Miami’s Latin flare is inescapable, so there’s no surprise that Spain’s culture is also being represented in full force across town. Whether you’re a fan of tapas, red wine, or tingling acoustic guitars with passionate vocalists, our city has a place for you. While we wait patiently for large-scale live performances to come back again, like The Arsht Center’s beloved Flamenco Festival, here’s a list of hidden gems you can get your Flamenco on for now:
For many of us Flamenco fans, this is a top-level destination for a good tablao in Miami. Unlike a few others on this list, Cava is a Flamenco performance space first and foremost, that happens to serve a mean lunch and dinner buffet.
The newest spot on the list, The Doral Yard is already making waves on the cultural scene in its first few weeks of being open. Aside from their multiple food concepts and beautiful interiors for hanging, they have rolled out a weekly live music schedule that includes Flamenco performances every other Friday.
If you’re okay with making a little bit of a trip, La Taberna de Ignacio in Hialeah will prove worth the drive. Talk about an authentic ambiance and menu, plus their daily performance lineup features some of South Florida’s most legendary Flamenco musicians and dancers.
Sometimes you just need a low-key atmosphere to bring out that fiery passion only Flamenco can muster. Madrid Tapas y Vinos is definitely that go-to. The local spot boasts an extensive wine list, menu of classic Spanish dishes, and weekly performances to boot.
For a more cozy and intimate take on a true Spanish tablao, head to the local’s secret, La Taberna Giralda. An appropriate name for a neighborhood in love with its Spanish identity, this charming space features badass performances framed by a quintessential mosaic backdrop a la Barcelona.
We bet you didn’t think that the Flamenco feelings would stretch so far out west in Miami, but El Manchego is holding it down pretty hard. Expect a pretty standard selection of Spanish fare at the no-frills space, but if you are coming for a show, know that the music can get pretty loud…which isn’t a bad thing.
Cover photo by Masson Liang.