Where to Eat in Miami Right Now
The gist: A robust lineup of original gin and tonic cocktails make this the best new drinking—and maybe also eating—spot in the reimagined CocoWalk.
The food: Botanico’s government name tells you all you need to know about the place: The gin is the reason you come in, but the cooking is pretty solid, too. The gin and tonic menu is Miami’s most creative, running 15 deep and headlined by the spicy 6 O’clock Brunel, laced with nutmeg, cubeb pepper, and lime, and the Gray Whale with mint, cucumber, and lemongrass. They’ll whet your appetite for Ecuadorian Shrimp Ceviche, Arepas, Steaks, and other South American staples.
Cost: Gin and tonics $16, starters and ceviches $17 - $22, sandwiches $18, mains $22 - $27