Miami, a vibrant melting pot of cultures and flavors, eagerly embraces National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15. This annual celebration is not just a date on the calendar but a chance for Miami to shine a spotlight on its diverse Hispanic roots. And, as if that weren’t exciting enough, September 16 has become a double holiday in Miami, celebrating Mexican Independence Day and National Guacamole Day with open arms and tantalizing flavors.
We invite you to embark on a captivating culinary journey as we explore some of Miami’s most exquisite dining establishments, where every dish is a tribute to the essence of Hispanic heritage. Prepare your taste buds for an adventure like no other, as we delve into the heart and soul of Miami’s Hispanic culinary scene.
Smorgasburg Miami Celebrates Hispanic Latino Heritage Month
Get ready for an unforgettable celebration of Hispanic Latino Heritage Month in Miami! Smorgasburg Miami, the city’s largest outdoor food market, is teaming up with Eileen Andrade of Finka Table & Tap for an extraordinary culinary collaboration and bar takeover. Mark your calendars for the last weekend of September at the Wynwood location, where we’ll immerse ourselves in the rich history, culture, and heritage of the Hispanic Latino community.
Elcielo at SLS South Beach
Experience a culinary journey from the beautiful beaches of Cartagena to the mysterious corners of the Amazon jungle at Elcielo, located at SLS South Beach. This culinary concept, created by Colombian Chef Juan Manuel Barrientos, celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month with an exquisite menu that pays homage to Colombian cuisine. Indulge in signature dishes like Truffle Buñuelos with torched Foie Gras, crispy Crab Empanadas with Caribbean spice, Guava BBQ Pork Ribs, Lulo ceviche, Roasted Quail stuffed with guanciale and mushrooms, and the artistic Tree of Life made with cassava, cheese, and basil. Elcielo’s innovative approach to cuisine is a delectable masterpiece representing the essence of Colombian flavors.
During Hispanic Heritage Month, Elcielo offers a specialty cocktail, the Chimberito, a fusion of aguardiente, cachaça, soursop, and yuzu. Don’t miss their specialty dish, the Caviarmañola, made with crispy yucca, braised pork, and caviar. Recognized for its innovation and Colombian-inspired cuisine, Elcielo is the perfect place to commemorate and celebrate Hispanic culture.
Rosa Sky Rooftop
Join us at Rosa Sky as we celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month in style! Experience the rich and vibrant flavors of Hispanic-inspired cocktails crafted with exquisite Hispanic spirits that will transport your taste buds on a journey south of the border. Indulge in the exotic allure of the Mexican Kiss, a tantalizing blend of Patron Reposado Tequila, Cherry Heering, and Passion Fruit, or savor the complex and unforgettable notes of the Remember Me, featuring Rosaluna Mezcal, Lemon, Chamomile, Basil, Honey, and Peach Bitters. For a unique twist, try the Violet Vixen, a fusion of Tito’s Vodka, Créme De Violet, Blackberry, and Sage that will leave you enchanted. For a shared adventure, opt for the Tulum Trip, a magnificent concoction of Ilegal Mezcal, Casa Noble Reposado Tequila, Grand Marnier, Jalapeño, Basil, and Citrus that serves two. As you sip away on these delectable creations, let your gaze wander over the breathtaking Miami skyline from our rooftop perch. This Hispanic Heritage Month, elevate your spirits at Rosa Sky and toast to the beauty of culture, flavors, and the magnificent city that surrounds you.
CHICA Miami is kicking off the celebrations with exciting food specials, available exclusively over the holiday weekend, Sept. 15 – 16! Guests can enjoy mouth-watering dishes like the Chiles en Nogada, featuring a roasted poblano stuffed with a sweet-savory pork picadillo, creamy walnut sauce, pomegranate, and parsley for $36. Additionally, CHICA Miami recently debuted a new menu featuring bold and exciting flavors through a fusion of Latin and Mexican cuisine in collaboration with Culinary Research Director, Chef Rishi Kumar. Some of the new Mexican-inspired dishes on the menu include the Mexican Mezze, CDMX Wagyu Tartar, Lamb & Mole Chichilo, and more when celebrating Mexican Independence Day at CHICA Miami.
Guests are invited to celebrate through the evening at CHICA’s famed CHICA Nights party from 9PM until close while enjoying live music and performances, vibrant flavors, and refined wines & mixology. Take in the lush greenery and elevated decor while enjoying the musically charged atmosphere.
There’s no better place to celebrate than at Mehzcla, a restaurant that aims to reflect the best of Miami and Latin American culture. Just like Miami, Mehzcla is a melting pot of Latin American cuisine. The new daily brunch menu combines exciting new latin recipes and ingredients to create savory dishes like the Miami Benedict ($21) and Mojo Pork Hash ($18). Vegans and vegetarians will love the Cauliflower Power Bowl ($18), or Tofu Perico ($14) – each brunch menu item bursting with exotic latin flavors. Dine with the scenic view of Ocean Drive and take in Miami’s diverse cultural scene during Hispanic Heritage Month!
