Earlier this month, the highly-anticipated Spanish eatery Klima Restaurant and Bar opened its doors on South Beach. It's housed in a notoriously tough location on South Beach, which once held Tosca and Talula, but that hasn't seemed to stop the crowds from going in. Here's what the diners had to say about their first impressions of the restaurant.
The Good: Miami.com recently made a visit to Klima where writer Sara Liss notes that the menu is, "Mediterranean with global influences," with highlights including the salmorejo which, "is like a gazpacho but more creamy, with lobster and egg yolk" and the "light and creative with an almond trifle and creamy chocolate." Overall she says that, "Iberian food aficionados will find much to love here." [Miami.com]
The Pricey: Miami New Times food writer Carla Torres seemed first and foremost impressed by the space and its extensive renovations saying, "this place is stunning... Klima has done a real number here." Torres goes on to rave about the black cod, "with vibrant spinach pesto" and the desserts but noted that the, "beef carpaccio with foie and truffle ($30) doesn't come cheap (actually, nothing at Klima does)." [Miami New Times]
Decor Love: Seems like the folks over at The Daily Meal were also fans on the restaurant's interiors saying its, "magnificent interior design is already creating quite a stir." But the food didn't go unnoticed with its writer Becky Randel calling its raw bar offerings "unique" and its "Spanish cuisine is a confident stand out." [The Daily Meal]
No Yelp Hate: In a surprising twist, we couldn't find one bad review about the venue on Yelp. All the reviews were praise-filled with the Yelpers saying things like it's the "best restaurant in Miami," and that the "service was impeccable," amongst other cheery sentiments. [Yelp]