When we heard Chef Jose Icardi was opening a new Mexican restaurant at Shore Club, we were intrigued. Chef Icardi, the culinary powerhouse behind Leynia at Delano South Beach, already won us over with tasty Argentinean cuisine, so we had high expectations for Diez y Seis. We expected the best, and that’s exactly what we got during our dinner there.
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.
Last month, we spoiled ourselves with tacos in San Diego. It seemed like a good decision at the time, but trying our favorite Mexican dish over on the West Coast made us realize what we were missing over here in Miami. There’s no comparison: San Diego tacos — especially fish tacos — just taste better.
Coming back to South Florida, we weren’t sure we’d find anything close to the quality we experienced. Pilo’s Street Tacos in Brickell proved us wrong.
We don’t typically wake up early to go out and eat. As much as we love food, we love sleep even more. In the past few weeks, though, we’ve discovered something that’s worth losing sleep over: breakfast at Lolo’s Surf Cantina. The South of Fifth Baja-inspired Mexican restaurant recently debuted early morning service, and there’s enough delicious food on the menu to fuel you for days.
After trying out Chef Santiago Gomez’s food for the first time back in 2015, we were sold. To this day, he remains one of our favorite chefs in Miami as he balances his time between Cantina La Veinte and his newer concept Tacology. So when we were invited to check out his recent menu additions at Cantina, we didn’t hesitate to come in.