Address:360 San Lorenzo Avenue, Suite 1500, Coral Gables
By: Sarah Dunn
WHAT TO EXPECT
Sawa is a long time, local favorite that has been in Coral Gables since 2010. It is nestled in the middle of Merrick Park, amongst a garden and tall palm trees. Brightly colored umbrellas bring some Miami style to the alfresco experience. They also have a covered area for sudden rain showers!
Sawa’s tapas-centric menu features modern Japanese and Mediterranean shareable dishes. The menu includes traditional Lebanese dishes (falafel, hummus), Naan flatbreads, sushi, seafood, meat and vegetarian tapas, kebabs, and entrees.
If you’re looking to share go with the “Tour de Hummus”. This sampler features homemade hummus served with kalamata olives, sundried tomatoes, and ground Angus beef. Looking for more meat? Try the “Paradilla Sampler”. It includes New Zealand lamb lollipops, chorizo, kefta fingers, and filet mignon & chicken yakitori, with arugula salad, chimichurri, and garlic aioli.
Sawa is dog friendly. They offer a “Doggy Menu” with tapas (strips), kebabs, and dessert (ice cream and peanut butter).
WHAT TO ORDER
Sweet Life with shrimp tempura, sweet plantain, cream cheese, and a side of seasoned fries.The Asian Baby Back Ribs were succulent bites of boneless crispy pork ribs in a sweet chili glaze. Don’t miss their signature New Zealand Lamb Lollipops: four grilled tender lamb chops drizzled with a jalapeno mint demi-glace.If you have room and are having trouble choosing a dessert, go for the Dessert Sampler with a fabulous assortment of fried bananas, a mini souffle, Coconut pana cotta, and baklava.
HOW TO SCORE A TABLE
Reservations are encouraged, but walk-ins are welcome. Stay tuned for a new menu! Be sure to check out the happy hour, champagne and wine specials updated frequently.
COVID-19 Safety Measures
Outdoor seating with socially distanced tables and QR menus.