In the tradition of New York’s Barrio Chino—whose name means Chinatown—and other restaurant misnomers, Chinese eatery Palmar, whose name is Spanish for palm grove, tends to confuse to people. Its pink facade, wicker lamps and salsa playlist aren’t your typical hallmarks of a place that serves dim sum and noodles, but they’re signatures coowner Javier Ramirez deliberately handpicked to make the Wynwood restaurant feel more Miami—and it does. The music, dim lights, extensive wine list and an assortment of beautifully plated dim sum make this more of a Saturday night spot, less a place to pick up hangover-remedying Chinese food. Though on the subject of carbs, Palmar’s egg fried rice with cured duck egg yolk is a simple yet tasty dish that’s not to be missed. Order it with a serving of Mongolian beef (you can save the beef’s side of white rice for another day) and mochi balls for dessert and you have yourself the perfect Chinese meal.
180 NW 29th St
|Cross street:||Between NW First and Second Aves|
|Opening hours:||Tue–Fri 6–11pm; Sat, Sun noon–11pm|
|Transport:||Bus 2, 9, 10|
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