Our favorite new restaurants and dishes of 2019

The best things we ate in 2019

Photo by David Bley

After we reflect on this year, we think about what we’ve done, how we’ve grown, the changes we want to make in 2020, but most importantly what we ate. This year, we ate a lot and we have the pounds to prove it. Check out our favorite new restaurants and dishes of 2019. Have you been?

1.  Boia De

Favorite dish: Pappardelle Alla Lepre
Neighborhood: Buena Vista
Address: 5205 NE Second Ave
Cuisine: Modern American


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Full on “hotaumn” vibes. Pappardelle allá lepre 🐇. 📸: @ritualmiami

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It’s hard to choose just one dish at this new restaurant by chef duo Luciana Giangrandi and Alex Meyer because everything is SO good. The menu is quite manageable so we recommend making it a party of 4 so you can try a little bit of everything. Boia de is small so reservations are recommended. You’ll have one of the best meals of your Miami life and you’ll need to try some of their natural wines. Other favorite dishes include potato skin, grilled broccolini, and baked clams.

By: Andrea Becerra

2. Hutong Miami

Favorite dish: Peking Duck with Pancakes
Neighborhood: Brickell
Address: 600 Brickell Ave, Miami, FL 33131
Cuisine: Northern Chinese


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Carved at your table, the crispy skin is fun to eat with thin pancakes used to wrap around this tender meat. A half portion is perfect for two and makes for some flavorful comfort food.

By: Diana Rodriguez 

3. Maska

Favorite dish: Chicken Korma Hot Pot
3252 NE 1st Ave, Miami 33137


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The Chicken Korma Hot Pot is made with tender farm-raised chicken swimming in a zesty garam masala sauce, served on a base of basmati rice. We loved the presentation in a traditional Indian pot, the yummy sauce, and the way it satisfied our craving for authentic Indian comfort food.

By: Sarah Dunn

4. Los D’Pescado

Favorite dish: Fish tacos with mango pico de gallo and chipotle truffle sauce
Neighborhood: Hollywood
Address: 3080 Sheridan St Hollywood, Florida Stan #527 Outside Area. Yellow Green Farmers Market
Cuisine: Mexican


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If you are looking for traditional Quintanarroense flavors of the Riviera Maya region, then you must try Los D’ Pescado. The fish is cooked to perfection and the sauce is one of a kind.

By: Thamara Aguilar

5. DC Pie

Favorite dish: Meatball parm slider
Neighborhood: Brickell
Address: 1010 Brickell Ave Suite 200
Cuisine: Italian

If you’ve been to Lucali in Miami Beach, then you’ll recognize the menu at DC Pie. The pizzas are thin, crispy and delicious but you’ll need to try the meatball parm slider on ciabatta bread smothered their signature tomato sauce.

By: Jose “Baby” Loor

6. Chica

Favorite dish: Roasted Poblano Tamale
Neighborhood: MiMo
Address: 5556 NE 4th Ct
Cuisine: Latin

Chef Lorena Garcia is bringing her delicious Latin flavors to Miami. Try the roasted poblano tamale (not pictured) with braised chicken, mole negro, and Cojita cheese.

By: Michelle Mora

7. Bachour

Favorite dish: Guava pancakes
Neighborhood: Coral Gables
Address: 2020 Salzedo St
Cuisine: Modern American


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Pancakes or Benedicts? Which team are you on? All Day Brunch going strong!

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Antonio Bachour is the king of pastry in our eyes so when he opens up his own restaurant you know we’ll be there. If you stop by for brunch don’t miss out on the guava and cheese pancakes with guava jelly, cream cheese mousse, and maple syrup. We recommend sharing this dish between 2 – 4 friends. They also recently opened for dinner!

By: Alejandra Cangas

8. Time Out Market Miami

Favorite dish: Spicy Chicken Sandwich
Neighborhood: Miami Beach
Address: 1601 Drexel Ave
Cuisine: Global


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September, eat your heart out. Who else wants to end the month with @jeremyford’s incredible Spicy Chicken Sandwich?

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By: Isabel Ortega

We’re kind of cheating with this one but we couldn’t-not include this food hall. Having the first timeout market in the US is just such an honor and we think they did a great job with the line-up of chefs and restaurants. Grab some oysters at Salt & Brine,  Giorgio Rapicavoli’s famous Carbonara, Jermey Ford’s crispy and spicy chicken sandwich, some bao buns from Pho Mo, and for dessert two scoops of Abuela Maria ice cream from Azucar.

9. Sala’o Cuban Bar & Pescaderia

Favorite dish: Pulpito
Neighborhood: Calle Ocho
Address: 1642 SW 8th St
Cuisine: Caribbean and Cuban

By: Isabella Nino

Cuban Chef Jorge Mas is bringing Caribbean and Cuban flavors to life at Sala’o. Try the Charred Octopus with octopus ink and roasted pepper emulsion. Other memorable dishes include the Tirai’to with mahi mahi, compressed pineapple, coconut lime, puffed sasona’o rice, and herbal oil. For dessert don’t skip out on the Fanguito, burnt milk mousse, dark chocolate, and bread crumbs.

10. Chug’s

Favorite dish: Chug’s Cuban Sandwich
Neighborhood: Coconut Grove
Address: 3444 Main Hwy Suite 21
Cuisine: Cuban



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Our Cuban sandwich. Feeds two , this is a little different then what you are used too 🤷🏻‍♂️

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Looking for a home-cooked Cuban bite with a Modern twist?! This is your spot. Try their version of a Cuban Sandwich on sourdough bread with honey ham, salami, country pâté, dijon, cornichons and gouda. Share it, will feed two.

By: Tanai Milgram