Abokado in Mary Brickell Village Goes Dark
|Abokado has officially left the building.|
Although Abokado attempted to infuse a little Miami flavor into the mix, the Japanese/pan-Latin menu was never a traffic driver. The fish was fine -- not great -- and sourcing could have been better. When I ate there, I often found empty seats. Several times my take-out order included a disappointing display of iridescent tuna with a veiny texture that even a decent spicy sauce could not save. Thus downtown still needs a casual sushi joint that delivers quality and consistency. Sadly, Zuma is a little pricey for sushi on a regular basis. Toni's, are you listening?
Although our attempts to reach the corporate LLC that owns Abokado failed, Mary Brickell Village general manager Fernando Perez says, "Abokado made a business decision to close the early part of this year."
What's the deal on a replacement? "We are currently negotiating a new lease with a new restaurant operator to take over the space," he says. The restaurant in question is still a secret pending the outcome of those negotiations, and according to Perez, if all goes as planned, it should open within three months.
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