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Tap Tap

Map & Directions 819 Fifth St.
Miami Beach, FL 33139
  • Caribbean, Haitian
  • Sun, Tue-Thu 5pm-11pm, Fri-Sat 5pm-12am
  • All Major Credit Cards
  • Catering, Kid Friendly, Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Private Party, Takeout, Vegetarian Friendly, Wheelchair Accessible
  • Dinner, Lunch
  • Full bar
  • Not Necessary, Accepted
  • Garage, Meters, Street


Miami New Times' Description

Entrée hits include red snapper: a whole fish crisply fried and curled on a platter like some fisherman's trophy; stewed goat in tomato-based sauce that is strangely reminiscent of pot roast; fried pork chunks, marinated in sour orange juice and a touch of Scotch bonnet peppers; and a grilled half-chicken, touted on the menu as free-range, which is a heckuva huge bird for $12. Plus main dishes come with a tostone disk and choice of white rice with a cup of soupy black beans or the two combined. Snapper is the highest-priced item ($19), with most main courses $15 and below. Top Tap Tap sides include airy malanga fritters and mayi moulen, a peasants' porridge of white cornmeal and red beans. There are great tropical fruit rum cocktails and joyfully vibrant paintings and murals. Since opening the eatery in 1994, owner Katherine Kean, a Haitian documentary filmmaker, has used the space to vigorously promote the cuisine, art, and music of her island's culture.

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  • Roslyn R. wrote a review for Tap Tap
    on 03/16/12

    My sisters and I are here in Miami on vacation. We heard such good reviews about Tap Tap. My sneakers were sticking to the dirty floor from the moment I walked in the door. We requested the Rum punch and a Mojito. The drinks were horrible, and two items that I wanted to order was not available. When we received the bill, we noticed... More >>

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  • AskMen on 02/25/10

    The iconic Haitian restaurant on South Beach feeds you everything Haiti, making you open your eyes at the wonderful cuisine the country has to offer.

  • Miami New Times on 11/13/12

    It appears the Haitian mixologists at Tap Tap have beaten the Cubans in serving a delicious mojito! Oh snap! It’s made the old fashioned way with no sucrose-laden mix. Yum!

  • Esquire on 02/01/11

    Congratulations, you've found one of Esquire's Best Bars in America. This isn't strictly a bar. It's a very decent Haitian restaurant with a really first-rate bar. Get the rum punch.

  • Miami New Times on 08/22/12

    The difference the mojito here and other places it that specialty Haitian rum they use, because it's dark and aged it layers the other traditional flavors, and it is so good!

  • Abdul M. on 08/12/11

    Try the spicy conch, delicious!

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  • 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. every Mon., Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri.

    Half-off all rum cocktails and bar treats.

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