Best Tapas Restaurants in Miami

Categories: Best of Miami

1. Yakko-San

It's not Spanish, but Yakko-San was really the first attempt at a small plates joint in Miami that broke away from Spanish orthodoxy. It was only after the Japanese tapas bar opened for dinner-only service that other places began to try and do the same. Owner Hiro got his start with a simple hole-in-the-wall location where a picture of his kids accompanied you at the bar. Styrofoam boxes were brought out with the day's fresh catch and seafood selection. And if you ventured in at two or three in the morning, chefs were the main customers. Although it's now moved into a shopping plaza and has lost that grunge factor, a few things haven't changed. It's still open till late - 3 a.m. on the weekends -- the prices are more than reasonable, and the food, ah the food. Be it quick starters (crispy bok choy,) veggies (mixed mushroom foil-yaki), noodles (yuko-udon), rice (Yakiniku Don), or items from the sushi bar (tuna & beef tataki), Hiro offers the largest and most authentic selection of tapas in Miami.

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3881 NE 163rd St., North Miami Beach, FL

Category: Restaurant

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/criticizes the fake tapas trend

//lists sugar cane and pubbelly

seems legit. 

José Manuel
José Manuel

Tapas y Tintos is an embarrassment for Spanish food, not one spaniard eats there and should not be on this list. That place is the typical tourist trap, it is absolutely disgusting. As a spaniard, I'd say Tapas de Rosa, Ria de Vigo and Xixón are the best tapas we have in Miami.

Craig Chester
Craig Chester

Wow no Delicias de Espana on Bird/Red Rd? For shame!

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