Serena at Moxy Miami South Beach
Ascend the staircase to Serena’s enchanting rooftop vibe, where the allure of Oaxaca and Mexico City’s al fresco patio dining scene comes alive. Located at Moxy Miami South Beach and set in a lushly plated terrace with endless city views, Serena invites guests to a laid-back yet sophisticated dining experience with a modern take on Mexican cuisine.
Enjoy shareable dishes like Shrimp Tostadas, Gringa Pollo Quesadillas, Baja Fish Tacos, Queso Fundido, Oaxacan Cheese Bread, Birria Enchiladas, and more. Indulge in signature cocktails such as the Serena Margarita, Frozen Palomarita, Frozen Pina Colada, and Sangre De Hombres made with Dos Hombres Mezcal, Ancho Reyes, watermelon, and lime. For a daytime vibe, savor Serena’s buzzy brunch with live music and tasty dishes like Huevos Rancheros, BBQ Pork Torta, and Tres Leches French Toast for a sweet taste.
For an authentic taste of Spain and Andalusia right in the heart of Miami, Tropezon is the place to be. The restaurant’s name, which means “a stumble” or “to trip” in Spanish, hints at the delightful surprises awaiting you in this hidden gem tucked away in the historic corridors of Espanola Way. Tropezon’s food menu features favorites like jamon Ibérico and tortilla, highlighting the Arabic influence and fresh flavors of the Mediterranean coast.
Pink Taco Miami
Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month at Pink Taco, the iconic Mexican restaurant that has been serving tacos with an attitude since ’99. Located in the heart of Miami Beach, Pink Taco offers a tequila-saturated and flavor-bursting menu, including house-made margaritas and killer tacos made from scratch daily.
Choose from an irresistible selection of tequila-infused cocktails like the Something Pink, the Spicy Margarita, or indulge in a variety of frozen margarita flavors. When hunger strikes, enjoy bold-flavored bites from Pink Taco’s street-food inspired menu, such as the fan-favorite Big Barbacoa Burrito, Lobster Enchiladas, or classic OG Pink Tacos. With its high-spirited vibe and lively atmosphere, Pink Taco is the perfect place to dine and celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month in the vibrant setting of Miami Beach.
Cantina Beach (The Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne, Miami)
Cafe La Trova
Hoja Taqueria at Generator Miami
Celebrate this Hispanic Heritage month at Hoja Taqueria, the authentic Oaxacan-inspired eatery located inside Generator Miami. Hoja Taqueria offers something special to the market as the ethos of the entire restaurant is centered on respecting one of the most precious ingredients in Mexican culture: corn. Immerse yourself in the delightful flavors of Hoja’s one-of-a-kind dishes such as the Chicken Tinga Flautas, Oaxacan Pizza, Sweet Potato Tostadas & more Mexican-inspired dishes. To perfectly compliment the exceptional food offerings, Hoja Taqueria’s exciting and innovative cocktail menu boasts an array of hand-crafted cocktails that utilize the most unique spices and ingredients. Inspired by the exceptional flavors and laid-back spirit of the Oaxacan coastline, Hoja Taqueria presents guests and locals an authentic Oaxacan experience right in the heart of Miami Beach.
Bodega Taqueria y Tequila
Bodega Taqueria y Tequila is doing bigger and better things for Mexican Independence Day with a fiesta! All lounge locations will be decked out with Mexican flags and there will be fun giveaways, surprise Mexican entertainment inspired by the culture of Mexico (think dancers and Mariachi band), along with Dobel Tequila specials. Celebrate National Guacamole Day at Bodega Taqueria y Tequila with a complimentary order of guacamole and chips on your order of $35 or more, across all locations all day long with online ordering or using the Bodega app!
Immerse yourself in the captivating essence of Latin culture at Kuba Cabana, where “Old World Cuba Meets Modern Miami.” With locations at CityPlace Doral and The Bayside Marketplace, Kuba Cabana offers a modern menu deeply rooted in tradition. The restaurant’s vibrant decor, tropical foliage, and local art create an irresistible atmosphere, authentically encapsulating the spirit of Cuba.
Signature dishes like “Guava Pollo Barbacoa” and “Carne Con Papas” are a must-try, and the “Happiest Hour” offers special discounts to enhance your dining experience. Don’t miss the “Kuba Live” musical performances every week, transporting guests to the bygone era of old Havana.
Miami’s Hispanic Heritage Month celebrations are a delicious and culturally enriching experience that should not be missed. These restaurants, each with its unique flair and flavors, provide the perfect opportunity to pay tribute to the rich Hispanic heritage that has had a profound influence on the city. Whether you’re savoring coastal Mexican cuisine, enjoying classic cocktails, indulging in Spanish tapas, or relishing modern Cuban dishes, Miami has something for every palate and every heritage enthusiast during this special month of celebration. So, gather your friends and family, and embark on a culinary journey through the diverse and delectable Hispanic offerings that Miami has to offer.