CHICA Miami reintroduces diners to their signature fresh, local comfort cuisine and hospitality with a well-priced menu featuring big flavors. CHICA’s menu was crafted by Celebrity Chef and published author Lorena Garcia with inspiration from classic Latin dishes. Chef Lorena’s menu is diverse and has something for everyone! The hotspot is currently a neighborhood staple and nightlife destination situated in the Miami Mimo’s district space formerly occupied by Soyka restaurant.
For the debut of their new menu, we had a chance to taste some fantastic food items. Some of the night highlights were the Shellfish Tower, a fresh assortment of lobster, shrimps, ceviche, to mention a few. The flaming Parrillada Mar y Tierra (surf and turf mix grill over live embers), an awe-inspiring presentation, and even better taste. Another favorite was the Roasted Ora King Salmon (ginger chili, nikkei glaze, confit tomato, cured lemon). As far as desserts go, The Churro Bouquets stoled the show; the entrance was quite spectacular, something like Churros fireworks right at your table. CHICA’s sophisticated decor with colorful murals combined with colonial ironwork made the perfect background for an evening of food, cocktails, and fun in the company of Chef Lorena herself. Find below the food items unveiled as part of CHICA’s new menu.
Fresh Assortment of Our Daily Catch
Heirloom Tomato Strat
Za’atar Vinaigrette, Stracciatella, Salsa Verde, Pepitas
Pulled King Oyster Mushroom, Cilantro Arepa, Cotija Cheese
Roasted Ora King Salmon
Ginger Chili, Nikkei Glaze, Confit Tomato, Cure Lemon
The Parrillada “Mar y Tierra”
Surf and Turf Mix Grill Over Life Embers
Baby Back Ribs “Al Pastor”
Pit-roasted Pineapple Gastrique
Croquette Mac & Cheese
Tasso Ham Mornay
Crispy Bok Chou
Ginger Chili Sauce, Peanuts
Wood Fire Roasted Carrots
Cilantro, Nata, Sunflower Seed Dukkah
Red Velvet Churros, Cinnamon Sugar, Dipping Sauces
Collection of Our Greatest Confections
In addition to the new menu, CHICA just recently introduced CHICA Nights. Every Friday and Saturday night, from 9:00 PM to close, CHICA transforms from a locally known culinary hotspot into a vibrant and bustling Miami nightlife destination with a mix of Latin, pop, and urban sounds. CHICA Nights embodies the city’s unique entertainment lifestyle by showcasing live music and performances, vibrant flavors, and innovative mixology. The restaurant offers an extensive cocktail lounge area, and the atmosphere is just beautiful, making it for a perfect night in the town.
CHICA Miami is located at 5556 NE 4th Ct. Miami, FL 33137 For more information, please visit www.chicarestaurant.com.