00000 - 00000 of 00000
00,000 of 00,000
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.
Miami Spice, now in its 11th year, has grown to become one of the most popular events of the year. For two months, its a foodie's dream -- South Beach Wine & Food Festival at Festival Flea Market ... More »
See Best of Miami: Best MojitoErnest Hemingway -- author, journalist, hunter, sportsman, and booze hound -- will celebrate his 113th birthday Saturday, July 21. That day, thousands of fans and lookali... More »
On June 1, in anticipation of our final ten countdown of Miami New Times' favorite dishes, we asked you to choose the restaurant that serves the best dish in Miami.The poll was furiously tweeted by re... More »
PLEASE READ - BAD FOOD AND THEY TRY TO SCAM YOU
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 that each item was priced $1-2 higher than the price listed on the menu. We also noticed that they charge you a 20% gratuity even for 3 people. We paid for the bill in cash. My sister made the waiter sign the bill after he received the cash. We were almost 1 block away when the waiter Alirio, came running down the street after us. He tried to say that we owed him more money. Our bill was $110, but he tried to present us a bill with similar items that was $127. We do not drink beer. We showed Alirio the bill that he signed, and he still tried to scam us. I got irate, and I let him know I was from New York and he was not going to scam me for more money. PLEASE DO NOT GO TO THIS PLACE!!! They are not clean, or honest people.
Yeah, yeah, we know. The mojito is Cuban. And in a city rich in Cuban influences, we chose Tap Tap, a Haitian restaurant, as having the best mojitos. Just calm down for a second and take a long sip of your drink, will ya? Ahhh, now we're talking. The perfect mixture of sweet and tart, the Tap Tap mojito ($8) is made the old-fashioned way -- with freshly muddled mint, pure cane sugar, and squeezed limes (no sucrose-laden mix here). Then, instead of the usual white rum, they add... More »
You'll definitely want a side of kalalou to go with your savory poul di. Unless you order the fresh pwason gwosel, in which case we'd recommend the mayi moulen. It may sound Greek to you, but the Kreyol specials at this long-time South Beach eatery seem to have gotten better of late. The sauces are a little more flavorful, the conch a little more tender, the service a little more professional. And of course the signature mojitos are still some of the best around. Besides the cuisine, it's... More »
The space looks so funky, the crowd so cool, the music just right -- please don't bring the mango salad long before a lone bottle of beer, and have those be the only two "dishes" in front of your group for the next hour! Alas, that was the way it was. No amount of cajoling or directing could bring any rhyme or reason to the order of appetizers, main dishes, drinks, or God forbid water that arrived at the table. Welcome the new Tap Tap! Same funky Haitian art, same cool crowd, but new... More »
Alas for lovers of Haitian compas music, McArthur International Café, with its weekly roster of local and national compas acts, is no more. Roots fans, however, can still find choice vodou rhythms and balladry at old standby Tap Tap. Venerable singer-songwriter (and former Port-au-Prince mayor) Manno Charlemagne is a regular presence on Saturday nights. Fridays bring a shifting set of rasin musicians including Papaloko of Loray Mistik and Richard LaGuerre, formerly of Boukan Ginen,... More »
Find everything you're looking for in your city
Find the best happy hour deals in your city
Get today's exclusive deals at savings of anywhere from 50-90%
Check out the hottest list of places and things to do around your city