By Lisa Petrillo

MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Located in the heart of Miami’s Buena Vista neighborhood,  the newest spot in town is The District  Miami set in a warm atmosphere with brick walls, leather couches, fun artwork and some industrial  touches. The New York meets Miami eatery is actually touted as a cultural taste of the  America’s.

At the helm, is Chef Horacio Rivadero who feels like his food is internationally inspired.

“We like to call it Pan American. It’s a fusion of different flavors of different places from South America, North American and Central America. We make our own twist,” said Horacio.

And that “twist” Chef speaks about is truly all about blending flavors.

Chef Horacio prepares his corvina ceviche with grapefruit juices and thin sliced onions. The delicate flavors are not lost on CBS4’s Lisa Petrillo.

“The grapefruit juice gives it tang then the corvina absorbs the juices, then the onion–it’s a wonderful blend and it’s really good,” said Petrillo.

From his small plates to the bigger entrees, Chef says the way to try it all–is to share.

“You can go around the table and order different dishes with a group of people. It’s much more fun,” said Chef.

Horacio’s signature Pan Afro Braised Cuban Pork topped with collard greens and a creole pepper salad takes six hours to make. One bite of this dish and guests are transported to another country.

“I’m taken to another country. I’m in South America somewhere,” said Petrillo

Petrillo’s favorite dish is the tuna tacos with a pinch of guacamole inside. The shells, which are gluten-free, are made of malanga.

“It’s refreshing. The citrusy flavor gives it that feel and guacamole has the softness. It’s perfect,” said Petrillo.

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