Check Out the Must Try Spots in Miami's Brickell City Centre
Written By: Agustina Goldbaum
At the intersection of art and retail lies Miami’s new Brickell City Centre, ready to feed your aesthetic thanks to its modern, architectural design and impressive lineup of trendy restaurants. Here is where and what you should be eating at some of the outdoor mall’s most popular and affordable hot spots.
This chic Mexican “Mercado” is a feast for the eyes with its colorful and rustic outdoor seating, along with its equally vivid, indoor market layout. Get a taste of gourmet tacos, ceviches, salads, coffee, desserts and much more at different stations. Tacology’s casual and cool ambiance and Executive Chef Santiago Gomez’ innovative take on traditional Mexican cuisine, makes for a memorable day of dining. Don’t forget a Margarita!
Must Eat: Queso Fundido (Mexican Cheese Blend with your choice of plain, chorizo, huitlacoche and or mushroom toppings) & La Gringa Taco (Pastor served with melted cheese in between two flour tortillas /white onions/cilantro/pineapple and guacamole)
Caught in the middle of a tug-of-war between traditional Japanese cuisine and urban trendiness, lies the culinary creations of Chef Jose Mendin at Pubbelly Sushi. With its delicious origin in Miami Beach, this Japanese tavern opens its fourth location at Brickell City Centre, where the music bounces of graffitied walls, as you feast on anything from creative sushi rolls to mouth-watering short ribs.
Must Eat: Hamachi G Roll (only found at their Brickell location), the essential Tuna Pizza paired with sake, or one of their many anime-inspired cocktails.
If phrases like “grass-fed,” “farm-to-table fare,” and “clean eating” turn you on, American Harvest’s contemporary, rustic eatery is for you! Not only is the food at American Harvest health conscious, but its menu draws attention on sustainable agriculture. Choose from one of their bites, handhelds, salads, or harvest bowls/skillets and you’ll see how trendy fresh and simple meals can be.
Must Eat: Fantastic vegetarian options! Try one of their handhelds (emphasis on their Garden Burger & Blue’s Steak Tacos). Don’t miss out on their very own Organic Cane Sugar Soda, or choose from their cold pressed juices from locals, Fuel Juice Miami.
Photos Courtesy of American Harvest Brickell
Straight from the East Village, Luke’s Lobsters brings their Maine-Style Seafood Rolls to posh Miami and we’re obsessed! This small eatery retains the coolness of its location and with it, marries a hearty selection of favorites that will leave you full! Take a moment and step into Luke’s Lobsters for some traceable, sustainable seafood that will reboot you after a long day of shopping.
Must Eat: Try out Luke’s Trio and get a taste of their lobster, crab and shrimp rolls. Their chunky, New England- style clam chowder is a crowd favorite and if you’re not a seafood lover, the Key Lime Pie is delicious!
BIG EASY WINE BAR & GRILL
Big Easy brings South Africa to Miami and pairs sophisticated dining with outrageously good bbq. For them it’s all about their fresh meats and seafood on the grill, paired with a spectacular array of fine wine. The ambiance marries leather and brick, but is also quite unpretentious, making it surprisingly affordable and family-friendly.
Must Eat: Plush and tender would be the perfect way to describe the ‘Big Easy’ Burger, it’s tenderness and freshness really brings enjoyment to every bite. Also try their Boerie Bites, mini farmer sausage sandwiches served with three different types of chutney.
At the end of the day, Cafés like Santa Fe News & Espresso, Häagen-Dazs, Dr. Smood and Calissons du Roy René are your go-to’s for post dinner, international treats.
With new locations opening up weekly at Brickell City Centre, it’s no surprise that this outdoor mall is Miami’s new, CENTRE of attention.