Eating House branches out with Taperia Raca in Miami's MiMo neighborhood

 

Affordable Spanish-style small plates on a gentrifying stretch of Biscayne.

Taperia Raca
Taperia Raca is the tapas sister restaurant to Eating House.
 

Evan S. Benn | ebenn@MiamiHerald.com

The who:  Eating House chef-owner Giorgio Rapicavoli and business partner Alex Casanova are behind the new Taperia Raca with chef Ryan Harrison (formerly of Preservation) at the stove. 

The space:  Nestled next to a car wash and across from Michy's, Taperia Raca offers a handful of tables inside its small space, but most of the seating (about 40 spots) is on a breezy patio overlooking Biscayne Boulevard. 

The dishes: Spanish tapas, through and through. The menu includes about a dozen each of cold (pan con tomate, octopus salad) and hot plates (patatas bravas, braised pork cheeks), from $5 to $15. Figure about three dishes per person for a dinner portion. 

Drinks range from craft beers and Spanish wines to combinations like Coke with red wine and Sprite with draft beer. 

The bottom line: Miami's tapas takeover continues with a popular chef's new  on upcoming stretch of Biscayne Boulevard. 

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