My new favorite places in Miami

Caesar Salad at Sibilla Cucina Italiana

Caesar Salad at Sibilla Cucina Italiana

I always like to try new foods where ever I travel. I do my research by looking up blogs, Google maps suggestions and/or Foursquare recommendations.

What I look for is a specialty dish made by the restaurant but most importantly is the price of the menu.

So here are some of my favorite places on Miami Beach.

 

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The first restaurant is Sibilla Cucina Italiana. At first I was hesitant to go here because it is kind of pricy. That is until I found out they had a 50% off special for the afternoon. It was a Saturday and I went for it.

I ordered a Caesar Salad and the salmon. Some of the reviews had mention that the wait time was an issue. I didn't mind since I was starving and had some time to kill. The salmon was moist, rice was thoroughly cooked, and the salad was refreshing. 

The total cost of the meal was $15 + a tip. Remember this meal was 50% off and it was worth it.

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If you ask any of my friends they can tell you how much I like Asian food.

On this day my diet wasn't that great so I looked for a clean meal. It was quite a walking distance from the Catalina Hotel. I didn't mind because I could use the exercise.

I ordered the lunch special. It was teriyaki chicken, two sushi rolls, two pot stickers and a salad. The ginger dressing on the salad was delicious.

I have to agree with Foursquare that this is a great Chinese/Japanese spot.

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The Cafe at Books & Books offers a very tasty shrimp appetizer. I over heard one of the waiters tell another how much shrimp this guy ordered. Apparently he ordered 7 more servings after his first round of shrimp! I was sold and ordered a plate for myself and they were awesome!

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Then for my entree I ordered their famous Mahi Mahi sandwich. It was grilled on the outside and a little pink on the inside. That's the way it should always be prepared. The sauce was homemade and so was the salad dressing.

It was so good that I finished both plates. Foursquare did good on this one.

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And the final place I recommend is Sylvano Restaurant.

I had given myself the morning to spend as much time as I could at the beach.

I typed "sandwich" in Google maps and this place was the closest. I left my wallet in the room because I didn't want anything valuable with me at the beach. My allowance was $20 for food.

I ordered the Pollo e Mozzarella. It's a grilled chicken sandwich with mozzarella and a side salad. I fell in love with the first bite. The bread was freshly baked, the chicken was grilled to perfection and the mozzarella was the best I ever had. Many on Foursquare recommended this place as the best Italian on South Beach. 

I crave all these foods now. I will be back to Miami next year and these places will be on my list among others. If you have any recommendations please let me know.