Spanish restaurant Klima to open in Miami Beach

The Miami Beach restaurant space that used to be home to Tosca, Eden and Talula (210 23rd St.) will open next month as Klima. 

The 122-seat restaurant and bar will focus on the Catalan-style cuisine of Barcelona, with Spanish chef David “Rusti” Rustarazo in the kitchen. He most recently worked at Restaurant Coure in Barcelona, which is owned by Albert Ventura, who will serve as Klima’s culinary advisor. Klima also will open a members-only club on its second floor sometime next year. 

Partners in the project are Pablo Fernández-Valdés and Yago Giner, former executives with Spain’s Grupo Tragaluz. They left the hospitality company to pursue their Klima restaurant concept, of which they anticipate South Beach being the first of several locations. 

“We selected the South Florida region to open our first restaurant with our sights set on Miami Beach for its pulsating multicultural flavor and cosmopolitan clientele,” Fernández-Valdés says.

“Our aim is to instill a much-loved Spanish gastronomic ideology within this exciting city. The No. 1 priority is for our casual and informal yet elegant restaurant and bar experience to ultimately bring guests back for a memorable, fun and most enjoyable time.”