Dolores But You Can Call Me Lolita...No, I am not introducing myself. This is actually the name of the restaurant I had my latest adventure in, located at 1000 South Miami Avenue; right in the heart of pulsating Brickell. It's a real hot spot, in an eye-catching locale, which holds as much history as it does originality in its name.
The building that Dolores (as it's affectionately called) is situated in was originally built in 1923; following the architectural design of the time. A beautiful Mediterranean Revival style classic, Dolores features a two-story hipped roof, with an arcaded porch and unique balconies. It wasn't always a restaurant though, and its past is very interesting. Back in the day, this was the site of Miami's Fire Station No. 4 which is why about two decades ago, it was the home to another popular restaurant appropriately called Firehouse Four. This place had a rocking Happy Hour that brings back more than one happy memory... but let me get back to the point. The building is now listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Dolores opened its doors in October of 2007. The decor is phenomenal; offering a panoramic view of the Miami Skyline from its upstairs, outdoor dining area. Indoors, the flowers and lit candles contrast against the sleek white furniture, creating a chic and trendy ambiance. Downstairs, hip Miamians and others gather for dancing and drinking and you can always expect a crowd in the later hours.
|Entertaining my taste buds with their creamy secret recipe spread...|
|Causa with Shrimp|
|Kobe Beef Gourmet Mini Burgers|
|Blackened Tuna Avocado Sandwich|
We ended the meal sharing a dessert. I was intrigued by the Guava Flan and after my first creamy, sweet spoonful, I was in ecstasy. It was amazing! The silken texture was addicting and the rich guava on top sealed the deal. I had to buy another one to go just to replicate the experience at home. Dinner at Dolores was a fun experience...and you can call me satisfied.
For more information, you can call Dolores But You Can Call Me Lolita at 305-403-3103 or visit their website at http://www.doloreslolita.com.