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.
Having been to Brickell’s Cantina La Veinte only for drinks, we were pretty excited about being invited in for dinner. The restaurant, located on the ground floor of The Icon Brickell, is helmed by Executive Chef Santiago Gomez, whose resume includes stints at Nobu (both in Miami and Mexico City) as well as multiple outposts of Cantina La Veinte throughout Mexico.
Knowing that this was our first true Cantina La Veinte experience, Chef Gomez brought out an assortment of classics and favorites for the perfect first impression. Here’s a rundown of what we had (and what you should order).
To us, 15th & Vine has always seemed like a great spot for happy hour. With such a tremendous view of Brickell Key and Brickell itself, it’s hard not to picture yourself enjoying the skyline with a drink in your hand. That image in our head, however, never featured food.
But now it does. We recently discovered that there’s more to 15th and Vine than just drinks and bar bites. Look past the happy hour offerings, and you’ll find a compelling blend of Italian, Latin and Asian ingredients and flavors on the dinner menu just waiting to be savored.