Breaking at Breakfast

Where to eat and drink in Miami

Food news worthy of your calendar

Updated June 19th, 2019

Tired of the same old restaurant? Kind of, but not really? Sometimes it just takes a little planning and a little help from your friends. Breaking at Breakfast is a weekly round-up of Miami food news worthy of your Google calendar. Here you will find delicious new restaurant openings, chef collabs, one-off dinners, special deals, prix fixe menus you need to try and more.

This bakery is popping up in Miami and your inner child is crying… Cereal milk anyone?

Milk Bar has announced its FIRST EVER national Milk Bar Tour. Along with stops in Dallas, Chicago, and Minneapolis, Milk Bar will be in Miami from August 17- 18. Grab your kids, cakes and soft served ice cream at their pop-up inside of Joe’s Stone Crabs in Miami Beach.

We stand with the people of Venezuela on #WorldRefugeeDay with these arepas.

Join the team of Amara at Paraiso in collaboration with Andrew Zimmern’s Coalition of Culinary Thought Leaders and inaugural World Refugee Day restaurant fundraiser on Thursday, June 2oth. Zimmern visited Amara last summer for an episode of the Zimmern List and enjoyed Chef Michael Schwartz’s fresh approach to many of the iconic Latin American dishes that have found their way to Miami thanks to refugees and immigrants alike.  As the crisis in Venezuela hits particularly close to home, the Amara at Paraiso team felt it was high time to celebrate one of its delicious specialties on the menu. 100% of the proceeds of Amara’s arepa specials on June 20th during lunch AND dinner will go to International Rescue Committee’s efforts to respond to the world’s worst humanitarian crises, helping to restore health, safety, education, economic wellbeing, and power to people devastated by conflict and disaster. Chef Paley of Amara at Paraiso will offer three varieties each for $10 and available as a sampler for $28 including, Guayanés Cheese with fried plantain and avocado, Grilled Queso Blanco with chorizo, jalapeño and salsa criolla, and Pulled Chicken with grilled scallion and avocado dressing.

A taste of some of the best chefs in America, courtesy of Mr. Boulud.

This summer, Boulud Sud Miami has invited four chefs from Café Boulud, part of the Daniel Boulud family of restaurants, for a collaborative culinary journey. The Pop-Up Series will celebrate four chefs, four cities and four culinary muses that are pillars of Daniel Boulud’s culinary philosophy: La Tradition, La Saison, Le Potager and Le Voyage. Each muse will feature a kickoff ticketed dinner event hosted by one of the guest chefs. The menus will then be featured a la carte at Boulud Sud for the following two weeks.

Next Tuesday, June 25th, Rick Mace, Executive Chef of Café Boulud Palm Beach will kick off  La Saison dinner. This menu will be available 6/25 – 7/6 with an emphasis on seasonal and local produce including Crispy Squash Blossoms and Colombo Curry Mahi Mahi. Cocktail reception starts at 7 PM F followed by a seated dinner at 7:30 p.m. Boulud Sud Miami is located at 255 Biscayne Blvd Way Miami, FL 33131. For tickets click here.

If you’re feeling regal and it’s your birthday, host your dinner at this new hotel in Coconut Grove.


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Pasta al Pesto, Bellini Style #Bellini #MrCHotels #MrCFood #Pesto #Pasta #Linguine #MrCMoments #Foodie

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Inspired by their family tradition, but with their own independent personality, Maggio and Ignazio Cipriani have always been curious travelers willing to discover and embrace tastes throughout the diverse Italian landscape. Bellini offers a modern take on traditional Italian cooking that can be enjoyed morning to night, seven days a week. The restaurant features, among others, selections of grilled specialties, delicate Crudi di Pesce, and pastas such as Tagliolini with Zucchini and Scampi, Bucatini Cacio & Pepe, and Spaghetti with Sea Urchin. Sip cocktails such as the original family Bellini, or newcomers as an aperitif with friends at the bar, while dining in the restaurant, or relaxing in the lobby lounge.

Copa America starts this weekend. Free beer if we wear our jersey? NO PROBLEM.

