The popular small-plate concept is a welcome twist in Pinecrest at the months-old Delicias Del Mundo, where an international tapas menu is combined with global entrees in a something-for-everyone approach. Chef Jaime Perez, known to many from his days at Diego's in Coral Gables, is in charge of the kitchen. His menu has a smattering of dishes from around the world including Spain, France, Italy, Greece, Argentina, Peru and the Bahamas. There's even a $7 kids' menu with steak, spaghetti, chicken or fish sticks with dessert and drink.
The pleasant young staff isn't well-versed in the menu, nor in such basics as being ready for expected guests. Though ours was the only name in the reservation book on a weeknight in late May, they had to scramble to pull together a pair of two-person tables for us. Delicias del Mundo is a work in progress, but if you're in the neighborhood, there are some tasty offerings to be had here.
Ambience: Owners Ricky Villena and Jose Vila play up the rustic charm with a dark wood bar, wine barrels and flamenco dancing on weekends. Softer lighting would make for a cozier, more authentic atmosphere.
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