The intriguing Sapore di Mare in Coconut Grove by Ray Raposo

A group of family members went for lunch to Sapore di Mare in Coconut Grove this week. Giorgia Calabrese and Matteo Paderni opened this seafood restaurant with an Italian flavor about 4 years ago. They’re devoted to serve the freshest and most seasonal fish and shellfish sourced from both the Mediterranean and waters worldwide. Besides seafood their menu also...

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....