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The popular Lil Laos pop-up moves to a new spot in Downtown

If you missed it at Sixty10, catch the beloved Laotian restaurant at its new home inside Fooq’s.

Virginia Gil
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Virginia Gil

After a successful run at rotisserie chicken spot Sixty10 in Little Haiti, Lil Laos makes its way south to a new home. Starting Tuesday, July 21, you can find the Laotian favorite (and Time In Award nominee) operating from Fooq’s in Downtown. The Persian/Mediterranean spot is handing over its kitchen chef Curtis Rhodes, who was most recently the executive chef at Café Roval, and his partner, Sakhone Sayarath.

Lil Laos has pioneered Laotian cuisine in Miami, first with several one-day pop-ups earlier in the year and then of late with its temporary restaurant. The dishes, similar to Thai food, are packed with fresh herbs and loaded with spices. Think light, pungent and bold with a little funk, says Sayarath. Though be wary of the papaya salad: It’s a delicious side but it’s spicier than other versions of the dish you might have tried. 

At Fooq’s, expect a larger menu with more variety in the mains and curry departments, including a veggie massaman and a whole fried fish (available at market price). Lil Laos will also bring back crowd-pleasing small plates such as the crispy pig ears and pork ribs, which are served with an irresistible tomato dipping sauce you can also purchase by the jar. If you’re a fan of smokey, tomato-based salsas, we highly suggest you stock up on this fresh condiment for home.

The Lil Laos pop-up runs through September 30, during which time Fooq’s as we know it will be on hiatus. Take out and delivery will be available Tuesday through Sunday from noon to 8pm. 

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