Slip into a hidden bar
There’s one rule when it comes to Miami speakeasies – the harder they are to find, the better. Bodega Taqueria y Tequila might look like your run-of-the-mill taco truck, but inside it’s an off-the-wall restaurant with whimsical decor. And there’s more. Look for the port-a-loo door – it leads into a trendy cocktail bar with vintage furnishings and bartenders who love to recommend unusual flavour combinations.
Mexican food is king at Coyo Taco too – an urban chic space where fresh takes on tortillas come brimming with unexpected ingredients: seared gulf shrimp, confit duck and even grilled cactus. But what most people don’t know is that there’s a hallway past the bathrooms that leads to a small but perfectly formed cocktail bar. Best visited on weekdays when it’s much more laid back, the mescal margaritas are something special.
Or swap Mexico’s finest for the flavours of Korean BBQ and seek out much talked about Drunken Dragon. Tucked away behind an unassuming – and slightly unappealing – exterior, inside you’ll be seated in a smart, low-lit restaurant where each table comes with its own grill for roast-it-yourself dishes.