Sometimes, you just want to go out, meet a friend and have a couple of drinks. Some choose wine; others choose beer. Sometimes, you might be feeling good with just a drink, and other times, you may also want to share a bite to eat, but you might not be that hungry. Tapas are smaller versions of entrees on “little plates,” so your pockets won’t be burdened with that giant taste!

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Cardon Y El Tirano
3411 S.W. 8th St.
Miami, FL 33135
(305) 392-1257
www.cardonyeltirano.com

At Cardon Y El Tirano, guests seem to really love the picadillo cigars, which some compare to a Latin egg roll. Others are nuts over the chocolate-coated plantain balls with Nutella and wine pairing. Other favorites include corn calamari and spicy shrimp tacos. Most guests are shocked at the quality of this restaurant and the fact that there is no beer, only wines and spirits, for its plaza location. Despite the lack of beer, customers really love this restaurant and have named it a hidden gem.

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Jamon-Iberico Pata Negra Restaurant
10 SW S. River Drive
Miami, FL 33130
(305) 324 1111
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An authentic taste of Catalan Spanish, this restaurant boasts of modern elegance, glamour and art. With a high reputation for finer dishes, Jamon-Iberico Pata Negra Restaurant gathers a large crowd. Guests seem to really love the tapas, especially the garbanzos and mushrooms. While the restaurant has higher prices, which are expected due to its location and sophistication, the prices are really not that high. Tapas, which are naturally smaller in size, actually come in very large portions at Pata Negra.

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Clandestino Pub
758 Washington Ave.
Miami Beach, FL 33139
(305) 397-8946

Clandestino Pub loves to support local artists and to enjoy the passion that comes from DJs performing each night. No matter the time, guests love the cocktails and local craft beer. Many selections from the local brewery, Funky Buddha, can also be found here. Prices are good. And many of the tapas are Mexican dishes. Clandestino prides itself on being a Mezcaleria, claiming to be the only place in Miami to get this fine alcoholic beverage, derived from sweet agave variants.

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26 Sushi & Tapas
9487 Harding Ave.
Surfside, FL 33154
(305) 570-2626
www.26sushitapas.com

26 Sushi & Tapas dedicates itself to the art of sushi. In fact, there may have never been so many varieties under one roof. With kosher and vegetarian options available, most tapas will run about $10 or $15 a dish. The good news is that with a mostly Peruvian menu, the servings are very decent. There is such a large selection of tapas that guests suggest bringing large groups and ordering the Chef’s Sampler for $45.

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SiamRice Thai And Tapas
5071 Sheridan St.
Hollywood, FL 33021
(954) 981-2002
www.siamricethaitapas.com

With prices ranging from $4 to $8, SiamRice has become a regular destination for those who love tapas. The food is exceptionally delicious and actually quite filling, especially for a “small plate.” Guests love the welcoming environment, and it’s modern, clean and beautifully decorated. A favorite amongst guests seems to be the coconut shrimp. They also like the duck tapas, as well. This restaurant is another hidden gem, tucked in a nearby shopping plaza.

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Jessica N. Abraham-Hogan is the owner of Shorty Produkshins in Orlando, Florida, and specializes in Social Branding and Public Relations for both the Professional Services Industry and Entertainment Business. Over the last 13 years, she has worked with many publications and has created branded content for multiple organizations, Globally. BrandSocial.me

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