Tapas, like books, cars, and husbands, are designed to be shared with those closest to you. Indulge in the best of Spanish-style sharing with today’s Groupon: for $20, you get $40 worth of Spanish tapas and drinks at El Pimiento in Miami Lakes.
Conquering discriminating palates with its tempting small plates, enticing entrees, and cozy, eclectic atmosphere, El Pimiento brings a taste of traditional Spanish dining to South Florida. Sample from a selection of small portions designed to be passed among dining companions both real and imaginary. Nibble upon chistorras, Spanish sausage links simmered in Spanish cider ($6.49), pick at pimientos rostisados, fire-roasted red and yellow peppers ($6.95), or feast fiendishly upon morsels of filetillo con queso cabrales, beef tenderloin accented with aged blue cheese ($10.95).
For those resistant to sharing plates, conversation, or lock-box combinations, El Pimiento also offers a tantalizing array of traditional Spanish entrees, such as the house special corvina alcaparrada, a caper-topped broiled Chilean sea bass ($24.95). A trio of Spanish omelettes pairs America’s favorite yolk-filled fruit with Spanish ingredients, such as manchego cheese, Serrano ham, and chorizo ($5.95–$6.49), and a quartet of sandwiches feeds the fork-un-fortunate by bundling many of the same tastes into an easy to bite bundle ($5.95–$6.95).
Ceiling-stacked wine bottles and crates add a rustic snugness to the quaint dining area, and the potent potions contained within help augment the authentic flavors found on the menu. Friday and Saturday nights are celebrated with live music from 9 p.m. to 12 a.m., though guests on any night should plan to make a reservation, lest they spend the evening pining for the plantain that got away.