When you’re in Miami, apart from the beaches, you’re there for the food. Miami is home to the best Latin American Restaurants in the country. Whether you want Central or South American influences, Caribbean or Cuban food, Miami has the flavors you’re looking for. There are many of these restaurants to choose from in Miami, but these few are truly excellent.
Latin chef Horacio Rivadero infuses the flavors of Latin America into every dish he creates at the OLA Restaurant in Miami. Begin with a specialty mojito before wrapping your taste buds around Chef Rivadero’s world renowned ceviches. For a culinary experience you won’t regret, order the beef tenderloin Churrasco, the crispy pork with mustard mojo, or the Florida sweet corn empanada. All Chef Rivadero’s entrees are prepared using a dynamic combination of Spanish, Caribbean, and Pan Latin flavors.
Chef Jimmy Carey’s first love is food, so much so that he has a degree in culinary arts from Johnson and Wales. Having garnered experience from an eclectic group of restaurants including Morton’s, Ruth’s Chris, Brasserie le Coze in New York, and Michael Caine’s South Beach Brasserie, Chef Carey has honed his skills to perfection.
Try Jimmy’z large variety of paninis, large salads, and sandwiches. Also, keep an eye out for the spectacular mofongo (fried plantains). Only the freshest, quality ingredients are used. They offer excellent counter-service, delivery, take-out, and catering as the premier reasonably priced “boutique-esque–bistro-brasserie” styled restaurant in Miami. Jimmy’z is the place for the best Puerto Rican dishes.
Enriqueta’s Sandwich Shop
Don’t let the “sandwich shop” fool you. Patrons of Enriqueta’s little joint on 29th Street also enjoy the delicious breakfasts, black beans, and perfectly seasoned Bistec de Puerco. The service is based on friendliness, the flavors are fresh, and the atmosphere feels like home. Watch for servers to call you “mi amor” and split sandwich orders in half if you request it. This restaurant is simply delicious—and you must try the pan con bistec; it’s the best in Miami.
Latin Café 2000
The Latin Café 2000 serves traditional Latin-American cuisine. It’s the perfect combination of quality food, upscale environment, reasonable prices, and enhanced service. The decor is decidedly tropical, creating an entertaining environment. Guests are seated and served at tables by the friendly staff and offered a menu with a Latin theme—including flavorful, large portions of food. The Latin Café uses only fresh products and has introduced a cooking oil with 0 grams of Trans fat. If you prefer outdoor dining, the patio seating is set among beautiful tropical foliage, upbeat music, and a display of fountains.
Each Latin restaurant in Miami has its own flair and charm. It’s difficult to leave any out since the experience will be unique and pleasant no matter what. But regardless of where you dine, the flavors, the colors, and the sabor of Latin American cooking in Miami will have you returning for more.