Marfil Bistro in Doral by Ray Raposo

Recently a party of six friends met for dinner at Marfil Bistro in Doral. This group of longtime friends travel together and we regularly get together for meals all around town. We have all been to Marfil as couples before, separately. Marfil Bistro bills itself as Mediterranean meets modern. They offer Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner menus. As usual we...

Secreto Restaurant and Art Gallery in Kendall by Ray Raposo

Four of us went to the lovely Secreto restaurant on Kendall Drive and 117th Avenue to celebrate two December birthdays. On this occasion, the intimate restaurant with a capacity of 50 had a lovely decorated Christmas tree near the front entrance. We have all been to Secreto a few other times before this visit. Secreto, which means secret in Spanish, is a culinary...

Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar by Ray Raposo

Four of us visited the upscale Fleming’s Steakhouse in Coral Gables recently. They are almost finished with elegant renovations to the restaurant, all done after hours. The restaurant features a large dinning room, a long bar to the left of the entrance and a smaller room past the bar area. They can also host Private Parties for groups of...

The Capital Grille on Brickell by Ray Raposo

The Capital Grille on Brickell Avenue is one of those old world fancy restaurants with excellent service and an American Menu of food that always satisfies. They are by far the fanciest restaurants of the Darden Family extensive collection of eateries and are located in more than half of the 50 states, with the majority being in Florida. We visited...

Fontainebleau Hilton’s Michael Mina’s Stripsteak. by Ray Raposo

While spending a weekend at Miami Beach’s most iconic hotel, the Fontainebleau Hilton, we had the pleasure of trying several of the eating establishments in the large complex. The property is almost a town all on its own. You certainly have a variety of 11 dining and drinking spots to keep your stomach and mouth satisfied. The hotel's several...