The List: 10 top Miami restaurants with Rosa Mexicano's chef

Jordan Marano from Rosa Mexicano
Jordan Marano from Rosa Mexicano

When chef Jordan Marano isn’t cooking house specialties like slow-braised pork carnitas and chipotle-simmered short ribs at Rosa Mexicano’s South Beach and Brickell locations, he’s out looking for other great bites to eat. Here’s where he likes to go:

1. Runway 84

Stuffed Artichoke

330 S.R. 84, Fort Lauderdale; 954-467-8484

2. Ruth’s Chris Steak House

Porterhouse for Two

2320 Salzedo St., Coral Gables; 305-461-8360

3. Basil Park

Baja Tacos in Brown Rice Taco Shells 

17608 Collins Ave., Sunny Isles Beach; 305-707-0004

4. Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza

Eggplant Marino and Rosemary Soul Ribs

10205 S. Dixie Hwy., Pinecrest; 305-740-5800

5. Pubbelly

McBelly Sliders

1418 20th St., Miami; 305-532-7555

6. Yakko-San

Tuna Sashimi Salad

3881 NE 163rd St., North Miami Beach; 305-947-0064

7. Benihana

Chicken Fried Rice

1665 79th St. Cswy., North Bay Village; 305-866 -2768

8. Garcia’s Seafood 

Whole Grilled Fish of the Day

398 NW N. River Dr., Miami; 305-375-0765

9. Acquolina 

Linguine with White Clam Sauce

2320 Weston Rd., Weston; 954-389-1880 

10. Apple a Day Cafe

Salmon Sandwich on Sprout Bagel

1534 Alton Rd., Miami Beach; 305-538-4569