Coral Way Brings the Flavors of the World to Miami, Part Three

Categories: Food
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Laurie Charles
Barrel-top tables at Bocaito
See also Coral Way Brings the Flavors of the World to Miami, Part 1 and Coral Way Brings the Flavors of the World to Miami, Part 2.

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.

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Laurie Charles
Piccola Italia and the temporarily Closed Old Lisbon
For the tastes of Portugal, those on a food journey have to walk just a few feet from Piccola Italia right next door to Old Lisbon. Although the restaurant is currently closed due to a fire that took place on September 11, 2011, you can take a detour to its second location on Sunset Drive and 58th Avenue.

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.

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Laurie Charles
Signs claiming "No deposit, no lamb" and images of Israel at Middle East Best Market

Location Info

Bistro 1401

1401 SW 22nd Ave., Coral Gables, FL

Category: Restaurant

Xixon Spanish Cuisine

2101 Coral Way, Coral Gables, FL

Category: Restaurant

Meson Ria De Vigo

1363 SW 22nd St., Coral Gables, FL

Category: Restaurant

Latin American Cafeteria

9796 SW 24th St., Miami, FL

Category: Restaurant

Old Lisbon Restaurant

1698 Coral Way, Coral Gables, FL

Category: Restaurant

Middle East Best Food

1715 SW Coral Way, Coral Gables, FL

Category: Restaurant

Restaurante Monserrate

2093 Coral Way, Coral Gables, FL

Category: Restaurant


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