Everyone knows Miami’s game for good Cuban food, but the Spanish culinary scene is just as vibrant. From casual bites to fine dining, here are Miami’s top Spanish restaurants.Read More
Miami’s Most Memorable Spanish Restaurants
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1. Rincon Escondido Tapas & Restaurant
With a blend of Spanish and Argentinian tastes, Rincon Escondido’s modestly sized venue fills up faster than the front of a Wynwood wall. Whether it’s tapas, sandwiches, paella, sangria, or flan, the food at Rincon Escondido earns its following meal after meal.
2. Barceloneta Miami
For the trendsetting types, Barceloneta yields Spanish and Mediterranean tapas, cocktails, and a buzzy happy hour scene. Set in Miami Beach’s most improved neighborhood, Sunset Harbour, the corner bistro brews gin and tonics, martinis, sangria, and Barcelona-sourced beers along with snacks like shishito peppers, fried calamari, and pan con tomate.
3. Tapas & Tintos
Located on the appropriately named Española Way, Tapas y Tintos has a leg up among the South Beach crowd. The charismatic restaurant sets the stage for choosey clients to indulge in traditional tapas, Mediterranean flatbread, and pitchers of sangria, before settling in for a flamenco show or soccer game.
4. NIU Kitchen
Style meets Catalan cuisine at this downtown hot spot. With a menu primed for sampling, standout items include the Maine lobster with cherry salmorejo, all kinds of rice, and rabbit confit.
5. Jamon Iberico Pata Negra Restaurant
For simple Spanish fare, Jamon Iberico Pata Negra serves it up with a smile. Customers flock to this neighborhood joint for chef Felipe Perez’s plates including garlic mushrooms, anchovies in vinegar, gazpacho, and his signature broken egg dishes, prepared six different ways.
6. Casa Juancho
As one of the OG’s of Miami Spanish dining, this rustic alcove on Calle Ocho has attracted residents for years. With zesty flavors, freshly baked pastries, and live music, this city darling is a safe bet for a special Spanish experience.
7. 100 Montaditos
A direct import from Islantilla Spain, 100 Montaditos makes a traditional sandwich seem a little lackluster. With miles of mini baguette sandwiches, the hardest part of lunchtime at 100 Montaditos is editing the order.
8. Mara Basque Cuisine & Lounge
Bringing Basque influences to Coral Gables with unique offerings like a codfish omelet, Mara represents the Iberian peninsula with creativity and sophistication.
9. Xixón Spanish Restaurant
A hospitable hangout on Coral Way, Xixón offers more than 300 varieties of Spanish wines to pair with its robust menu. Featuring a healthy mix of small and large plates like meatballs, garlic shrimp, grilled seafood, and classic desserts like churros with chocolate, the restaurant delivers as much mood as flavor with its intimate wine bar and outdoor terrace.
10. Bulla Gastrobar
A favorite gathering place for the Coral Gables crowd, Bulla brings the spirit of Spain’s tapas taverns to Miami’s swanky Miracle Mile. Whether mingling at the bar or seated in the main dining room, patrons talk shop and sip Rioja while enjoying shared plates ranging from patatas bravas to tuna tartare.
11. El Carajo International Tapas & Wines
El Carajo International Tapas & Wines is a gem literally hidden in a gas station where customers bypass fuel pumps to find a charming bodega with affordable wine, baked goods, and a romantic restaurant nestled in the back of the building. With just a few tables, El Carajo caters to a packed house sharing generous portions of classic dishes like paella and a traditional Spanish omelet.
12. Happy Wine in the Grove
Miami, FL 33133
Happy Wine in the Grove puts the happy in happy hour with one of the best meat and cheese boards in town. Along with reasonably priced wine, this cute and causal casita is the go-to spot for weekend chilling.