Doral: Biscayne Bay Brewing Company

Biscayne Bay Brewing located Doral, FL will be kicking off Copa America. Join them this Friday at 8:30 PM as Brazil faces Bolivia and throughout the tournament. Show your team spirit and wear your team jersey and receive your first beer FREE! Address: 8000 Nw 25th St #500, Doral, Fl 33122

Coconut Grove: Jaguar

Jaguar Latin American Kitchen gets ready to kick off Copa America this Friday, June 14th at 8:30 PM as Brazil goes against Bolivia. Indulge in our authentic Latin American flavors and savory cocktails as you cheer on your team on one of our screens. Address: 3067 Grand Ave, Miami, FL 33133

Coral Gables: Talavera

Talavera Cocina Mexicana, a Coral Gables staple that lies on Ponce De Leon Blvd, invites you to join us Friday, June 14th, as we kick off Copa America! Grab some dinner and watch as Brazil faces Bolivia at 8:30 PM. Address: 2299 Ponce de Leon Boulevard, Coral Gables, FL 33134

Brickell: Batch Gastropub

Join Batch Gastropub for Copa America this Saturday, June 15th at 6 PM! With 16 TVs and 3 projectors, we’ll be cheering on as Argentina takes on Colombia. Enjoy 5 for $25 buckets, $5 barn burner shots, and so much more! Make sure to get there early or call ahead to reserve your table! Address: 30 SW 12th St, Miami, FL 33130.

Wynwood: Watch The Cup Wynwood Marketplace

Bring your friends, family, and neighbors to join in on Miami’s most talked about watch party for Copa America Brasil 2019, “Watch the Cup.” Join in on the action as we watch Brazil take on Bolivia on massive 10 FT LED display screens throughout The Wynwood Marketplace. Kick off is Friday, June 14th at 8:30 PM

Multiple locations: Novecento

To celebrate, a special Game Menu will be available during games at all Novecento locations. All restaurants will feature great drink specials so you can quench your thirst with some ice-cold Heineken priced at $25 per bucket and $6 Drafts. Rivalry matches will feature a live DJ, afterparties, face painting along with raffles and giveaways with great prizes such as roundtrip airline tickets courtesy of LATAM Airlines, official team jerseys, Soul Cycle class passes, Bently and BMW test drives courtesy of Braman of Miami and much more!. Reservations are encouraged and should be made directly with the restaurant. For further information, click HERE.

Miami’s Buena Vista neighborhood keeps growing with up and coming restaurants. Add this one to your list.


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Coming (very) soon ya’ll… #boiade

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Chef/partners Luciana Giangrandi and Alex Meyer will be opening Boia De, a new restaurant located at 5205 Northeast Second Avenue in Miami’s Buena Vista neighborhood. The culinary duo operated La Pollita, the beloved Mexican food cart located in the Design District, which has closed as the team focuses on launching their first brick and mortar concept.

Boia De, an approachable retro-modern restaurant and bar, will accommodate just 24 in a narrow, intimate space located in a bustling shopping center. Reflecting the sensibility and background of the co-chef/owners, Boia De’s menu will invite sharing, with a focus on seasonal ingredients in a warm, welcoming space. The emphasis on local resources naturally extends to the dining experience as well – in some cases, uber local — bread from Miami’s outpost of Sullivan Street Bakery and coffee from Great Circle Coffee, both located in the surrounding neighborhood.

The menu, still in development, will showcase both chefs’ appreciation for well-sourced ingredients and attention to detail, technique and precision. A modern American restaurant with Italian accents, the menu will include signature dishes like Baked Clams with ‘njuda and lemon, Bone Marrow with roasted garlic and a tomatillo-cilantro salsa verde, as well as Crispy Potato Skins with burrata, caviar and hardboiled egg.

We wish every night was Karaoke night, its sort of our therapy. Check out this spot.

rácket, Wynwood’s premier destination for an upscale bar, lounge and nightlife experience, has combined its weekly industry night with Karaoke for an entertaining evening and go-to celebration spot. Located in the heart of Wynwood with rooms of varying sizes and ambiances, rácket is now the place for you to grab the mic and get your karaoke on every Tuesday night in addition to half off drinks and food for those “in the biz.” The eclectic venue features a pool table, jukebox, two cocktail programs and a variety of neighborhood beers for the ultimate entertainment experience. Attendees can expect guest bartenders behind the bar from different venues in the area each week, along with complimentary snacks and a night of sipping and singing. Every Tuesday from 9PM-3AM, Arrive early for Happy Hour from 4PM-8PM. Located at 150 NW 24th Street Wynwood, Florida 33127.

