Tomas Prado is executive chef of Golden Fig in Brickell, where he cooks bold and comforting dishes out of thoughtfully sourced regional and local ingredients. Here are his top picks for eating in Miami:
1. DB Bistro Moderne
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Best charcuterie in Miami. Amazing wine list.
255 Biscayne Blvd. Way, Miami; 305-421-8800
2. Edge Steak & Bar
Best lunch deal: three courses for $23.
1435 Brickell Ave., Miami; 305-381-3190
Spicy tuna and crispy rice. The ambiance rocks.
9700 Collins Ave., Bal Harbour; 305-864-8600
Changed the taco game in Miami. Amazing food, great price.
1506 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 305-748-6099
5. La Mar by Gastón Acurio
Gorgeous views, perfect for a date night.
500 Brickell Key Dr., Miami; 305-913-8358
6. Cake Thai Kitchen
Best Thai food in Miami. Crispy peppercorn duck is a must-try.
7919 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; 786-534-7906
7. Matador Room
I love their modern take on Latin food.
2901 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 786-257-4600
8. Vagabond Restaurant & Bar
Outstanding vegetable dishes.
7301 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; 305-400-8420
9. 27 Restaurant & Bar
Best cocktails in Miami. Miami-inspired comfort food.
2727 Indian Creek Ave., Miami Beach; 305-531-2727
Innovative cuisine. A winner.
223 NW 23rd St., Miami; 305-573-5996