Lolo’s Surf Cantina: A Beachside Escape

Where can you find some of the best fish tacos in town? Lolo’s Surf Cantina. This new Baja-inspired Mexican eatery has set up shop inside the Marriott Stanton South Beach, and its fun and casual fare is sure to quickly turn the spot into a local favorite. While tacos are definitely one of the main draws here, there’s a lot more to the place than meets the eye — and you need to experience the menu for yourself.

Read more

Olla: Tasty Mexican Fare Awaits on Lincoln Road

Olla - Mural

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.

Read more

Tequila Don Julio’s ‘Farm to Shaker’ Series Stops in Miami

Don Julio - Farm to Shaker

Tequila: It’s a spirit that has fueled many unforgettable nights and made us forget a few, too. Whatever your relationship with the Mexican liquor — good/bad/casually dating/just friends — there’s no denying that it’s synonymous with one of America’s favorite reasons to drink: Cinco de Mayo.

To get us ready for the holiday of bad decisions, Tequila Don Julio invited us to a Farm to Shaker dinner with a food and cocktail menu made by Cantina La Veinte’s Santiago Gomez and the team behind Cocktail Cartel. Held at Mariano Moreno Culinary Institute, the event opened our eyes to the world of tequila beyond clear and gold colors. We knew that the spirit could be used to make some awesome (and dangerous) cocktails, but little did we know that cooking with it could result in some awesome dishes, too. Read more

MFP’s Picks of the Month – January 2016

picks-of-the-month

If you haven’t noticed, we go out to eat a lot. It’s sometimes hard to keep track of the best spots we’ve visited each month (and week and day). That’s why we’ve decided to put together a monthly list of our top picks. You can expect restaurants both young and old on this list — we’re always discovering new spots on our foodie adventures.

Here are our top picks for January 2016. Read more

We’re in Love With the Coyo (at Shore Club)

coyo-coyo

If you ever pass by Coyo Taco in Wynwood, there’s almost always a line. Because of the restaurant’s popularity, it was only a matter of time before a new location popped up. For their second outpost, the team behind Coyo chose Miami Beach’s Shore Club to house their operation.

With so many taco spots already on South Beach, Coyo has their work cut out for them. But after checking out the place for ourselves and trying out menu items old and new, we think Coyo will do just fine amidst the competition due to its damn good food. Read more