Tuesday, December 11, 2012

The Many Tastes and Flavors of Doral

Doral is a young city not only in age, but in population. The city was incorporated in 2003 and since that time, has grown to be one of the most popular places to live and work in Southeast Florida. According to City-Data, the median age in Doral is 34 years compared to 41 for the state. Many of the residents have international roots. Almost 80 percent of the population has Hispanic roots, with the Caucasian population coming in second at almost 15 percent. The Miami area has historically been an area that has attracted Cuban and Latin American immigrants. This creates a lively and vibrant community with a wide variety of restaurants and clubs to choose from not only within the city, but in the Miami area, which is just minutes from Doral.

Doral is a small city and many of the amenities offered are within walking distance of the upscale neighborhoods and developments located in Doral. The Doral Golf Resort and Spa is the largest and most popular gated community in Doral. It offers residents single family homes and condos from the mid $300,000’s to over $1 million. Located close to the Doral Golf Resort and Spa, Doral offers several restaurants offering a wide variety of cuisine. 

• Los Parrilleros on NW 41st street offers a mix of Argentinean and Italian food for lunch and dinner. Their specialties include Chilean Sea Bass, steak prepared several different ways, and a variety of other seafood. Desserts include the popular crepas parrilleras which are crepes filled with caramel and brandy topped with vanilla ice cream. On Thursdays, Los Parrilleros has live Tango with live music every Saturday evening. 

• Sushi Joe Japanese restaurant is just down the street from the above-mentioned restaurant and offers authentic Japanese cuisine. They are known for their popular Dragon Roll and Volcano Roll. Lunch specials include platters such as teriyaki chicken, sashimi, tempura, and rice. The dinner menu includes all types of sushi, tapas, salads, noodle and rice dishes, as well as entrees. These include pork cutlets, chicken, Japanese churrasco steak, and grilled salmon.

• Olivos is a Patagonia style Italian restaurant located on NW 41st street. This unassuming yet elegant restaurant offers an entire menu of fine dining, a full bar, and an excellent selection of wines. They offer lunch and dinner along with brunch on Saturdays and Sundays. One of the unique features of Olivos is the paring of wines and entrees. On the menu they offer Ravioles Fin del Mundo, a homemade black ravioli filled with southern crab in a chardonnay and crustacean sauce. This entrĂ©e is paired with a Reserva Chardonnay. Several other pairings of entrees and wine are also available.

• Soo-Woo Japanese and Korean Steakhouse specializes in sushi and sashimi. It is located just east of the Doral Golf Resort and Spa on NW 41st street. Guests can dine at hibachi tables and watch their entrees and appetizers prepared right in front of them. Soo Woo also offers traditional seating and a full menu of Japanese and Korean dishes. On Friday and Saturday nights, diners can enjoy live music with no cover. 

• Mondongos Columbian restaurant is located on NW 87th Avenue. It specializes in traditional Columbian dishes such as an Antioquian Authentic Food Platter. This includes beans, rice, crispy fat back, egg, ripe plantain, and steamed potato served with avocado, banana corn cake, lemon coriander, and sweet or hot red pepper. Another specialty of Mondongos is churrasco steak served with plantain, tomato, a steamed potato, and a corn cake. 

Restaurants and nearby Doral real estate This list is just a small sampling of the wide variety of cuisines available in Doral. Communities such as Doral Landings, Doral Grande, Costa del Sol, and the other upscale, gated communities in Doral are all within walking distance or just a short drive from some of the best and most varied restaurants in South Florida. Doral really has something for everyone with a healthy economy, affordable real estate and convenient location near the Miami area.

1 comment:

  1. Yes, Doral is absolutely a young city in age and population. But neither age nor population can stop the rapid growth of the food businesses in Doral, leading it to become one of the hosts of many tasteful wonders across the state of Florida. Just recently, Charlie's Bistro and Bar restaurant (www.charliesbistroandbar.com) opened their alfresco lakeside dining in Doral to food lovers in the area.


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