Best Tapas Restaurants in Miami
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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