More pasta coming near. This new spot is now open!


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Located in the South of Fifth district just steps from the beach, Amare Ristorante offers artfully prepared Southern Italian fare in a glamorous setting that evokes la grande bellezza of Italy’s famed Amalfi coast. Amare’s expansive menu includes classic dishes made in-house with seasonal ingredients flown directly from Italy. The restaurant is a highly anticipated collaboration between restaurateur Gino Iovino, owner of award-winning restaurant Girasole in Atlantic City, along with Franco Ricatti and Chef Cosimo Cassano of Bacco Osteria, the Michelin-starred concept in Puglia, Italy.

Menu highlights include Carpaccio ($18), such as the Tonno, yellowfin tuna with avocado, pear, lemon and mint, or Funghi, warm, thinly sliced filet mignon with oyster, shiitake and porcini mushrooms; Spaghetti ($36), an award-winning Pasta di Gragnano with one-pound Maine lobster, datterino tomato and Calabrian chili; Branzino al Sale ($44), whole Salt-baked Mediterranean Sea Bass and Agnello al Moscato di Trani ($48) grilled Colorado lamb chops, moscato wine, potatoes and fresh herbs.

It’s not even lunchtime yet but we’re already hungry & these restaurants are offering 3-course menus that start at $23.

The 12th Annual Coral Gables Restaurant Week is in full gear from June 3 – 23rd. Enjoy creative, discounted menus prepared by Coral Gables’ finest chefs. This year, you have three whole weeks to taste your way through Coral Gables. That’s plenty of time to try new eateries and return to old favorites; all offering prix-fixe menus at a discounted price. Check out participating restaurants here.

This online platform is offering off-the-menu dishes. And since you’re all about these exclusive experiences, try this burger.


is a collection of off-the-menu dishes created by some of the best chefs across the U.S. Our mission is to allow chefs to be creative day-by-day and for the city to experience new food that can help progress the culinary scene forward. Sweet Liberty Drinks & Supply Co., has conceptualized a very special recipe for this partnership with The Secret Burger, that truly delivers a taste of Miami in each and every bite. The recipe is their BBQ Pork Belly version of our much loved “Buns of Liberty” burger, layered with all the Miami-esque flavors of Barbeque and pork belly patties. Reserve yours here. Sales End 5 Days and there are only 50 left.

The greatest time for your wallet and eating out in Miami is August. Check out this chef collaboration to get you in the mood.


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Sunday dinner under the stars. 💫

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In preparation for the 18th year of the Miami Spice Restaurant Program, the Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau is teaming up with David Grutman’s Groot Hospitality for an unforgettable culinary experience by Chef Benjamin Goldman of Planta and Chef Carlos Torres of Swan. The dynamic duo will host the first Miami Spice Mash-up of 2019, giving attendees an exclusive taste of their Miami Spice menus before the program officially kicks off on August 1, 2019. The one-night-only dining experience will take place on Thursday, June 13, 2019 at Swan, the gorgeous Miami Design District hotspot. The three-course meal – featuring two dishes per course, one from each chef – will allow diners to experience the unique culinary fireworks that have won the hearts and palates of Miami diners. Priced at $75 per person (excluding tax, tip and additional beverage purchases). Seating is limited; reservations must be made in advance. To do so, email Swan is located at 90 NE 39th Street in the Miami Design District. Ample parking available. Dinner begins promptly at 7PM.

This local favorite has changed locations and we’re coming for those empanadas.



Bunbury, a popular Miami wine bar and eatery most-loved by locals, has expanded and relocated from its long-time home in Wynwood to Downtown’s Arts & Entertainment District at Square Station, a newly-opened apartment building located at 1420 NE Miami Place, just a few blocks away from the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts. Expanding beyond the wine bar’s romantic dinner ambiance and wall of more than 100 hand-selected wines, the new Bunbury introduces a fresh concept with the integration of Fonda Café by Bunbury. Retaining much of the menu, service and spirit that have contributed to the original wine bar’s success, Bunbury now also serves breakfast and lunch. The new fully-equipped liquor bar offers a mix of classic old-fashioned cocktails and inventive concoctions.

