Made-to-Order Cuban American Dishes with a Twist
MIAMI, FL- OYE Cuban Grill offers a fresh approach to the traditional Latin dining experience –casual Cuban American Fusion. Introducing Cuban fare to the masses with a menu that offers Cuban classics with a more familiar American twist, OYE Cuban Grill opened in March 2011. OYE presents made-to-order fare with only the freshest ingredients, and all at approachable prices in a setting that blends fast-casual with a fine-dining environment. Conceptualized by father and son partners Hector and Ian Gutierrez, OYE is a brand encompassing the pair’s vision of establishing the American dream in Miami with OYE being an acronym for “Organization of Young Entrepreneurs.”
Paying homage to its Latin roots, OYE Cuban Grill is set in a sleek 3,000-square-foot space designed to mimic Old World elegance. Upon arrival, patrons are greeted by a lush terrace that leads to an open-air dining room featuring dark wood-top tables surrounded by comfortable booths. Guests choosing to dine indoors are treated to flawless views of the restaurant’s exposed kitchen and a counter where orders are taken where diners then proceed to tables accented with vibrant red cushions and low lighting fixtures where full service is offered. Walls are blanketed in distressed brick and showcase OYE’s Inspiration Wall that displays a selection of hand-picked quotes reminiscent of life in Cuba and the ambition of young entrepreneurs through scribbled Cuban proverbs and the whimsical lyrics of local musician Cris Cab.
Showcasing a selection of mouth-watering dishes, OYE Cuban Grill satisfies locals’ demand for a healthier Cuban eatery using locally grown products that are prepared fresh and made-to-order. The vintage-inspired menu unites classic Cuban plates with innovative preparation techniques including Bistec Empanizado a la milensesa with criollo, bolo ham and melted cheese; Croquetas stuffed with beef, ham, or chorizo; and The OYE Wrap with grilled churrasco, sautéed onions, mozzarella cheese, sweet plantains, and cabbage. Putting their own twist on the traditional ‘frita’, the OYE Burger combines 7 ounces of ground beef and chorizo topped with fried potato strings. Creativity counts at OYE Cuban Grill, as guests are also encouraged to design their own custom sandwich, salad or wrap, choosing from a large variety of fresh Latin ingredients and a selection of OYE’s original sauces such as Mango-Papaya Salsa, Creamy Mustard or OYE Mojo Vinaigrette.
“OYE Cuban Grill sets itself apart from your typical Cuban restaurant in South Florida,” said Ian Guitierrez. “Our customers feel like they are at home in a warm environment with trusted friends where they can create their own experience.”
Embracing the American tradition of micro-brewed beers, OYE serves a variety from around the country including draft and bottled beer such as Magic Hat No. 9, Monk in the Trunk and America’s oldest brewed beer, Yuengling. The craft beers and OYE’s homemade sangria can be enjoyed in the back-of-the-house lounge that boasts large black sofas strategically placed to exude a relaxed, at-home feeling. Diners will be delighted at OYE’s Express Counter, where a quick stop means unique baked empanadas filled with guava and cheese, Cuban Donuts oozing with dulce de leche and handcrafted Pilon coffee.
In a category of its own, OYE Cuban Grill is at the forefront of culinary trends with a brand that is pioneering fast-casual upscale dining in South Florida. OYE reintroduces a Miami staple with quality and value while maintaining health and flavor. OYE Cuban Grill is located at 11327 South Dixie Highway, Miami. The restaurant is open seven days-a-week serving breakfast, lunch and dinner Monday – Thursday 7AM – 10:30PM, Friday- Saturday 7AM-12AM, and Sunday 7AM-9PM. 786.249.4001. For more information visit www.oyecubangrill.com