The goods: Guatemalan co-owners Jose Miguel Sarti and Sebastian Stahl have brought Bloom to Wynwood.
Ambience: The laid-back, airy bistro is outfitted in white plastic chairs, lime-green pillows, and vibrant oversized photos while the rustic patio features an oak tree and a wall draped in plants.
The grub: An inspired mix of Japanese tapas and South American street-food by chefs Ricky Sauri (Nobu) and Sergio Rivera Alamo (Makoto). Prices are low (but the bill quickly adds up) – most plates $8-$12 and larger dishes $25. Prepare for an avalanche of small plates like tuna tacos with seaweed paper, diced fish and jicama slaw; braised oxtail tamales; crab & Korean short rib arepas; “bi bim bap” with steak, duck or short rib; panag curry; traditional pad Thai; and pork belly ramen. Vegans can enjoy vegan fried rice and shiitake tamale made with soy cheese.
Save room for the Macchu Picchu dessert, a thick cayenne-flecked chocolate cake, or the bread pudding topped with coconut ice cream.
The verdict: A Pan-Latino hangout with eclectic small plates and creative cocktails.