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.Read More
SPONSORED: The Unexpected Cuisines that Pair Perfectly with Negra Modelo
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Original Crab House
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.
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.
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