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Nice, affordable dinner in South Beach?

elskin Jul 16, 2008 03:03 PM

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

Thank you.

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    tpigeon RE: elskin Jul 16, 2008 03:49 PM

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

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      elskin RE: tpigeon Jul 16, 2008 04:04 PM

      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. :)

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        tpigeon RE: elskin Jul 16, 2008 06:35 PM

        Nice atmosphere, or nice food?

        Affordable under 50, 30, 10?

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          elskin RE: tpigeon Jul 17, 2008 01:04 PM

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

          You could just throw me some names. Thanks.

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            tpigeon RE: elskin Jul 17, 2008 04:38 PM

            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

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              miamisweet RE: tpigeon Jul 17, 2008 05:28 PM

              don't bother with guru.

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                tpigeon RE: miamisweet Jul 17, 2008 09:44 PM

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

                I will also add.
                Lucky strike
                BBQ Beach

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                  Frodnesor RE: tpigeon Jul 18, 2008 05:41 AM

                  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.

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                    tpigeon RE: Frodnesor Jul 18, 2008 10:24 AM

                    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.

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                yomyb RE: tpigeon Jul 18, 2008 03:04 PM

                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.....

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                  tpigeon RE: yomyb Jul 18, 2008 03:12 PM

                  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.

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                    Frodnesor RE: yomyb Jul 18, 2008 03:20 PM

                    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+.

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          nomizeta RE: elskin Jul 16, 2008 03:50 PM

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

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            elskin RE: nomizeta Jul 16, 2008 04:05 PM

            I actually have that one down! Very excited.

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            miamisweet RE: elskin Jul 16, 2008 09:22 PM

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

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              tpigeon RE: miamisweet Jul 17, 2008 04:39 PM

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

            2. Frodnesor RE: elskin Jul 17, 2008 03:22 PM

              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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                mountdorahound RE: Frodnesor Jul 18, 2008 08:02 AM

                pUERTO sAGUA

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                  tpigeon RE: mountdorahound Jul 18, 2008 10:25 AM

                  Puerto and Chalan lose out on the "nice".

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