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For our short stay in Miami, I didn’t schedule any activities really – I thought our time would be better spent roaming around the beach and sitting by the pool at The Metropolitan. Which for the most part, is what we did.
On a whim however, I decided to schedule us a quick tour of Miami Beach so we could get our butts away from the water and explore the area. And what better way to tour, than a food tour, so we could stuff our faces? I found Miami Culinary Tours online easily, and booked a South Beach Food Tour.
Our first stop on the tour was about a mile from our hotel, and we had a nice time walking to our meeting destination – Bolivar!
Bolivar was one of our favorite stops on the first tour, so a great way to kick off the day. The restaurant served Columbian cuisine, so we started off with a traditional Columbian refresher – Aguila beer mixed with soda! This was delicious.
The star however, was the food. We each were given a small plate with a beef empanada and a passionfruit ceviche. The ceviche – wow! If we had had more time during our trip, we definitely would have come back to Bolivar for more ceviche.
After Bolivar, we were off to our next stop. This time it was for something sweet. We went to an Argentinean bakery – Manolo, which specialized in churros.
To be honest I’ve never been the biggest churro fan (though of course I’d never turn one down, I have a sweet tooth). But I would gladly take a Manolo dulce de leche filled churro over a piece of pie or cupcake, any day! These were amazing, and oozed delicious caramel sauce with every bite.
During our tour, we didn’t just go from food stop to food stop – we also took some time to walk around the city and explore Miami Beach along the way. I’ve always been interested in Art Deco and the architecture style, so our guide took time to share some of her favorite Art Deco buildings and point out specific aspects of each’s architecture. Continue Reading