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Bernie's L.A. Cafe - CLOSED

Map & Directions 1570 Alton Road
Miami Beach, FL 33139
  • Latin
  • Sun-Thu 10am-10pm, Fri-Sat 10am-11pm
  • All Major Credit Cards
  • Delivery, Kid Friendly, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
  • Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch
  • Beer/Wine
  • Recommended for Large Parties
  • Meters


Miami New Times' Description

Bernie's L.A. Café opened recently to a packed house on Alton Road, and it continues to pack 'em in. Part of the built-in appeal is familiarity with chef/owner Bernie Matz, who has a following from his Café at Books & Books. There is no literary backdrop to L.A. (Latin American) Café, just about 30 seats and a counter. It's located where The Spot sandwich shop used to be. The menu is extensive and inexpensive. There are tacos, burgers, seafood cocktails, ceviches, tapas, salads, sandwiches cold and a la plancha, quesadillas, fajita wraps, sweet potato fries, main plates, sides, fresh-squeezed lemonade, and cafecitos. Each day brings a different soup du jour ($4) and a trio of daily specials that come with white rice, black beans, and maduros (solid deal at $9). One favorite: Tuesday's lechón asado special and a grilled flank steak fajita that comes in a whole-wheat tortilla with grilled onions, roasted red peppers, and avocado salsa. The beef has no antibiotics or hormones. Bernie's offers simple, fresh, and tasty home-cooked Latin fare without a fuss. It serves lunch daily and stays open for dinner until 10 p.m. weeknights, an hour later Friday and Saturday. Plus there's delivery. We like it.

Member Reviews

  • misterdirk wrote a review for Bernie's L.A. Cafe
    on 09/29/10

    Bernie's is a total hidden treasure. It's delicious food plus they DELIVER to your house which is hard to find on South Beach. The ceviche's, the shrimp tacos, the coconut crusted tuna, the octopus salad, the grilled mahi wraps are all totally insane. Seriously. Their tacos kill Lime and Mercadito. Bernie's is the real deal (it's the chef from Books & Books on Lincolnd).

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Tips from foursquare

  • @LincolnScoop on 03/07/12

    Delicious but always packed, so come with plenty of time! - twitter.com/LincolnScoop

  • Kevan D. on 12/05/10

    Amazing food, but be prepared for a long wait

  • Rosario D. on 09/20/11

    Really good prices and food. Excellent choice for lunch or delivery service. Try the fish tacos ! yummy !

  • Felix D. on 12/31/10

    This is the place to eat on the beach. You must try the grilled chicken churrasco.

  • Felix D. on 06/05/11

    If you are fish lover. You MUST ABSOLUTELY MUST try the Pescado Frito special!

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