Brickell is one of the those neighborhoods filled with restaurants. Every few steps, there’s an eatery right in front of you. So when a new restaurant opens up, it’s tough to get people’s attention — there’s just so much competition.
Obra is one of those restaurants that shouldn’t have any problems making its presence known. The food at this new Brickell hot spot from Venezuelan chef Carlos Garcia speaks volumes.
Located inside the Jade at Brickell Bay, Obra is all about providing guests with an intimate dining experience. That’s why the first thing you notice is Obra’s wrap-around counter that seats 25. Garcia invites patrons to get up close and personal with the behind-the-scenes undertakings of his team: The attention to detail surrounding each dish is an incredible sight, and seeing them come to life adds a new dimension to dining here.
The cuisine at Obra is predominantly Latin-inspired, but the fare pulls in influences from all around the globe. Expect to see items like Sea Urchin with fried egg and French fries alongside Octopus Bucatini Carbonara. Delectable proteins such as Hiramasa a la Brasa and a Rack of Lamb with plantain mole and fried eggplant are ideal for sharing; portions are generous but still manageable enough to keep guilt to a minimum. A strong bar program featuring A Non-Traditional Negroni (mezcal foreverrrrr) and other notable cocktails rounds out the delicious offerings at Obra.
Eating at Obra is an adventure. You’re going to be introduced to flavors you’re not familiar with, so come in with an open mind (and palate). Dining out as much as we do can get boring, especially when restaurant after restaurant serves the same thing. That’s not the case at Obra, and it’s a refreshing change of pace to find a restaurant that challenges you to be a better diner. This is one challenge we’re always up for.