The 2022 Miami Spice Lunch Guide

The three-course menus we'd expense for work or treat ourselves

Aug
10
2022

This is our 2022 Miami Spice lunch guide. 

If you want to take a long lunch for yourself or take a client out, this is the best time to save a little money and try some new restaurants. From August 1st- September 31st, Miami Spice is taking over certain restaurants and offering $28 three-course lunch menus. It’s time to bring back your lunch break! None of this, let’s sit at our desk and eat from a Tupperware. You’re going out and disconnecting for at least an hour.

After going through the roster of restaurants that are offering Miami Spice menus for lunch, these are the ones that we think will be worth your time and that expense account.

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ABBALÉ TELAVIVIAN KITCHEN


Cuisine: Mediterranean
Neighborhood: Miami Beach
Address: 864 Commerce St
Miami Spice lunch availability: Tuesday to Saturday
Book your table: HERE 
View menu: HERE

Abbale is a family-run restaurant showcasing the flavors of Israel, Turkey, Greece, and Colombia. The two co-founders have a wealth of experience from creating Pura Vida, My Ceviche, and Zuuk. They source from local farmers, and everything is made fresh daily.

A weekday or Saturday lunch with Israeli brunch vibes is what we’re thinking when passing by Abbalé. As far as appetizers go, we’d probably get the Holy Grail tahini with grated tomato, green harissa, the Babaganoush with coriander, olive oil, citrus, smoked sea salt; or the Labneh with olive oil, za’atar, and sea salt. As an entree, we’d get the Shakshuka served with a Jerusalem bagel or the falafel pita with shuk salad, hummus, tahini, pickled cabbage and sprouts. For dessert, the Baklava Tahini ice cream with baklava crumbles.

CHUG’S DINER


Cuisine: Cuban American
Neighborhood: Coconut Grove
Address: 3444 Main Hwy Suite 21
Miami Spice lunch availability: Monday to Friday
Book your table: HERE 
View menu: HERE

This is for that chill and laidback client that loves Miami like locals love Miami. You’re taking them to Chug’s, an elevated diner with Cuban influence made for Miami with a ventanita for cafecito and a full bar. Sit at the bar or the outdoor patio area with views of Main Highway and some people-watching in Coconut Grove while you enjoy this three-course menu.

For lunch, we’d start with the choice of daily croquetas and pastelitos; followed by the Pan con Bistec with mojo onions, oxtail jus for dipping, and horseradish aioli; or the Cuban Torta, pork milanesa sandwich with avocado aioli, gouda, lettuce, tomato, and onion. And of course, there will be dessert so get the Classic Flan.

 

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LEKU


Cuisine: Basque
Neighborhood: Allapattah
Address: 1100 NW 23rd St
Miami Spice availability: Wednesday to Sunday
Book your table: HERE 
View menu: HERE

Located inside the Rubell Museum, Leku is a classic contemporary restaurant focusing on Basque dishes with a modern twist. This is the first year LEKU is participating in Miami Spice. You’re going to want to run for a chance to have some of the best Spanish dishes in the most amazing garden patio setting.

If you’re looking to impress your client and show them a not-so-typical neighborhood in Miami, then stop by LEKU.

Our order would be, the Seasonal Tomato & Basil Cracker, Carrillera de Terrnea Wagyu, braised wagyu veal cheeks, sweet potato mash, and crispy chips; and the Basque Cheese Tart. We promise it’s worth that upcharge of $6.

 

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TALAVERA COCINA MEXICANA


Cuisine: Mexican
Neighborhood: Coral Gables
Address: 2299 Ponce de Leon
Miami Spice availability: Monday to Friday
Book your table: HERE 
View menu: HERE

Talavera Cocina Mexicana holds a special place in our hearts. It recently got a facelift so expect a more modern look. It’s consistent and caserito.

During Miami Spice, we’d stop by with our co-workers.

We’d get an order of guacamole with serrano peppers, cotija cheese & chicharron; the Arrachera a la Leña with grilled skirt steak, served with doblada de mole and pico de gallo; and for dessert a creamy house flan.

MINTY Z


Cuisine: Pan-Asian – Vegan
Neighborhood: Coconut Grove
Address: 3206 Grand Ave
Miami Spice availability: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday
Book your table: HERE 
View menu: HERE

This Asian and dim sum restaurant in Coconut Grove is perfect for a plant-based lunch. The flavors are so good, that you’ll forget you’re only eating veggies.

During Miami Spice, we’d start our meal with the Smashed Cucumber Salad or the Buckwheat Scallion Pancake. As our main dish, we’d go for the Pineapple Fried Rice. Oh and don’t forget to leave room for the Bao Beignets.

RED ROOSTER OVERTOWN


Cuisine: Southern
Neighborhood: Overtown
Address: 920 NW 2nd Ave
Miami Spice availability: Monda to Friday
Book your table: HERE 
View menu: HERE

If you are in the mood for some classic comfort food, then check out Red Rooster. Located in the heart of Overtown, you’re getting dishes that make you feel like you are right at home.

If you’re stopping by for lunch, we recommend Marcus’ Cornbread with a jalapeño honey butter or the Deviled Eggs with chicharron and mustard; next up the Chicken Fried Green Tomato Sandwich with stracciatella or Dorsey’s Burger with bacon, porcini ketchup, and cheddar soubise fondue. Dessert will be a surprise!

COTE


Cuisine: Korean Steakhouse
Neighborhood: Design District
Address: 3900 NE 2nd Ave
Miami Spice availability: Monday to Friday
Book your table: HERE 
View menu: HERE

What a treat that this Michelin-Starred restaurant is on Miami Spice!

If you are craving exceptional cuts of USDA Prime & American Wagyu, great service, and a flawless wine program, stop by for lunch during Miami Spice.

For $28, you can get the steak tartare with local grass-fed top-round, pear, crispy tendon puffs; the Butcher’s lunch (+$12) that includes a USDA prime hanger steak and 45+ days dry aged ribeye grilled tableside, accompanied by lettuce, scallion salad, and ssamjang; and soft serve ice cream topped with soy sauce caramel.

 

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