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NIU Kitchen

Restaurants, Spanish Downtown
4 out of 5 stars
 (Photograph: Stephan Goettlicher)
Photograph: Stephan GoettlicherNIU Kitchen
 (Photograph: Stephan Goettlicher)
Photograph: Stephan GoettlicherNIU Kitchen
 (Photograph: Stephan Goettlicher)
Photograph: Stephan GoettlicherNIU Kitchen

A slice of Catalonia in the heart of Downtown, this tiny wine bar and cafe excels at transforming simple ingredients into deliciously complicated Spanish tapas

When famed Spanish chefs Ferran Adrià and José Andrés were in town together, they dined at NIU Kitchen in downtown Miami. It’s a small eatery where guests can get the closest thing to Catalan cuisine in South Florida. The tapas are downright delicious. If you’re sticking with seafood, the dinner menu has Arròs Caldós, or soupy rice with fish. And no meal here is complete without plenty of pa amb tomàquet, the traditional rustic bread with vine-ripened tomatoes, olive oil and salt.

Time Out tip: NIU is literally a hidden gem surrounded by bodegas and parking lots. If you’re looking for a place to grab a drink before dinner, sister restaurant, Arson (104 NE 2nd Ave), is your best option. Plus, the hours of operation are the same for both.


Venue name: NIU Kitchen
Address: 134 NE Second Ave

Cross street: between NE 1st Ave and NE 2nd Ave
Opening hours: Mon–Thu noon–3:30pm, 6–10pm; Fri noon–3:30pm, 6–11pm; Sat 1–4pm, 6–11pm; Sun 1–4pm, 6–10pm
Transport: Bus 7
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