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Where to Eat and Drink in Doral Right Now

Not at the Ale House.

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There's more to Doral than just annual golf tournaments and standstill traffic. While it may not be at the culinary forefront of South Florida yet, its demographic of nearly 80 percent Hispanics is making sure that Doral doesn't fall too far behind.

The city anticipates huge strides in dining and nightlife in the near future, but in the mean time, here's an alphabetical guide for where you can get your grub on right now.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Bocas Grill

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3399 NW 72 Ave Ste 128 Miami, FL 33122 Estados Unidos
Miami, FL 33122
(305) 592-6333
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At Boca's you'll find all the staples of Venezuelan and Peruvian cuisine including stuffed arepas, Peruvian style beef skewers, arroz chaufa, tallarines de lomo saltado (Wok style Peruvian noodles with sautéed beef) and chicha, a handmade Venezuelan milkshake made with rice, cinnamon and condensed milk.

Pictured below: Parrilla platter

2. Divino Ceviche

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2629 NW 79th Ave
Doral, FL 33122
(305) 301-2726
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Nestled in a strip mall in a land dominated by Venezuelan cuisine is Divino Ceviche, a Peruvian restaurant whose chef's repertoire includes stints with the king of Peru himself, Gaston Acurio.

Pictured below: Trio de Ceviche

3. Dragonfly Izakaya & Fish Market

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5241 5241 NW 87th Ave
Doral, FL 33132
(305) 222-7447
Dragonfly Izakaya & Fish Market recently opened its doors to its first South Florida location in Downtown Doral. It's just what Doral was missing: a true Izakaya-style Japanese restaurant with its very own fish market and an award-winning Japanese whiskey list.

4. Kokai Sushi & Lounge

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9036 NW 25th St
Doral, FL 33172
(305) 477-2588
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Family-owned Kokai has a long lineage of Japanese restaurants in Venezuela; the team appropriately chose Doral for its first outpost in the U.S. Its commitment to detail and freshness dates back twenty years. You'd never suspect that your picture perfect sashimi assortment was prepared by a non-Japanese chef.

5. Macondo Coffee Roasters

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2494 NW 89th Pl
Doral, FL 33172
(305) 594-3808
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Named one of nine great coffee shops with free wifi by us, Macondo in Doral is the go-to chill spot to escape the traffic nightmare that is NW 87th Ave. Its espressos, cold brews, frappes and hand brews are all made with Colombian coffee beans imported straight from the motherland. Bites include breakfast sandwiches, pastries, salads, wraps and pizza.

6. Maido Japanese Restaurant

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4267 NW 107th Ave
Doral, FL 33178
(305) 592-4002
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Doral is the last place you'd expect to be when you realize you wish you knew a little Japanese. This is what makes Maido great. It's the irony of the authentic Japanese experience in a city where not speaking Spanish instantly makes you a foreigner. Menu highlights include pork ramen, grilled mackerel, sushi moriawase and a variety of sashimi.

7. MIA Brewing

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Doral's first and only brew haus, MIA Brewing Co., is the answer to everyone's "Please, I really don't want to drive to Brickell" prayers. Its menu features items that pair perfectly with each of MIA's craft brews (over 20) including the MIA wings, Bahamian conch fritters, short rib mac & cheese and the guava BBQ pulled pork sandwich.

Pictured below: The Most Wanted Board of Prosciutto, mortadella, smoked shaved ham, salchichon, hot coppa, manchego cheese, roasted peppers & olives.

8. Nahuen - Patagonia Flavors

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10375 NW 41st St
Doral, FL 33178
(305) 513-2624
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If you like feeling completely overwhelmed by empanadas and pastries, spend some time at Nahuen. It's an Argentine haven of cakes, pastries, tequeños, tarts, all kinds of coffees and empanadas that doubles as a South American market.

9. Pepitos

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5800 NW 107th Ave
Doral, FL 33178
Talking about Doral without mentioning Pepitos is like congratulating a woman for being pregnant when she isn't. It's wildly inappropriate and people will question your imprudence. The cash-only gas station restaurant never gets old, keeping businessmen happy at lunch hour as much as 4 AM drunks on Saturdays with authentic Venezuelan street food.

Pictured below: Pepito de carne

10. Sushi Joe

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9557 NW 41st St
Doral, FL 33178
(305) 591-4312
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Sushi is like pizza in the sense that even if it's bad, it's still pretty good. To say that Sushi Joe offers a variety of rolls would be putting it lightly; there are over 40 sushi roll options on the menu along with noodle based dishes and bento boxes. Scroll through the endless options yourself here.

11. Central Park Food Station

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2721 NW 79th Ave
Doral, FL 33122
(305) 463-8512
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Serving some of the biggest, baddest arepas in Miami, Central Park Food Station's other menu highlights are equally noteworthy. Favorites include the Venezuelan empanadas, Pepito subs on baguette and the loaded hot dogs.

