It's always a party at Kendale Lakes' On The Border Mexican Grill, where the Mexican dishes are so incredibly tasty fans have a hard time containing their excitement (just read the chain of five-star reviews!).
Unwind with a glass of wine or cocktail with your meal — this restaurant has a wonderful selection of drinks to accompany your dinner.
At this restaurant, kids of all ages are welcome.
Don't miss out on the private room at On The Border Mexican Grill — you'll want to reserve the space the next time you and your whole crew need a place to celebrate together.
Free wireless Internet is also available at On The Border Mexican Grill, so bring your tablet or laptop along.
At On The Border Mexican Grill, there's no need to confine your meal to a traditional dining room — outdoor seating is available when the weather is warm.
You won't find a suit in here! Business casual dress is the norm at On The Border Mexican Grill.
Impress the visitors at your next gathering by calling in On The Border Mexican Grill for catering.
Can't stay at this restaurant long? Pick up and go home.
The parking lot near On The Border Mexican Grill will have you in and out in a jiffy.
A mid-priced establishment, On The Border Mexican Grill offers meals that typically cost about $30 or less.
For the area's highest rated Mexican cuisine, be sure to check out On The Border Mexican Grill.
So amp up your lunch hour and head over to On The Border Mexican Grill for a casual Mexican meal.
So when you're stomach starts growling, satisfy your hunger with a delicious Mexican-style dish from On The Border Mexican Grill.
Outback Steakhouse takes their beef seriously, earning them a multi-star rating from their many loyal customers.
Gluten-free dishes with fresh flavors await you at Outback Steakhouse.
Find the perfect vintage to complement your meal — this restaurant offers a fine selection of wines, beers, and beyond.
The whole family can enjoy a meal at this restaurant with its kid-friendly fare.
For some fresh air during the non-winter months, dine outside on Outback Steakhouse's patio.
Skip long waits and head to Outback Steakhouse with your large group for easy seating.
Relaxed attire is perfectly fine at Outback Steakhouse, known for its laid-back ambience.
Leaving the couch is half the battle. Your foods awaits your pickup at this restaurant.
Call Outback Steakhouse for catering if you have a big event coming up.
Outback Steakhouse is located in a prime location surrounded by various parking options.
Outback Steakhouse makes bikers feel at ease with the multiple storage racks outside.
Who s hungry for great grub at a reasonable rate? Outback Steakhouse s yummy creations will leave a mark in your memory but not a dent in your pocketbook.
Critics award the most brownie points to the restaurant's dinner offerings, but breakfast and lunch are also available.
For the be-all and end-all of steakhouses, people can't stop talking about Outback Steakhouse. Try it today and judge the sky-high ratings for yourself.
Outback Steakhouse is a steakhouse committed to serving up the best cuts for an exceptional dining experience.
At Cadillac Ranch, you can enjoy a classic American burger or sandwich.
Take a peek at the drink menu here, and make sure to sample something off the list.
If you're in need of a booster seat, this restaurant's got you covered. This is a great spot for the whole family.
Seating is readily available at Cadillac Ranch for those with large parties.
Wanna soak up the sun? Come grab a bite at Cadillac Ranch and sit out on their gorgeous patio.
Noisy crowds plus raging music creates a very loud environment at this restaurant.
No need to ditch your furry friend when visiting Cadillac Ranch — dogs are welcome there.
Don't spend time or money shopping for a new dinner outfit
Cadillac Ranch's laid-back vibe accepts jeans, T-shirts, and everything in between.
At this restaurant, you can work your arms a little. Pick up the food yourself and carry it out.
Score parking in the lot adjacent to Cadillac Ranch, a local restaurant.
If your preferred mode of transit is of the two wheel variety, you're in luck — there's tons of bike parking outside the restaurant.
For great dishes that fall smack dab in the middle when it comes to price, Cadillac Ranch is a reasonable option for diners of different budgets.
You'll definitely want to reconsider going anywhere else when the food at Cadillac Ranch tastes like pure heaven!
So when you just need a place to go, Cadillac Ranch is the perfect restaurant serving up American classics in Miami.
For fresh maki, Miami's Fuji Hana Japanese Restaurant has got you covered.
Don't go thirsty during dinner! This restaurant also offers a splendid drink list featuring wine, beer, and more.
This restaurant welcomes kids, too, so you can feel good about bringing the whole family.
Fuji Hana Japanese Restaurant has a large dining room, making it easy to seat large parties.
Shake off the stiff workday duds at Fuji Hana Japanese Restaurant — attire is casual.
