized onions, and arugula. Also worth checking out is Schwartz's strictly pizza joint down the street, Harry's Pizzeria."

     
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    Gigi

    Local Expert Tip: "Gigi is open until 5 A.M. Thursday through Saturday and makes the perfect pre- or post-party for local lounge Bardot, which is conveniently located directly next door."

     
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    SUGARCANE raw bar grill

    • Cuisine: Latin
    • Average Main Course Price: $31
    • Neighborhood: Wynwood

    Local Expert Tip: "At first, the menu seems daunting, but don't be afraid to order several plates at once. Tapas are communal, and the portions are small. Generally, a table of two is fine just starting with five plates. "

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    Wynwood Kitchen & Bar

    Local Expert Tip: "The best time to dine at Wynwood Kitchen & Bar is on the second Saturday of every month, when the art galleries in Wynwood open up their doors in the early evening for exhibitions featuring fresh pieces and open bars."

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    Smith & Wollensky

    Local Expert Tip: "The chefs rotate seafood, depending on season and availability, served on a Himalayan salt block. The crisp, light salty flavor adds an element of perfection to the freshest sushi-grade fish."

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