The List: Miami's best eats with Piripi's Najat Kaanache

Piripi, chef Najat Kanaache’s Spanish-inspired restaurant in Coral Gables’ Village of Merrick Park (320 San Lorenzo Ave.), opened recently to rave customer reviews. Here are Kanaache’s favorite bites around Miami: 

1. Bon Picat

Great Ensaladilla Rusa (potato, egg, tuna). Simple and perfect.

3655 NW 107th Ave., Doral; 305-718-1090.

2. Tongue & Cheek

Beautiful Heirloom Tomato Salad. 

431 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; 305-704-2900.

3. El Cielo 

Chef Juan Manuel Barrientos’ “Boiled Egg” is fun and clever. 

31 SE Fifth St., Miami; 305-755-8840.

4. Finka

Kimchee Shoestring Fries and Brussels Sprouts. 

14690 SW 26th St., Miami; 305-227-8818.

5. Gourmet Table

Quinoa Salad. Bright and lovely. 

4555 Ponce De Leon Blvd., Coral Gables; 305-669-0677.

6. Izakaya

Toro and Uni. 

159 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables; 305-445-2584.

7. Palme d’Or

Le Homard du Maine (lobster with quinoa, fennel, yogurt and cilantro).

1200 Anastasia Ave., Coral Gables; 855-969-3084.

8. Pubbelly

White Asparagus (white chocolate hollandaise, almonds and chicken skin). 

1418 20th St., Miami Beach; 305-532-7555.

9. Seagrape

Coriander Roasted Beets. 

4041 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 786-605-1043.

10. Sabores by Chef James

Crispy Calamari with Sweet Coconut Chipotle Sauce. 

4100 W. Flagler St., Miami; 786-577-0228.