Christy’s, the Classic Gables Steakhouse by Ray Raposo

Christy’s has been a staple of Coral Gables fine dining for decades. Still in the same corner location on Ponce de Leon near the circle. Four couples of good friends had dinner at Christy’s on a recent Saturday night to try the Miami Spice Menu of $39.00pp. We first waited for all of us to arrive at the cozy...

Bulla Gastrobar by Ray Raposo

We had wanted to try Bulla Gastrobar for a while and finally visited in July. They specialize in Tapas (small dishes) which are a staple in Spain. If you ever visited Cafe Tu Tu Tango in Coconut Grove's Cocowalk back in the 90's, you get the idea. We had early evening reservations and the place was starting to fill...

Crust Italian Restaurant by Ray Raposo

Our group of eight good friends enjoyed a nice dinner at Crust on a recent Saturday for the first time.  Crust Restaurant serves unparalleled pizza and modern Italian cuisine in the scenic and trendy area by the Miami River.  The restaurant has been in business for 3 years.  The restaurant is located in what was once a stand-alone private home built...

El Chamán Peruvian Cuisine in West Kendall by Ray Raposo

El Chamán Peruvian Cuisine is located way inside a West Kendall Shopping Center and you could drive by it for years and not know that it’s there. However those that have found this restaurant gem keep coming back for more. Six good friends recently met for dinner, some of us have been to El Chamán a few times over the years....

Los Parrilleros, an Argetinian Steakhouse in Doral by Ray Raposo

On a recent Saturday night ten good friends met to enjoy the food and music at Los Parilleros restaurant in Doral. The authentic Argentinian-Uruguayan steakhouse with a big Italian influence, opened more than 16 years ago. Several friends in our party are regular patrons and have enjoyed eating here for years. That should tell you that the food is...