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Jul 16, 2008 03:03 PM

Nice, affordable dinner in South Beach?

Any suggestions on where to go? Open to all types of cuisine.

Thank you.

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  1. Need more specific parameters. What is nice and what is affordable?

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    1. re: tpigeon

      Thats funny, Do I have to have any more parameters? I am open to all types of cuisine. Nice and affordable means nice and affordable. :)

      1. re: elskin

        Nice atmosphere, or nice food?

        Affordable under 50, 30, 10?

        1. re: tpigeon

          Nice atmosphere, good food. Appetizers no more then 8-9 bucks, entrees no more than 15.

          You could just throw me some names. Thanks.

          1. re: elskin

            Tapas & Tintos (or is it the other way around, I don't remember)
            Tap Tap
            A la Folie - watch for mosquitos though...
            Le Bon - Happy Hour
            Guru (haven't been in a while though)
            Rancho Grande

              1. re: miamisweet

                has the food gotten worse there? Like I said, it has been a while.

                I will also add.
                Lucky strike
                BBQ Beach

                1. re: tpigeon

                  Lucky Strike? Look, I'm not above eating a fried mac & cheese ball while I'm bowling, but I don't know if I'd call this someplace to go for a nice affordable dinner. And as a bowling alley it's not cheap either.

                  1. re: Frodnesor

                    Food is well priced. Bowling is expensive. I think it is rather nice inside but I guess you need to be in the mood for that sort of thing. Appetizers and mains hit his price points.

              2. re: tpigeon

                I will disagree with Rosinella...never had good food there. Tapas and Tintos used to be better, my last two times there were not great. Bartolome is good, but Parilla Liberty will give you better Argentinian steaks and experience for a lot less. I would do Spris or LeBon on Lincoln for the vibe. If you have more than one dinner planned, head to Liberty for good steak or Tap Tap since it is fun and different, and the mojitos are killer.... but do not expect the greatest food aroundat Tap Tap. Finally I would not discount Sardinia.... same price range as Bartolome, affordable and great pasta and super nice place.....

                1. re: yomyb

                  I thought bartolome was priced closer to liberty than sardinia. With sardinia your choices will be somewhat slender at those prices but the food is better than all the other place I mentioned so I guess my bad in not thowing it in, but I picked places where most of the apps and mains were at or under the prices described.

                  1. re: yomyb

                    Depending on one's definition of affordable, Le Bon is not all that inexpensive, other than the great "beat the clock" mussel pot deal (1/2kg mussels and fries for $9.50) - normally, most entrees are $20-30+.

        2. One of my favorites is Tap Tap on Fifth St. Wonderful Haitian food.

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          1. re: nomizeta

            I actually have that one down! Very excited.

          2. Le Bon, Spris, balans for brunch, el rancho grande

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            1. re: miamisweet

              not a fan of balans anymore. Is nice though...

            2. Some good South Beach cheap eats threads here ->

              South Beach recs for Vacationing College Kids
              Miami Beach with No Money - Where to Eat?
              South Beach/Downtown Recommendations for a NYer
              Miami Jan 11 -14 (vegetarian oriented but some good suggestions

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                1. re: mountdorahound

                  Puerto and Chalan lose out on the "nice".