Dinner & Drinks in South Beach

It was Monday and I was in need of some serious recuperation. Beach day! I tried my best to shake off the week’s worth of mayhem and headed to Brian’s hotel. We headed to South Beach for some sun and relaxation.

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South Beach

It was a gorgeous sunny day. After a chore of buying water that was not in a glass bottle, we looked for a spot on the massive white sand beach.

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The clear blue water and soft white sand was just what I needed. We laid down and I took a much needed nap. Zonked! After a few hours under the sun, Brian had to meet up with a friend and I ended up meeting my pal from Italy again for some drinks. I needed something cold, very cold.

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Wet Willie’s was the perfect way too cool off. The casual bar offers a variety of booze-filled frozen drinks. Try their classic flavors or mix up a few flavors. Use caution, these boozy drinks pack a punch.

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Wet Willie’s

I tried a mix of a few flavors including Attitude Improvement – an orange tangy concoction of grain alcohol, vodka, and Bacardi Light and Dark rums; Call A Cab – the grain house specialty made with grain alcohol and rum; Sex on the Beach – made with raspberry, peach, cranapple, and vodka. There were a whole lot of flavors going on, but it was not too sweet thankfully. It was pretty strong!

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Choose Your Poison

We sat at a table, sipped on our frozen drinks, and did some South Beach people watching.

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You can expect your tongue and mouth to turn the color of whatever you’re drinking by the way.

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Cheers

After drinks, we decided to have dinner. Only a block away was Larios on the Beach, a Cuban restaurant owned by Gloria & Emilio Estefan. We sat at one of the tables lined along Ocean Drive.

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Larios

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For a drink, I had a margarita. For dinner, I ordered the Ropa Vieja (shredded beef) with a side of white rice and crispy green plantains.

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Dinner and Margaritas

The Ropa Vieja was good. I mixed some of it and the flavorful sauce with the rice.

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Ropa Vieja
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Ropa Vieja over Rice

It was a wonderful day at South Beach. The beautiful beach, strong frozen drinks, and a Cuban dinner with a couple new friends was a great way to spend my last day in Miami. I headed back to the hotel. There was no partying tonight. I actually thought about it, but it was the beginning of Spring Break shenanigans and I was exhausted.

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Wet Willie’s
760 Ocean Drive
Miami Beach, FL 33139
(305) 532-5650
Website

Larios On The Beach
820 Ocean Drive
Miami Beach, FL 33139
(305) 532-9577
Website

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Author: Desiree

Desired Tastes is a Food and Travel Blog written by Desiree, a food enthusiast from New Jersey who just wants to see the world and eat good food.

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