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Morena Restaurant & Lounge Opens Friday

Opening in the space formerly known as Macarena, the alliterative Morena Restaurant & Lounge, owned by Alejandro Maya of Maya Tapas & Grill on Lincoln Road, and Hernan Caporaso, former owner of Macarena. In addition to changing the name to something that is not a one hit wonder slash dance craze, the owners have come up with a new menu with cuisine that's part steakhouse, part tapas bar and part fusion. As was with its pervious incarnation, Morena will also offer live music played by a house band. [EaterWire]
Morena Restaurant & Lounge Website

HOT TAPAS

Picada Criolla

Chorizo & Garbanzo
Garbanzo Beans and Spanish Sausage

Chorizo Argentino
Grilled with homemade Chimichurri

Morcilla Argentina
Argentinian Blood Sausage with Marinated Onions

Spicy Calamary Morena
Fried Calamary Pepperonchini Vinagrette and diced Tomatoes

Garlic Shrimp
Jumbo Shrimp in a Creamy Garlic Sauce

Mussels Provencal
Choice of Red or White Sauce

Grilled Pulpo
Served on a Bed of Safron Sauce

Grilled Vegetables Platter
Thin Slices of Eggplant, Zuccini, Squash, Herbs Crusted... Grilled

Grilled Sweet Bread


COLD TAPAS

Hummus
Served with warm Pita Bread

Bruschetta
Fresh Tomato, Basil, Garlic, Calamata Olives and Olive Oil served with Facaccia Bread

Tuna Carpaccio
Thin slices of Tuna served with Capers, Green Salad, Lemon Vinagrette

Olive Tepanade
Served with warm Pita Bread

Beef Carpaccio
Thin Layers of Beef with Baby Arugula, Manchego, Smoked Sea Salt and Truffle Oil

Cheese Platter
Manchego, Brie, Provolone, Gouda, Roquefort, Parmegiano-Reggiano and Goat Cheese served with Toast Points and Grapes

Morena Cold Cut Platter
Prosciutto, Sweet Ham, Mortadela, Genoa Salami, and Spanish Chorizo


SOUP & SALAD

Gazpacho Andaluz

Soup of the Day (ask server)

Arugula Salad
(Figs, Goat Cheese, Sundried Tomato Tossed in a Blueberry Vinagrette)

Organic Mixed Baby Greens Salad
(Red Onions, Mandarins Wedges, Cherry Tomatoes, Kalamata Olives and Roasted Pistachos Tossed in a Lemon Vinagrette)


OUR KITCHEN

Fish of The Day (Market Price)

Herb Crusted Salmon 6 oz
Served with Vegetables in a Ginger Teriyaki Glaze

Sesame Seed Crusted Tuna 6 oz - 8 oz
Served with Grilled Asparagus in a Fresh Lemon Orange Fusion

Lemon Herbs Crusted 1/2 Roasted Chicken
Served with Mashed Potatoes and Vegetables

Chicken Parmesan
Breaded Chicken Cutlet, Fresh Marinara and Mozzarella, served with Linguini Pomodoro and Basil

Orange Chicken
Chicken Breast covered in sweet and spicy Orange Sauce
Served with Champagne Rissotto and Asparagus

Champagne Rissotto
Moist Creamy Rissotto, and Pecorrino Cheese, topped with Procciutto slices with Truffle Oil Essence


PASTA

Add Chicken or Shrimp 3.00/ 5.00

Fresh Baked Lasagna
Pasta layered with Bolognesa and Ricotta Cheese, covered in a delicious Creamy Tomato Sauce

Gnocchi
Tossed with Fresh Buffalo Mozzarella, Blue Cheese and Parmesano Rigiano, in a fresh Basil Marinara Sauce

Penne al Pesto
Sauteed with fresh Basil Pesto sauce

Fetuccini Alfredo
Creamy Alfredo sauce

Lingiuni Mussels Arrabbiata
Fresh Blue Mediterranean Mussels steamed, fresh roasted Tomato sauce, Chili Flakes, Garlic, Olive Oil, Basil and White Wine


STEAKS AND CHOPS

Choose from our homemade Steak Sauces 1.95

Peppercorn Au Poivre, Wild Mushroom Cream Sauce, Gaby’s secret Chimichurri or Pommodoro Capers

Skirt Steak 12 oz
Toped with caramalized Onions, and Blue Cheese, served with homemade Pecorino Mashed Potatoes

Asado Morena 14 oz
Slowly Braised and grilled Short Ribs with Onions Tempura

NY Sirloin Strip 12 oz
Center Cut Strip Steak, served with Asparagus

Flank Steak 12 oz
Slowly Braised and Grilled and served with Roasted Rosemary Potato

Filet Mignon 8 oz
Center cut Beef Tenderloin Steak served with Crispy Four Cheese Polenta

Mouth Watering Fresh Herb Marinated
Buffallo Rib Eye

Parrillada para Dos
Short Rib, Skirt Steak, Flank Steak, Sausage, Blood Sausage, Chicken and Sweet Bread


SIDES

Mashed Potatoes Champagne Risotto
Steak Fries Parmesan Fries
Crispy Four Cheese Polenta Creamy Spinach
Scallops Potatoes Prosciutto Mix Vegetables


DESSERT

Tiramisu

Creme Brulle

Homemade Flan
Served with Whip Cream

Limoncello Flute

Dulce de Leche Cheesecake

Panqueques de Dulce de Leche
Banana Crepe Flavor rolled with Dulce de Leche, Flambe with Cointreau and Strawberries

Chocolate Cake
With Melted Chocolate Center, served with Vanilla Ice Cream

Morena Restaurant & Lounge

1334 Washington Ave., Miami Beach

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