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Miami and FL for a first timer.

josephml1 Nov 28, 2013 08:26 PM

Hello everyone...

I am looking for an advice about where to eat in Miami and FL but I will have a car... and I don´t mind to drive.

My personal preferences:
A good cuban.
One good Chinese...
A good steak house.
A good Italian Restaurant.
Fast food for the hurry days.
If you also have any favorite place for breakfast, lunch or a most go in miami please mention it.
Mhhh also a good place to buy some desert

I am a big fan of the public markets with food...If you have any good choices please let me know.

As always I am open to suggestions by locals all the counseling and advice is welcome and truly appreciated.

Thank you all.

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    farcos100 RE: josephml1 Dec 7, 2013 12:43 PM

    For a good cuban go to La Carreta and/or Versalles.

    For a good italian go a take a walk in Espanola Way at Miami Beach. The are good options.

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      r_k RE: josephml1 Dec 7, 2013 03:10 PM

      Where in Miami will you be? In case you're in south beach, try Osteria del Teatro (1400 block Washington Ave) for Italian.

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        farcos100 RE: r_k Dec 7, 2013 05:50 PM

        For italian try Amami, 224 Española Way in South Beach.
        I went there a couple of month ago and was delicious.

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          hopegoode RE: r_k Dec 22, 2013 04:36 PM

          We very much like Grazie for Italian food on Washington St.

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            tpigeon RE: hopegoode Dec 22, 2013 07:30 PM

            No longer exists

        2. josephml1 RE: josephml1 Dec 7, 2013 06:36 PM

          Thank you all for your help and advice, very useful

          1. josephml1 RE: josephml1 Dec 7, 2013 06:36 PM

            How about a good deli and a good steak house?

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              tpigeon RE: josephml1 Dec 10, 2013 11:42 AM

              You need to be more specific. Miami is a big city.

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                josephml1 RE: tpigeon Dec 10, 2013 09:16 PM

                I will have a car, I can drive anywhere for a good restaurant.

                I am Looking for most go dont miss in miami

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                  tpigeon RE: josephml1 Dec 11, 2013 06:48 AM

                  Here is a good thread for that

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                    josephml1 RE: tpigeon Dec 11, 2013 09:47 PM

                    Great topic and links, thank you

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                Luvtooeat RE: josephml1 Dec 11, 2013 03:42 AM

                GREAT Q
                how about places further north
                Broward / Ft Lauderdale

                A good cuban.
                One good Chinese...
                A good steak house.
                A good Italian Restaurant.
                Fast food for the hurry days

                Public markets with food " especially seafood "

                Where is a good place to see the "BIG Sail fish" charter boats returning ???

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                  eliselaurel RE: Luvtooeat Dec 18, 2013 07:56 AM

                  My Favorites:
                  -Las Colinas
                  -Silver Pond
                  -Chima (If your really hungry)
                  -Steak 954
                  -Il Mulino
                  Fast-ish Food
                  -Riverside Market
                  Other (also good brunch options)
                  -DBA Cafe
                  -Tap 42

                2. Frodnesor RE: josephml1 Dec 13, 2013 06:16 AM

                  You will find plenty of guidance with a bit of searching on this board, and will probably get better advice if you can be a little more specific as to geography (what part of Miami), but a few notes:

                  - Cuban - old post, but lots of info and not much changes, start here:

                  - steak house - my favorite is Bourbon Steak in Aventura; PB Steak in Miami Beach is a good meal too.

                  - Italian - I like Macchialina, Sardinia, Scarpetta. I cannot vouch for the Espanola Way suggestion - most places there are tourist traps.

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                    josephml1 RE: Frodnesor Dec 13, 2013 08:18 PM

                    Very useful tips I truly apreciate your help and advice.


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                      LargeLife RE: josephml1 Dec 23, 2013 06:00 AM

                      Listen to Frod....Listen to tpigeon....they know food...they know the area....they know food.....do as they say...do as they say......Period....end of story.....

                      Ft. Pierce, FL.

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