So La Marea at The Tides, one of the city's best but sadly overlooked restaurants, recently introduced a new chef, Gonzalo Rivera Jr. who spent time in Michael Mina kitchens and brings a Mexican influence to the restaurant's Mediterranean menu (think fresh corn tamales, snapper in a lime and chili sauce and sugary bunuelos instead of beignets for dessert). In honor of the new menu the restaurant is offering the best Miami Spice-type dinner deal I've ever seen: three courses, of which you have free reign over the menu and can choose any appetizer, main (with the exception of lobster) and dessert plus a glass of wine or beer for $45. Oh and it's inclusive of tax and tip, (though you should really tip extra as it seems like the waiters will make no money off this). They're also doing an all-inclusive $27 lunch where you can choose two courses plus a glass of wine or beer.
If that's not reason enough to give this place a visit, the lobster corn dogs ought be sufficient motivation. They are divine.
La Marea at The Tides, 1220 Ocean Dr, Miami Beach, (305) 604-5070.
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