Owners of La Placita, an upcoming Puerto Rican restaurant in Miami’s MiMo district, paid $25,000 to have a famed Puerto Rican muralist paint the building like the Puerto Rican flag. The city says they did not clear it with a historic preservation board that oversees the area.
Owners of La Placita, an upcoming Puerto Rican restaurant in Miami’s MiMo district, paid $25,000 to have a famed Puerto Rican muralist paint the building like the Puerto Rican flag. The city says they did not clear it with a historic preservation board that oversees the area.
Owners of La Placita, an upcoming Puerto Rican restaurant in Miami’s MiMo district, paid $25,000 to have a famed Puerto Rican muralist paint the building like the Puerto Rican flag. The city says they did not clear it with a historic preservation board that oversees the area.

Miami Herald food editor Carlos Frías won the 2018 James Beard award for excellence in covering the food industry. A Miami native, he’s also the author of “Take Me With You: A Secret Search for Family in a Forbidden Cuba.”