Miami has been on my travel list for years now, so when my family told me we were visiting for Easter break I was so excited to finally experience all the hype of South Beach. Although most known for its thriving nightlife & being a flashy party destination, there’s much more to this gorgeous man-made island than the Rolls Royce’s and fancy cocktails.
Home to the world’s largest “Art Deco” architecture, over 800 buildings in Miami feature this style of visual arts and fascinating pastel designs that appeared in France before World War 1. This amazingly diverse area is filled with some of the best beautiful buildings, hotels and most delicious restaurants I’ve been to. I’m going to share my favorite restaurants from my trip so you can check them out on your next Miami vacay!
Byblos Miami– This Eastern Mediterranean restaurant was so delicious! I split the Roasted Lamb shoulder for two with my friend paired with their famous Gulab cocktail. It was a little pricey and portions were small, but definitely a place to return!
Nobu Miami– I’ve been dying to try this sushi & Japanese-Peruvian fusion restaurant ever since I moved to NYC, and if you are a sushi lover you have to try this place! The menu is set up to get a few things to share, to start we got the Rock shrimp Tempura, Prime Tenderloin Yuzu Truffle with Crispy Pickled Onions, a few rolls to share and ended with the Yellowtail Jalapeño platter which was a Miami special. I think I talked about this meal for the next two days…
Cibo Wine Bar Miami- Cibo is the largest & newest Italian restaurant in all of South Beach, specializing in handmade traditional pasta dishes and pizzas. I ordered the fettuccini alfredo with their fresh pappardelle pasta, and I’m literally still drooling over it.
If there was one “must visit” place on my list in Miami, it was the Little Havana area. This colorful center of Hispanic culture and home to many Cuban exiles, is filled with Latin-inspired cafes, restaurants, and venues that give voice to all the diversity that has gathered here over time. If you know me at all, you know how obsessed I am with a good mojito. Since they originate from Havana Cuba, I just had to try one in Little Havana.
We stopped at Old’s Havana Cuban Bar & Cocina- Located in the heart of Little Havana specializing in traditional Cuban food and cocktails. We had to try an assortment of their mojitos, so we got the Passion fruit mojito, Coconut Mojito, Mango Mojito and of course an original. As an avid mojito drinker, I can honestly say these were pretty spectacular 🙂
Although the weather, food, and drinks were all amazing the best part of my trip was spending time with my best friends ( T & V love you both!) and seeing my beautiful family that I haven’t seen in awhile. Here are some pictures from my trip!
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xox Ciao Bellas