What is it? Ranked as one of Miami’s best restaurants, Cantina is the city’s answer to the spate of high-end restaurants you might find in Mexican City.
Why go? The margaritas are stellar and the live mariachi band makes for a good time but the real reason you trecked to Cantina is chef Santiago Gomez’s food. Catch him in the open kitchen toiling away on all kinds of regional dishes, including some topped with chapulines (grasshoppers), others swathed handmade tortillas and several smothered in housemade sauces made in a molcajete.