Personable, friendly service and a rich history help make Versailles not only an excellent dining adventure, but also one of the memorable cultural experiences in Miami. All of the menu specialties are spicy, flavorful and traditionally Cuban and the same applies to the ambiance as well. The restaurant is open into the wee hours, so come for an early breakfast or a very late dinner. Catch up on local happenings while enjoying authentic Cuban coffee and cuisines. Prices are reasonable.
Coconut Grove's favorite dive bar, Barracuda is about as far as you can get from South Beach's glitz and glamor. The wood decorating the bar is all salvaged from an old shrimp boat and the bar is full of all kinds of entertainment like pool tables, beer pong tables and televisions for watching the game. The menu features Barracuda's famous fresh grilled snapper sandwich and their grilled mahi sandwich, as well as all kinds of bar food favorites from nachos to wings to even the addictive "crack pie" for dessert. From behind the bar comes a selection of craft beers which are on Happy Hour special every day until 8p.
The Little Sugars is an extremely popular coffee shop that's situated in the heart of the city. Apart from some of the best coffee you have ever tasted, this cafe also serves delicious quick bites, sandwiches, salads, snacks, and soups. Finish your meal with some baked delights, brownies, pies, or pastries. The service is on-point and the staff is very friendly. This trendy and upbeat cafe is a local favorite and a must visit when in the city.
Kay Rico Coffee is a popular local coffee shop that's known to serve delicious coffee that's roasted on site in small batches. This family-owned coffee shop is extremely popular with the city's residents and is a great place to sit back and relax with a cup of joe and some friendly conversation. cold drinks, hot drinks, strong drinks, creamy drinks, they have it all. Don't miss out on this gem of a cafe when in the city.
Set inside a tiki hut, The Taco Spot is a great place to satiate your appetite after an hour or two at the beach. Furnished to accommodate families and larger groups, the interior of this Mexican eatery is quite welcoming, but the patio is Taco Spot's unique offering to their patrons. Overlooking the picturesque beach, the outdoor seating allows one to sample hearty portions of nachos, tacos, quesadillas, steak salads and burritos while watching the waves come in. The Taco Spot also serves an interesting selection of tropical drinks of which the dramatic pineapple mango daiquiri, classic margaritas and pina coladas simply cannot be left out.
Mauro Pizza in Hollywood, Florida might not be the first name that comes to mind when one thinks about pizzas but it sure serves some of the most authentic Italian-style pizzas in town. A small-scale establishment, a majority of the seating areas are situated outside the service counter and is not suited to accommodate large groups. Signature dishes include the Pepperoni Pizza, the Mushroom Slice, and the Margherita Pie.
If you're craving for some juicy, home-style barbecue, Sparky's Roadside BBQ on 1st Street is a good place to go. Established in 2010, this all-American barbecue place has been dishing irresistible treats and signature preparations like pulled pork, baby back ribs and brisket that are cooked to perfections, swathed in secret sauces and rubs and whatnots. The result is a menu of several local favorites that keep a steady inflow of regular patrons. The joint also offers a catering service for big and small events. Numerous combos and value-for-money deals are on offer along with a range of sides and desserts. Drop in to check the hype.
Located in the Galleria International Mall in downtown Miami, this is a tiny counter service restaurant where you can pick up some authentic Indian fast food to go. Inexpensive platters include salad, rice, an entree, and vegetable side dishes. This restaurant prepares some of the best vegetarian dishes in Miami as well as stews, soups, and rice crepes. Located in a food court, the environment is definitely fast-paced and oriented towards take-out dining. However, the variety and quality of the food is impressive, given the low pricing.
Eternity Coffee Roasters is one of only a few coffeehouses in Miami that makes coffee by-the-cup. A majority of the beans Eternity uses are single origin from the most sought after coffee regions in the world, including Kenya, Colombia and Panama. They roast all their beans fresh on-site and then use the hipster favorite "pour-over" method to brew the coffee individually, cup by cup. The large coffee shop has plenty of comfortable seating and also serves some pretty tasty desserts and pastries to go along with your coffee.
Japanese cuisine is quite a global favorite, specifically the sushi dishes, are much appreciated all around the world. Okinawa located on the 2nd serves sushi that has become a hit with the patrons from its Downtown periphery. Offering delectable oriental preparations like pork gyoza, beef teriyaki, tuna rolls and Ikura Nigiri, to name a few, this charming Asian eatery is open for lunch and dinner all week. The prices are moderate and service is ninja quick! Drop in for a quick sushi fix.
Sedici Cafe Grill is an Italian style cafe located in the downtown area of Miami. Popular during breakfast, as well as quick bites throughout the day, this cafe serves a range of salads such as Goat Cheese salad and Fresh Nicoise salad, along with Mediterranean style paninis like Salerno, Bergen, Firenze, Romina and Parma. During the day, the pasta dishes such as lasagna and penne bolognese are quite filling. One can also choose from a several desserts and coffees. The ambiance in the cafe is casual and friendly.