Miami Beach, FL 33139
- South American
- Daily 12pm-11pm
- MasterCard, Visa, American Express
- Kid Friendly, Takeout
- Dinner, Lunch
- Not Necessary
Miami New Times' Description
Under the same ownership as the venerable Charlotte Bakery next door, which turns out baked goods and sandwiches from a variety of Latin American nations, this newer café features Venezuelan specialties. A great intro to that nation's cuisine is a sampler including guayanes cheese (similar to mozzarella but looser), tequeños (dough-wrapped sticks of firm white cheese), a fried cornmeal tamale, deep-fried beef mini-empanadas, and house-made guasacaca sauce, a thinner and delectably tangier version of guacamole. And Mojo Shrimp -- fresh Florida shellfish precisely sautéed with a mix of orange, lemon, and cilantro, then finished with a sauce of white wine and butter -- is a surprisingly ambitious starter for such a humble setting. There's a small selection of budget-price wines too. In fact, what looks to be just another empanada joint outside is cute enough inside to be suitable for a romantic bargain date -- except on days when there's a soccer game on TV, and the café turns into a zoo.
Tips from foursquare
cheap and great. I'd never walk in here. if not for yelp
You must eat the skier steak. The best little find in a long time!!
Excelente la entraña con ensalada rusa! Riquísima y el lugar muy ameno
Rico y abundante! Cómo argentina que soy lo recomiendo ;).
Sorry but the restaurant is Bad