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SPONSORED: The Unexpected Cuisines that Pair Perfectly with Negra Modelo

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We've certainly enjoyed our fair share of the Negra Modelo and taco duo. But don't forget that Negra Modelo is one incredibly versatile beer. Thanks to its amber quality and deep caramel malt flavor, it is the perfect complement to all kinds of cuisines. See where you can sip on a bottle of this superior lager and enjoy delicious dishes—for any mood.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Los Magueyes

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9817 SW 40th St
Miami, FL 33165
For authentic Mexican food off the beaten path, head to this tiny eatery tucked inside a strip mall in Olympia Heights. The modest exterior disguises more-than-reliable cooking: from tacos al pastor to flautas to burritos—all classic pairings for Negra Modelo.

2. Playa Cafe

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1515 Washington Ave
Miami Beach, FL 33139
(305) 538-1551
A South Beach destination for those seeking an overstuffed Cuban sandwich, piles of fried plantains, and a cold Negra Modelo, the bustling Playa Cafe sits just a block from the sand.

3. Garcia's Restaurant

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398 Northwest North River Drive
Miami, FL 33128
A family-run fixture on the Miami River, Garcia’s has been turning out fresh-off-the-boat seafood nearly 50 years. Everything from conch to grouper to mahi-mahi is served just a stone’s throw from the family’s dock. Try matching your Negra Modelo with the Garcia’s citrus-heavy ceviche.

4. Fiorito

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5555 NE 2nd Ave
Miami, FL 33137
(305) 754-2899
Set in a low-slung building along 2nd Avenue, this modest restaurant turns out delicious Argentinian fare. Prepared by brothers Maximiliano and Cristian Alvarez, highlights include pork confit, dulce de leche flan, cold Negra Modelo, and, if you’re lucky, live tango music.

5. El Taquito

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1380 SW 8th St
Miami, FL 33135
(305) 854-6279
The most authentic Nicaraguan cuisine in Miami is a local's secret in Sweetwater. The kitchen produces heaping platters of delicious classics, which can be followed up with cacao leche.

6. Islas Canarias

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285 NW 27th Ave
Miami, FL 33125
(305) 649-0440
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An order of the sublime croquetas at Islas Canarias will only set you back a dollar, but you’ll want to spend much more on the rest of the menu: a satisfying mix of Spanish and Cuban classics. Repeat visits are encouraged, to sample more of the impressive daily specials alongside a cold Negra Modelo.

7. The Original Crab House

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9636 SW 77th Ave
Miami, FL 33156
(305) 279-7050
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Stone crab is king in Miami, but for something a bit different, try the Original Crab House. A charming hole in the wall that serves up Maryland-style steamed blue crab, you’ll be surprised how well the subtle sweetness of Negra Modelo cuts through the spice of the Old Bay seasoning. Other specialties include crab cakes, crab dip, and New Orleans-style hot spiced shrimp.

8. Cheeseburger Baby

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1505 Washington Ave
Miami Beach, FL 33139
(305) 531-7300
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This South Beach mainstay offers everything from a grilled cheese to a monster five-pound burger known as The Punisher. The smart move: opt for one of the more modest burgers and an ice-cold Negra Modelo before heading back out to the beach.

1. Los Magueyes

9817 SW 40th St, Miami, FL 33165
For authentic Mexican food off the beaten path, head to this tiny eatery tucked inside a strip mall in Olympia Heights. The modest exterior disguises more-than-reliable cooking: from tacos al pastor to flautas to burritos—all classic pairings for Negra Modelo.
9817 SW 40th St
Miami, FL 33165

2. Playa Cafe

1515 Washington Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139
A South Beach destination for those seeking an overstuffed Cuban sandwich, piles of fried plantains, and a cold Negra Modelo, the bustling Playa Cafe sits just a block from the sand.
1515 Washington Ave
Miami Beach, FL 33139

3. Garcia's Restaurant

398 Northwest North River Drive, Miami, FL 33128
A family-run fixture on the Miami River, Garcia’s has been turning out fresh-off-the-boat seafood nearly 50 years. Everything from conch to grouper to mahi-mahi is served just a stone’s throw from the family’s dock. Try matching your Negra Modelo with the Garcia’s citrus-heavy ceviche.
398 Northwest North River Drive
Miami, FL 33128

4. Fiorito

5555 NE 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33137
Set in a low-slung building along 2nd Avenue, this modest restaurant turns out delicious Argentinian fare. Prepared by brothers Maximiliano and Cristian Alvarez, highlights include pork confit, dulce de leche flan, cold Negra Modelo, and, if you’re lucky, live tango music.
5555 NE 2nd Ave
Miami, FL 33137

5. El Taquito

1380 SW 8th St, Miami, FL 33135
The most authentic Nicaraguan cuisine in Miami is a local's secret in Sweetwater. The kitchen produces heaping platters of delicious classics, which can be followed up with cacao leche.
1380 SW 8th St
Miami, FL 33135

6. Islas Canarias

285 NW 27th Ave, Miami, FL 33125
An order of the sublime croquetas at Islas Canarias will only set you back a dollar, but you’ll want to spend much more on the rest of the menu: a satisfying mix of Spanish and Cuban classics. Repeat visits are encouraged, to sample more of the impressive daily specials alongside a cold Negra Modelo.
285 NW 27th Ave
Miami, FL 33125

7. The Original Crab House

9636 SW 77th Ave, Miami, FL 33156
Stone crab is king in Miami, but for something a bit different, try the Original Crab House. A charming hole in the wall that serves up Maryland-style steamed blue crab, you’ll be surprised how well the subtle sweetness of Negra Modelo cuts through the spice of the Old Bay seasoning. Other specialties include crab cakes, crab dip, and New Orleans-style hot spiced shrimp.
9636 SW 77th Ave
Miami, FL 33156

8. Cheeseburger Baby

1505 Washington Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139
This South Beach mainstay offers everything from a grilled cheese to a monster five-pound burger known as The Punisher. The smart move: opt for one of the more modest burgers and an ice-cold Negra Modelo before heading back out to the beach.
1505 Washington Ave
Miami Beach, FL 33139

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