7 Secret Menu Items at Your Favorite Miami Restaurants
You’ve eaten your way across Miami. But are you up to date on the city’s secret dishes? Here, seven things you’ll never see on the menu but can (and definitely should) order the next time you visit.
Caramel Popcorn at KYU
Only available during brunch, this sweet and savory starter includes a basket of freshly popped popcorn topped with nori, pecorino cheese and shichimi pepper.
251 NW 25th St.; 786-577-0150 or kyurestaurants.com
Latke Burger at Mason
This part deli, part diner in Midtown elevates the classic cheeseburger by swapping the usual brioche bun for crispy latkes. Gluten-free and delicious.
3470 N. Miami Ave.; 786-618-5150 or masoneatery.com
Sushi Doughnut at NaiYaRa
It’s not on the menu, but NaiYaRa offers the ultimate savory doughnut: A circular base of rice and seaweed gets adorned with ingredients such as salmon, caviar, avocado and truffle flakes. And every doughnut is fully customizable with an unlimited amount of toppings.
1854 Bay Rd., Miami Beach; 786-275-6005 or naiyara.com
Stuffed Lobster Trap Mac and Cheese at Barton G.
A menu item so secret it has to be ordered 48 hours in advance? Only at Barton G. Plan accordingly to request this monster-sized, five-pound Maine lobster, which comes stuffed with truffle mac, three-cheese lobster sauce and black truffle shavings.
1427 West Ave., Miami Beach; 305-672-8881 or bartong.com
Secret Steak or Burger at Bourbon Steak
You can order just about any cut of meat at Bourbon Steak (rib eye! porterhouse! NY strip!), but the “secret steak” takes things to a whole new level. It’s a blend of a 40-ounce prime tomahawk and an eight-ounce American Wagyu rib cap. Yeah, you’re going to want to bring a few friends with you to share this bad boy. Otherwise, go for the off-menu burger, served with farmhouse cheddar, balsamic red onions, shredded romaine and secret sauce.
19999 W. Country Club Dr., Aventura; 786-279-6600 or turnberryislemiami.com
Protein-Style Tacos at the Taco Stand
Indulge in a few al pastor tacos without the guilt by requesting the Taco Stand’s off-menu protein-style tacos, where the signature handmade tortillas are replaced with fresh lettuce. (We won’t tell anyone if you sneak an order of churros, though.)
313 NW 25th St.; 786-580-4948 or letstaco.com
Bucatini Carbonara at Fooq’s
Fooq’s bucatini carbonara is a crowd favorite during brunch. But what you may not know is that the pasta can be ordered any day and any time—as long as the kitchen is stocked with fresh eggs (which it almost always is).
1035 N. Miami Ave.; 786-536-2749 or fooqsmiami.com