If you thought the Miami dining scene couldn’t get any better, think again. Hailing from Madrid, famed Spanish restaurant TATEL is set to open its second location at the Ritz-Carlton South Beach in Miami Beach’s historic Art Deco district in late January. Owners Abel Matutes Prats and Manuel Campos Guallar teamed up to partner with three Spanish icons to make it even more special: Enrique Iglesias, Rafael Nadal and Paul Gasol. The dynamic team is determined to bring global awareness to traditional Spanish culture and introduce high quality gastronomy. Of course, the group thought of no better place than Miami to mark the restaurant’s second location given its already rich hispanic culture.
Keeping with traditional Spanish ethos, they make sure that every aspect of the restaurant embodies its culture; from the food, drinks, and entertainment to the decor. Let’s start with the food. Executive Chef Nicolas Mazier (former Executive Chef of NOBU Miami) will helm the kitchen. Here’s a few of the savory dishes you can look forward to (we won’t give them all away!):
- Tortilla Trufada traditional Spanish omelette made with confit potato, truffles and a potato foam
- Croquetas de leche fresca fresh milk croquettes fried to golden brown
- Pulpo a la Gallega con mojo rojo braised Spanish octopus leg charcoal grilled and then served on confit potatoes and topped with mojo dojo sauce
- Milanesa de ternera San Román con huevo y trufa (a signature dish) thin vel steak breaded and fried to golden brown, topped with a slow cooked egg and fresh black truffle
- Torrija milk infused brioche, caramelized ands served with artisanal fresh milk ice cream
Head bartender Angelo Cansino ensures that the libations will be just as satisfying as the impeccable food. With a serious mixology program, you can expect some signature cocktails like the Verano de TATEL (Belvedere Vodka, lemonata, mixed berries, citrus fruits topped off with Ribera del Duero red wine) and the Elegante Martini (mango flavored vodka, raspberry purée, homemade passion fruit syrup, raspberry liqueur topped with a splash of lemon juice and garnished with a passion fruit wheel).
The interior of the restaurant itself pays homage to the Roaring 20’s, with a lively bar lounge, a central stage that holds live music shows every night and elegant interior touches like original black terrazzo floors with mother-of-pearl details, copper finishes on the DJ Booth, a sculptural metal chandelier composed of more than 1000 bronze tubes illuminated by LED lights, and walls lined with contemporary interpretations of Spanish-inspired art, all curated by STUDIO GRONDA.
Just a few weeks away from its anticipated opening date, we look forward to seeing the final product of this beauty, and the team behind it could not be more excited for its debut on the Miami scene. “Having seen TATEL grow and succeed in Madrid, it couldn’t make me happier to bring it to my home, Miami,” says Enrique Iglesias. “I’m very excited to show a taste of Spanish culture in this city and I hope you all enjoy it as much as I do.”