November 11, 2014

Eating in Wynwood for $50

The burgeoning neighborhood of Wynwood offers locals and tourists alike the opportunity to surround themselves with one of the most spectacular collection of street art while indulging in what Miami culture is beginning to evolve into. This includes, food, music, architecture, and so on. Restaurants openings have become more frequent in the past few years, making for a very unique dining scene. Luckily for everyone, there are moderately priced locations, making it possible for a couple to eat breakfast, lunch, and dinner all for under $50.

Starting Cash: $50

For breakfast, head to Enriqueta’s sandwich shop. Despite the name, this restaurant specializes in things besides sandwiches. In fact, this may be one of the best and most authentic Cuban restaurants in all of Miami. Whether you are on a budget or not, we recommend Enriqueta’s for the best down-to-earth breakfast you can have in the neighborhood. The Desayuno Especial, or “special breakfast,” includes 2 fried or scrambled eggs with ham, bacon or sausage, cafe con leche, toast and orange juice under the $5 mark. The café con leche is liquid gold, and along with the buttery toast, this simple breakfast helps fuel you through a morning of exploring the walls and sceneries.

Where to try it: Enriqueta’s Sandwich Shop. 186 NE 29th St, Miami, FL 33137. 305) 573-4681

Remaining Cash: $35-$40

Although La Latina is popular for its arepas (definitely worth trying, since they’re exquisite), we recommend the Pabellon for a cheap and satisfying lunch. The amount served is enough to split for two if you plan on eating dinner, as this filling Venezuelan dish is made up of shredded beef or chicken served with rice, sweet plantains, rice and black beans. This dish, all under $9, is an entrée representative of Venezuela’s cuisine, as this is a national meal that includes everything that locals consider delicious and nourishing.

Where to try it: La Latina. 3509 NE 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33137. (305) 571-9655

Remaining cash: $20-$25

As you’ve been able to see, the dining scene in Wynwood is quite diverse, including Cuban, Venezuelan, American, and Puerto Rican. Suviche is an embodiment of this diversity, as it fuses Asian cuisine with Peruvian to compose a menu that is made up of Sushi, Peruvian classics, and a mix of the two. We would recommend Suviche at any time no matter what the budget is, but if you’re trying to keep the costs low, attempt to go during the happy hour. Available everyday from 3 to 7 pm, this deal includes 2-for-1 drinks and a special menu that allows you to sample your way through the food this restaurant has to offer. Yes, we said every day. Considered by many as the best deal in the neighborhood, Suviche’s happy hour is a must if in the area. The drink special includes sours, well drinks, beers, wines, sakes, and chilcanos, and the food special includes Aji de Gallina bites, Lomo Saltado Spring Rolls, Causa Frita, and Leche de Tigre Shots, none above $6. Everything is spectacular, but for a true understanding of what Suviche represents, stick to the Leche de Tigre and Causa Frita.

 Where to try it: Suviche. 2751 N Miami Ave, Miami, FL 33127. (305) 501-5010

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