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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.

Bocas Grill

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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

Divino Ceviche

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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

Dragonfly Izakaya & Fish Market

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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.

Kokai Sushi & Lounge

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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.

Macondo Coffee Roasters

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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.

Maido Japanese Restaurant

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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.

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.

Nahuen - Patagonia Flavors

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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.

Pepitos

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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

Sushi Joe

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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.

Central Park Food Station

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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

Bocas Grill

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

Divino Ceviche

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

Dragonfly Izakaya & Fish Market

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.

Kokai Sushi & Lounge

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.

Macondo Coffee Roasters

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.

Maido Japanese Restaurant

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.

MIA Brewing

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.

Nahuen - Patagonia Flavors

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.

Pepitos

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

Sushi Joe

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.

Central Park Food Station

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

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