1331 Brickell Bay Drive
AWARD: Best New
Chef Carlos Garcia’s nationality is a poor summation of his very original take on comfort food. A Latin American superstar, he makes dining cheerfully comfy and globally surprising. He revamps avocado toast with short ribs and truffle cole slaw, tosses bucatini and octopus in carbonara, and makes Italian bollito with shrimp and plantains. Don’t worry — arepas, yuca and escabeche are on the menu, as is quesillo, the flan of Venezuela.