ROSE, ROSE, ALL DAY!  This month’s specials.

Venue: Cadillac Hotel & Beach Club

Address: 3925 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33140

Description: Known for its extensive and unique Rosé collection, Cadillac Hotel & Beach Club takes National Rose Day to the next level. Throughout the month of June, Cadillac is launching various Rosé-focused programs open to hotel guests and locals alike:

  • The June Drink of the Month will be the house-made Rosé sangria available in all of the hotel’s outlets ($10)
  • Until June 30th, a bottle of UP rosé will be specially discounted at $35 or $10 for a glass
  • From 12pm-6pm on June 9th, there will be a complimentary Rosé sampling and a limited-time grill menu at Bungalow by the Sea – the hotel’s outdoor coastal chic restaurant
  • During Happy Hour in each hotel outlet, a glass of Pink Flamingo will be a discounted price of $5
    • Bungalow Happy Hour (4-8pm), daily
    • Lobby Bar Happy Hour (2-5pm), daily
  • Open to hotel guests: every Wednesday night at 7pm, there will be a Rosé wine pairing class for $22 at the intimate Italian Donna Mare Bar — a perfect opportunity take advantage of the hotel’s extensive Rosé collection. Lite bites will be provided as well.

Venue: American Social

Address: Multiple Locations

Rosé Offering: $8 glasses of 3 by Wade California Rosé

Description: Fitting with the restaurant’s elevated sports bar atmosphere, American Social will be offering a rosé day special featuring wine by NBA legend Dwyane Wade’s label 3 by Wade. All day long, guests can get a glass of the iconic Miami hero’s California Rosé at just $8 per glass, paired perfectly with American Social’s outdoor patio and all-American eats.

Venue: Swan

Address: 90 NE 39 St, Miami, FL 33137

Rosé Offering: The Weekend Warrior

Description: Swan’sThe Weekend Warrior” is the perfect rosé cocktail for groups. Offered during the Miami Design District hotspot’s weekend brunch every Saturday and Sunday, The Weekend Warrior is made with Rosé Wine, Tromba Anejo Tequila, Wtrmln Wtr, Raspberry, Blackberry and Honey, served in a pitcher for all to enjoy. Swan opened in partnership with hospitality mogul David Grutman and Pharrell in fall 2018 and has quickly turned into a celebrity hotspot, offering chic cuisine in an Instagrammable setting.

Dip that sub in this vinaigrette…This NEW spot is calling your name.

Vinaigrette Sub Shop will begin serving heaven on a hoagie roll in mid-June 2019. The highly-anticipated concept from chef/restaurateur Danny Serfer and business partner Ryan Roman (of Blue Collar and Mignonette fame) will deliver an array of classic and Italian specialty subs with simple, yet superior ingredients, great bread and quickness of service much needed for its downtown Miami location.

Unique to, and at the heart of the concept, is the namesake vinaigrette – a special blend of oil, vinegar, Calabrian chiles, Pecorino Romano cheese, herbs and spices that took Chef Daniel Serfer months to perfect. It is the must-have sandwich topper no matter what meats you choose.

The no-nonsense menu is divided into four sections: ClassicsItalian SpecialtiesVegetarian/Vegan, and Salads. Italian Specialties are served on La Parisienne Bakery’s 8-inch seeded sesame roll and include options like the Italian Combo with French Ham, Genoa Salami, Pepperoni, Provolone, Tomato, Lettuce, Spicy Calabrian Chile Mayonnaise, and their namesake vinaigrette or the Calabrian Salami and Scarmoza Cheese with pickled peppers, lettuce, mayo and vinaigrette. Or opt for the Vinaigrette Combo with prosciutto, mortadella, Calabrian salami, soppressata, truffled pecorino, lettuce, mayo and vinaigrette. Other Specialties include 18-month Prosciutto, Mortadella, and French Ham.

