Even though these places are already known amongst Miami’s food lovers, there are still different from the norm and have their own charm which makes them special. Check out my three favorites for a romantic date night that makes you feel like you’re in a completely different place.
It’s been a while since I went (Miami Spice last year) but I can’t believe I haven’t reviewed this place yet since I usually recommend it to everyone. Let me start by saying I love the concept of the hole in the wall hidden gem places. Without Yelp, I would have probably just driven by a thousand times. It’s located on Coral Way close to The Roads. We were at an event in the area and went for a spontaneous Friday date night. You’re stepping into a little villa and the whole time you have the feeling you’re in someone’s house (in a good way). The decorations are really cute. I love inventive kitchen with smaller dishes to try. Everything we had was great (see pics). The experience alone was well worth 5 stars.
2. La Fresa Francesa
“Qué bola, mon ami?” A French place in Hialeah??? – that was my friends’ reaction when I first posted about this place. Granted, when you hear Hialeah you think less of Croissant and café au lait and more of cubanazo, pan con bistec and cafecito. But it’s exotic factor is what makes this place so special! It’s in a little shopping place by Okechobee but once you step inside, you feel like you’re in a café in Paris. When I went there they had a Yelp check-in special where you get a free Bellini. But even if they don’t have that anymore, the peach champagne deliciousness is well worth the money. We had the spicy salad with smoked salmon, the Croque Madame and the meatballs. We ordered some espressi with their dessert special, a homemade cheesecake. They have a little store attached to the restaurant where we bought some glasses. The owner was super friendly as well. We’ll definitely be back. Au revoir!
I love this place. It makes you feel like you’re in the middle of Italy but you’re in the heart of Downtown Miami (and by heart, I mean the dirtiest part). The decorations are really cute. I went here for lunch a few times and we spent one of my birthdays there. It was very romantic and they had a live jazz band. The staff was very friendly and brought me a dessert with a candle. Food overall was great – from pasta to fish to salads. I highly recommend going there.
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