Photo by Gizelle Lau.
Miami, FL - One of the hottest new places to be in Miami isn't anywhere near the neon lights of South Beach.
Midtown Miami is one of Miami's newly developing districts, and is located just south of the Design District, roughly from NE 29th St. in the south to NE 36th St. as its northern border. Newly built condos, freshly paved sidewalks, and the Shops at Midtown are just few of the draws of this new area - but there is another.
Open in March 2010, Mercadito (3252 NE First Ave.) has become one of the hippest new places to go and be seen in Miami - and especially popular with celebs like Shakira, Jessica Simpson, Ludacris, Mariah Carey, Kate Hudson and even Goldie Hawn because it's a fun, trendy spot away from the paparazzi of South Beach - and there's ample space for parking.
Serving up contemporary tapas-sized Mexican dishes with a twist, you can go with a group and order one of everything on the menu to share. Signature cocktails with your choice of tequila, mezcal, or cerveza will more than satisfy your thirst. Try the mango guacamole for a fun twist on your traditional guac; some incredible shrimp tacos; the traditional el pastor tacos; or a creative ceviche for a refreshing bite.
The restaurant itself is sleek and stylish with a fun Mexican flair. Servers sport t-shirts with "holy mole" and "life changing tacos" written on the back. With other award-winning Mercadito restaurants in Chicago and New York, Mercadito in Midtown Miami is definitely not having any issues making a name for itself.
For those who are short on time, check out Mercadito Taqueria next door for quick tacos, burritos, or tortas to go.
For more, visit: www.mercaditorestaurants.com/midtown .
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