Lario’s On The Beach – Cuban Food South Beach Miami
820 Ocean Drive
Miami Beach, FL 33139
I was out in Miami this week for a conference and on the first day I checked into my hotel at the Royal Palm hotel. Unfortunately they had an annoyingly late check in (4pm) so I decided to grab some lunch down the street on Ocean Drive. Here, I found a lot of your typical touristy seafood and burger places but because I was in Miami I really wanted to check out something more authentic and local. It was pretty difficult – every place had these massive shrimp cocktails and lobster on display curbside. Lario’s kind of stood out (no fake food in the front), no ladies in leapord print tights (hey this is Miami), just pretty a tasteful restaurant. Got a cup of Ceviche to start, a cuban sandwich and a side order of plantains. The Ceviche was massive and I was almost too full to enjoy the Cubano and Plantanos. (Both were excellent). But the quest continues – I discovered Calle Ocho / Little Havana. Posts to follow.