Guests can choose to upgrade their sub with premium toppings such as fresh mozzarella, heirloom tomatoes, piquillo peppers, truffled pecorino, or pimiento cheese. Vegetarian and Vegans fret not – an entire menu selection is devoted to the meat-less, offering innovative, veggie-forward subs like the Veggie AF – Italian artichokes, piquillo peppers, pickled carrots and vinaigrette; Chickpea – Cumin, Paprika, Red Onion, Dijon Mustard and vinaigrette; and Fresh Mozzarella – heirloom tomatoes, basil, aged balsamic and EVOO.

Located in the Historic Alfred I. duPont Building, the Flagler Street eatery sits a total of 37 with counter space and outside covered patio seating. Vinaigrette Sub Shop is located at 159 East Flagler Street in Downtown Miami. The restaurant will be open daily 11AM to 8PM. Metered street parking is available.

Take a long lunch here. It’s a three-course meal & all you’re dropping is $20.

Starting June 3rd, Bakan, the stunning Mexican-inspired hotspot, gives guests more of a reason to savor the summer season with Comida Corrida, a three-course lunch menu combining the authentic flavors that the Wynwood outpost is known for along with the hustle of a weekday lunch. Available weekdays from noon until 3 p.m., Bakan introduces new dishes, along with crowd favorites, to the Comida Corrida menu. The menu features specially selected soups and salads, followed by a choice of the Ensaladas (Mexicana and Caesar) a la Leña, cooked over oak and cherry wood, Carnitas Prensadas Tacos served atop the signature house-made blue corn tortillas, Enchiladas and more. The third and final course of Comida Corrida ends on a sweet note with the Flan or Paletas, made fresh daily. The menu is priced at $20 and guests can add on a beer or a glass of wine for an additional $5. Bakan Wynwood is located at 2801 NW 2nd Ave Miami, Florida 33127

GET.IN.LINE. Chef Michael Schwartz is opening up a new restaurant in this neighborhood.


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It’s a perfect day for a perfect slice. | Mashed Fava Pizza 🌱 with ramps, manchego, and fontina #TigertailandMary #pizza

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Located at the cornerstone of its residential heart — Tigertail Avenue and Mary Street — Tigertail + Mary is inspired by Coconut Grove’s one-of-a-kind bohemian lifestyle, easy energy, and textured tropical landscape. At Tigertail + Mary, the menu celebrates this notion’s ultimate expression — vegetables — as well as other fresh, thoughtfully-sourced proteins, like local seafood and meat from animals raised with care. Menu items we’re eyeing include the steak tartare with a smoke egg aioli, roasted bone marrow, lamb meatballs (Chef has a strong meatball game), and many, many more.

Another Cuban Restaurant?! #YESPLEASE, says everyone and their mothers in Miami.


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Sala’o Cuban bar & pescadería has set a date, and will be opening it’s doors in the heart of Little Havana on May 27th at 11 AM. The Cuban bar and pescaderia will bring authentic Cuban recipes with a modern twist to please locals and tourists alike. The restaurant was conceptualized by owners Eliesteban Mena and Oscar Rodriguez who also started Old Havana Cuban Bar and Cocina– a staple in Little Havana just a few blocks away.

This Ernest Hemingway themed restaurant will welcome up to 85 guests with indoor and outdoor seating and a full bar that seats up to 15. Expect Fresh fish delivered daily from the Florida Keys to the outskirts of Miami, making each dish a “fresh catch” and the oysters will be sourced from the East Coast.

Expect a vibrant Happy Hour Monday through Friday 4pm – 8pm; live music, daily food specials and much more. Sala’o will be open Sunday through Wednesday from 11:00AM – 11:00PM, Thursday through Saturday 11:00 AM – 12:00 AM.

Your favorite donut shop in Miami has opened a second location.

Miami’s first and favorite artisanal donut shop is excited to announce it will officially open the doors to its second location tomorrow, May 24. A highly-anticipated addition to South Miami’s rapidly growing culinary scene, The Salty Donut SoMi debut will bring a larger store with expanded offerings and experiences.

