The List: Miami's best foods with chef Bernie Matz

Chef Bernie Matz is slinging some of the beach’s hottest tacos at Bodega Taqueria y Tequila (more on Bodega and other Miami taco joints here). Here are his 10 favorite things to eat around town: 

1. Pita Hut

Falafel & Shawarma, like in Jerusalem.

530 W. 41st St, Miami Beach; 305-531-6090.

2. Visa-O1

You’ll never see pizza the same! Life-altering.

1680 Michigan Ave., Miami Beach; 305-397-8189.

3. Miami Smokers

World’s Best Bacon.

306 NW 27th Ave., Miami; 786-520-5420.

4. Sabor a Peru


2923 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; 305-573-6736.

5. Flanigan’s

Best Ribs in Town.

2721 Bird Ave., Coconut Grove; 305-446-1114.

6. Prime 112

Lunch: Lobster Roll and Steak Sandwich.

112 Ocean Dr., Miami Beach; 305-532-8112.

7. Finka

Fried Rice. Best Miami restaurant concept in years.

14690 SW 26th St., Miami; 305-227-8818.

8. Bocce

Steak Tartare, Grilled Octopus. 

3252 NE First Ave., Miami; 786-245-6211.

9. Mandolin


4312 NE Second Ave., Miami; 305-576-6066.

10. La Camaronera

I’ve been going there for fried shrimp since 1985.

1952 W. Flagler St., Miami; 305-642-3322.

Evan S. Benn is Miami Herald food editor: @EvanBenn