Coral Way Brings the Flavors of the World to Miami, Part Three
|Barrel-top tables at Bocaito|
You don't have to go far from the Uruguayan Zuperpollo to reach the neighboring Bistro 1401, about two blocks west, for an Argentine culinary experience.
You can sit outside beneath a red awning and watch cars drive along one of the oldest streets in Miami as you enjoy dishes like provoleta, melted gratin Provolone cheese; milanesa, breaded meat; and entraña Argentina, skirt steak.
Across the street from Bistro 1401, those looking for a Caribbean delight can enjoy classic Cuban dishes like congri, black beans and rice; tostones, fried green plantains; and bistec de palomilla, thinly cut steak, at Latin American.
About one block west, you can experience the flavors of Italy at Piccola Italia. The green, red and white sign greets customers into the small restaurant that serves typical Italian dishes including pizza, pasta alfredo, chicken pargmigiana, and Cesar salad.
|Piccola Italia and the temporarily Closed Old Lisbon|
There you can enjoy Portuguese dishes like balcalhau asado na brasa, grilled Norwegian codfish served with steamed potatoes, olive oil, garlic and onions, or camarão ao alho, shrimp in garlic sauce.
Once finished experiencing the flavors of Portugal, take an excursion back to Coral Way and have dessert at Middle East Best Food.
Across the street from Piccola Italia and the temporarily closed Old Lisbon, Middle East Best Food is known for its sweet creations like baklava, layered philo dough with nuts and honey.
Although not a dine-in restaurant, Middle East Best Food offers catering services that serve typical Middle Eastern foods like falafel, chick pea fritters, lamb, hummus, and tabouleh, tomato, parsley and bulgar salad, all made by owner Aziz Ali himself.
|Signs claiming "No deposit, no lamb" and images of Israel at Middle East Best Market|
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