The 2023 Miami Spice Latin Guide

All the Latin flavors and spices at a great price

Sep
14
2023

Here is our 2023 Miami Spice Latin guide. 

Adding to our roster of Miami Spice lists, this week we’ve included a Latin American Guide. We have Peruvian, Argentinian, Mexican, and Cuban restaurants offering an array of flavors, ambiance, and experiences. These spots will cover a wide range of occasions, whether it’s a casual lunch with friends, a romantic dinner date, or a special celebration.

Until September 30th, local Miami restaurants will feature 3-course meals for either lunch, brunch, or dinner at a steal. At just $30 or $35 for lunch$30 or $35 for brunch, and $45 or $60 for dinner, you can hop around Miami trying out the spots that have been on your list. 

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KOKO BY BAKAN


Neighborhood: Coconut Grove
Address2856 Tigertail Ave
Cuisine: Mexican
Miami Spice availability: Lunch and dinner Monday to Thursday
Book your table: HERE
View menu: HERE

If you find yourself walking around Coconut Grove and looking for a different change of pace KoKo offers a vibrant journey through Mexican-inspired flavors in a trendy and inviting atmosphere. We’d stop by here to celebrate a birthday or a night out with your best girlfriends.

We recommend the Aguachile Guero, a seafood feast featuring shrimp, corvina ceviche, octopus, scallops, corn, chile guero salsa, heirloom tomato, and cucumber. For your entrée, we recommend the Tacos Robalo Chileno featuring Chilean seabass, veggies, yuzu-basil, guacamole, and black beans offering a satisfying and flavorful choice. To round off your meal, the Flan de la Casa, offering a creamy and decadent finale to your meal.

 

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MATY’S


Neighborhood: Midtown
Address3255 NE 1st Ave
Cuisine: Peruvian
Miami Spice availability: Dinner Wednesday to Sunday
Book your table: HERE
View menu: HERE

Maty’s by Chef Valerie Chang is one of our favorite new restaurants in town and Miami Spice is the perfect excuse to give it a try. We can guarantee you are going to love the Peruvian flavors at this spot. They will be best enjoyed with a group of friends.

Noteworthy selections from their Miami Spice offerings include the Black Grouper Ceviche, which showcases their expertise in fresh and zesty flavors. And the mouthwatering Chicken Milanesa is served with a spinach parmesan pesto that is absolutely mind-blowing. Between the tender juicy chicken and the crispy, crunchy exterior, it’s no wonder this is a house favorite. So, if you’re seeking both value for your money and a contentedly satisfied belly, get your amigos and come appreciate a modern and creative experience in Midtown.

 

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CAFÉ LA TROVA


Neighborhood: Little Havana 
Address: 
971 SW 8th St
Cuisine: 
Cuban
Miami Spice availability: Dinner Sunday to Thursday
Book your table: HERE
View menu: HERE

The Miami Spice Menu at Cafe La Trova offers an unbeatable deal with three courses for under $50 at one of Miami’s top Cuban restaurants. Whether you have made it in for the famed cocktails recognized by The World’s 50 Best Bars as #21 in the world or for a night out in Calle Ocho to enjoy the live music. We’d stop by with a group of friends from out-of-town or for a fun birthday dinner.

There is no better time to visit than now, the menu includes a tantalizing array of options. Including the must-try Empanadas, which are flaky, and tender with a heck of a flavor punch. For the main course, the choices are equally enticing, featuring classics like the Lechón con chicharrones and Skirt Steak Ropa Vieja, ensuring a true taste of Cuban cuisine. And of course, the sweet and creamy Flan de la Flaca.

CHICA


Neighborhood: MiMo
Address:
5556 NE 4th Ct
Cuisine: 

Miami Spice availability: Lunch Monday to Friday; dinner every day
Book your table: HERE
View menu: HERE

For those of you who live in the ever-changing Buena Vista area and find yourself always driving by Chica and never stopping in, well here is your excuse to finally do it. Grab your friends and enjoy a change of scenery for your lunch outing with friends or co-workers.

We recommend the Taquitos Bañados, these crispy rolled tortillas are filled with tender carnitas and drizzled with a packed salsa verde, Oaxacan pasilla, queso, and crema. As for the main course, the Oaxacan Fried Chicken Sandwich is a true standout. With creamy Oaxacan pasilla slaw, morita-peanut salsa macha, and a side of perfectly crispy fries, it’s one fried chicken sandwich that will make you question where it’s been all your life. And of course, the must-try of desserts, the Tres Leches cake that offers up a sweet and creamy finale to your Miami Spice lunch outing.

 

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THE GIBSON ROOM


Neighborhood: Coral Way
Address: 
2224 SW 22nd St
Cuisine: 

Miami Spice availability: Dinner every day
The Gibson does not take reservations. Walk-ins are welcome.
View menu: HERE

The Gibson Room’s Miami Spice Menu is a great spot for an intimate dimly lit date or for a catch-up with close friends. While the initial vibe may feel like you’ve stepped into a casual cocktail bar the menu and cocktails offer just more than that.

When exploring the Miami Spice offerings here, we recommend starting off your dinner with the Croquetas. Would this truly be a Latin Miami Spice guide if there wasn’t at least one croqueta in the guide? Prepare yourself for chicken truffle croquetas served with an addicting mango chutney. Then get ready to get a little obscure with the Tantan Ramen, which boasts rich and savory notes, with the wild boar adding a delicious twist to the traditional ramen. And if you saved room for that final course, go ahead and order the Flan with foie and rum drunken figs.

LOS FUEGOS BY FRANCIS MALLMANN


Neighborhood: Miami Beach 
Address:
3201 Collins Ave
Cuisine: 
Argentinian, steakhouse
Miami Spice availability: Lunch Monday to Friday; dinner Sunday to Thursday
Book your table: HERE
View menu: HERE

Your next stop on this Latin flight is at Los Fuegos located right inside The Faena. This is the right occasion to dress up and go out with a group to celebrate a special occasion or for a fancy date night.

With its dedication to showcasing the rich culinary traditions of Argentina, a visit to Los Fuegos during Miami Spice promises a refined and upscale dinner experience. Standout dishes on the menu include the Braised Lamb Empanada, featuring slow-cooked Patagonian lamb with a zesty gremolata sauce, and the Argentinian “Milanesa Napolitana”, a gratifying combination of beef tenderloin milanesa gratin with San Marzano tomato and mozzarella, served alongside a fresh mixed green salad. And to end on a sweet note enjoy the Chocolate Souffle Cake, served with whipped vanilla cream and a luscious strawberry Malbec reduction.

FIORITO


Neighborhood: Little Haiti 
Address:
5555 NE 2nd Ave
Cuisine:
Argentinian, steakhouse
Miami Spice availability: Lunch Monday to Friday
Book your table: HERE
View menu: HERE

The Miami Spice Menu at Fiorito is an absolute steal, offering an opportunity to enjoy one of Miami’s favorite Argentinian restaurants at a fantastic price point. It’s great for a casual get-together spot with friends or even a cozy date night spot with someone you’ve been with for a while.

For us it was all about the Pulpo a la Plancha, offering a delightful combination of smoky and tender flavors. Additionally, the grilled New York Steak Medallion promises a mouthwatering experience, showcasing the restaurant’s expertise in preparing Argentine-style steak. And to top it off the Flan con Dulce de Leche with berries and crema is the only way to end a filling Miami Spice Lunch.

 

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THE 2023 MIAMI SPICE LATIN GUIDE
BY NATALIE ORTIZ
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