Call Fuji Hana Japanese Restaurant for catering if you have a big event coming up.
Homebodies can take advantage of this restaurant's delivery and take-out options.
At Fuji Hana Japanese Restaurant, diners can score a guaranteed parking spot close to the restaurant.
Store your bike at a nearby rack and enjoy a bite to eat at Fuji Hana Japanese Restaurant.
Fuji Hana Japanese Restaurant s fare is so good, you ll want to sample everything on the menu (and with its middle-of-the-road prices, you can!).
The restaurant is open from morning through evening, but the dinner menu serves the tastiest reviews.
Head on over to Fuji Hana Japanese Restaurant for authentic Japanese food that just can't be beat in taste.
Get your cup of coffee with a side of cream cheese at The Outrageous Bagel Co. — this fresh bagel spot is the perfect way to start your day.
Youngsters are more than welcome to join mom and dad at this restaurant.
Have a large group? No problem. Head to The Outrageous Bagel Co. for easy seating.
Enjoy the luxury of eating a delicious meal outside at The Outrageous Bagel Co.
Surf the web from your tablet or laptop on The Outrageous Bagel Co.'s complimentary wifi.
The Outrageous Bagel Co. is a casual spot to dine, so don't worry about being underdressed.
That's right! The Outrageous Bagel Co. will bring their delicious food to your house for any occasion.
Want to enjoy this restaurant without the wait? Get it to go.
Tired of driving in circles? Head to The Outrageous Bagel Co. for a bite to eat and find quick parking in the lot next door.
You can load up on the snacks and treats at The Outrageous Bagel Co. since prices are so low.
For a quick and easy payment solution at The Outrageous Bagel Co., pay by major credit card.
So when you're ready for breakfast in the morning, head to The Outrageous Bagel Co. and take a bite out of the very best bagels.
Deemed "pizza of the year" every year by Two Brothers Pizzeria's loyal fans, this deliciously-cheesy pizza will have you reaching for seconds, thirds, and even fourths.
Two Brothers Pizzeria will keep those with dietary needs happy with a menu filled with gluten-free and low-fat items.
Bring the whole clan to this pizzeria — kids and parents will love the menu and ambience here.
The patio seating at Two Brothers Pizzeria is perfect for those warm summer days.
If you're more interested in a cozy night at home, this pizzeria also offers delivery and take-out options.
Parking is plentiful, so patrons can feel free to bring their vehicles.
So who's hungry? The highly-acclaimed pizza at Two Brothers Pizzeria is ready and waiting to be served.
Find out how many slices you can eat! Two Brothers Pizzeria's pizza comes with high ratings and a low-key vibe, so take your time enjoying your pie.
For hot pizza and a cool atmosphere, be sure to stop in at Two Brothers Pizzeria.
For a hot pizza that packs in all the flavors you love, stop on by Two Brothers Pizzeria.
The Food Truck phenomenon has spread like wildfire across the country and Miami is no exception. Just over a year ago, Miami had approximately 50 trucks on the road and now that number is approaching 100 or more. Food Trucks roam the streets of Miami solo or roar into rallies from South Miami all the way up to Palm Beach County almost every day of the week.
Latin Burger and gastropod were some of the first trucks on the road and the pioneers of the Food Truck frenzy in Miami. BTTR - short for Biscayne Triangle Truck Round-Up - is the most longstanding Food Truck rally and began in 2009. Every Tuesday night, you are sure to find 15-20 trucks in front of Johnson and Wales University, slinging their food for crowds.
Everyone is sure to find something at BTTR to tickle their palate - how about a Bubble Tea from Boba Station? My favorite is the lychee slushie with orange pearls - bursts of fruit and sweet that leave you craving just one more (technically, I had one more plus since I also had to sample the Papaya and the Black Milk Tea).
The Bubble Tea is perfect to wash down a true eyes-roll-to-the-back-of-your-head favorite - the Grilled Blue and Bacon (crisp bacon with creamy blue cheese and green onion on sourdough bread). This sandwich, along with several other signature snacks, come hot and melting off the grill of Ms. Cheezious® - may I recommend the Crabby Cheese Melt or the Swiss and Guava special?
But you can’t stop there. Food truck rallies are not about stopping at one truck. The siren song of El Rincon del Coqui is calling you to come and sample a huge, flavorful Tripleta Sandwich, Puerto Rico's famous three meat sandwich. It comes complete with incredible sauce and crispy potato sticks. Bring friends - this is a monster, must-share sandwich.
