The 2021 Miami Spice Latin Guide

Honor Latinx Heritage Month by eating at these restaurants

Sep
15
2021
PHOTO CREDIT ROCKWELL GROUP
BY SARAH DUNN

Hey Hungries, as September 15th marks the beginning of Latinx Heritage or Hispanic Heritage Month, we are proud to present our final 2021 Miami Spice guide, dedicated to some of our favorite Latin American restaurants participating in Miami Spice. We are celebrating Latinx Heritage by enjoying one of their most treasured contributions to culture and history, the food.

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1. ECLÉCTICO RESTAURANT & BAR


Cuisine: Latin American
Neighborhood: Coral Gables
Address: 320 San Lorenzo Ave #1315
Miami Spice availability: Dinner Monday to Sunday
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View menu: HERE 

Ecléctico is a newcomer to the Miami food scene and just opened this summer. We finally had a chance to visit last week, and we loved it! The restaurant, located in the Shops at Merrick Park, is spacious and beautifully painted by local artists in bright, vivid colors. The main mural is inspired by the “Last Supper” and features several iconic, historical figures in a modern context, including Princess Diana with a tequila shot and Leonardo Da Vinci taking a selfie. The art reflects the flavor profile of Ecléctico’s cuisine: contemporary Pan-Latin fusion with bold flavors. Come here with a large appetite and some friends, because the menu is full of delights that are meant to be shared. Offerings range from tostadas and arepas to taquizas and arroz dishes.

Spice menu appetizers include Causa Commotion with shrimp and purple mash, Agave & Ancho Rubbed Baby Back Ribs, and Vegan Croquetas with spinach, sofrito, and vegan crema. The entrée course is a selection of Taquizas: Vegan with red quinoa and roasted Portobello mushroom, Blackened SalmonLamb Chops al Pastor, and Churrasco. For dessert, order both options and share the Horchata Crème Brulee and Churros with Chocolate.

2. PISCO Y NAZCA


Cuisine: Peruvian
Neighborhood: Kendall | Doral
Address: 8405 Mills Dr Suite 206 | 8551 NW 53rd St A101
Miami Spice availability: Lunch Monday to Friday, Dinner Monday to Sunday & Brunch Saturday & Sunday
Book your table: HERE
View menu: HERE 

Pisco y Nazca is a gastrobar inspired by Peru’s favorite ceviche eateries. Miami has two locations (one in Kendall and one in Doral) with delicious bold-flavored dishes and a vibrant bar with an impressive selection of beers and cocktails.

For Miami Spice, Pisco & Nazca is serving brunch, lunch, and dinner. All of the menus are generous and extensive, with several choices for each course. For dinner, the meal also includes a cocktail! There are six appetizer options for dinner: Causa Crocante with shrimp, Ceviche TradicionalAnticucho de PolloTostonesChifa Bao Buns, and Empanadas Mixtas. For the main course, choose between the Pescado A Lo Macho (traditional Peruvian seafood), Tallarines a la Huancaina (pollo saltado and linguini), Chaufa Mixto (seafood), the classic Lomo Saltado (stir-fried tenderloin), and Salmon Andino (seared salmon). There are three dessert choices: FlanTres Leches cake, and Suspiro, a dulce de leche custard with meringue and passion fruit glaze.

3. QUINTO LA HUELLA


Cuisine: Uruguayan
Neighborhood: Brickell
Address: 788 Brickell Plaza
Miami Spice availability: Lunch Monday to Friday
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View menu: HERE 

Quinto La Huella is an urban (and the first!) outpost of Parador La Huella, an Uruguayan beachfront restaurant. Brickell’s version is on the 5th (quinto) floor of the East Hotel near Brickell City Center. Quinto utilizes a fire cooking method with a wood fire parrilla at the center of the restaurant. In addition, they have a wood fire oven,  a sushi counter, and a unique al fresco dining ambiance in the heart of Brickell. They are offering their Miami Spice menu on weekdays for lunch, which makes it a great spot for a business (or pleasure) lunch.

To begin your meal, you can choose from the Mejillones a la Provencale (PEI mussels), Ensalada Mediterranea, and the Tabla de Chorizos with grilled sausage and blood sausageEntrees include Pesca del Dia (fresh fish of the day), Pasta al Forno with short rib ragout, and Pechuga de Pollo (organic chicken breast). End your meal on a sweet note with the Torta de Chocolate (flourless chocolate cake), Tarta de Manzana (green apple tart), or Creme Brulee.

4. LOS FUEGOS BY FRANCIS MALLMAN


Cuisine: Argentinean
Neighborhood: Miami Beach
Address: 3201 Collins Ave
Miami Spice availability: Lunch Monday to Friday & Dinner Monday to Thursday & Sunday
Book your table: HERE
View menu: HERE 

Going to the Faena is like stepping into an opulent, art-centric, Argentinian theater. Whether you are going for a cabaret performance, a drink at one of their many beautiful bars, a spa day, or a meal, the Faena is always at the top of our list. All of their restaurants are participating in Miami Spice, but we’re here for Los Fuegos, which is known for its open-fire “asado” style kitchen, lux decor, and South America’s most renowned chef, Francis Mallmann.

The appetizer options are Charred Crispy PolentaWood Fired Chicken Livers TartineWild Salmon Tartare, and Octopus a la Plancha. The entrees include a fish, pasta, and meat option, plus a Paradilla Experience (for two), which features a variety of meat, fish, and sides to share. Desserts at the Faena are not to be missed, and Miami Spice includes your choice of Summer Berry Pionono (with vanilla custard and pistachio ice cream) or Dulce de Leche Napoleon (with chocolate ganache and tiramisu ice cream).

5. WAYKU


Cuisine: Latin American
Neighborhood: Wynwood
Address: 73 NW 26th St
Miami Spice availability: Dinner Tuesday to Saturday & Brunch Sunday
Book your table: HERE
View menu: HERE 

Wayku is a new addition to the Wynwood neighborhood, where they serve “modern cuisine for a borderless future”. Chef Matteo Gritti, who grew up in Italy and opened his first restaurant in Buenos Aires at age 23, blends innovative techniques with traditional Andean food. For Miami Spice, Wayku is serving Sunday brunch and dinner Tuesday through Saturday.

For appetizers, you can choose between CevicheRio de la Plata Bao Bun with sliced beef loin, Pizza Fritta, and K’Allampa Bao Bun with shiitakes, pistachios, and purple kale. Main dishes include the Aycha Donburi Bowl (with sushi rice and braised short rib), Challwa (pan-seared salmon), Thai BBQ Chicken & Mango SaladBlack Bun Kobe Burger, the Q’umir Salad, and Kanka Cauliflower with mango and coconut curry sauce. Diners will enjoy the Yuzu & Dulce de Leche Chocolate Cake for dessert.

 

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6. CHICA


Cuisine: Latin American
Neighborhood: MiMo
Address: 5556 NE 4th Ct
Miami Spice availability: Lunch Monday to Friday
Book your table: HERE
View menu: HERE 

Chica by Chef Lorena Garcia is the second location of the Vegas hotspot. The cuisine draws inspiration from classic renditions of Latin dishes and features influences from Venezuela, Peru, Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, and others. Chica is participating in Miami Spice for lunch on weekdays.

Starters include a Watercress Caesar SaladLorena’s Arepa Basket, the Beef Empanada Pabellon, and the Mushroom Barbacoa Arepa. For the main course, diners can select from the Cubano SandwichPork Belly TacosGrilled Shrimp & Quinoa, and the Roasted Stuffed Poblano. End your lunch on a lighter note with the Seasonal Sorbet for dessert.

 

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