Located at 6022 South Dixie Highway, the new store will be open seven days a week from 7AM until 7PM. The menu will be similar to the Wynwood location including signature favorites and location specific chef’s specials. The new shop will have an on-site, completely open kitchen, giving guests a direct view of the behind-the-scenes. To celebrate the new store, there will be a specialty Rum Cake Croughnut in collaboration with Havana Club Rum. Available only at the South Miami location until June 2, it is a 24hr layered brioche croughnut filled with a Havana Club Rum infused custard, rolled in cinnamon sugar, topped with Valhrona Dulcey buttercream & homemade rum cake crumbles.

The Salty Donut SoMi will also be one of the area’s first craft coffee shops, featuring an expanded coffee program in partnership with Chicago-based favorites, Intelligentsia. Guests can expect favorites like the cereal milk coffees offered in Wynwood as well as a larger selection of rotating, seasonal blends on top of an expanded events program to be announced soon.

Maryland-style BBQ is a thing and you’re gonna need it…

Celebrated Chef Phillip Bryant, known for his soulful Southern cuisine at The Local, and partner Chef Veronica Valdivia have teamed up with Ark Hospitality (Ariete, Chug’s, The ScapeGoat, and Taurus Beer & Whisk(e)y House) to bring Maryland Pit BBQ to Coconut Grove. Slated to this Sunday, May 19th at noon, Johnnie’s Pit Beef & BBQ will open inside Taurus Beer & Whisk(e)y House and feature specialty sandwiches, pit BBQ baskets, and sinful sides. A regional specialty in Maryland and surrounding areas, pit beef is typically a top roast that’s been minimally seasoned, grilled directly over charcoal, and sliced deli-style.

For Johnnies Pit Beef & BBQ, Chefs Bryant and Valdivia have created a fun and approachable menu. Diners can expect a selection of tantalizing sandwiches all made with USDA Choice top round, sliced to order on a cornmeal Kaiser bun. Sink your teeth into The Ronnie – Johnnie sauce, aged Swiss, sprouts; Beef N Cheddar – Veroveeta, white onion, pickled horseradish; or The Original – Johnnie sauce, white onion, Horsey mayo. Pit BBQ Baskets are served with Virginia white bread, sprout slaw, and a pickle of the day. Baskets include the Pit Beef – over a ¼ lb. of thinly sliced pit beef covered with beef gravy; Garlic & Honey Spare Ribs – salt and pepper rub; and Chopped Brisket – smoked brisket point with cracked pepper mop sauce. Not-to-be-missed sides include Brussels sprout slaw, rice grits with Texas Phil sauce, lima beans with smoked city ham, beef jerky with giardiniera, Craft shells & cheese, and Appa’s beef chili served “All the Way.”

Johnnie’s Pit Beef & BBQ will be located inside Taurus Beer & Whisk(e)y House, 3540 Main Highway in Coconut Grove. The pop-up will be open Sundays only through football season from noon until the food runs out. Telephone: (305) 529-6523;

Of course, there are Cuban tacos in Miami. Caja Caliente opens up its second location in Coral Gables.

Owner, Monica “Mika” Leon, is proud to announce the opening of Caja Caliente’s 2nd location. Caja Caliente, Coral Gables consists of a 1,500 SqFt space that seats 40-50 people and has a “Tranquilo y Tropical” theme to it. As guest step into Caja Caliente they will be welcomed by Mika’s family alongside hues of pink, aqua and nostalgic pieces adorning every nook including family portraits. Each seating area will carry a fun yet classic ora carried over from the Wynwood location. One of the biggest additions to the Coral Gables space is a tropical themed beer & wine bar.
While the new location will include new dishes, Caja Caliente will keep their original recipes and customer favorites such as Lupitas’ pan con lechon, the tamal and of course their famous Original Cuban tacos. What’s new on the menu you ask? Gator tacos, weekend brunches by Monica herself and arroz con pollo made by her mom Lupita.

Caja Caliente is set to bring new energy to the neighborhood as they will be open late making it one of the only eateries with late night hours in Coral Gables. In addition, vibrant promotions await such as live music, $4 tacos and beers on Tuesdays, $9 tamale on Thursday, and many more! Caja Caliente will be opening its doors to the public May 11, 2019, at 12 PM, located at the entrance of Ponce de Leon, 808 Ponce De Leon, Coral Gables, FL 33134,