I’m on vacation with my boyfriend in Florida visiting his Jamaican mother. I’m being inundated with Jamaican people and Jamaican food for 10 days. Oh mi, I’m loving it!! If you want genuine Jamaican patties then Sonia’s is the place. When people found out we were stopping at Sonias for patties the cell phone was ringing off the hook. All of his moms friends wanted us to pick up patties for them. We ended up spending $100 and will be going back for more before our trip is over. You call in your order, a dozen at a time and pick them up in an hour. Its tiny little place in a random strip mall.
Favorite Dish: I’d say a Jamaican patty is a cross between an oversized Pierogi, beef burrito and spicy sloppy joe. The kind I had were spicy ground beef sandwiched in a pastry. They have curry too. No doubt they are bad for you which makes them that much tastier!
I loved this Cuban diner not only because the food was good,but because it flies in the face of what South Beach is. The place looks like any other diner, except it's all Cuban. Your waitress may not speak much English, but you'll get what you want. I bellied up to the counter and ordered "Cuban beef stew" which came with bread and some delicious grilled plantains (it seems that every Cuban meal comes with plantains). They serve beer as well. It's really casual and cheap, and a classic old-school kind of place. A must-visit if you are in South Beach.
we had to drive a long way from 107 ave in kendall to this restaurant which is in NW 25th ave area, a fairly new area, more commercial than residential but the colombian presence could be felt.
walked in all the workers looked paysanos and a distinct colombian feel to the place but i cant tell you exactly what , certainly the brashness of cuban cafes were absent, most of the clientele were also non cuban miami latins, it was evident from the quietness of the restaurant. family groups eating without much gesturing and polite.
our waitress was sandras, from medellin and i was reminded of the few trips i had made there.
my sister insisted that we have pescade a la plancha which was so delicious i cannot begin to describe it. i can see why she and her husband goes there often to eat the fish grilled to perfection which comes with platanos, like a very large patacones, with rice and avacado and tomato and with sauce
Favorite Dish: Pescado a la plancha, just delicious
a nice touch ( colombian? south american sophistication rather than the caribbean brashness?), wines were individual bottles which had more than one glass, and from chile. what a nice touch and priced just at 2.8 euros, cheaper than a small perrier in paris..
the meal was really inexpensive compared to the ambience and the quality of the food. on my next visit i will insist that my friends once again take me there.. to remind me of alvaro mutis and fernando botero and those nights of love and jasmines in medellin with restrepos and jaramilos and sweet sweet kisses..
this restaurant is situated in a nicer part of town. the owner is a congenial man from Lebanon. i have eaten here on many occasions, usually with arab people from Jamaica. the inside ofthe restaurant is welcoming. the last two occasions i have had the same waiter, a porteno, with whom i could share my nostalgia bout Buenos Aires. He brought me a nice glass of red wine, a malbec from argentina
Favorite Dish: the usual array of the lebanese dishes
whole wheat pita
maze or koldomar
chicken and lamb kebab
there were five of us and we all ate very well. good servive and good food
This is a little diner that specializes in Spanish sandwiches and other like fare. Its cool because you can sit right on Collins Avenue and watch all the Miami Beachers going by.
Favorite Dish: I had a steak sandwich that was on fresh baked bread and had a fried egg on it (which sounded weird at first but turned out to be awesome!).
This is a nice grill located in Northwest Miami. They serve tons of food from all over the carribbean and Latin America.
Favorite Dish: The Cuban. Its a sandwich that has 3 types of meats and lettuce. The bread was kind of hard, but good.
There's a great selection of dishes to choose from....Delicious cheese fondues, salads, seafood/meat fondues, and dessert fondues!!!!!...and delicous martinis!!!
It's a different experience than other restaurants...it's my personal absolute favorite!!!
this restaurant has that feeling of a neighbourhood restaurant in a middle class neighbourhood in Buenos Aires. Unpretentious, staffed by people with varying spanish accents. always comfortably full and with good service. they have specials during the lunch time, in which a baby churrasco is a popular dish
Favorite Dish: I had grilled Mahi Mahi which truly melted in the mouth. My sister had baby churrasco which is a small steak done to your liking.
with two accompaniments: blackbeans and rice ; sweet plantains. a good meal
it is not that expensive at all. the bill was only 24 usd including tax and tips. slightly cheaper during lunch time. didnt try any wine.