Pictured below: The Central Park cheese burger

1. Bocas Grill

3399 NW 72 Ave Ste 128 Miami, FL 33122 Estados Unidos, Miami, FL 33122
At Boca's you'll find all the staples of Venezuelan and Peruvian cuisine including stuffed arepas, Peruvian style beef skewers, arroz chaufa, tallarines de lomo saltado (Wok style Peruvian noodles with sautéed beef) and chicha, a handmade Venezuelan milkshake made with rice, cinnamon and condensed milk.

Pictured below: Parrilla platter
3399 NW 72 Ave Ste 128 Miami, FL 33122 Estados Unidos
Miami, FL 33122

2. Divino Ceviche

2629 NW 79th Ave, Doral, FL 33122
Nestled in a strip mall in a land dominated by Venezuelan cuisine is Divino Ceviche, a Peruvian restaurant whose chef's repertoire includes stints with the king of Peru himself, Gaston Acurio.

Pictured below: Trio de Ceviche
2629 NW 79th Ave
Doral, FL 33122

3. Dragonfly Izakaya & Fish Market

5241 5241 NW 87th Ave, Doral, FL 33132
Dragonfly Izakaya & Fish Market recently opened its doors to its first South Florida location in Downtown Doral. It's just what Doral was missing: a true Izakaya-style Japanese restaurant with its very own fish market and an award-winning Japanese whiskey list.
5241 5241 NW 87th Ave
Doral, FL 33132

4. Kokai Sushi & Lounge

9036 NW 25th St, Doral, FL 33172
Family-owned Kokai has a long lineage of Japanese restaurants in Venezuela; the team appropriately chose Doral for its first outpost in the U.S. Its commitment to detail and freshness dates back twenty years. You'd never suspect that your picture perfect sashimi assortment was prepared by a non-Japanese chef.
9036 NW 25th St
Doral, FL 33172

5. Macondo Coffee Roasters

2494 NW 89th Pl, Doral, FL 33172
Named one of nine great coffee shops with free wifi by us, Macondo in Doral is the go-to chill spot to escape the traffic nightmare that is NW 87th Ave. Its espressos, cold brews, frappes and hand brews are all made with Colombian coffee beans imported straight from the motherland. Bites include breakfast sandwiches, pastries, salads, wraps and pizza.
2494 NW 89th Pl
Doral, FL 33172

6. Maido Japanese Restaurant

4267 NW 107th Ave, Doral, FL 33178
Doral is the last place you'd expect to be when you realize you wish you knew a little Japanese. This is what makes Maido great. It's the irony of the authentic Japanese experience in a city where not speaking Spanish instantly makes you a foreigner. Menu highlights include pork ramen, grilled mackerel, sushi moriawase and a variety of sashimi.
4267 NW 107th Ave
Doral, FL 33178

7. MIA Brewing

Doral, FL
Doral's first and only brew haus, MIA Brewing Co., is the answer to everyone's "Please, I really don't want to drive to Brickell" prayers. Its menu features items that pair perfectly with each of MIA's craft brews (over 20) including the MIA wings, Bahamian conch fritters, short rib mac & cheese and the guava BBQ pulled pork sandwich.

Pictured below: The Most Wanted Board of Prosciutto, mortadella, smoked shaved ham, salchichon, hot coppa, manchego cheese, roasted peppers & olives.

8. Nahuen - Patagonia Flavors

10375 NW 41st St, Doral, FL 33178
If you like feeling completely overwhelmed by empanadas and pastries, spend some time at Nahuen. It's an Argentine haven of cakes, pastries, tequeños, tarts, all kinds of coffees and empanadas that doubles as a South American market.
10375 NW 41st St
Doral, FL 33178

9. Pepitos

5800 NW 107th Ave, Doral, FL 33178
Talking about Doral without mentioning Pepitos is like congratulating a woman for being pregnant when she isn't. It's wildly inappropriate and people will question your imprudence. The cash-only gas station restaurant never gets old, keeping businessmen happy at lunch hour as much as 4 AM drunks on Saturdays with authentic Venezuelan street food.

Pictured below: Pepito de carne
5800 NW 107th Ave
Doral, FL 33178

10. Sushi Joe

9557 NW 41st St, Doral, FL 33178
Sushi is like pizza in the sense that even if it's bad, it's still pretty good. To say that Sushi Joe offers a variety of rolls would be putting it lightly; there are over 40 sushi roll options on the menu along with noodle based dishes and bento boxes. Scroll through the endless options yourself here.
9557 NW 41st St
Doral, FL 33178

11. Central Park Food Station

2721 NW 79th Ave, Doral, FL 33122
Serving some of the biggest, baddest arepas in Miami, Central Park Food Station's other menu highlights are equally noteworthy. Favorites include the Venezuelan empanadas, Pepito subs on baguette and the loaded hot dogs.

Pictured below: The Central Park cheese burger
2721 NW 79th Ave
Doral, FL 33122

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