Food & Drink

5 new Miami brunches you need to try now

Published On 07/16/2014 Published On 07/16/2014
ROCCO'S TACOS

Miami Drowning your sorrows over LeBron leaving town at one of Miami's best boozy brunches is a good call. Realizing that we're better off without him and hitting one of these five sweet, brand-new brunches is an even better one. Feast your eyes...

HYDE BEACH AT SLS

J'adore Sunday Brunch at Hyde Beach at SLS
The raw bar’s got Jonah crab claws, Alaskan king crab legs, Florida pink shrimp, oysters, and lobsters, as well as a bikini-clad bartender to mix you a Bloody Mary from their roving cocktail cart. Plus, after you're meal you can hit their California Beach House and hang with all the girls by the pool who are just dying to meet you.
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MATT MELTZER

Bloody Mary Bar at Terrazza
Sure, their boozy brunch and simultaneous pool party are among the best in Miami, but you know what would make 'em the best thing to ever happen to your Sunday morning Instagram? A $20 all-you-can-drink Bloody Mary bar with corn dogs, bacon, pickled quail eggs, charcuterie, and sauces -- from Worcestershire to Sriracha. Wish granted.

MACCHIALINA

Dim Sum Brunch at Macchialina
Apparently the guys who run Macchialina listened to their Mother -- or everyone’s Mother -- because the Italian Dim Sum brunch they ran on Mother’s Day was such a hit that they’re now offering their little plates of Tuscan chicken wings, ricotta raviolini, and short rib cannelloni every month. Add on $20 bottomless Bloody Marys and mimosas and you’ll see why Mom thought it was such a hit.
 

ROCCO'S TACOS

Mexican Brunch at Rocco’s Tacos
We already teased you with the huevos ahoghada con shortribs at this brand new Las Olas Mexi-brunch, but now you’ll be spending all your Sundays drinking endless Barefoot mimosas or Bloodies for $12 while eating those shortrib eggs, the wet burrito con huevos, or the Benedict Azteca: poached eggs in masa sopes, pork cochinitas, salsa rojo, spinach, and chipotle crema w/ Mexican potatoes.
 

SUSHI SAMBA

Samba Brunch at Sushi Samba Coral Gables
Their South Beach big brothers have been doing the brunch thing since, like, the Miami Vice era, so the Gables team decided to get in on the act with stuff like eggs Benedict with honey-soy braised short rib. Plus they've got $25 bottomless Zonin Prosecco and $60 bottomless Pommery. AND you can get all the brunch you can handle for $30.
  Cleveland ain't got brunch foods like these, we promise

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1. Hyde South Beach 1701 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139 (South Beach)

Oh, you thought you knew all there was to know about SLS? Well now you need to learn yourself on Hyde, the LA superlounge whose infinitely more low-key Miami version basically looks like a swank rec/sun room complete with cushy orange couches, hula girl lamps, a tile-lined patio and pool, plus a foosball table whose players are princesses and punk rockers.

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2. Terrazza at the Shore Club 1901 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139 (Miami Beach)

Terrazza at Shore Club offers breakfast, lunch, and dinner in both indoor and outdoor spaces that overlook the club’s infamous pool. The Italian menu is comprised of handmade brick oven pizzas, homemade pastas, fresh salads, and wood-fired, dry-aged steaks and chops. Opt for the Bufalina pizza with San Marzano tomatoes, buffalo mozzarella, grated Parmesan, and basil, or the branzino with sautéed kale, cannellini beans, bacon, garlic, and salsa verde.

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3. Macchialina Taverna Rustica 820 Alton Rd, Miami Beach, FL 33139 (South Beach)

After heading up the Miami outpost of Scarpetta, Chef Michael Pirolo went out on his own with Macchialina Taverna Rustica, an Italian comfort destination on Alton Road. His handmade pastas --topped with baby meatballs and pancetta or tossed with clams, rock shrimp, and tomato -- is something for the books, as are shareable appetizers like local burrata, margherita pizza, and the polenta board with meatballs, sausage, truffled mushrooms, and pickled fruit. The wine selection is slim but highly curated, featuring reds, whites, and sparkling wines from across Italy.

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4. Rocco's Tacos and Tequila Bar 1313 E Las Olas Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 (Fort Lauderdale)

With 425 varieties of tequila, a house sour mix, and plenty of authentic Mexican eats, Rocco's is pretty hard to beat. The restaurant's famous guacamole is prepared table-side, the corn tortillas are all hand made on a Comal (a standard Mexican tortilla griddle), and the margaritas taste every bit as fresh as they are. In addition to serving tacos, quesadillas and enchiladas, the kitchen serves up a number of creative meat and fish-centric entrees, while guests seat themselves on the paper-lamp-adorned, red-brick patio. The restaurant offers a limited selection of nachos and tacos as late as 3am, and the cocktail menu features 13 different renditions of the margarita (try the strawberry basil), along with a full menu of non-tequila craft cocktails, and, of course, pitchers of sangria.

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5. Sushi Samba Coral Gables 180 Aragon Ave, Coral Gables, FL 33134 (Coral Gables)

The second Samba location to hit Miami, SS's slinging Japanese-Brazilian-Peruvian fusion so you can feel all sorts of multi-cultural whilst sipping insane cocktails from a British master mixologist.

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