I received an invitation to check out and review Estefan Kitchen, which is part of the Emilio and Gloria Estefan's restaurant group, they also have Larios on the Beach, Bongos Cuban Café and the new Estefan Kitchen Express MIA. After achieving success with their music, Emilio and Gloria had an opportunity to open their first Cuban restaurant on Miami Beach in 1992.
The Estefan Kitchen is located inside the design district's high-end mall on the first floor. The color scheme is white, and has a blue modern sleek look with fluorescent lights. It's kind of dim inside giving it that South Beach club look. There is an area where the band plays with a screen that shows the music and the videos are playing on the sound system. There is an indoor bar that stretches to the outside. The restaurant is stunning, service is great and the food was absolutely fantastic. This is elevated Cuban cuisine with great drinks to pair. I got a chance to speak with Emilio Estefan he is VERY humble, and so down to earth.
I also had a chance to sample some amazing dishes- For starters I had Cod Fritters & Tostones Rellenos, then my main dish was Salmon Tiradito. My mouth had a Fiesta! After lunch we sat by the bar and listened to the most beautiful Latin music & enjoyed the Caribbean vibe.
The entertainment was wonderful! They had an amazing piano player who played the classics, reservations are a must. Service was on point, our waiter checked up on us often and didn't miss any request.
Service 5*- Very friendly and accommodating Ambiance 5* It is GORGEOUS
Food 5* Is scrumptious
I will DEFINITELY be back. The experience was worth it and it is a fun & exciting vibe for both older or young crowd. Emilio Estefan is there on often, and he greeted us with a smile. So if you're in Miami check out the Estefan Kitchen you will be happy you did.
Address: 140 NE 39 Street, Suite 133, Miami Design District, FL 33137
Phone: (786) 843.3880
Check out some if their mouth watering dishes!
Ambiance is everything...
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Thank you- for a taste of Cuba!