Everytime I am in Miami, i try to eat here at least once. Wife cooks and the gentleman husband, elderly serves. non pretentious. good tasty tucker.
Favorite Dish: I recommend Mussuman Curry. Panang Curry. with Tofu or Shrimp
i have had most of their dishes including Pad Thai and Pad Keow me, which is much like Keow Teow ( spelling?) sold in Malaysia.
the accompanying thai salad is very similar to the mango salad in viet restaurants but with local ingredients and peanut sauce.
Delano is my favorite spot in Miami... it's a hotel that has a fantastic restaurant, great bar on the pool side... and what a pool... 50yrds long bordered with palm trees and bungalows hosting big beds allowing the patrons to relax and sip their drinks Roman's style.
The restaurant is wonderful. Madona's hired a great french chef, which delivers fantastic dishes, very subtle and seasonned, marrying eclectic combinations of produce. The result is amazing... in a somptuous decor built up by french architect Stark. This restaurant is top notch, the service is impecable and the prices are reasonable given the quality of the place... $50 per head without wine... If you like full body wines, I recommend their Russian River. Will be perfect with their filet mignon.
There is a wonderful intimate restaurant in historic downtown Homestead Florida.
The menu is limited, but everything on it is top notch.
A family from New Orleans made Homestead their new home.
Tucked away in Homestead"s Antique Mall is this warm, curious restaurant.
Favorite Dish: The menu is small. Oyster and Shrimp PoBoys, seafood gumbo, jambalaya with generous amounts of sausage and seafood, the rice is infused with flavors you not describe.
For a lighter choice, the chicken pesto salad is delicious.
Excellent coffee's and beers add to the pleasure of this cafe.
My sister Jackie was born in England but was brought up in Jamaica and educated in England ( Isle of Wight). Learned to cook Middle Eastern Food because of her marriage into a Lebanese family from Jamaica.
Before I arrive in Miami: from Cuba or Paris or los Indios, I give her enough notice and sure enough, a nice dinner, with unexpected flavours would be waiting. What is more important is the love she puts into it and the care with which she makes sure that i eat it, and share her precious time with me.
Every one should have a sister like Jackie!
Favorite Dish: Lebanese specialities, she would make all the condiments from the scratch: hummus, tahina, baba ganoush, labna
Jamaican specialities too numerous to mention
and as the picture shows, fresh fish pan seared..
thank you sister
This cozy little restaurant nestled amidst nail shops and other glitter ones, at a small shopping plaza in sunset road just before you reach 107th
it was opened about 15 years ago or so I was told by a retired couple from Thailand. The old man waits at the table and the old lady does the cooking and you can get a reasonably good meal for about ten dollars per person.
Favorite Dish: Panang Curry
I was told this was the best barbecue place in Miami, then found out it was ranked 4th or 5th. In any case, this was a really great place to eat, and has a very good reputation for it. We found this out when we got there at 8PM on a Thursday night with a line out the door and wrapped around the corner of the building. We decided we would take a shot at it, and endured the line, which went rather quickly.
Favorite Dish: Wings. Very good. I know it wasn't BBQ, but they were great anyway.
Rocky Aoki, founder of Benihana, was first introduced to the teppan-style of cooking in the early 1940's. Today teppanyaki cooking is also known as hibachi. In Japan, the preparation of food is an art form and teppanyaki is no exception. During its 200 year history this form of tabletop cooking has developed into a highly refined and beautiful form of expression, characterized by an intricate combination of presentation and knife skills. In 1964 when Benihana opened its first restaurant in New York, the elegant art of teppanyaki cooking was finally introduced to America.
Favorite Dish: Benihana restaurants are traditional Japanese-style hibachi steakhouses - called "teppanyaki." At Benihana, your meal is prepared and served by performing chef, right at your table. Diners can choose from a variety of fresh sushi and other Japanese favorites.
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