ITO is located at the bottom of a hotel in the North part of Miami Beach. It has a parking area separating it from the Beach but this is the part of Miami Beach that I like, not filled with sunburned tourists.
I take a seat at one of the outdoor tables and without even thinking about it I order one of each antojito or “appetizer” for those of you not hip to the lingo.
I’m by myself and I’d like to make it to the Burger I ordered so it’s slow and easy time with the apps.
My thoughts on each one:
Croquetas – So good I invited them to participate in the upcoming #SoBeWFF Croquetas and Champagne event
Queso Frito (fried Cheese) – Can’t miss, not the first time I’ve had this combo but it’s great
Empanadas – Never had Aji Amarillo Chicken in Empanada form before, it works
Yuca – Probably my least favorite of the five antojitos but still pretty good
Sweet Plantains – Platanitos (Plantains) + Queso Fresco (Cheese) + Guava + Bacon = Must order
I wasn’t expecting much from the Burger but I perked up when I saw that it had Miami Smokers’ Bacon on it. What really sold me on the absolute awesomeness of this Burger was the Roasted Pepper Aioli with Caramelized Onions, they’re a one two punch which I had no problem being knocked out by.
I didn’t actually get to try this as I ordered it for my wife. I had them plate it and then pack it up….I know….what a pain in the ass I am. Hey, at least I got a great picture out of it.
I struggled but made it to dessert. I really needed to tag someone in but at least I was able to make some room for one Guava & Cheese Donut…..glad I did.
You’ll notice that I didn’t have a Mojito or a Cafecito from ITO even though the name implies that you probably should enjoy one or the other or both. Why didn’t I? Cause I’m a rebel dottie….cause I’m a rebel.
Time For A Visit:
ITO Mojitos & Cafecitos – CLOSED
7450 Ocean Terrace, Miami Beach, FL 33141