These five tapas restaurants in Miami show that good things come in small packages. So get ready for some authentic food, Spanish wine and good old fashioned flamenco dancing. Everybody say, “olé!”
1 Tapas y Tintos
Located on the historical Espanola Way in South Beach, this little restaurant is known for being one of the most authentic tapas restaurants in the city. Try their authentic tinto de verano, an authentic Spanish drink consisting of of red wine, club soda and lime.
448 Española Way, Miami Beach; 305.538.8272; www.tapasytintos.com
2 Copas y Tapas
This charming restaurant on Miracle Mile has more than a few different kinds of tapas and what they call “Spanish Hoagies.” Their staff is highly knowledgeable too; so don’t be afraid to ask questions.
98 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables, 305.774.0927; www.copasytapas.com
Located inside the chic and trendy W South Beach, it’s no wonder that Soleà makes our top 5 list. Local restaurateurs Karin Masri, Nicola Siervo and Rony Seikaly brought in chef Marc Vidal for his Spanish cooking expertise. They have a number of excellent tapas (called “pica-pica” here) that will leave you wanting to come back and try more.
W South Beach, 2201 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305.938.3111; www.wsouthbeach.com/solea
4 Sra. Martinez
Chef Michelle Bernstein opened Sra. Martinez in an old post office in Miami’s design district. However, you wouldn’t know that just from the looks of it. The trendy décor and patio dining make Sra. Martinez perfect for a delicious meal out with the family or friends.
4000 NE Second Ave., Miami, 305.573.5474; www.sramartinez.com
5 La Barraca
With ongoing special events and live flamenco dinner performances, it’s never a dull moment at La Barraca. The kitchen is led by Chef Jorge Luis (“The Dali of the Kitchen”), whose tapas selection is unmatched by any restaurant in the area.
115 S. 20th Ave., Hollywood, Fla., 954.925.0050; www.labarracatapas.com