Dining out can get expensive. This is especially true now that Miami Spice is over. Where have all the good deals gone? One of them has gone to Cantina La Veinte in Brickell, where guests can indulge in a satisfying three-course lunch for just $25. It’s a bargain that you won’t find anywhere else.
When we first set out to write this story, we expected Cake Thai Zap Elee — the latest concept from Chef Phuket “Cake” Thongsodchareondee — to stick around for a while. We knew it would be short-lived — it was a pop-up after all — but we never expected it to shut down almost as quickly as it opened inside B Bistro + Bakery.
Alas, all good things come to an end. Cake Thai Zap Elee may be gone, but it’s definitely not forgotten. If anything, this post will serve as yet another reason to check out Cake’s amazing food.
We don’t like limitations. If we want to eat brunch for dinner, we will. Caffé at La Centrale agrees that brunch for dinner is totally cool — in fact, they encourage it. The first-floor restaurant offers brunch all day long, so when that eggs Benedict craving hits you day or night, you know where to go.
The beauty of Miami Spice is that you can check out restaurants that would normally be out of your budget. Case in point: Cantina La Veinte, which is known for its flavorful Mexican cuisine by Chef Santiago Gomez. It’s not a place we can afford to visit regularly — it’s more of a special occasion spot for us — but it’s a place we wish we could eat at more often. The food is sensational.
Thankfully, Cantina La Veinte is participating in Miami Spice, so we can afford to eat there regularly (at least until September 30). And you better believe we will, as the restaurant is fully embracing the promotion by highlighting some exceptional fare. Best of all, you can indulge for lunch AND dinner.
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.