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Jun 20, 2011 06:07 PM

SoBe recommendations please (Researched)!!

Hello, I will be traveling in a group of 8 out of which 2 are vegetarians to Miami for the July 4th weekend. We'll be staying at the Beach Paradise hotel (600 Ocean Parkway). With the itinerary that we currently have (full of bars and clubs), I am doubtful of being able to persuade the others to leave SoBe and head downtown so my original plans of Francesco, Michaels, Sugarcane, Michys, Sakaya and Red Light are not going to materialize.

I now need to figure out the best that I can do around the hotel and SoBe in general. Guess Joes and Pubbelly are in there. In addition I have been looking at Jimmyz (Fri and Sat) and Books and Books.

What we'd ideally like to try are different ethnic foods (Haitian, Cuban, etc.) instead of the usual Italian, French stuff but not sure given our geographical limitations, how feasible that would be. We'd prefer not to go to the super fancy, high end kind of places. I would love to get some recommendations on places in SoBe, the closer to our hotel, the better I guess.

Thanks a lot!

6927 Biscayne Blvd., Miami, FL 33138

Red Light
7700 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL 33138

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  1. I assume you mean 600 ocean drive

    tap tap


    el chalan


    miss saigon

    puerto sagua

    1. indie>

      If you mean 600 Ocean Drive on South Beach, I can help. A few basic caveats: Joe's crabs are out of season and with a group averse to spending $$$, you may do better at Grill Fish. Likewise, the check at Pubbelly for 8 people will also be sticker-shocking.

      To get where you need to go - take the 25 cent shuttle:

      At happy hour M-F 4pm - visit Monty's at the Marina. Also see Room, Ted's Hideaway, and check out this listing:

      To please a group of young SoBe partiers on a budget:

      1. Fratelli la Bufala (not so usual Italian
      )2. Indomania (fun for groups + vegetarian items too)
      3. Taverna Opa (goofy Greek grilled seafood, mezze)
      4. Tap Tap (Haitian with great mojitos, music Thursdays)
      5. Bernie's LA Cafe (Latin) next door to JimmyZ (mofongo Fridays)
      6. Clarke's (gastropub)
      7. Otentic (French)
      8. Miss Saigon (Vietnamese)
      9. Las Olas (Cuban Sandwiches)

      My guide is here



      131 26th St, Miami Beach, FL 33140