In Brickell, your taste buds can go on a tour of Central and South America. The first stop on your journey is Coya, a Peruvian hot spot described by the Miami Times as ideal for those seeking “supreme exclusivity, or the food fanatic wanting more out of their local restaurant.” Try their citrusy ceviche or signature seafood entrees or choose from the long list of naturally infused in-house pisco cocktails at their dedicated pisco bar. Next, head to El Cielo where award-winning chef Juan Manuel Barrientos offers haute cuisine from his native Colombia via a multicourse, self-styled culinary “journey.”
From the Feria de San Telmo in Buenos Aires to the Mercado de las Brujas in Bolivia, markets are a central hub in almost every Latin American city. While the Brickell neighborhood doesn’t have the sprawling open-air emporiums of South America, it does offer its own variation on the theme: high-end shopping centers. The Mary Brickell Village is brimming with shops like Studio LX, where you can pick up luxury staples from Alice + Olivia and J Brand, while at the Brickell City Centre, you can shop in boutiques like Hugo Boss, Intermix, and Armani Collezioni.
The sounds of samba, merengue, bossa nova, and marimba permeate Brickell’s humming nightlife. Music lovers know that there’s nothing like listening to the world’s best musicians live, and Brickell locals know there’s no better destination for an elegant, throwback-style cabaret than nearby El Tucán. Sit in one of the lush, coral-colored, half-circle booths as you watch Latin music stars like Grammy Award-winning salsa artist Marlow Rosado strum the charanga and tap the conga, over ceviche and tequila or a show-stopping dinner from chef Jean Paul Lourdes.
There’s no better way to end an evening—and work off all that food—than to swing, step, and slide as you partake in Miami’s nightclub scene. Show off your moves in style at Blume, which feels less like a “club” than an “upscale mansion's living room,” as managing partner Jose Vazquez describes this dancing destination. If you tire from all that moving and shaking, step outside onto the verdant terrace to cool off and replenish your handcrafted cocktail.