The owners of Mercato Della Pescheria, Havana 1957, Tapas y Tintos and Oh! Mexico have unveiled another Miami Beach addition: the first outpost of a seafood-centric cantina outside of Mexico.
“We tried to keep it true to our over 30 locations in Mexico, and we also incorporated some new elements that identify Miami as a unique location,” partner Jamil Dib says. “The painting of luchador Blue Demon Jr. and the [wrestling] mask collections are all very unique to our locations.”
Dishes center on a Josper hybrid charcoal oven grill, and signatures include dill-crusted tuna tostada topped with crispy leeks ($11), tacos piratita with skirt steak and muenster cheese ($12) and Gulf shrimp burger ($15).
“We added some items to cater to the American market, but they still have that Cerveceria twist,” Dib says, citing the Cerveceria Burrito with tequila-marinated Gulf shrimp ($13) and the Cerveceria Burger with muenster ($14).
Desserts ($5-$6) include corn cakes, fig tarts, coconut flans and Nutella empanadas.
The bar boasts more than 100 beers, 100 types of mescal, 300 types of tequila and 16 kinds of margaritas ($12-$14), including seven frozen.
Lunch and dinner are served daily amid Mexican-inspired décor with a pressed tin ceiling, terrazzo flooring, multiple TVs and murals on brick walls. Teal Acapulco chairs and red umbrellas grace the alfresco seating on the pedestrian promenade, where passersby can watch chefs working at the guacamole station. A retail nook sells luchador masks.