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For a tasty Spanish supper, head over to El Rincon Asturiano. Diners who avoid fat need to be careful, though, because El Rincon Asturiano's menu does not offer low-fat options. Little ones are just as welcome as their parents at El Rincon Asturiano. Patio tables and chairs are ready for El Rincon Asturiano diners who prefer their meals al fresco. Long guest list? Not a problem at El Rincon Asturiano, where big parties will find plenty of room to spread out in comfort.

Reservations are available, so give the restaurant a call before you head over for the fastest seating. For those in a hurry, the restaurant lets you take your grub to go. Hosting a swanky shindig? Call up El Rincon Asturiano for their catering services.

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Prices are a bit on the higher side, so this might be a good pick for a special night out. The restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner, but it's the dinner menu that really draws the crowds.

225 SW 17th Ave
Miami,
FL
US

Owners Horacio Oliveria and Jennifer Porciello painstakingly plan every detail of their restaurant's decor, including the frescoes and dramatic arches, and their menu to give guests the impression that they've stumbled into a little corner of Italy. As musicians tap their feet on the hand-cut mosaic floors, servers float from table to table, delivering authentic Italian meals and housemade desserts.

68 W Flagler St
Miami,
FL
US

After years of running a successful contemporary art gallery, Stefano Campanini couldn't shake the feeling that something was missing. While many people enjoy contemporary art, even more people enjoy drinking wine while looking at art or drinking wine while looking at wine. Through this realization and with the aid of other enophiles with wine-business savvy, Campanini merged his passions for art and wine under the moniker Wine by the Bay, where he chooses wine like most people choose art. ?I am looking forward to offering something that everyone enjoys and in an environment where the art can be appreciated by many and in an unintimidating way," Campanini says of the new, modern, 1,200-square-foot fine-wine and art boutique located in Downtown Miami, which Miami New Times named 2013's Best Wine Store and Details Magazine called one of the five best new wine stores in the nation in 2012. "At art openings, wine is like a sideshow, but now, it will take center stage."

Similar to identifying great art or choosing the perfect shampoo, finding the ideal wine to enjoy on its own or paired with cuisine involves intensive looking, sniffing, and tasting. Campanini personally samples every wine before approving it for his ample inventory of fine Italian, French, and Californian wines that appeal to a diversity of preferences?ranging in price and varied in origin. The selection is tailored to meet any wine-lover's needs, whether they're looking for an everyday wine, a first-growth Bordeaux, or a high-end rare wine?and the knowledgeable staff are always eager to assist. In addition to selling wine, Wine by the Bay offers classes that focus on the ?must know? varietals and wine regions of the world, taught in a casual and laid-back atmosphere.

888 Biscayne Blvd, Ste 112
Miami,
FL
US

The breadth of the Atlantic Ocean doesn't impact the reach of Alfredo Patino. As the chef and owner of Bin No. 18, the Miami-based chef draws inspiration from the casual cuisine of European bistros while using seasonal, locally sourced ingredients and contemporary technique to lend a bit of New World flair to the ever-changing menus. French, Italian, and Latin American flavors appear throughout Chef Patino's cuisine, adding a global scope to the regionally rooted dishes.

Shareable platters of imported European cheeses and cured meats are served alongside Latin staples, including octopus salad, as well as classic Italian entrees made with homemade pastas. But recreating time-honored classics isn't the only thing that Chef Patino does. He also demonstrates a willingness to experiment by fusing New and Old World influences. This culinary whimsy is evident in the kitchen's modern interpretation of a Cuban sandwich—complete with slow-roasted pork, brie, and fig sauce—which earned a spot on Food & Wine magazine's list of the Best Sandwiches in the U.S.

And much like the European bistros that originally inspired Chef Patino, Bin No. 18 features an extensive wine list. Like his menu, the wine list takes a global approach by including bottles from Spain, France, Italy, Germany, Portugal, Hungary, Greece, and Austria, as well as Argentina, New Zealand, South Africa, Washington State, California, and Oregon. This variety of options ensures that numerous pairing options are available for diners looking to enjoy a glass with their meal or collection of small plates. CBS Miami was also impressed by the selection, placing Bin No. 18 on its 2011 list of the Best Wine Bars In South Florida.

The Old World inspiration shines through a bit more clearly in the restaurant's décor, which skews more toward a rustic, yet refined ambiance as opposed to a nouveau vibe. Wooden wine barrels sit beside tables with avocado-green chairs, occasionally doubling as small side tables. At the same time, the collection of crystal chandeliers dangling from the ceiling adds a bit of classical elegance to the space.

1800 Biscayne Blvd.
Miami,
Florida
US

Mealtime at Time for Wine is a bit like piecing together a puzzle. Guests scour the menu of Spanish-style tapas, and then they select a sampling of both hot and cold dishes that pair well with their preferred wine. The options are plentiful, with rich manchego cheese cutting through the acidity of the house's red wine, and stuffed olives offering a salty counterpoint to the subtle sweetness of the caprese panini. Though many dishes feature meat, such as the ham croquettes and the chorizo sautéed in red wine, vegetarians can easily find meat-free alternatives such as eggplant-and-bell-pepper spread and fried chickpeas.

2200 Northeast 2nd Avenue
Miami,
FL
US

Bunbury is a restaurant, a bar, a wine shop, and?when the seasons warm the fairy light-crossed patio?a music venue with an outdoor stage. You'd think it'd be tough to match one aesthetic so many jobs, but the rustic interior pulls it off. Inside, there are chalkboards, collected corks, and candles that flicker with gourmet, freshly harvested flames.

All of this, however, is merely setting the mood for Bunbury's main attraction: the food. The menu centers around several varieties of empanadas and expertly muddled mojitos and Malbec juleps. Other dishes include the lightly fried meat filets known as milanesas, and burratas, which are cream-filled dollops of homemade mozzarella.

2200 NE 2nd Ave.
Miami,
FL
US