If fish tacos are your indulgence of choice, check out Purple People Eatery which has a crispy Miami Mahi taco topped with chipotle mayo and pineapple-jalapeno salsa. Another option is Jefe’s Original Fish Taco and Burgers - a quick bite and make sure you request some of the house hot sauce!
Porkalicious has more bacon, pulled pork, marinated pork, grilled pork and chicharrones than any other truck I have seen. They even have you covered with bacon ice cream for dessert!
And if dessert is what you want, then dessert is what you get. For those that have the stomach for it, the Krispy Kreme shake and/or Nutella shake from Big Kahuna are the dessert waves to ride. Donuts. In a Shake. Think about that.
Fireman Derek has scrumptious sweets - chocolate flan, pie pops and award-winning Key lime pie. Cupcakes may be more your style and Clarabelle’s Cupcakes gives a great selection, including a Lavender Cupcake with Lavender icing! Shaved ice may be the perfect solution to cool off as well but if you are looking for me, you can find me at the Bubble Tea truck … sampling. Again.
Other standup weekly food truck rallies include Young Circle in Hollywood on Mondays, BTTR on Tuesdays, and Bayfront on Wednesdays - Come hungry!
For calendars and locations of the Miami Food Truck rallies - check out: South Florida Food Trucks.
Nightly crowds with appetites fueled by drinks and dancing used to overwhelm street vendors around Havana's nightclubs in their search for hearty food, prompting cooks to invent a simple snack that combined salty, sweet, and sour flavors in each bite. Named for their popularity around midnight, medianoche sandwiches typically layer roast pork, sliced pickles, and swiss cheese between two gently toasted pieces of yellow egg bread. Although these late-night staples hail from Cuba, they've made their way to a number of much-lauded Miami-area eateries.
Islas Canarias: The chefs incorporate some international flavors, but their faithfulness to Cuba's most iconic dishes earned it Miami New Times' award for Best Cuban Restaurant in 2011. In addition to importing sausages and other cured meats for their sandwiches, the café's chefs also carry on culinary tradition by making medianoche sandwiches until as late as 11 p.m.
Puerto Sagua: Frommer's called this venerable diner "one of the most reasonably priced places left on the beach for simple, hearty fare." Its doors remain open until 2 a.m. every night of the week, inviting passersby to stop in for a quick bite before continuing their revelry.
Versailles Restaurant: Originally founded in 1971, the restaurant prides itself on being a hotspot for Miami's Cuban community. 3 Guys from Miami describes this sense of history, saying, "the restaurant is a lot like the Cuba of old—loud, boisterous, and full of excitement, just dripping in Cuban patriotism." Golden-brown medianoche sandwiches continue emerging from the kitchen until as late as 4:30 a.m. on Saturdays.
Enriqueta's Sandwich Shop: Although its doors close long before sunset, the Zagat-rated eatery defies tradition by still featuring a medianoche sandwich. Food & Wine magazine emphasized the shop's authentic Cuban ambience in 2004, saying, "the Formica benches and loud Spanish chatter make you feel that you are, as the locals say, not far from America."
There are a lot of factors that go into making a successful restaurant - partners that share a vision, culinary talent and creativity, a diligent and knowledgeable front of house and a concept that will take off. The Pubbelly group in Miami checks all of those boxes, plus has some of the most fun and exciting food that you want to eat over and over again.
Pubbelly as a group comprises four restaurants: Pubbelly Gastro Pub, Barceloneta, Pubbelly Sushi and, the newest, Macchialina. All of the partners are Chefs and Hospitality Professionals and, most importantly, they are hands on every single day. The vision and expertise (plus pure FUN!) of the partners make the Pubbelly restaurants a true culinary adventure.
One of our goals has been to complete the Pubbelly Crawl - a tour of all four of the restaurants and to sample their signature and seasonal dishes. We did it and our primary takeaway was - When can we go back?
Pubbelly Gastro Pub
There are no distractions from the menu at the Pubbelly Gastro Pub. Brick walls, wood tables and a neighborhood feel allow you to be comfy while perusing an inspired menu full of imaginative, reasonably priced plates. Our server was incredibly knowledgeable and enthusiastic about the menu and steered us in the most delicious directions.
We oohed & aahed over the Dates avec Chorizo with goat cream and bacon and scooped forkfuls of the perfectly formed Housemade Gnudi with pumpkin and black lager jus. The signature McBelly slider is a must-have with a crunchy and flavorful kimchee and delicious barbecue sauce.
