Olla: Tasty Mexican Fare Awaits on Lincoln Road

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When we hear the term “Mexican food,” the first thing that comes to mind is tacos. We blame this on late-night trips to Taco Bell in college and, more recently, all of the great taco spots that have opened up throughout the city: Coyo, Taquiza, Bodega … the list goes on.

To be honest, we’d be perfectly cool with eating tacos and queso fundido — our other kryptonite — every day. But a few recent visits to Olla opened our eyes to cuisine beyond tortillas and melted cheese. The new Mexican eatery from Coyo Taco’s Scott Linquist just took over the former AltaMare space on Lincoln Road, and it’s already on track to become a local favorite.

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Meat Market: The Ultimate Miami Spice Lunch

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Miami Spice is almost halfway done, and we’re diligently eating our way through the 200+ menus available. If you’re trying to find a great Miami Spice deal, we feel you — having so many restaurants to pick from can be overwhelming. But we’ll make it easy for you: go to Meat Market.

The Lincoln Road staple checks all the boxes when it comes to an exceptional Miami Spice experience, and we left the restaurant floored after our filling feast. At $23, their Miami Spice lunch menu is a steal and among the best deals in town. Here’s why.

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Quattro Stands Out Among the Crowd on Lincoln Road

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If you take a stroll down Lincoln Road, you’ll find pretty much any type of restaurant imaginable. Many of these restaurants are young, having been around for just a few months or years. Very few have stood the test of time like Quattro Gastronomia Italiana, which is celebrating its ninth year in operation this summer.

Such longevity is impressive considering that the Lincoln Road staple is one of several Italian restaurants on this stretch of South Beach. In such a crowded field, you’d think it would be difficult to stand out. But even with so many choices available to them, diners flock to Quattro year after year while other restaurants fail to capture such success. What’s their secret?

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