The chefs at El Malecon create Dominican cuisine for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. From simple breakfasts of toast and café con leche to seafood dinners, they serve Latin-inspired dishes to conquer cravings at any time of day. Lunch specials throughout the week are available, along with beer or wine at the cantina.
Rice House of Kabob's signature sumac sauce is known for its versatility—so much so that several customers want to buy it by the gallon. The coveted marinade was invented by Ali Shabani, one of the restaurant's four founding brothers, and seems to complement almost any item on the Persian menu. By seasoning char-grilled chicken, sirloin, shrimp, and vegetables, it serves as one of two constants in the kitchen. The other, of course, is rice—the family describes it on the website as "the world's ultimate comfort food" and lays it as a base for several platters, including housemade falafel and combination meals of ground-sirloin kubideh and charbroiled tenderloin.
From the vegetarian dishes to the pan-seared tilapia wrap, every item is prepped from all-natural ingredients. The culinary team arrives early in the morning to slice the preservative-free eats, which they always cook to order instead of reheating them beneath lamps or the smoldering gaze of Yosemite Sam.
Deemed by the Miami New Times to have the Best Exotic Frozen Desserts in 2009, Via Veneto Gelato serves up oodles of distinctly flavored gelato and confections to sweet tooth collectives. Score a small dish ($4.59), large dish ($5.50), or sugar cone ($4) packed with 1 of more than 40 frozen flavors such as almond chocolate, Nutella, or tiramisu gelato. The three-scoop waffle cone ($4.99) comes stacked with a toothsome trio such as lychee, pistachio, or Super dulce, which pairs a heroic dulce de leche with chocolate-chips sidekicks to fight against bland, soft-serve foes. Sorbets such as blackberry, mango, and passion fruit nest deliciously in a cup cone ($3.25) and fat-free, sugar-free Doppiozeros such as coconut and strawberry can be whisked out of the establishment in bambino ($2.80), giovani ($3.95), or signor ($6.95) to-go containers. The confectionery also crafts cakes and offers snacks for dessert diners looking to thaw out their palates.
Selva's Cake Designers helps customers celebrate wedding feasts, quinceañeras, baby showers, and other landmarks with handmade cakes and cupcakes. Layers of sweet buttercream frosting cover traditional multitiered wedding cakes or sculpted fondant creations such as an edible guitar, flowers, and tequila bottles. The skilled confectioners and bakers at Selva's work hard to make their clients' dreams come true, even if those dreams involve devouring a cake meant for 20 people all by yourself.
Super Pizza One's chefs whirl up delectable pies with regular, thin, or thick crust. While they offer pizza suggestions—traditional and house specialties include pesto, four cheese, and Meat Blast—customization is key, as they welcome customer requests of light or extra sauce and well-done or crispy crust. They also provide appetites with pasta, burgers and sandwiches, and desserts such as flan, pie, or cheesecake.