ITO Mojitos & Cafecitos is located at the bottom of a hotel in North Beach, with its parking area separating it from the beach. I like this part of Miami Beach, as it’s not filled with sunburned tourists.
I sit at one of the outdoor tables, and without even thinking about it, I order one of each antojito or “appetizer” for those not hip to the lingo.
I’m by myself, and I’d like to make it to the burger I ordered, so it’s a 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
Burger, Steak & Dessert
I wasn’t expecting much from the Billy Burger (named after Chef Billy G) but perked up when I saw it had Miami Smokers (R.I.P.) bacon. What 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 try the churrasco steak as I ordered it for Marcela. 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 needed to tag someone in, but at least I made room for one guava & cheese donut…..glad I did.
You’ll notice I didn’t have a Mojito or a Cafecito from ITO, even though the name implies that you probably should enjoy one or both. Why didn’t I? Cause I’m a rebel Dottie….cause I’m a rebel.
ITO Mojitos & Cafecitos is CLOSED
7450 Ocean Terrace North Beach, FL 786-325-7516