What You'll Get
Tap on your taste buds with sharable servings of edible joy with today's Groupon: $15 buys you $35 worth of tasty tapas at Barbu, Miami's first organic tapas bar. Owners Marc and Blue use local, organic ingredients whenever possible to craft the finest plates of Spanish-inspired mini-fare, served in a restaurant as cozy and personable as your living room.
Barbu's menu holds a wealth of Lilliputian treasures to tickle your palate. Try the grilled avocado stuffed with vegetable pâté in shitake-sesame dressing ($9) to start, along with Scottish pheasant terrine with fennel, black truffle oil, and brandy in a fondue cheese crust ($11), or perhaps the wild shrimp sautéed in white rum, Italian flat parsley, and cayenne curry ($12). For the main course, pass around the forest mushrooms ragout with seitan and white beans simmered in island spices ($14) and the jerk duck-leg confit with a mango marinade and truffled mashed potatoes ($17). You'll probably want to linger in Barbu's cozy little dining room with your date, so enjoy a chocolate fondant ($9) or tarte tatin ($8).
Tapas are meant for sharing, so gather a handful of friends or a league of mutually respected enemies with a common goal— destroying Superman—and head to South Beach for a bohemian evening of magnificent Spanish cuisine.
UrbanDaddy raves over hip, cozy Barbu:
- …an understated little nook for you and your date to unwind under the radar with a bit of wine and some French/Caribbean bites…as you enter the space, it feels a bit like walking into a designer pal's stylish new loft (complete with requisite graffiti ceiling art). You'll want to make yourself at home too—settle in on the couch, soak up the eclectic soundtrack, share a few plates of grilled avocado and lamb merguez sausage. – UrbanDaddy
There are only a handful of online reviews for Barbu, but the few on Yelp are glowing:
- first, we tried the pheasant pate with cheese and truffle on top which granted has more of a sausage texture but was absolute heaven...amazing. the owners came and chatted with us throughout our time and they seem like very interesting and genuine people. can't wait to go back! – Nicole M.
- The owners are awesome as always, the vibe is chill, it's totally somewhere you can have a nice dinner and hang out for a couple hours. – Kate M.
When verbally inviting friends to join you at Barbu, you may run into some difficulty if they’re not familiar with the restaurant. Email them this handy disambiguation list to alleviate confusion and avoid turning a night of tapas with friends into a series of dodged judo chops between new blood-rivals.
Barbu: Tapas bar, bringing fresh organic fare to Miami
Bar Boo: Non-committal scare from drunken ghost
Babar: Storybook King of the Elephants
Babur: First Mughal emperor of medieval India
Boober: The saddest Fraggle of them all
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The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Apr 26, 2010. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, 1 per table. May purchase multiple as gifts. Not valid for nightly prix fixe menu. Closed Sundays and Mondays. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.