Lunch in South Beach
Will be traveling through Miami in the next couple months and am looking for a good recommendation on where to have lunch along South Beach that has a good view of the beach/street life and great food. Can't decide on whether to focus on seafood, cuban or what, so open to any suggestion.
I guess you could define street life as lincoln rd. In which case you might want to do le bon/terimisu/spris where you can get the menuf from any of these restaurants (adjacent to each other and same owners and may share the same kitchen) at any one of these restaurants and is great people watching. Not the beach though...
If you must do the beach, I would do a late breakfast and I emphasize breakfast at front porch. Their lunch options are not nearly as good. I believe they serve breakfast until 6 pm but I could be wrong...
Your best bet on Ocean Drive for Cuban food (probably the only one) is Lario's which is owned by Gloria Estefan. It is next to The News Cafe at 8th and Ocean.
Oriente at The Cardozo which I believe is also owned by Gloria is also a very lovely place to have lunch or dinner on Ocean Drive. The food is Cuban/Asian fusion.
Another good place and a favorite with locals and visitors is The Front Porch Cafe on Ocean north of 14th Street. Excellent for breakfast and lunch.
These are all across from Lummus Park and the beach.y
Many of the other places along Ocean Drive a re tourist traps so be careful.