Miami locals who like to keep their finger on the pulse of the city may have noticed some recent changes in the flavorful streets of Little Havana. What was once a sector of our city most famous for its dominos and empanadas is now home to some of Miami’s most eclectic dining establishments and art galleries. The launching of diverse restaurants such as Mr. Yum and Catharsis ushered the beginning of a new dinning era in Little Havana and the trend shows no signs of slowing down!
The most recent addition to this culinary evolution, Lekoke Wine and Bites, officially opened its doors last week. Nestled in the vibrant streets of Calle Ocho, this new tapas and wine lounge embodies a new meets old world theme with a boutique wine selection to follow suit. The wood flooring, vintage wine cellar and plentiful portion sizes may have patrons feeling as though they’ve traveled back in time and discovered a hidden treasure.
Best of all, Miamians who enjoy satisfying their appetites without emptying their pockets will be pleased to know that all tapas on the menu are currently priced under ten dollars! Amongst the highlights, the chorizo and cheese empanadas and garlic shrimp are mouthwatering show-stoppers. But we won’t divulge any more secrets. The next time you’re strolling through Little Havana after Viernes Culturales, stepping off of a double-decker bus or simply touring the robust streets of Calle Ocho, be sure to stop in and check out Lekoke.
Lekoke is located at 1225 SW 8th St.
Written by: Vanessa Valea