Today I wanted to share with you some of my favorite foodie discoveries and scenic pictures from my most recent trip down to Miami, Florida!
I get to escape the Concrete Jungle (NYC) and slip down to Miami for some tropical sunshine and beachside eats once every couple months. My last trip I chose to concentrate my foodie escapades on some of the newest restaurant openings, including: Tom Colicchio's BeachCraft at the new 1 Hotel & Residences South Beach, Jean-George's Matador Room at the Edition Hotel South Beach, & the new casual Mexican hotspot/speakeasy Coyo Taco in the Wynwood Arts District.
I loved everything about this spot! With both in and outdoor seating, a fresh seafood centric savory menu, and a friendly and attentive waitstaff, they checked off all my boxes. The outdoor seating is beside their stunning pool, with beach sand and airy white couches by the bar area, or traditional seating with umbrellas a few feet away. I chose to lounge on the comfy couch, sip rose, and enjoy one of the most delicious Seafood Ceviche's I have ever had! Even the chips for the ceviche were individually seasoned and made in-house. I can't wait to get back to this spot.
Similar to BeachCraft, a restaurant from a prestigious chef, but a totally different feel. Matador Room features both in and outdoor seating (overlooking the hotel's pool), and a menu mostly Spanish-based with dashes of other Latin influence. Here I absolutely died for their Grilled Octopus appetizer. It was perfectly spicy and crispy, and beautifully presented. I also highly recommend the Hanger Steak, and you can never go wrong with the house-cured Charcuterie. Definitely worth repeating!
If you follow my Instagram account, you know I can't go long without digging into some authentic Mexican food. Coyo Taco certainly did not disappoint! Not only was the food a treat, but a fun destination as it is located in the Wynwood Art District of Miami. Spend some time taking a look at some of the famous Graffiti walls, then pop in here for a Pacifico and mouthwatering tacos. One of my favorite things about this spot was the variety of tacos that they offered. Here you can find all of your traditional Mexican tacos: Carnitas, Al Pastor, Cochinita etc.. BUT, you can also find some fun original ideas of theirs, such as: Pastor de Pollo, Pulpo, Quinoa, & Carnitas de Pato! What's more? Come on the later end, and sneak through the kitchen to find a hidden bar! Bon appetit & salud!
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