This authentic Chinese restaurant is open until 2 a.m. every night, making it a great spot for late night cravings of bird’s nest, sea cucumber, and abalone. Less adventurous diners will find a wide selection of noodles and other dishes. Chinese-American fare is lackluster at best, but why order sweet and sour chicken when you can have steamed chicken with lily flower and black fungus?
A West Kendall staple since the late 1990s, Amici’s is a go-to spot for many locals craving Italian fare. It offers something for everyone from pizza by the slice to sandwiches to full-on Italian pasta dinners.
This family owned and operated eatery offers a interesting twist on its dishes by blending Southwest and Caribbean flavors to create a menu with items ranging from the namesake tacos to churasso and patacones, all washed back by plenty of beer. Channeling a Wynwood vibe, the restaurant’s walls and tables are adorned with art by local artists and plenty of entertainment is always on hand like live music, karaoke and stand-up comedy.
Chef Michael Schwartz’s popular pizzeria offers a variety of unique pies and hearty dishes in a laid back atmosphere. Its brick oven as pizzas are prepared upon order topped with everything from the classic mozzarella cheese to the more unique rock shrimp and lemon — with gluten free crusts and seasonal pies are available. The menu also features snacks, salads, full entrees, and desserts plus beer and wine.
A cozy, art lined restaurant inside the Crossroads Shopping Center specializes in Italian fare with Latin flair. Secreto is ideal for couples and families alike featuring Italian dishes blended with flavors only found in Miami.
This ceviche-focused eatery at Palms at Town & Country, from the team behind Bulla Gastrobar, serves up a bevy of Peruvian cuisine like papa a la huancaina, causas, lomo saltado, and of course, plenty of ceviche. And for those who can’t choose just one ceviche — there are seven in total — opt for the sampler and try three of Pisco’s most popular options.
The doctor is in — and is serving Peruvian fare. Along with his partners, co-owner and chef Carlos Brescia is always conjuring up new spins on the cuisine of his native Peru. Much like a visit to the doctor’s office, expect a wait but there is always the option to grab a seat at its bar and sip on Peruvian cocktails and beers while waiting.
Barley serves up rustic Americana comfort food with Latin, Asian and Italian influences. Customers head to Barley for its daily rotating mac ‘n cheese, which includes varieties like the BAE (bacon, egg, and cheese) and lobster and marcarpone mac, and dishes like squid ink linguini with buttered crab, and oxtail with ricotta gnocchi that go well with one of its many cocktails on tap.
Finka serves up generous portions of Cuban, Korean and Peruvian inspired dishes from appetizers and pizzas to entrees and desserts. Menu highlights include the ceviche with plantain rounds, japchae noodles, and a Islas Canarias croqueta topped pizza. Pair the meal with a with quirky named cocktail made with herbs and spices from its vertical garden.
Believing in the concept that bigger is better, Inari serves up larger than average sushi rolls with more than 32 to choose from. Highlights include the Laura, dragon, and fox rolls, as well as diet-friendly (and aptly named) CrossFit roll. Other notable dishes include the Peruvian-inspired coconut ceviche served in a split coconut, crispy potato shrimp, and tuna lobster guacamole.