Get those bailando shoes ready, Enrique Iglesias' restaurant Tatel is officially open on South Beach. The Spanish heartthrob and Miami Beach local teamed up with tennis champ Rafael Nadal and San Antonio Spurs player Pau Gasol, along with partners Abel Matutes Prats and Manuel Campos Guallar, to open the second outpost of the restaurant — and first location in the U.S. — at 1669 Collins Avenue.
As the restaurant hails from Madrid, it’s only appropriate that it has a Spanish-inspired menu. Think items like Spanish tortilla, croquetas, grilled octopus topped with red sauce, and its signature dish: thin veal steak breaded and fried, topped with a slow cooked egg and black truffle. All the items are created by executive chef Nicolas Mazier, who most recently served as the executive chef of Nobu Miami.
The massive, 200-seat restaurant — in addition to its main dining room and island bar that’s outfitted with a metal chandelier composed of more than a thousand bronze tubes and hundreds of LED lights above the bar — also boasts plenty of semi-private dining rooms and a private dining room with a private bathroom. At the back of the main dining area is a large copper DJ booth and stage, naturally, plus the walls are decorated with plenty of contemporary interpretations of Spanish-inspired art.
Tatel Miami, located at 1669 Collins Avenue, serves dinner Sunday to Thursday from 5:30p.m. to midnight, and Friday to Saturday from 5:30p.m. to 1 a.m.. For reservations and more information, call 305-604-0523.