August 7th, 2016
Los Fuegos by Francis Mallmann
Inside Faena Miami
3201 Collins Ave
Miami Beach, FL 33140
What I tried:
Confession I fully intended to try the Miami Spice at Los Fuegos. I really did. Instead, I had a brief YOLO moment and decided to order off the regular menu. In all fairness, I suppose you can consider this a partial Miami Spice review. The items photographed are, indeed, part of the Spice menu.
HIT: Honestly, it’s hard to choose between the Empanadas and the Octopus. Having an Argentinian husband means I’ve had plenty of both in my lifetime and you bet my skeptic-meter was on high alert. The octopus’ smokiness alongside a parade of seasonings (garlic aioli, smoked paprika oil, tomato, sun-dried black olives) and served with a potato confit made me long for each bite as if it was the first time I’d tried it. The just baked, soft empanadas housed hand-cut filet mignon inside. I managed to make each bite smaller to make the empanada last longer. That’s some will power right there.
MISS: No misses here either. The items I tried from the Spice menu were executed just right.
This is your chance to try this newcomer at Miami Spice prices. Located mid-beach inside the swanky Faena Hotel, Los Fuegos is snuffing out any doubters (read: me). Holy-smokes, I loved it all and will be back for more. Miami Spice or not.
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