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There has never been a greater time for food-loving travelers. The specialty food industry is enjoying a trend of upward growth that is positioned to continue its climb in popularity. As a matter of fact, between the years 2015 and 2017, the specialty food industry grew by 11%. This is great news if you are planning a visit to Florida, as some of the best Latin Restaurants in Miami offer a wide range of specialty dishes that you won't get the chance to taste anywhere else in the world. If you're visiting Miami and you're not sure where you should eat, then follow these simple tips.

Ask the Locals
While it's never been easier to find new restaurants by doing a quick internet search, it's almo...

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Ever since the term “foodie” entered the western lexicon in the mid-1990s, more and more Americans have been exploring the culinary world around them. Many millennials, for example, dine out three times a week or more. A full third of Americans will go to at least one casual dining restaurant weekly. And two-thirds of all Americans made at least one specialty food purchase in 2017. And no culinary culture is drawing more curiosity than Latin. From the best Latin restaurants to taco stands and even home cooking recipes both authentic and Anglicized, Latin food, Latin restaurants, and every nuance related to them are getting their long moment in the spotlight.

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After a fabulous day of sightseeing in the glorious setting of South Florida, it’s now time to select a place to have dinner. Naturally, an elegant, upscale restaurant would be perfect! And add to that idea an establishment that specializes in delicious Latin American food, and the evening is sure to be spectacular. With its foundations in ancient civilizations, Latin American cuisine is filled with delicious, and healthy, foods. Here’s a look at some of the healthy ingredients that you’ll find as integral elements of an elegant Latin American restaurant Miami menu.

Acai

This small, glistening berry is loaded with protein, making it a star of Latin American cuisine. It gro...

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Whether you're a local or you're just visiting for a refreshing vacation, Miami is a great place to find some of the best Latin American cuisine. Latin restaurants in Miami offer some of the most authentic dishes and atmospheres that make your dining experience satisfying, sumptuous, and memorable. Follow some of our fun tips and ideas if you're looking for Latin restaurants in Miami.

You can start by finding restaurants that are up-scale and serve up authentic dishes. You can usually find recommendations from knowledgeable locals who know how to separate hype from quality. It's also helpful to do some searching online, as knowledgeable industry experts and food bloggers alike often have a ...

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Mexican cuisine is divided into seven regions: central Mexico, the Bajio, the South, the South Pacific Coast, the North, the Gulf, and the North Pacific Coast. But when you think of the best Latin restaurants, you may be tempted to think about classic Tex-Mex food. In reality, your culinary options are quite diverse. Here are a few misconceptions about Latin food.

  1. Latin food is Mexican food: The best Latin restaurants may serve Mexican food, but that is not the only type of Latin cuisine available. Look for restaurants whose menus feature dishes from outside of classic Tex-Mex fare. Top Latin restaurants will serve meals and desserts from all seven regions. You should expect to find something...
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Whether you're in the mood for something refreshing and new or something warm and comforting, odds are there's a Cuban or Puerto Rican dish that has you covered. These two Latin American cuisines have a truly diverse range of flavors. Let's learn a bit more about some of the most well-loved dishes from each culture.

Cuban Cuisine

Rice, Beans, and Plantains

Like any culture, Cuban cuisine uses local ingredients that are abundant. So when you order a Cuban dish, you can expect sides like rice, beans, and plantains. In fact, the dish you decide to try might even be comprised of mostly plantains! They can be fried and salted or stewed and sweet. These three staples certainly don't have any lack ...

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Coral Gables, the dream of a Poet

The City of Coral Gables is one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Built in the Miami Metro area, it is about 8 miles southwest of downtown. Coral Gables was developed by poet George Merrick during the 1920s. After inheriting a citrus grove from his father, Merrick began to develop the land into the City of Coral Gables.

Of his dream for the city, Merrick wrote the following poem:

"I dream of the home of the Fairies and Fays,
on the isles of the calm southern sky,
Of the fanciful turrets and towers ablaze
In the flood of the rays from on high..."

As one of the first planned communities in America, The Gables had strict zoning regulations and architectural...

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latin american cuisine

Talavera Cocina is an elegant Coral Cables/Miami-area restaurant named for the stunning Talavera pottery of Mexico. The menu features Latin American cuisine favorites like flautas, guacamole, ceviche, moles, and enchiladas. Mexico is home to seven main regional cuisines, including the North, the North Pacific Coast, the Bajio, the South Pacific Coast, the South, the Gulf, and Central Mexico. The Talavera menu touches upon these localities and offers vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options -- along with an impressive cocktail menu.

Talavera Cocina appears on Zagat's lists of The Best Mexican Restaurants in Miami and The Best Restaurants in Coral Gables. It is no small feat to be named amon...

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We've all experienced Tex Mex or "American" Mexican cuisine, but we're missing out on the real deal. If you're looking for the best Latin American cuisine, you want to seek out authentic Latin restaurants that do it right. Given that one out of every 10 restaurants in the United States has some kind of Mexican dish on their menu, making it the most popular type of international cuisine here, it can sometimes be hard to tell what's authentic or not. However, people are looking more and more for a "real" experience and the best Latin American cuisine can be found in areas where the Latin American community has settled and brought their cuisine, culture, and traditions with them. We'll discu...

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Latin American cuisine is known for a variety of flavors and ingredients. And although there are seven main regions for Mexican cuisine, including Central Mexico, the Gulf, the South, the South Pacific Coast, the North, the North Pacific Coast, and the Bajio, most Latin American cuisine contains some of the same key ingredients. So let's take a look at some common ingredients you may find in dishes at the top Latin restaurants in Miami.

Beans: Both tasty and healthy, beans are a staple in a lot of Latin American dishes. Black, red, and pinto beans are usually the beans of choice but they can vary depending on the region. They're typically stewed, stirred into rice, or refried.

Cumin: There a...

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