The wild plate that was surprisingly scrumptious was the Foie and Nutella. I am all about Foie anything, but the Nutella even gave me pause. Crispy toasts, melted Nutella and creamy, rich Foie mousse made this a mindblowing experience - the first bite is all about processing the rich ingredients. The second bite is pure heaven.
Pubbelly Gastro Pub has seasonal offerings as well as an occasionally changing menu - look for the Braised Berkshire Pork Cheeks with potato foam (I am addicted!), horseradish cream, and caviar jus. It will complete your life.
When you think Barceloneta, you should think Catalan Bistro; a lively atmosphere, always busy and an open kitchen that allows you to see the innovative Chef Juliana Gonazalez at work. She never disappoints!
Service at Barceloneta follows along the same stellar path as Pubbelly Gastro Pub - the servers are full of information and happy to guide you through the menu according to your preferences. The Bistro Plates are my favorites. Barceloneta allows me to eat how I love to eat - multiple plates to share with each bite introducing a new flavor experience.
Dinner is a winding journey through dishes like the mandatory Barceloneta Pulpo a Feira - octopus, fingerling potato foam, pimento and chorizo (the best I have ever had); and the exquisite head-on Gambas con Chocolate - langoustines, garlic, sherry, and chocolate picada.
Don’t overlook the signature shishito peppers with candied walnuts resting on a scoop of Valdeon cheese or the mouthwatering Ensalada de Alachofa - baby artichokes, frisse, arugula, wheat berries, Serrano ham, and Manchego cheese finished with a truffle vinaigrette. Dessert is not meant to fill you up further, but rather sweep you away on clouds of salted caramel delight that are enhanced with chocolate crumbs and layers of raspberries.
In a complete departure from the Gastro Pub and Barceloneta, Pubbelly Sushi opened in October 2011; however, the Pubbelly brand is completely present in the decor, neighborhood conviviality and stellar service. The Pork Belly and Clams Sushi Roll could also be a giveaway (and a definite recommendation!).
Pubbelly Sushi is not your traditional sushi but experiential eating with intriguing combos. One of our favorite dishes is Tostones con Ceviche - hamachi ceviche served with fried plantains. The tang of the ceviche combined with the just-perfect mild crunch of the tostones will get me back again and again.
We stayed on the non-traditional path enjoying delights like the Maine Lobster New England Style roll (with Yuzu!) and the Southern Fried Soft Shell Crab with Kimchee, Mustard Slaw, and Shiso Ranch. The unusual combos make it so much fun to choose different bites from the menu!
Two of the must-try dishes (although there is not anything that we would not recommend so far!) are the Bigeye Tuna roll - spicy tuna, arroz Pegao, rocotto cream and sea salt and the Hamachi Jalapeno sashimi. Both are flavor explosions and both have the same result - you want to request another order, hoard it from your friends and eat it immediately.
Since I am a Northeast transplant, Macchialina felt a bit like coming home. It is the latest addition to the Pubbelly group and front of house and kitchen are under the deft Northeastern-influenced vision of owners Chef Michael Pirolo and General Manager Jennifer Chaefsky. They have created a neighborhood haven with a generous daily Happy Hour with Pizza and Peroni for $10, a menu filled to the brim with rustic Italian plates and servers that present the menu famously.
The motto on the menu is "Life is a combination of magic and pasta" (Federico Fellini) and the dish that brought the magic most particularly for me was the Beet Filled Mezzaluna - perfect al dente ravioli half moons filled with ricotta salata and topped with finely diced beets and brown butter and sprinkled with poppy seeds. Sublime, magical and unforgettable.
As I was waxing poetic on beets and mezzaluna, the Creamy Polenta with sausage ragu and cipollini arrived to distract and delight. Mounds of Broccolini al Cesare is compulsory - the toasted garlic and pile of deliciously dressed greens will change how you think about Caesar anything. Cavatelli Macchialina with baby meatballs was satisfying and only lacking in that I wanted about 20 more of the meatballs.
To round off dinner, you must have the Tiramisu. The espresso granita and chocolate crumble is paired with a mascarpone pudding that can make you weep.
As with all of the Pubbelly restaurants, picking favorites is hard to do and I won’t even attempt. Each restaurant has something so unique to offer but always with the consistent Pubbelly stellar quality present.
Just when you think you have experienced something completely amazing, there is another plate, another dish, another experience. Ambiance, a distinctive vision, neighborhood comfort, and pocketbook friendly prices are all part of the adventure on the Pubbelly Crawl. I'm ready to do it again!