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Top Spots For Sangria In South Florida

April 27, 2014 9:00 AM

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Sangria  (Source: Tamorlan/Wikipedia Commons)

Sangria (Source: Tamorlan/Wikipedia Commons)

The Hispanic influence on the South Florida area is flowing with sangria. Journey to these five restaurants across the region to taste the delicious beverage.

Madrono Restaurant

10780 W. Flagler St.
Miami, FL 33174
(305) 485-3332
www.facebook.com/Madrono-Restaurant

The town of Sweetwater is one of 30 towns and cities in Miami-Dade County. Its main street crossroads are SW 107th Avenue and Flagler Street and located in the southwest corner strip mall is the Madroño Restaurant. When walking in, a customer can see the elegance of a small business — clean and well-organized and filled with hard-working employees. The sangria is available in red or white and can be purchased per cup (a generous 12 ounces) for $5, a half carafe ($10) and a full carafe for $15. The dark appearance and thick consistency of the sangria mixes well with the Nicaraguan cuisine for an affordable, delicious dinner.

Aromas Del Peru

13823 S.W. 88th St.
Miami, FL 33186
(305) 408-5554
www.aromas-delperu.com

In the southwestern part of Miami-Dade County on Kendall Drive (SW 88th Street) in the Kendall Lakes Mall is where you’ll find Aromas del Peru. The restaurant is clean and makes great use of the small business space along a strip parallel to Kendall Drive in the large mall. A cup of white sangria for $7 comes with chopped apples, a sprig of mint leaf and a lime wedge in a wine glass. The apples are crisp and complement an additional sensation to the smooth taste of the sangria. Plenty of parking is available and the Peruvian cuisine makes the trip deep into the suburbs of Miami worthwhile.

Los Gallegos Restaurant

6549 Bird Road
Miami, FL 33155
(305) 496-4301
www.facebook.com/Los-Gallegos-Restaurant

At a corner lot along a strip of businesses on SW 40th Street is Los Gallegos Restaurant. The untrained eye could pass the restaurant quickly as the elegance of Coral Gables is only a short distance away. A U-turn passing Ludlam Road (SW 67th Avenue) to go back west ends up at the restaurant. The parking is sparse, therefore a driver must arrive early or search for parking in the nearby strip malls. The small business gives patrons the feeling that they are entering a Spanish tavern. The service is prompt and the sangria is deep and bold in taste. It is prepared in front of the customer and can be ordered by the glass, half carafe or entire carafe. Sit at the bar or a table and listen to Spanish guitar playing while savoring the glass with friends or family.

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Sugarcane Raw Bar Grill
3252 N.E. 1st Ave.
Miami, FL 33127
(786) 369-0353
www.sugarcanerawbargrill.com

Sugarcane Raw Bar Grill is in Midtown Miami. It is the perfect setting to meet with friends or coworkers after a long hard day of working to watch the night fall over the city. As the lights turn on and the sunlight fades, customers can order red or white sangria and relax. Come in during happy hour and enjoy a pitcher for only $25. The decor of the restaurant is similar to one on a Caribbean or Mediterranean island which, together with the sangria, stirs up memories of past vacations and fantasies of future getaways.

Cafe Seville

2768 E. Oakland Park Blvd.
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33306
(954) 565-1148
www.cafeseville.com

Close to the coast off of Oakland Park Boulevard, Cafe Seville is a multi-rated and awarded restaurant by Wine Spectator, the Miami Herald, ZagatSurvey and the South Florida Sun-Sentinel for its menu selections. Order the seafood paella and Felix’s sangria available by the glass, half pitcher or full pitcher and feel like an adopted Spaniard for the day or night.

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Eric L Labrador is a freelance writer covering all things Miami. His work can be found on Examiner.com.
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